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Chrome makes power move, suppresses background tabs

Google's latest upgrade to the Chrome browser began what will be a series of moves to reduce the browser's power use by limiting activity in background tabs.

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Firefox 52 bans plug-ins, supports 'game changer' standard

Mozilla today updated Firefox to version 52, which adds a variety of new features and plugs 28 security vulnerabilities, a half dozen of them considered "critical."

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How to disable Chrome's obnoxious Ctrl-Shift-Q shortcut

In case, you know, you don't want to throw away all your active tabs by mistake.

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Safari browser sheds users, mimicking IE

Still Safari's share erosion was much less than that suffered by Microsoft's browsers, particularly IE, during the same period.

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Google discloses unpatched IE flaw after Patch Tuesday delay

Google's Project Zero team has disclosed a potential arbitrary code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer because Microsoft has not acted within Google's 90-day disclosure deadline.

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True privacy online is not viable

You can hide from casual observers, but a motivated person will see through your attempts at anonymization.

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JavaScript-based attack simplifies browser exploits

Researchers have devised a new attack that can bypass address space layout randomization (ASLR) in browsers and possibly other applications.

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How to make websites more accessible if you are colorblind or dyslexic

Many people have disabilities that can make online access a significant challenge. Here are a few simple steps that can help improve website accessibility for the colorblind and dyslexic.

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Mozilla to nail Firefox's NPAPI coffin in four weeks

Mozilla next month will bar plug-ins built using a decades-old technology from Firefox, ending a years-long effort to make the browser more secure.

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Gmail to stop supporting old Chrome versions

Google quietly announced Tuesday that Gmail will stop supporting older versions of its Chrome browser, in a move that will put another nail in the coffins of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

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Microsoft's browsers return to losing habits, fall to 25% share

Microsoft's browsers in January relapsed into bad habits, losing significant usage share to end the month at just over 25%.

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Cisco starts patching critical flaw in WebEx browser extension

Cisco Systems has patched a critical vulnerability in its WebEx collaboration and conferencing extension for Google Chrome, and is working on similar patches for the Internet Explorer and Firefox versions.

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Boutique browser maker to Microsoft: 'Stop stealing the default' in Windows 10

The CEO of Vivaldi Technologies blasted Microsoft for foisting Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, onto users.

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Mozilla's new corporate logo evokes URL lingo

Mozilla yesterday unveiled a new logo for the company and foundation that includes typographical elements of a standard URL.

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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE's fading role in the enterprise

Microsoft on Friday said it will again provide Internet Explorer security patches as a separate download. The move is a tacit admission that the browser is losing ground in the workplace.

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How to use the Safari Develop Menu on a Mac

Even though these tools are aimed at developers they do include some that should be of some use to almost any Mac user.

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Microsoft’s browsers may have hit rock bottom

Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge browsers may be near the bottom of their unprecedented crash in user share.

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Mozilla to scrap Firefox support on Windows XP and Vista in 2017

Mozilla plans to end support for its Firefox browser running on Windows XP and Windows Vista sometime in 2017.

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