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  • YouTube adds icon to let you know which browser tab is playing audio
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    YouTube adds icon to let you know which browser tab is playing audio

    By 5 August 2013

    YouTube topped off our weekend by adding a handy feature that lets you know which browser tab of YouTube is playing audio. This fixes what was once a huge confusion if you had multiple YouTube tabs open when going to mute a specific video. Yes, we know...

  • Opera 15 invites you to start your journey, download now for PC and Mac
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    Opera 15 invites you to start your journey, download now for PC and Mac

    By 2 July 2013

    The new Chromium-based Opera 15 browser has now come out of beta and is available to download for PC and Mac, promising a faster way of getting around the net. There's a host of features that are useful, although hardly unique, with the likes of Chrome...

  • Opera Next 15 for Windows and Mac now available, preview the new browser features
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    Opera Next 15 for Windows and Mac now available, preview the new browser features

    By 28 May 2013

    A preview build of the new Opera browser is available to download for Mac and Windows. It adds a raft of new features to the desktop browsing experience and sets up Opera as a decent alternative to Google's Chrome, IE10, Safari and Firefox. The new version...

  • Opera browser beta for Android brings Off-Road mode, discovery and brand new look
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    Opera browser beta for Android brings Off-Road mode, discovery and brand new look

    By 5 March 2013

    The new Opera browser for Android is now available in beta, joining the likes of Chrome, Firefox and Dolphin, in bringing the web to your pocket. As was revealed in a leaked corporate briefing video and subsequently confirmed by Opera Software ASA, the...

  • Use Chrome on your phone to control PC games in Chrome Super Sprint Sports
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    Use Chrome on your phone to control PC games in Chrome Super Sprint Sports

    By 27 February 2013

    A new Chrome Experiment will let you control games in the Chrome browser on your PC with Chrome on your smartphone. The experiment relies on the syncing feature that's built into the Chrome browser and landing on the same pages on both devices will allow...

  • Google Chrome improves spell check, fixes grammar so you don't have to
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    Google Chrome improves spell check, fixes grammar so you don't have to

    By 27 February 2013

    Google has updated the spell check in Chrome to help the less grammatically savvy among us.  The current Chrome Beta release updates the dictionary in Chrome's default spell checker as well as adding support for languages in Korean, Tamil and Albanian....

  • Internet Explorer 10 comes to Windows 7
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    Internet Explorer 10 comes to Windows 7

    By 26 February 2013

    Internet Explorer 10 is now available to download for Windows 7. The browser, which has been running on Windows 8 since its launch in October 2012, is a significant improvement over what Windows 7 currently offers. The update will launch in 95 different...

  • Google Chrome may get audio animations to show noisy tabs
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    Google Chrome may get audio animations to show noisy tabs

    By 26 February 2013

    Google Chrome could implement a clever animation into its tabs system to show which tab is playing back audio. The icon will sit on top of a website's favicon and show a set of EQ bars moving up and down. The idea is that it makes it easier to see exactly...

  • Opera acquires mobile browser company Skyfire for $155m
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    Opera acquires mobile browser company Skyfire for $155m

    By 15 February 2013

    Following its move to WebKit this week, Opera has announced its acquisition of Skyfire, a company known for its own mobile web browser and video optimisation division. Opera says the deal is going down for $155 million in cash and stock and is expected...

  • Opera officially announces move to WebKit, Opera Ice confirmed
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    Opera officially announces move to WebKit, Opera Ice confirmed

    By 13 February 2013

    Back in mid-January, Pocket-lint exclusively revealed that Opera is in the process of developing a new mobile and tablet web browser called Opera Ice, and posted an internally shot video of the software in action. We also revealed that the browser had...

  • Opera Ice: New browser for Android and iPhone coming February uses WebKit (video)
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    Opera Ice: New browser for Android and iPhone coming February uses WebKit (video)

    By 18 January 2013

    Opera Software, the company behind the popular browser of the same name, will launch a new smartphone and tablet browser called Opera Ice in February, Pocket-lint can exclusively reveal. It is an attempt to stay relevant and take the fight to Google and...

  • Firefox for Android now runs on millions more devices
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    Firefox for Android now runs on millions more devices

    By 20 November 2012

    Mozilla has announced that its Firefox browser application now runs on millions more Android devices than it did previously. The company has added support for a number of smartphones that run on the ARMv6 architecture. Previously, while available for...

  • IE10 on Windows 7 Preview now available to try
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    IE10 on Windows 7 Preview now available to try

    By 14 November 2012

    Those who have already upgraded to Windows 8 are already au fait with Internet Explorer 10. The new version of Microsoft's own browser comes pre-packed with the new operating system and is installed during the update. However, those who are yet to switch...

  • Spotify heading to browser, connect to your account anywhere
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    Spotify heading to browser, connect to your account anywhere

    By 10 September 2012

    Spotify is about to become browser based, allowing its subscribers to access the service from any computer without the need to download dedicated software first. That's not to say that the company will be ditching the desktop application - it will still...

  • Google admits Chrome causes new MacBook Air crash but it has a fix
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    Google admits Chrome causes new MacBook Air crash but it has a fix

    By 29 June 2012

    After several customers complained that their new MacBook Air would crash while using Chrome, Google has admitted there is an issue - or rather there was. The internet browser has now received an update that will prevent further problems, at least temporarily....

  • Google Chrome most popular internet browser
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    Google Chrome most popular internet browser

    By 21 May 2012

    Google Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer as the most-used web browser,  according to the latest reports. It’s the first time the browser, which was launched in 2008, has topped the charts for most-popular browser though its rise to the top has...

  • New in-browser experience for Netflix
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    New in-browser experience for Netflix

    By 17 May 2012

    Netflix subscribers have been treated to a new, tasty in-browser video player that adds a feature or two and simplifies the viewing experience. It allows users to select other episodes of a TV show from within the player itself and adds an information...

  • Google Chrome adds tab syncing for all devices
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    Google Chrome adds tab syncing for all devices

    By 11 April 2012

    The latest version of Chrome, Google’s desktop browser, will now offer tab syncing to multiple machines including your Android smartphone.  The news means that if you use the company's browser on different computers or devices at different locations,...

  • Chrome for Windows 8 in the works
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    Chrome for Windows 8 in the works

    By 13 March 2012

    Just a couple of days or so after Mozilla confirmed that it will be launching a version of Firefox that is compatible with the Windows 8 Metro platform, Google has said that it too will be providing an internet Explorer alternative with a Metro version...

  • Safari to follow Chrome with unified search bar in Mountain Lion
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    Safari to follow Chrome with unified search bar in Mountain Lion

    By 16 February 2012

    Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that after years of waiting, its desktop browser, Safari, will be getting a single unified search and URL bar in the future. "There is no longer two fields, there is just one that you type into, either a URL or a search...

  • Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires
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    Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires

    By 9 February 2012

    Not content with unleashing the Android version of its popular browser, Google has also found time this week to reveal the 17th stable iteration of Google Chrome for your desktop. Yep, Google Chrome 17 is here - about three and a half years since the...

  • Firefox 10 brings Mozilla browsing to double digits
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    Firefox 10 brings Mozilla browsing to double digits

    By 31 January 2012

    It took us almost seven years to get from the first iteration of Firefox to version 4.0, but now we're already up to version 10, taking less than a year to get to double digits from the 4.0 launch thanks to Mozilla's new rapid release plan. As well as...

  • Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'
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    Internet Explorer boss: Chrome 'massive challenge'

    By 10 January 2012

    You may have read earlier this week that Internet Explorer, so long the undisputed king of the browser world, is under serious threat from Google's Chrome for the no.1 crown. Pocket-lint asked Gabby Hegerty, the new Internet Explorer Lead in the UK,...

  • Microsoft gets its IE9 HTML5 game on with Cut the Rope
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    Microsoft gets its IE9 HTML5 game on with Cut the Rope

    By 10 January 2012

    Just as it did when it tuned in Last.fm for HTML5 scrobbling, Microsoft is flexing its IE9 HTML5 muscles again - this time by bringing Cut The Rope to the browser, as shown by CEO Steve Ballmer during his keynote presentation. That's right Om Nom lovers,...

  • Google Chrome browser to predict what you want to visit next
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    Google Chrome browser to predict what you want to visit next

    By 8 January 2012

    Google has announced that the latest update to its Chrome browser will try and guess what website you are going to visit next by loading it while you type the URL. In a move to try and get you the webpages you visit even quicker than before, the browser...