Browsers

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Opera's free, unlimited browser VPN is ready for secure surfing

Opera has migrated its free, unlimited VPN service to the stable version of its desktop browser, allowing you to surf anonymously and tap into content from other countries.

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Microsoft won't bundle IE patches with new cumulative updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft won't include bug fixes for Internet Explorer in the new cumulative updates slated to upend Windows patching next month.

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Microsoft bets that battery claims will boost Edge

Microsoft today continued to press its case that Windows 10's Edge browser is more power efficient than rivals.

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Google puts screws to HTTP with new warnings in Chrome

Google today continued its campaign to tighten the screws on unencrypted web traffic.

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Google showcases massive Chrome battery gains in response to Microsoft diss

Google recently ran a battery life test comparing Chrome 46 to Chrome 53. And the winner was...Chrome.

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Ad-blocking Brave browser tests users-to-sites micro-payments

Makers of the controversial Brave browser have begun testing a payment system that will be used to compensate websites when their revenue-generating ads are replaced by Brave with its own ads.

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Why Microsoft's Edge browser is missing its edge

More than a year after its introduction, Edge remains underwhelming and a very much a work in progress.

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No let-up in devastating decline of Microsoft's browsers

Microsoft's browsers continued to hemorrhage users in August.

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Google bakes Chromecast support directly into Chrome

Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television. The extension will still work, but it's no longer needed.

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Opera warns sync users to change passwords for every website after hack

Opera warned Friday that users who had stored their passwords in the Opera cloud via its syncing mechanism may have had them compromised.

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Google is killing Chrome apps on Mac, Windows and Linux

Three years after introducing special apps that run inside the Chrome browser, Google announced Friday that it will be removing them from Windows, Mac and Linux by early 2018.

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Microsoft Rewards is how Microsoft will pay you to use Edge, Bing and more

If you liked Bing Rewards, you'll probably love its evolution into Microsoft Rewards. The company will pay you not just for using Bing, but for using its Edge browser or shopping at its online or brick-and-mortar stores.

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

Microsoft today made a play to boost its Edge browser with an awards program that gives users points for using the Windows 10 application.

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Google nixes Flash, embraces HTML5 in Chrome browser

Starting with December's Chrome 55 release, the browser will use HTML5 as its default instead of Flash

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Google Chrome's plan to kill Flash kicks into high gear

Google's long-running strategy to kill Flash usage is nearing its endgame this December.

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Reward: $15K for nastiest Edge browser bugs

Microsoft has launched another bug bounty for Edge, the default browser in Windows 10.

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First Look: Firefox 48

The latest stable version of Firefox packs major under-the-hood improvements.

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Mozilla supplies multi-process Firefox to <1% of users

Mozilla has begun a limited release of a multiple-process Firefox by outfitting fewer than one in every 100 users with the improved browser.

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