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Instagram rolls out Web-based profiles

Instagram takes to the Web with profiles geared to boost sharing and finding new users to follow.

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Why are they called that? The silly stories behind six tech brands

How did TiVo, Skype, eBay, and others wind up with the names they did? JR Raphael has the answer.

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Yelp to battle shill reviews with name-and-shame program

The company will place alert messages on the profile page of businesses caught stuffing their profile full of bogus reviews

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Lock down your social media with essential security add-ons

Are you doing everything you can to protect your kids and yourself on social networks? These apps and services can keep an eye on their and your accounts and alert you to any dangerous activity.

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How to block annoying political posts on Facebook

Tired of the political flame wars that pop up in your Facebook News Feed? Here's a Google Chrome extension that deletes them from sight.

Disabling Google auto updates

Did you know that Google applications automatically update themselves? Where some find convenience, others are concerned. Chris Breen shows you how to stop it.

Mozilla sets end of Firefox for OS X Leopard

Mozilla will drop support for Apple's OS X 10.5, or Leopard, after it ships Firefox 16 in October, according to company developers.

Google to pay $22.5 million fine over Safari privacy violations

Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple's Safari browser.

Safari 6 available for Mountain Lion and Lion, but not Windows

An Apple spokesperson confirmed that Windows users will not be able to upgrade to Safari 6, meaning they can't get access to features like Safari's unified URL and Search bar, iCloud Tabs, or Tab Views.

Automator workflow of the month: Bring RSS back to Safari 6

Safari 6 spells the end for RSS support. However, with an Automator workflow, you can bring RSS content back to Safari.

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.