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Google puts an end to Chrome extension installs from third-party sites

Google today announced a major change to its Chrome Web Store policy that aims to shield users from websites that try to fool them into installing their Chrome extensions. Until now, developers who pu

Firefox launches side-by-side browsing and a theme editor as Test Pilot experiments

Mozilla’s Firefox is back in the browser game, thanks to its recent updates which now allow it to once again challenge the likes of Google’s Chrome browser. One thing that always made Fire

Chrome on desktop now mutes annoying autoplays by learning from your behavior

There’s little that’s more annoying on the web than videos that start playing automatically and with their volume up. Over the course of the last few years, Chrome and other browser vendor

Amazon launches a ‘lite’ Android web browser app in India

Amazon has quietly launched an Android web browser app for emerging markets, where access to mobile data and high-speed connectivity is more limited. The browser has the rather generic name of: &#8220

Repl.it lets you program in your browser

No matter whether you are a seasoned programmer or you simply want to take your first steps in writing code, Repl.it wants to help you get from idea to result as fast as possible — without comp

Google’s Song Maker experiment makes making songs easy

Google has added a new instrument to its Chrome Music Lab: Song Maker. As the name implies, Song Maker is all about making songs. It’s essentially an easy to use sequencer that lets you draw mel

Cake raises $5 million for a swipeable mobile browser

A startup called Cake has an ambitious plan to take on incumbents like Chrome and Safari to build a better browser for mobile devices. The company announced this morning it has raised $5 million for t

Opera now protects you from cryptojacking attacks

Opera today launched version 50 of its desktop browser. Sadly, this release doesn't come with a cake to celebrate this milestone (not even a tiny cupcake), but the newest release does include a new fe

Amazon adds its Silk web browser to Fire TV

With little fanfare, Amazon launched its Silk web browser for Fire TV, allowing users with Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions to surf the web from their big screen. The app offers

Mozilla terminates its deal with Yahoo and makes Google the default in Firefox again

With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what's probably the most important update to its browser in recent years. It's faster, lighter and you should give it a try. And as you do so, you'

Firefox aims to win back Chrome users with its souped up Quantum browser

The last half-decade hasn’t been great for Firefox marketshare. Chrome first overtook Mozilla’s browser back in late-2011 and now hovers above 60-percent, according to StatCounter numbers. But aft

Chrome will soon make browsing sketchy sites less frustrating

There's little that's more annoying than clicking on what you think is a video and finding out it was actually an image with a link to a dubious site. Or what about those links that take you to your d

Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Android and iOS

While Microsoft is still officially working on the mobile version of Windows 10, it’s no secret that the company has all but given up on building its own mobile ecosystem. That only leaves Micro

It’s time to give Firefox another chance

If you're like me, you switched your default browser over to Chrome years ago and never looked back. Chances are, before you made the switch, you used Firefox or Internet Explorer. What made Chrome st

Upcoming versions of Google Chrome will let you permanently mute sites, block autoplaying videos

One of the most annoying things about surfing today’s web – besides all those ads, of course – is landing on a site and getting blasted by a video that starts playing automatically.

Opera’s desktop browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram

Opera has been working on a complete redesign of its desktop browser for a few months. Codenamed “Reborn”, the browser is now available as a stable release. All Opera users are going to receive th

Opera launches Neon, a new experimental desktop browser

Browsers have gotten boring. After a flurry of innovation, especially around the time Google launched Chrome, things slowed down over the last few years. We’ve seen a few interesting experiments

Google says there are now 2 billion active Chrome installs

Google is hosting its Chrome Dev Summit today. There hasn’t been a lot of news out of the event, but one number that stood out in today’s keynote by Chrome Engineering VP Darin Fisher was

Brave, the browser with built-in ad blocking, tries again on Android

Brave, the new web browser company co-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has launched a do-over on Android. The earlier version of the ad-blocking browser utilized an odd user interface inv

Opera says its service for syncing web browser data was hacked

Opera, which recently agreed to sell its browser business in a Chinese consortium, has reset user passwords for one of its services after it servers were breached by hackers.
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