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Mozilla Will Automatically Zap Annoying Notification Prompts

Notification permission prompts are, to put it lightly, annoying as hell. Just because you regularly visit a website, doesn’t mean you want them to bombard you with pop-up notifications. To combat the issue, Mozilla has decided Firefox 72 will automatically block such notifications, shunting them to a small icon in the URL bar. Read More >>

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Add These 9 Simple Browser Bookmarks to Make Your Online Life Easier

Your browser bookmarks might be stacked with articles you’ll never get around to reading, and sites you’ve long forgotten about, but there are ways to use bookmarks more productively – save these 9 handy URLs in your browser, and you’ll be able to get more done and more quickly while you’re online. Read More >>

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Chrome To Start Blocking Mixed Content Pages

Google has announced that it will begin blocking mixed content on https:// pages by default. Read More >>

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How Firefox and Chrome’s New Tech Will Better Protect Your Browsing History

Firefox has announced it’s making encrypted DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) the default way of connecting to sites on the web. And this browser tech is coming soon to Google’s Chrome, too. If you’ve got no idea what any of that means, here’s what you need to know about the technology and the future of your browsing. Read More >>

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Google Gives Chrome Better Tab Management and Deeper Customisation

After rolling out Chrome version 77 earlier this month, Google has returned to update its web browser (on both desktop and Android) with improved tab management, some upgrades to the Chrome address bar, and extra options for enhanced customisation. Read More >>

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You Can Check Out a Beta of the New Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge Right Now

Today, Microsoft is releasing a stable beta of the new Chromium-based version of Edge, its first-party browser intended to rival Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Developer and Canary builds of the browser have been available for months, but we’re told this beta is a more a polished version intended for wider release. Read More >>

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The Nine Best Hacks to Make Your Internet Feel Faster

Your time is precious, and you spend a lot of it inside a web browser – so shaving off seconds and minutes that you don’t need to waste can give you back a chunk of time in your day. These are the best ways to speed up your web browsing no matter what your browser or platform of choice. Read More >>

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Google Chrome Update Will Close ‘Loophole’ That Tipped Sites Off to Your Incognito Mode

In a move that is bound to piss off more than a couple of publishers, Google is readying to fix the “loophole” that allowed sites to see when you’re browsing in Incognito Mode. Read More >>

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Google is Testing a Play/Pause Button for Audio and Video on the Chrome Toolbar

Google is adding a new function to play, pause, or skip through videos or music via the toolbar to its Chrome browser, though it is currently only available via the Canary development browser and remains quite buggy, per the Verge. Read More >>

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Play This Devious Browser Game That Makes Pop-up Windows Infuriating in a Whole New Way

Despite being 43 years old, Breakout still manages to be an addictive game, challenging your reflexes as much as the latest first-person shooters do. A browser-based game called Brickception manages to make the game even harder with a pop-up window that you’ll quickly find immensely annoying—even though it’s not serving up any ads. Read More >>

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A Premium Version of Firefox Is Coming, Mozilla CEO Says – Would You Pay for It?

For more than a decade, we’ve been able to count on one crucial piece of software being available entirely for free: web browsers. But that may soon change. Kind of. In an interview with German publican t3n spotted by the Next Web, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard said a premium Firefox is on its way sometime in fall this year. Read More >>

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Apple is Testing Private Web Ads on Safari So You Feel Less Creeped Out While Shopping

Ads are the bane of the internet. On top of being an eyesore, by now everyone’s had that experience of googling an item, only to find targeted ads for that same product follow you across the web. It’s creepy, and today, Apple announced in a blog post that it’s working on a way to make the ads you see while browsing on Safari truly private. Read More >>

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New Firefox Competes With Chrome on Speed And Privacy

Mozilla launched a new version of Firefox today spotlighting its speed and privacy features as the San Francisco-based open source upstarts continue to compete against Google Chrome’s global browser dominance. Read More >>

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All the New Details About Microsoft’s Rebooted Edge Browser

Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser using the same Chromium foundation blocks that sit underneath Chrome, and thanks to this week’s Build 2019 conference, we now know a lot more about what the revamped browser has to offer. Here are the details you need to know and why you might eventually end up switching to Edge. Read More >>

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Firefox Fixes Borked Extensions for Everyone but Legacy Users

If your Firefox add-ons were borked over the weekend, you’re not alone. Late on Friday, many Firefox users found that many extensions were suddenly useless or impossible to install after Mozilla pushed out an update to version 66.0.4 of its browser. Effectively, it left many users having to figure out their own workarounds to use their ad blockers, password managers, and many other types of extensions. Read More >>