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  • Mozilla's latest Firefox beta debuts with redesign, syncing features
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    Mozilla's latest Firefox beta debuts with redesign, syncing features

    By 20 March 2014

    Mozilla has given the next version of Firefox a hefty update, not only bringing a new design, but Firefox accounts, customisation features, and a new menu to the table, to take on Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The new features are available...

  • Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta
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    Google Now notification cards land in Chrome beta

    By 3 February 2014

    Google has updated the beta version of its Chrome browser for Mac and Windows with Google Now notification cards. Google Now was launched on Android 4.1 as a personal assistant to track calendar appointments, flight information, emails, news, sports scores,...

  • Latest Google Chrome release adds voice support for web apps
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    Latest Google Chrome release adds voice support for web apps

    By 21 February 2013

    Google has released the latest version of Chrome, version 25, boasting several enhancements and features over the previous version. The biggest is the addition of Chrome's new Web Speech API that allows developers to integrate speech recognition right...

  • Google Drive web interface gains file previews, so you can find what you want
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    Google Drive web interface gains file previews, so you can find what you want

    By 21 February 2013

    The Google Drive team has announced improvements to its web interface, now allowing users to preview more than 30 file types right from the browser.  Before downloading a large photo, video or PDF, users can now right-click on the file name and select...

  • Windows Chrome developer preview gains web app launcher, from the task bar
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    Windows Chrome developer preview gains web app launcher, from the task bar

    By 21 February 2013

    Google's Chrome team has announced a new app launcher for the Chrome web browser, allowing users to quickly open apps when outside of the browser.  Available now in a developer preview, the launcher experience is similar to that available on Chrome OS....

  • Mozilla Firefox 19 now available with built-in PDF viewer
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    Mozilla Firefox 19 now available with built-in PDF viewer

    By 19 February 2013

    Mozilla has unofficially released Firefox 19 with several improvements over the last version, after close to a month of beta testing. It's lated for 19 February, but Mozilla is yet to make an official announcement for Firefox 19's release on its blog....

  • Instagram launches photo feed on the web
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    Instagram launches photo feed on the web

    By 6 February 2013

    After years of users waiting, Instagram has announced that it is taking the photo-sharing service to the web.  The Instagram feed on the web functions similarly to the company's iPhone and Android app. Photos from people you follow stream right through...

  • Twitter improves photo and video viewing on the web
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    Twitter improves photo and video viewing on the web

    By 30 January 2013

    Twitter has announced several new enhancements for users who enjoy accessing the social network straight from the web. The most notable enhancement is to make it easier for users to view photos and videos.  When viewing a photo on Twitter's website,...

  • Latest Google Chrome beta adds voice support and new tab page
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    Latest Google Chrome beta adds voice support and new tab page

    By 14 January 2013

    Google has released the latest beta version of its Chrome web browser, featuring a new voice input feature for developers, the disabling of extensions installed without acknowledgment from the user, and other improvements. The Web Speech API is built...

  • Apple update removes Java plugin for all OS X Mac browsers
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    Apple update removes Java plugin for all OS X Mac browsers

    By 19 October 2012

    Apple’s latest OS X update for its Mac computers removes a Java plug-in from all Mac-compatible web browsers. Fans of Java will still be able to use Java-based apps within their browsers but will need to download the official Oracle Java software independently...

  • Opera Mobile 12.1 arrives on Google Play to take on Chrome
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    Opera Mobile 12.1 arrives on Google Play to take on Chrome

    By 9 October 2012

    Opera has updated its mobile browser for the Android platform, introducing SPDY, WebSockets, fraud detection and better CSS and HTML5 support. Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android is available now from the Google Play store and has been optimised specifically...

  • 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 introduces handwriting for web searches on tablets and smartphones
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    Google introduces handwriting for web searches on tablets and smartphones

    By 27 July 2012

    You can now scribble your search words when using Google on a smartphone or tablet, after the internet company introduced handwriting as a new method of input. Users need to head to the settings menu and then enable the handwriting option, then after...

  • Web browsing on Android just got faster thanks to Mozilla Firefox update
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    Web browsing on Android just got faster thanks to Mozilla Firefox update

    By 26 June 2012

    Mozilla has redesigned its Firefox browsing app for the Android platform, promising a faster experience in the process as well as flash support. Users can now personalise their Firefox homepage, while Firefox Sync tallies up all your browsing history,...

  • Yahoo enters the browser business, targets your iPhone, iPad and desktop
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    Yahoo enters the browser business, targets your iPhone, iPad and desktop

    By 24 May 2012

    Yahoo has introduced a new web browsing tool as it looks to regain control of dwindling internet traffic. Yahoo’s Axis integrates searching and browsing the web into one experience, using a split-screen facility that puts search results directly above...

  • ICANN and the dot anything: do we care about domain names?
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    ICANN and the dot anything: do we care about domain names?

    By 18 May 2012

    Do we still care about .com and .co.uk? Does anyone even bother with www.? Well thanks to ICANN, a body in charge of licensing new top-level domain names, the way we search for a website might be about to change. Most people who type Google into an address...

  • Google Chrome on Android now in Google Play for all ICS users
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    Google Chrome on Android now in Google Play for all ICS users

    By 18 April 2012

    If you don’t already use Google Chrome on your Mac or PC, stop reading, go and download it and then ask yourself how you browsed the web without it. If you’ve got an Android smartphone or tablet there’s further good news with Google making Chrome...

  • Microsoft says IE6 must die
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    Microsoft says IE6 must die

    By 4 March 2011

    Microsoft has created a constantly updated countdown infographic to subtly nudge PC owners away from using the 10-year-old version of its web browser, IE6. Apparently, 12 per cent of surfers worldwide are still using Internet Explorer 6 in preference...

  • Gorillaz help launch Microsoft's IE9 Beta
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    Gorillaz help launch Microsoft's IE9 Beta

    By 15 September 2010

    Microsoft employed the help of Murdoc and the Gorillaz to launch its IE9 Beta in London tonight (15 September). An exclusively put together video by the team at Zombie Flesh Eaters was shown to a crowd containing none other than Gorillaz co-founders Damon...