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Google Chrome extends support for Windows Vista

Google Chrome extends support for Windows Vista

Just when you thought we were getting close to the end of software support for the most notorious version of Windows, it's dashed! Google has announced "the end of software support" for Windows Vista and Windows XP. That'd be super great, except for the fact that they'd already announced the end of software support for those operating systems before. Before, Google suggested that they'd be ending Chrome web browser support for Windows XP and Windows Vista this December. Now they've done (another) extension.

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Microsoft Edge browser extensions won’t be coming until 2016

Microsoft Edge browser extensions won’t be coming until 2016

Just when you thought the browser wars have mostly settled down peacefully into camps, Microsoft may yet have a contender to reignite those flames. Of course it's not the well-aged, even expired, Internet Explorer but the shiny new Microsoft Edge. While already praised for its speed, performance, and clean interface, the browser lacks one feature that could help change the tide of battle in its favor. Microsoft did promise browser extensions would be coming soon, but now it is saying that "soon" really means some time next year.

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Chrome split-screen browsing launches for iPad

Chrome split-screen browsing launches for iPad

Google's own mobile Chrome web browser has launched split-screen browsing for Apple's iPad running iOS 9. This latest update, pushed out in the App Store today, takes advantage of one of the most eagerly-anticipated features of the latest iOS version, allowing you to have Chrome open on one side of the iPad screen while another app occupies the other half.

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Chrome stops listening as “OK Google” trigger removed

Chrome stops listening as “OK Google” trigger removed

Cry out "OK Google!" as much as you like: your Chrome browser on the desktop is no longer listening. Google has released a new version of its web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and in addition to a number of security fixes and other tweaks, the big difference is a deleted feature rather than an added one.

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Like it or not, Firefox Suggested Tiles have arrived

Like it or not, Firefox Suggested Tiles have arrived

Mozilla may be a non-profit organization, but that doesn't of course mean it's not interested in raising some cash on the sides. Even if the court of public opinion says otherwise. Months after it launched its contentious Directory Tiles, it has rather silently started pushing its perhaps even more criticized Suggested Tiles feature to the Firefox browser. Unlike the previous Directory Tiles, this one is clearly, and formally, more advertisement centric. But don't worry, as Mozilla claims it hasn't made a profit from it. Yet.

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AirConsole turns browsers into a local multiplayer console

AirConsole turns browsers into a local multiplayer console

We've seen how the likes of Chromecast can turn TV screens into gaming screens, but what if you don't even have that? What if all you had was a big desktop or tablet monitor and a smartphone? What if you wanted to enjoy good old competitive gameplay with your friends in the same room? Luckily, someone has thought of a solution to that. Meet AirConsole, the virtual web-based gaming console that turns any browser into a local multiplayer gaming experience and your smartphone into controllers.

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Starcraft playable on a browser? Make it so!

Starcraft playable on a browser? Make it so!

Despite the immense popularity of the Warcraft franchise, which has bled into MMO, MOBA,and now CCG, Starcraft still remains one of the most iconic RTS games in history. So being able to play the game on almost any device is always welcome news. And with this latest port of the game, you could potentially really play it anywhere. GitHub user Ryuta "gloomyson" uploaded a version of the original Starcraft that can be run and of course be played inside browsers. All thanks to the magic of HTML5 and Javascript.

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Google Chrome promised to be faster, less resource hungry

Google Chrome promised to be faster, less resource hungry

Google's Chrome browser is a great many things but one thing it is not, depending on you ask, is lightweight. Of course, those claims have sparked many a browser war. But whether you adhere to the church of Firefox or the religion of Chrome (or maybe even the new cult of Edge), there will always be room for improvement. In version 45 of Google Chrome, those improvements are promises in droves. Or really in three main ways that would actually matter the most to users.

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EFF developing stronger ‘Do Not Track’ standards for web browsers

EFF developing stronger ‘Do Not Track’ standards for web browsers

While a "Do Not Track" setting has become standard in most browsers today, including Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, it's commonly known that internet advertisers still have ways of tracking users. Advertisers profit from tracking the browsing history of users, and whether users have turned the Do Not Track setting on or not, many will ignore it altogether in their quest for data. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced it's building a stronger standard for the setting, aimed to protecting user privacy.

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CyanogenMod reveals Gello, an open-source browser for Android

CyanogenMod reveals Gello, an open-source browser for Android

CyanogenMod, the developers of the popular Android ROM of the same name, have just revealed they are working on an open-source browser called Gello, packed with options for customization. The browser is based on Google's Chromium, and is currently in development for Android. CyanogenMod has released a handful of images to tease us with, along with a 5-minute demonstration video.

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Google has big plans to tame Chrome on Macs

Google has big plans to tame Chrome on Macs

Google is hard at work giving Chrome a Mac makeover, finally waking up to complaints that the browser is a resource hog in OS X. While Chrome may be capable, especially when outfitted with one or more plugins from the well-stocked Extensions store, it's also become notorious for hammering battery life on Mac notebooks, and generally consuming more than its fair share of system resources.

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Firefox for iOS begins accepting beta testers

Firefox for iOS begins accepting beta testers

Firefox may have given up its title of "most popular desktop browser" some time ago to Chrome, but hasn't stopped Mozilla from working on the long-awaited iOS app. And it's likely there's plenty of Firefox users who've been looking forward to said app for some time. Their wait may soon come to an end, as Mozilla now seems to be looking for testers to take part in a limited beta.

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