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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...

  • Samsung working on its own web browser for Galaxy range
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    Samsung working on its own web browser for Galaxy range

    By 26 September 2012

    Reports claim Samsung is working on its own open-source WebKit browser that will be implemented in future Galaxy devices. According to the Electronic Times in Korea, the manufacturer has been looking to recruit WebKit developers to begin working at Samsung’s...

  • Google guilty of tricking iPhone and Mac Safari surfers
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    Google guilty of tricking iPhone and Mac Safari surfers

    By 17 February 2012

    Tut, tut, tut; Google has been caught doing something it shouldn't - bypassing the privacy settings of fanboys worldwide using Safari on their iPhones or Macs. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Mountain View search giant, along with other...

  • 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...

  • Apple Safari 5.0.4 update out
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    Apple Safari 5.0.4 update out

    By 9 March 2011

    While you're no doubt busy downloading the latest version of iOS 4.3 for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Apple has pushed out another update for you to perform: Safari. It’s just released a new version of the browser, and it fixes a number of problems....

  • Safari 5.0.3 update brings fixes and more
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    Safari 5.0.3 update brings fixes and more

    By 19 November 2010

    Apple has updated the Safari browser bringing "improvements to usability, compatibility, stability, accessibility and security". As well as a few bug fixes, including dealing with issues with Flash 10.1 (Apple and Adobe just can't play nicely, eh?), Netflix...

  • Flash comes to iPhone thanks to Skyfire app
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    Flash comes to iPhone thanks to Skyfire app

    By 2 November 2010

    It looks like those of you using iOS will be able to play Flash videos very shortly through the new Skyfire mobile browser, which Fortune has recently detailed. According to 9to5 Mac the app was submitted in August, and has recently been approved by Apple...

  • Apple adds extensions in Safari 5.0.1
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    Apple adds extensions in Safari 5.0.1

    By 28 July 2010

    We've just had word from Cupertino that Apple has released an update for its Safari browser. Safari 5.0.1 is more than just a bug fixing update, it is the official turning-on of Apple's latest app based foray - the Safari Extensions Gallery. Safari introduced...

  • Safari users beware: Default settings are dangerous
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    Safari users beware: Default settings are dangerous

    By 22 July 2010

    Safari users - turn off your AutoFill option at once. It's probably on as this is the default setting. 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that by leaving the feature on, you are opening yourself up to a world of cyber nasties, just waiting to steal all of your details....

  • What's new in Safari 5 and will it improve your browsing?
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    What's new in Safari 5 and will it improve your browsing?

    By 9 June 2010

    Apple's Safari 5 is free, but it does require a reset, so should you bother going through the process of rebooting your computer just to get a new browser. Here are the main new features to look forward to after your reboot: Safari Reader With so many...

  • Apple Safari 5 adds Safari Reader gets faster
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    Apple Safari 5 adds Safari Reader gets faster

    By 7 June 2010

    It was rumoured before the keynote, it didn't make the keynote, but that doesn't mean it isn't real. Apple, under the mass of news about the iPhone 4, has announced a new version of its browser Safari 5. As predicted, the new version brings with it Safari...

  • Safari 5 to get WWDC showing?
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    Safari 5 to get WWDC showing?

    By 5 June 2010

    While the Apple faithful wait on tenterhooks for news of the new iPhone, rumours are starting to surface that we will see a new version of Apple's browser Safari launched at WWDC on 7 June. MacGeneration, a French apple news site, is claiming that Safari...

  • Apple demos power of HTML5
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    Apple demos power of HTML5

    By 4 June 2010

    Apple has created a showcase for HTML5 on its website showing users what tomorrow's web will offer. The move, the latest in the on-going feud between Apple and Adobe, allows users of Apple's Safari browser to see how the new programming language will...

  • Skyfire building iPhone browser, too
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    Skyfire building iPhone browser, too

    By 14 April 2010

    The team behind mobile browser Skyfire, which is available on Windows Mobile and Symbian handsets, has written a blog post congratulating Apple and Opera, and talking a little about their own development of software for the platform. The post says: "Everyone...

  • VIDEO OF THE DAY: Quake II in HTML 5
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    VIDEO OF THE DAY: Quake II in HTML 5

    By 2 April 2010

    Why should you get excited about HTML5? Because it lets you run Quake II in your browser without any plug-ins. The video above, which will work in any HTML 5 compatible browser shows just what is possible. For those really having a geeky moment, in the...

  • Developer criticises 'limited' browser ballot
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    Developer criticises 'limited' browser ballot

    By 3 March 2010

    A web designer, Richard Quick, has filed a complaint with the EC about the browser ballot screen that is rolling out, offering users a choice between which software they use to navigate the Web. He says that half the options on offer are just Internet...

  • Chrome only browser to grow in February
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    Chrome only browser to grow in February

    By 2 March 2010

    Latest figures from Net Applications suggest that the browser market is moving in favour of Google's Chrome - which is growing while all others shrink in marketshare. Chrome is up 0.39%, which takes the browser to 5.61% of web use - in third place above...

  • Windows browser ballot screen rolls out
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    Windows browser ballot screen rolls out

    By 1 March 2010

    Microsoft's browser ballot screen, the EU-mandated move which offers users the option to replace Internet Explorer on their Windows installation, has begun to roll out to computers across the world that have Internet Explorer set as the default browser....

  • Mozilla begins browser education campaign
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    Mozilla begins browser education campaign

    By 24 February 2010

    The Mozilla Foundation, who created and administers the open-source Firefox browser, has begun a campaign to educate web users about alternative options to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The move comes in advance of Microsoft launching a ballot screen...

  • Google Chrome now third most popular browser
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    Google Chrome now third most popular browser

    By 3 January 2010

    Google's Chrome browser has overtaken Apple's Safari browser to become the world's third most popular browser behind Firefox and Internet Explorer. The feat, which has been achieved in just 16 months since its launch in 2008, comes as Microsoft's IE browsers...

  • Google's Chrome browser overtakes Safari
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    Google's Chrome browser overtakes Safari

    By 15 December 2009

    After a decade of dominance from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, only punctuated recently by the success of Mozilla's Firefox, another contender is stepping up to the plate - Google's Chrome browser. Chrome, which has been praised by reviewers for its...

  • RIM advertises for "WebKit Developer"
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    RIM advertises for "WebKit Developer"

    By 2 November 2009

    RIM is advertising for a Canadian-based WebKit developer, following its acquisition of Torch Mobile (a company that developed the WebKit-based Iris Browser). Both bits of evidence irrefutably point to the fact that RIM knows the BlackBerry browser is...

  • Apple Safari 4.0.3 update released
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    Apple Safari 4.0.3 update released

    By 12 August 2009

    Apple has updated its Safari web browser bringing with it a number of security and bug fixes. Version 4.0.3 (for those keeping count) promises to also include "Stability improvements for webpages that use the HTML 5 video tag". HTML 5 is a new web standard...

  • IE6 hatred momentum gathers pace
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    IE6 hatred momentum gathers pace

    By 9 August 2009

    The momentum of hatred for Microsoft's IE6 browser is starting to gather pace it seems as group of developers unhappy with companies and individuals still using the eight-year-old browser have created a movement against it. Called "IE6 No More" the campaign...

  • Apple Safari 4.0.2 update released
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    Apple Safari 4.0.2 update released

    By 9 July 2009

    It seems like only last week that Apple launched a new version of Safari, however that hasn't stopped the laptop, software, phone and iPod maker releasing what it claims is a must download update for the browser. The new 4.0.2 version is "recommended...