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  • The two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

    Whether we saw Internet Explorer 12 or a curious new alternative browser from Microsoft remains unknown, even after the conclusion of Wednesday's Windows 10 preview event in Redmond, Washington.

    Written by Scott M. Fulton, III22 Jan. 15 22:10
  • Users get more control over data in latest Firefox beta

    Mozilla is adding new capabilities in the beta version of Firefox 36 to give users and website owners more control over what data, if any, is sent to other websites during browsing.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk22 Jan. 15 11:00
  • Latest Firefox tries to one-up Skype with WebRTC calling features

    With this week's rollout of Firefox 35, Mozilla is taking a bold step toward reclaiming the relevance that Firefox once commanded. Key to that effort is the organization's move to take a standard technology called WebRTC and add it to Firefox to let users make voice and video calls from their browser.

    Written by Scott M. Fulton, III16 Jan. 15 07:26
  • Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

    Microsoft has retired the browser choice screen it agreed to show new Windows users in the European Union as part of an antitrust settlement.

    Written by Loek Essers18 Dec. 14 23:29
  • Chrome users attack new graphical bookmarks manager

    Google has started to roll out a dramatically different bookmarks manager for its Chrome browser, releasing it with the latest beta build and preparing users of the more popular stable version for an appearance within weeks.

    Written by Gregg Keizer01 Dec. 14 23:12
  • Does Skype for Web mean WebRTC is ready for prime time?

    Microsoft's upcoming Skype for Web service will use the new WebRTC standard so it works in all modern browsers -- but not right away: Early users will have to download a plugin that's only available on Mac and Windows.

    Written by Mary Branscombe19 Nov. 14 01:56
  • Mozilla woos programmers with a special webdev browser

    Nudging developers towards the open Web, the Mozilla Foundation is customizing a version of its popular Firefox browser that can be used to build Web pages and applications, potentially reducing the number of different tools now required for the job.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 Nov. 14 04:43
  • In Pictures: A visual history of Netscape Navigator

    To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Netscape Navigator's release this week, let's take a look back at the rise and demise of the browser that introduced many to the World Wide Web.

    Written by Yoni Heisler15 Oct. 14 09:35
  • Microsoft plans critical IE update next week

    Microsoft has announced it will issue just four security updates to customers next week, with the usual patches for Internet Explorer (IE) as well as others for Windows, the .Net Framework and Lync, the company's communications server software.

    Written by Gregg Keizer05 Sept. 14 05:20