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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.

Better browsing with bookmarks

The biggest time-saving feature you'll find in any Web browser is the ability to bookmark sites, providing a quick route back to places you visit frequently. Here are Sharon Zardetto's favorite bookmarking tricks.

Firefox 14 released with new security features and vulnerability patches

Version 14 of the Mozilla Firefox browser, released Tuesday, offers several new security-related features as well as patches for numerous vulnerabilities.

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.

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.

Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

Chrome for iOS is good—really good. But it's significantly hampered by a handful of flaws, some of which are out of developer Google's control.

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.

Google on iOS: All about the ecosystem

Google announced on Thursday that it's bringing its Chrome browser and Google Drive cloud storage services to iOS. But given that Chrome will be limited in what it can do, why is the company even bothering?

TechHive: Have fun with Google Hangout

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Google Hangouts is a browser-based video chat service included as part of Google+. Whether you’re organizing a cross-country tabletop gaming experience, having a meeting, performing, or chatting with friends, the service provides a lot of smart touches to make it easy to use and easier to play with.

Mozilla's concept iPad browser eliminates the URL bar, tabbed browsing

Mozilla developers are working on a browser concept for the iPad, dubbed "Junior."

Remains of the Day: What's Cookin'?

Tim Cook's in the kitchen, whipping up some tasty Apple turnover; Yahoo bakes its keys right into its latest product; and a Rogue Amoeba iPhone app apparently isn't to Apple's taste.

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.

Remains of the Day: Crazy like a Foxconn

Foxconn's CEO didn't say what you think he said, the Supremes shut down Psystar, and more states pile on Apple in the ebook price-fixing case.

Google+ update irks developers

When Google rolled out significant changes to Google+ on Wednesday, it did so without first warning developers on the platform.

FTC chairman: Do-not-track law may not be needed

A do-not-track law focused on protecting Web users' privacy may not be necessary, with private groups working to implement recommendations from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency's chairman said Monday.