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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.

Weekly Wrap: New iPad review and advice, Mac tutorials, and iOS updates

There are two kinds of people in this world: Folks so excitedly using their brand new iPads that they're ignoring this week's Weekly Wrap, and the rest of us. For you who cling to your older iPads, or simply aren't ready to own an Apple tablet at all, I once again present a roundup of the biggest and best stories from Macworld.com over the past week.

Apple releases Safari 5.1.4

Apple on Monday released Safari 5.1.4, which contains a slew of fixes for the company's Web browser.

Google puts $1M on the line for Chrome exploit rewards

Google on Monday withdrew as a sponsor of next month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, and will instead put as much as $1 million up for grabs if researchers can demonstrate exploits in the company's Chrome browser.

Google Chrome update fixes high-severity vulnerabilities and patches Flash Player

Google released a new version of its Chrome browser on Wednesday in order to update the bundled Flash Player plug-in and address serious security vulnerabilities.

Bugs & Fixes: Short URLs render Safari’s history useless

Ted Landau understand the convenience of shortened URLs used by services such as Twitter, but it can play merry heck with your Safari history. In this edition of Bugs & Fixes, Ted looks at a workaround.