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Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser

Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser

Creating and watching short looping Vine videos has been possible for a while now from the Android and iOS apps, but those who prefer to browse from the comfort of their desktop browser have been left out of the mix. Such ends today, with Vine announcing the launch of Vine on the Web, where one can log in and perform most of the activities that are made available through the mobile apps.

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Firefox for Windows 8 delayed again, arrives March 18

Firefox for Windows 8 delayed again, arrives March 18

A touch-friendly version of Firefox for Windows 8 has been on Mozilla's project list for a while, and though not due to a lack of effort, the anticipated launch date has been extended multiple times, with the latest bump having it slated to launch this month. Unfortunately, yet another delay has taken place, this time setting it to launch with the release of Firefox 28 on March 18.

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Internet Explorer 11 released for Windows 7 PCs

Internet Explorer 11 released for Windows 7 PCs

Microsoft has pushed out Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, expanding availability of the latest version of the browser from just Windows 8/8.1 machines. The release - in 95 languages - will eventually be pushed out automatically, Microsoft says, with the promise of a 30-percent real-world boost in performance versus IE10.

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Firefox 25 update brings Web Audio and more

Firefox 25 update brings Web Audio and more

Mozilla has rolled out Firefox 25, something that brings with it a variety of new happenings, the most touted of which is Web Audio. Mozilla goes into extensive detail about this, as well as a sound demo called Songs of Diridum as a special demo of LOD: Legend of Diridum, an upcoming game. For those who aren't terribly enthused with Web Audio changes, you might be happy to know that Firefox no longer clears browser sessions when reset.

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Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

The Internet Archive this weekend released a new addition to its growing collection of historical media, the Historical Software Collection. The collection lets you run old, outdated, and historically important software right inside the modern browser. This marks the first time a project of this kind has been taken on to such a large extent, and it is free to the public.

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Firefox goes touch-friendly for Windows 8

Firefox goes touch-friendly for Windows 8

Mozilla has recently put out a call for those willing and able to test a preview build of Firefox. This build is designed for Windows 8 tablets and is touch-friendly and sporting what is described as being a tile-based Firefox Start Experience. And in addition, this build of Firefox is offering support for Windows 8 touch and swipe gestures as well as Snapped and Fill views.

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Google app launcher and logo redesigned

Google app launcher and logo redesigned

Google has redesigned its branding and app launcher, with a new square drop-down menu that offers quicker access to all of the company's apps like Google+, Maps, and YouTube. The new "Apps" grid button replaces the "More" drop-down in the old UI, and is joined by a flatter company logo which, Google says, is now "refined" in both its colors and the shapes of the letters themselves.

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Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

Google launches a new Chrome browser for iOS 7

With the launch of Apple's new iOS 7 operating system, Google has announced the launch of a new version of its Chrome browser specifically for users of the new Apple OS. Google says on the Chrome Blog that users will notice the new design for Chrome on iOS 7 including improvements to the full-screen experience for iPad users.

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Minecraft Creator halts ‘0x10c’ progress; launches ‘Shambles’

Minecraft Creator halts ‘0x10c’ progress; launches ‘Shambles’

Markus "Notch" Persson's plans for a space simulator called 0x10c are no more. The Minecraft creator revealed he no longer intends to pursue the space-themed title under his game development studio, Mojang, during a Team Fortress 2 livestream on Reddit, stating there "are no future aspirations for 0x10c."

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Google Chrome touchscreen browser tweaks in finger-friendly trial

Google Chrome touchscreen browser tweaks in finger-friendly trial

Google is testing touchscreen-friendly Chrome navigation features that could make using the browser on Windows 8 tablets, touch-notebooks, and Chrome OS devices like Pixel more finger friendly. The new tweaks, spotted in the latest "bleeding edge" Canary build of Chrome, include the ability to swipe through the browser history by dragging a finger left or right across the screen.

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FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

FBI-themed ransomware now affecting OS X users

Everyone has had to deal with malware of some sort at one point or another, with some being unlucky enough to come across the FBI-themed "ransomware" variety that presents itself as being a government threat of criminal charges should one refuse to pay a fine. This kind of malware has typically been the domain of Windows users, but has made its way to OS X.

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Opera browser exits beta with Chromium heart

Opera browser exits beta with Chromium heart

Opera for Windows and Mac has exited beta, with the final version of the Chromium-based browser released. Previewed as Opera Next back in May, the new software was built from scratch, Opera says, on top of Google's Chromium engine, and includes a new Speed Dial page for faster access to favorite sites, and the Discover page for filtering through new content.

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