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Chrome is now the second most popular browser in Britain

Chrome is now the second most popular browser in Britain

Google is doing well with its Chrome browser in Britain. The browser has apparently racked up a bunch of users in Britain. The browser grabbed up about 22% of all web surfers in the UK and was able to squeeze by Firefox to grab the number two spot in browsers in the UK. As in many areas, Internet Explorer is still the most popular browser in Britain, but IE is losing ground to other browsers like Chrome.

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Google Alexander Calder doodle demos HTML5 Canvas

Google Alexander Calder doodle demos HTML5 Canvas

Google's homepage doodles have evolved from mere images to interactive games, toys and gadgets that take advantage of the latest in browser technology, and today's is no different. Marking the 113th birthday of artist Alexander Calder, best known for his carefully balanced "objects" mobiles, the doodle uses complex physics simulations to react to being moved around with your mouse or, if you're viewing it on a device with accelerometers, your physical movement.

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iriver Story HD browser hack discovered

iriver Story HD browser hack discovered

iriver's Story HD ereader - which we reviewed this past weekend - may be shouting most about its Google eBookstore access, but that integration also has a useful side-effect if you want to get online in a pinch. Turns out, the eBookstore isn't baked in as an app, but accessed via a special website; The Digital Reader discovered that, after a little link-jumping, you can access a full Google search and the rest of the internet too.

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Gmail and Calendar refreshed with Google+ matching themes

Gmail and Calendar refreshed with Google+ matching themes

It isn't just Google+ which is new from the search giant this week. The company has also kicked off a significant refresh of its Gmail and Google Calendar services, with the interfaces of both getting stripped down. According to Google, "adding countless features to Gmail has made it an increasingly powerful communication hub, but along the way the interface has also become more cluttered and complex."

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Google adds WebRTC to Chrome as Skype threat rises

Google adds WebRTC to Chrome as Skype threat rises

Google is baking WebRTC browser-based voice and video call support into its Chrome browser, adding fuel to rumors that the company is looking to take on Skype and other VoIP services with an install-free alternative. WebRTC, as we reported earlier this month, is an open-source project intended to put voice and video chat into the browser in a way that can be easily implemented by third-party developers; Google has already begun the process of switching Google Talk from from iSAC to the new standard.

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Firefox 5 First Rapid-Release Version Out Now

Firefox 5 First Rapid-Release Version Out Now

Mozilla has just released Firefox 5 today after only a few short months since the previous version launched. The predecessor was deemed as the last major release version before Mozilla embarks on a Google Chrome model that will bring shorter faster release cycles. Rather than having new features sit waiting for a major release, now smaller bundles of new features will be pushed out as they become ready, making for new releases as quick as every six weeks.

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Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

The Mac OS X Lion developer beta released last week has turned up what appears to be a new "honeypot" element of Find My Mac, promising basic access to a browser while, in the background, a lost or stolen MacBook can check in its location online. Spotted by MacRumors, the new "Restart to Safari" feature on the lock screen allows users without the password to access the browser only, rather than any files or local apps.

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Google Apps To Stop Supporting Old Browsers

Google Apps To Stop Supporting Old Browsers

If you regularly use Google Docs, Google Calendar, or Gmail then you had better keep your browsers up to date. Google today announced that its Google Apps will no longer support older browsers starting August 1. A big reason for this is Google Apps' need for HTML 5 support.

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