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  • Opera brings built-in VPN service to its browser

    Opera brings built-in VPN service to its browser

    When Opera acquired the virtual private network (VPN) service SurfEasy last March, it obviously did so to build that technology into its browser and maybe its Opera Max data-savings app. It took more than a year, but now Opera is actually launching a free built-in version of SurfEasy in the early release developer version of its browser. The built-in VPN will protect your… Read More

  • Microsoft launches first preview of its Edge browser with extension support

    Microsoft launches first preview of its Edge browser with extension support

    Extension support has long been one of the weaker features in Microsoft’s browsers. With Edge, the company now offers a new, more modern browser, and starting today, users who signed up for the Windows Insider program can try the first preview release of Edge with support for extensions. This doesn’t come as a complete surprise, of course. Extensions were always on… Read More

  • Opera adds a built-in ad blocker to its desktop browser

    Opera adds a built-in ad blocker to its desktop browser

    There has been a lot of talk about mobile ad blocking lately, but on the desktop, this is an old phenomenon. Until now, however, desktop ad blocking was all about plugins. But Opera is about to change this and the latest developer release of the company’s desktop browser now includes a built-in ad blocker. Opera argues that blocking ads can speed up load times by as much as 90… Read More

  • Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR

    Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR

    You’re strapped into a virtual reality delight and you want to Google something. What do you do? Now you can use a web browser built and optimized specifically for the Samsung Gear VR. The company announced the web browser today, and it’s called simply “Samsung Internet for Gear VR.” Read More

  • Vivaldi Browser Hits Beta After More Than 2M Downloads

    Vivaldi Browser Hits Beta After More Than 2M Downloads

    Earlier this year, Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner launched Vivaldi, a new desktop browser for power users (and those who were unhappy with Opera’s direction after that company’s switch to Google’s rendering engine after von Tetzchner left). Vivaldi has now been downloaded more than 2 million times during its technical preview and the team believes it’s now… Read More

  • Chrome Now Automatically Pauses Flash Content That Isn’t ‘Central’ To A Web Page

    Chrome Now Automatically Pauses Flash Content That Isn’t ‘Central’ To A Web Page

    Auto-playing Flash content can drain your laptop’s batteries (and, if it’s an auto-playing ad with audio, get on your nerves). Thankfully, Google has now partnered with Adobe to keep Flash on Chrome in check. Starting with today’s release of the latest Chrome desktop Beta, the browser will now automatically pause Flash animations that — in Google’s words… Read More

  • Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program

    Firefox For iOS Begins Its Beta Testing Program

    Mozilla’s Firefox browser for iOS is nearing public release, as the organization is now actively recruiting beta testers willing to try the app ahead of its App Store debut. A recent survey sent to potential testers is asking for details about which devices they own, and instructs them that the beta will require a version of iOS 8 or higher in order to work. It also reminds… Read More

  • Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

    Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

    Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing bookmarks, a note-taking feature and the ability to organize tabs into stacks. Read More

  • AstroPrint’s Cloud Platform Lets You Manage 3D Printing From Anywhere

    AstroPrint’s Cloud Platform Lets You Manage 3D Printing From Anywhere

    500 Startups-backed AstroPrint has made a combination of cloud platform, local software and hardware to enable the management of 3D printing from any device that can connect to the web with a modern browser. Read More

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