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For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

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In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large part of this user base seems to be made up of corporate users. According to Stuart Strathdee, Chief Security...
For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests

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Remember RockMelt The "social web browser"? The name doesn't come up often, especially when we talk about conventional browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Well, rest assured, the startup is still alive and kicking: after releasing an iPhone app earlier this year, it's introducing an iPad version as...
RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests

Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates

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Google's recent upgrade of Chrome has sparked a new round of bogus updates of the Web browser from cybercriminals hoping to steal online banking credentials and perform other mayhem. Google released its upgrade Thursday, providing users with higher performing software and patching two-dozen security vulnerabilities. Because Google usually refreshes...
Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates

Microsoft investigating possible IE mouse-tracking flaw

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All versions of the Web browser are vulnerable to flaw that allows attackers track cursor movements on the screen, a security researcher warns. [Read more]...
Microsoft investigating possible IE mouse-tracking flaw

Tracking the trackers: Introduction to cookies and web tracking

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What exactly are web cookies and what do they do? This guide gives you an introduction to help you understand more about our Tracking the Trackers project.What are cookies?Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your browser as you surf the web. Their purpose is to carry...
Tracking the trackers: Introduction to cookies and web tracking

13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software

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When Tim Berners-Lee invented the first Web browser in 1990, it was just an application made to read HTML pages passively. Fast-forward to today, and the modern Web browser has become a powerful platform in itself--almost a miniature operating system, capable of running complex JavaScript code and interacting with Flash...
13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software

Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

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Nokia refreshed its web browser for the Asha line with the outing of the 308 and 309 last week and now it's spreading the love to Lumia. Announced today via the company's Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpress leverages the cloud to compress internet data up to 85 percent, help...
Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera now shipping for $149

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We've had the opportunity to spend time with an early version of the Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera prior to its CES unveiling, and now the company is finally ready to get the product out to the masses. Starting today, the bantam security camera is shipping from the outfit's...
Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera now shipping for $149

ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

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Comcast has confirmed that it will prevent repeat file sharers from browsing the Web until they call the company to resolve the matter. The move is part of a Copyright Alert System that was recently rolled out by several major Internet service providers. The system has earned the nickname...
ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac

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Glyphs Mini, the little brother of the full-fledged Glyphs App, is one of the most affordable ways to do some serious type design on the Mac. Traditionally, the only real route to success in type design was through Fontlab Studio ($674) or Fontographer ($409). Fontlab, which holds an almost Adobe-like monopoly on font design, also offers TypeTool ($100),...
Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac

500px iOS app back in App Store with mature rating and easier photo reporting after nudity issues

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The 500px app for iOS has returned to the App Store after being removed by Apple for nude content, reports Techcrunch. The app has been saddled with a ‘Mature’ 17+ rating and a button that allows for easy reporting of questionable content. The app had been removed by Apple after...
500px iOS app back in App Store with mature rating and easier photo reporting after nudity issues

Review: Get software directly from the vendor with a single click with DDownloads

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Setting up a new PC can be a daunting task. Getting it out of the box and plugged in is the easy part. The challenge comes from tracking down all those little patches, utilities, and other minor software that you accumulated through the years on your old PC. Free...
Review: Get software directly from the vendor with a single click with DDownloads

Bitcoin Is A Step Closer To Becoming A Part Of Your Web Browser

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A funny thing just happened: virtual currency bitcoin has now passed the first round of approval required to become a standard for the web, alongside other familiar "schemes" which allow elements on a webpage to, for example, open your email application when you click on an email address on a...
Bitcoin Is A Step Closer To Becoming A Part Of Your Web Browser
More leaked BlackBerry Z10 pictures emerge along with new details
Mozilla developer says 'rapid releases killed Firefox's reputation'

Firefox 10 is the first “extended support” web browser from Mozilla

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Since Mozilla switched to a "rapid release" schedule for the popular Firefox web browser, we've gotten a new version of Firefox every 6 weeks like clockwork. These often aren't huge, game-changing releases, but there are bug fixes and new features in every browser update. This week Mozilla is pushing out...
Firefox 10 is the first “extended support” web browser from Mozilla

Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai Confirms Chrome Is (Mostly) Beating IE

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Remember this report about Google Chrome passing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in browser market share? Well, at today’s D10 conference, Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai basically confirmed this is true, saying that Chrome is “#1 in most countries and even says that Chrome’s market share is over 50% in some regions. One-third...
Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai Confirms Chrome Is (Mostly) Beating IE

NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

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Another prototype from DoCoMo aimed at Nihon's commuters, the i beam concept tablet forgoes any touch at all, allowing the user (once they're at the specified 'sweet spot') to navigate around apps and screens using your eyes. Two sensors along the bottom edge of the tablet track both of...
NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)

Phonedeck Lets You Control Your Android Phone from Your Computer

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One of the benefits of using Android is the options and flexibility you get. Like Phonedeck, an app that essentially lets you control your phone from a web browser. That's right, you can send texts, make calls and reject calls on your phone all through your computer. More »...
Phonedeck Lets You Control Your Android Phone from Your Computer

Videogames Reach for the Cloud

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For decades, consumers have played videogames in arcades, on personal computers or specialized consoles hooked to televisions. Sony Corp. is placing a bet on a different approach — technology that streams games to Internet-connected devices. Last week, the Japanese electronics maker announced a $380 million deal to acquire Gaikai Inc.,...
Videogames Reach for the Cloud
Here Are Leaked Photos Of The Next BlackBerry Phone For Verizon And AT&T (RIMM, VZ, T)

Chrome passes Internet Explorer to become world’s most popular browser

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Google’s Chrome Web browser has continued to gain market share since its introduction in 2008. Despite surpassing Internet Explorer in select regions and on weekends, Google’s browser has never been able to dethrone Microsoft in global usage share. According to new numbers from StatCounter, however, Google’s browser has finally...
Chrome passes Internet Explorer to become world’s most popular browser

Safari 5.1.5 fixes 32-bit usability bug

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Just two weeks after releasing Safari 5.1.4, Apple on Monday launched version 5.1.5 which addresses a minor bug faced by users running the web browser in 32-bit mode....
Safari 5.1.5 fixes 32-bit usability bug

Found: The email thread in which Marc Andreessen proposed the 'IMG' HTML tag

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Hacker News has resurfaced an email thread from 1993 where Marc Andreessen proposed the introduction of the “IMG” tag for HTML. Andreessen himself looks to have jumped into the post’s comments to provide some background on the dialogue. I can’t say that I’m posting much of anything new here since this source...
Found: The email thread in which Marc Andreessen proposed the 'IMG' HTML tag

College Students Rejoice! Amazon Now Rents Textbooks, Too (AMZN)

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Everything about college is expensive but when it comes to textbooks the costs are astronomical. Amazon has joined a growing list of online book sellers doing something about it. Amazon will now rent the textbooks and save students up to 70% over the cost of buying them. To rent, students...
College Students Rejoice! Amazon Now Rents Textbooks, Too (AMZN)

Baidu launches mobile web browser, wants a bigger slice of China's mobile Internet

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Being the biggest search engine in China just isn't enough for Baidu, which has revealed its new mobile internet browser. The Internet company already dominates desktop-based internet search but has to spar with the likes of UCWeb and Tencent for attention on smartphone platforms. Baidu says its new browser...
Baidu launches mobile web browser, wants a bigger slice of China's mobile Internet

Google Maps Street View Coming To iPhones And iPads Tomorrow (GOOG, AAPL)

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Google will announce Thursday that the popular Street View feature in Google Maps will arrive on iPhones and iPads via the mobile web version of the service. The news comes from AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg in his review of the Google Maps app for Android. Even though Apple removed Google Maps...
Google Maps Street View Coming To iPhones And iPads Tomorrow (GOOG, AAPL)

Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable

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How many mobile acquisitions and team hires can Facebook do in one month? Too many to count, apparently. There was mobile commerce startup Karma, then they hired the team from Android developer shop Lightbox. Now the developers from Pieceable, which created an easy way for publishers to build their apps...
Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable
Speed up your friending with Facebook’s new ‘Find Friends Nearby’ feature

Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?

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It's been two years since Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS appeared on store shelves. So far, Google's plan--to turn your Web browser into an operating system and websites into desktop-app replacements--does not appear to be catching on But what if instead of accessing just websites, Chromebooks connected to a...
Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?
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