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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.

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."