Don't-Miss Browser Stories

Safari 6 for Lion adds unified search bar, more

Apple has released Safari 6 for OS X Lion, bringing many--but not all--of the new features introduced in the Mountain Lion version of the browser.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Safari

Safari's been around forever, and you'd think there isn't much Apple can still do to improve it. But the browser in Mountain Lion has learned a few new tricks. Leah Yamshon has the story.

Ten stellar keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and keep your hands on my keyboard. Here are 10 of Kirk McElhearn's favorite shortcuts for the applications he uses most.

Google Chrome locks down non-approved extensions

Google has quietly changed the way Chrome browser adds extensions, blocking automatic installs from all but those downloaded through the company's Chrome Web Store.

Google to pull Chrome plug on OS X Leopard

Google will pull the plug for Chrome running on OS X 10.5, aka Leopard, after it releases version 21, which is currently in beta and will reach the browser's stable channel next month.

Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

Privacy advocates welcomed news of a possible Google proposal to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its surreptitious tracking of Safari users.

Report: Google, FTC near deal on Safari privacy violation

Google is close to a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to pay a record fine of $22.5 million related to violating the privacy of millions of Apple Safari users.

Opera 12: A work in progress finally shows real improvements

If you don’t need the fastest performance, you enjoy marching to the beat of your own drummer, and you want one program for both web browsing and email, you’ll find Opera 12 a harmonious addition to your work and play on the Web.

Lamenting the end of iGoogle

For Google, it’s clear that iGoogle (a personalized dashboard, and admittedly a remnant of the age of Internet “portals”) is little more than an app delivery system, one that’s been displaced over time by the rise of the Chrome Web Store for desktop computers and the Google Play service for mobile users. So it has to go.

Remains of the Day: Mishmash

Apple bids adieu to its vice president of numbers, the story of how RIM failed to hit AT&T's softball pitch, and Google is crashing your MacBook.

Three quick browser tips

Stop animated GIFs, take advantage of Safari's downloads pop-up, and shrink Google Chrome.

Chrome steals second place from Firefox in browser wars

Google's Chrome passed Mozilla's Firefox in May to become the world's second-most-popular browser.

Opera is Facebook's best browser play

Facebook may acquire Norwegian browser maker Opera Software, developer of the Opera and Opera Mini browsers for desktops and mobile phones, according to a report by U.K.-based technology website Pocket-lint.

Yahoo Axis syncs browsing between iOS and desktop

Yahoo plans to unveil Axis, a free browser extension and iOS app for syncing your Web browsing between devices.

Google releases Chrome 19 with tab sync and bug fixes

Google released Chrome 19, patched 20 vulnerabilities in the browser, and doled out $16,500 in bug bounties and rewards to independent researchers.