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Microsoft dumps low-end browser dev duties

Microsoft dumps low-end browser dev duties

Microsoft is washing its hands of developing the browser for affordable ex-Nokia phones, cutting a deal with Opera that will make Opera Mini the default route for web access. New Series 30+, Series 40, and Asha handsets will all come with Opera Mini preinstalled, while existing users will be prodded to ditch the existing Xpress browser and switch over if they want the most up-to-date software.

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Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Chrome browser may soon be much more like Chrome OS

Account switching in the Chrome browser can be a bit of a pain. Log off, log in, or find your way through the settings muck. However you do it, it’s not easy for households with multiple users. A new feature in Chrome Canary, a deep precursor to the Chrome browser you might be using, suggests Google is going to put account management front and center.

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Extension made by 16 year old tracks political contributions

Extension made by 16 year old tracks political contributions

Have you ever wondered why a politician may be saying something? The term “follow the money” is sometimes useful advice, and if that’s your train of thought — you should check out this browser extension. Greenhouse gives you the campaign contributions of any politician just by hovering over their name.

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Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

Why Chrome browser on Windows eats batteries like crazy

If you're a dedicated Chrome user and have noticed your Windows laptop plunging into an earlier death than normal, then you may very well blame a "feature" that was introduced way back in 2010. Though that feature made sense in a day and age when browser plugins, Java applets, and Flash dominated the Web, Chrome's high-performance system tweaking has now become a liability that Google doesn't seem to be keen on addressing quickly.

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Chrome for Mobile revamped: Multi-tasker integration, more

Chrome for Mobile revamped: Multi-tasker integration, more

Chrome for Mobile is getting a refresh, with Google announcing that there are now over 300 million active users this year, a tenfold increase. The reworked app uses Google's new Material Design language, but with a speed increase too. Meanwhile, there's also integration with the new multi-tasker UI.

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Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Have you even been on a tablet or smartphone, following links to websites when you came across one that looked terrible? Moreover, was it just not very responsive on your mobile device as it was the desktop? Google knows that frustration, and has released the Web Starter Kit for Developers.

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OneNote Clipper for Chrome eases Surface Pro 3 snipping

OneNote Clipper for Chrome eases Surface Pro 3 snipping

The useful OneNote Clipper, allowing snippets of webpages to be quickly added from the browser to a OneNote note, has spawned a Chrome extension, Microsoft has announced. The tool - particularly handy if you're using a Surface Pro 3 - aims to streamline the scrapbooking process. Meanwhile, Microsoft is also hoping to sweep a few ex-Springpad users into its app, with a OneNote import tool.

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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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