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Chrome gets 64-bit Canary and Dev Channels for Windows

Chrome gets 64-bit Canary and Dev Channels for Windows

Today, Google is announcing a 64-bit Chrome option for those using Windows. If you’re on Windows 7 or 8, and want to test out Google’s snappy new browser, it’s now available for you. The hot new browser comes in the Developer or Canary form, and is ready for download now.

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Chrome now blocking extensions not on Web Store

Chrome now blocking extensions not on Web Store

Chrome is now starting to block extensions downloaded from outside its Web Store. Google argues the move is meant to block nefarious activity, as most problems occur with extensions downloaded from other sources. To that end, there is currently no way to allow any extensions to be downloaded from outside sources.

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Any.Do goes anywhere with new web app

Any.Do goes anywhere with new web app

Any.Do, who already provide a great cross-platform to-do list, are broadening their horizons. With their new web app, Any.Do is giving you the freedom to set goals and schedule tasks anywhere you like. Rather than having to download an app to your smartphone, you can just bookmark their service and access it from any where, any time.

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Opera Coast for iPhone makes snackable web mobile

Opera Coast for iPhone makes snackable web mobile

Opera has released Opera Coast for iPhone, the smartphone version of its iPad browser that aims to reshape the web for touch and gesture navigation. Reworking the interface and controls so that they're within the reach of a thumb when the iPhone is held one-handed, and updating search and content suggestion, Coast for iPhone also synchronizes with its iPad cousin for favorites and shortcut tiles.

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Firefox for Windows 8 Metro dropped over low interest

Firefox for Windows 8 Metro dropped over low interest

In what is perhaps the most anti-climactic ending possible to Mozilla's long and oft-delayed process of bringing Firefox to Window 8, the company has put the kibosh on the entire project, citing reasons of little user interest and freeing up resources for other more fruitful projects.

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Unreal Engine 4 running on Firefox browser shown on video

Unreal Engine 4 running on Firefox browser shown on video

Unreal Engine 4 is a game engine that has been around since 2012 and makes video games look really good. This week, Epic Games and Mozilla are showing off Unreal Engine 4 running on the Firefox web browser. The video below shows the game engine running its Soul and Swing Ninja demos inside the web browser.

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Chrome scores hands-free voice search

Chrome scores hands-free voice search

If you've become fond of the convenience that comes with going hands-free (and you're a Chrome browser user), Google's latest announcement is right up your alley: hands-free voice search in Chrome. It is a simple yet notable update that has the potential to make users' daily activities far more efficient.

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Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla Foundation chair tackles thorny issue of ads in Firefox

Mozilla just recently made an announcement that made everybody's heads spin. Firefox was going to have ads. Naturally, as with anything related to unwanted advertisements, users were in an uproar. Now the Mozilla Foundation is clarifying its position and the situation isn't really as dire as some may paint it.

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Chrome browser Beta 33 background JavaScript compilation increases performance

Chrome browser Beta 33 background JavaScript compilation increases performance

When it comes to optimizing web browsers, most of the firms behind popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome are always out to optimize the browsers for the best possible performance. Google has announced a tweak to the Chrome browser this week that will make web apps run faster on the browser than they did before.

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Mozilla Firefox to show sponsored websites in New Tab boxes

Mozilla Firefox to show sponsored websites in New Tab boxes

Mozilla has revealed an upcoming change to Firefox that may not sit well with all its users: advertisements. Specifically, according to details given at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's recent meeting, the company plans to point newly-installed browsers to websites and generate some revenue all the while using New Tab ads.

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Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

Firefox for Windows 8 Beta now available for download

A touch-friendly variety of Firefox browser for Windows 8 has been promised and in the works for quite a while now, suffering repeated setbacks and delayed launches. Finally, that time has come: tonight the company announced the beta version is ready for testing and up on the company's website for download.

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Chrome adds reset prompt in Windows to combat hijacking

Chrome adds reset prompt in Windows to combat hijacking

Browser hijacking is an annoying sort of malicious activity that often spawns from downloading toolbars or freeware of some sort, the end result being a messed up browser and trouble regaining control. Late last year, Chrome scored a "Reset browser settings" button, something Google has decided to take up a notch for Windows users.

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