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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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Google Chrome now lets you Cube Slam your friend’s face

Google Chrome now lets you Cube Slam your friend’s face

Google has announced the latest in its Chrome Experiments, an in-browser game called Cube Slam that lets you slam a small cube into your friend's face (or a bear's face, if you're so inclined). While this isn't the first game of this nature we've seen, this is arguably one of the most enjoyable, bringing a bit of air-hockey like game play to Chrome.

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iOS 7 Safari gets slick new tabs, smart search box, more

iOS 7 Safari gets slick new tabs, smart search box, more

A new version of iOS means a new Safari browser, and iOS 7 updates the mobile internet browser with a brand new interface and new features. The iOS 7 Safari is supposedly faster than any version of the app before, and also makes finding information from different sites and services more straightforward. There's a unified address and search bar, just as on Safari on the desktop, with auto-suggestions from Google.

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Internet Explorer 10 claimed to be “most energy efficient” web browser

Internet Explorer 10 claimed to be “most energy efficient” web browser

Microsoft loves talking about its Internet Explorer 10 web browser, but who can blame them? This time around, however, the company was proud to proclaim that the new browser is the most energy efficient browser out of the bunch, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Fraunhofer USA.

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Chrome experiment Roll It brings Skee Ball to the browser

Chrome experiment Roll It brings Skee Ball to the browser

Most everyone we know will play a browser-based game from time to time. While there are plenty to choose from, there are some from Google that are a bit more unique. These, while games, are actually experiments. To be specific, Google launches these games as Chrome Experiments. We got a look at one called World Wide Maze a few months back and Google was showing one called Racer during I/O.

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Opera Next browser released with Chromium engine under the hood

Opera Next browser released with Chromium engine under the hood

Opera has launched a new version of its desktop browser, Opera Next, complete with the Chromium engine from Google's portfolio. "Made from scratch" according to Opera, the new version features a redesigned Speed Dial interface with support for folders; shortcuts can be dragged and dropped on top of each other to instantly create a folder, and there's a combined search box which merges in bookmarks too.

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