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  • Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaults

    Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organization's blog, arguing that Windows 10's default browser settings are a "dramatic step backwards" for respecting user choice.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank31 July 15 08:33
  • Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

    Developers who build extensions for Safari will have to choose between paying Apple and having their browser add-ons pulled from the company's extension gallery later this year, thanks to policy changes the company announced Monday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank10 June 15 08:17
  • Microsoft's update IE mandate pushes people to Chrome

    Rather than follow Microsoft's mandate to update older editions of Internet Explorer (IE) by January, a significant chunk of IE's users switched to Google's Chrome browser instead, data released Monday showed.

    Written by Gregg Keizer03 June 15 18:57
  • Google tightens restrictions on Chrome extensions

    Google will require most extensions for its Chrome browser to be installed from its Web Store, a move intended to stop users from inadvertently installing malicious ones.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk14 May 15 11:28
  • Google puts integration at the centre of Chrome for Work

    Google made its case Wednesday for Chrome use in the enterprise, and a big part of its pitch is that companies can integrate products they're already using with its Chrome devices and software.

    Written by Katherine Noyes23 April 15 09:20
  • Windows 10 Spartan browser will get extensions

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer development team has confirmed there will be a browser extension system for Project Spartan, meaning developers will be able to extend its functionality with software that can be built directly into the browser.

    Written by Scott M. Fulton III28 Jan. 15 11:59
  • Spartan and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

    The existing version of Internet Explorer will ship in Windows 10 alongside Microsoft's new Spartan browser, the company revealed Thursday. This is instead of a new version of IE, which was being referred to as IE12 by Microsoft officials as late as Wednesday.

    Written by Scott M. Fulton, III23 Jan. 15 12:36
  • The two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

    Whether we saw Internet Explorer 12 or a curious new alternative browser from Microsoft remains unknown, even after the conclusion of Wednesday's Windows 10 preview event in Redmond, Washington.

    Written by Scott M. Fulton, III22 Jan. 15 22:10
  • Users get more control over data in latest Firefox beta

    Mozilla is adding new capabilities in the beta version of Firefox 36 to give users and website owners more control over what data, if any, is sent to other websites during browsing.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk22 Jan. 15 11:00
  • Latest Firefox tries to one-up Skype with WebRTC calling features

    With this week's rollout of Firefox 35, Mozilla is taking a bold step toward reclaiming the relevance that Firefox once commanded. Key to that effort is the organization's move to take a standard technology called WebRTC and add it to Firefox to let users make voice and video calls from their browser.

    Written by Scott M. Fulton, III16 Jan. 15 07:26
  • Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

    Microsoft has retired the browser choice screen it agreed to show new Windows users in the European Union as part of an antitrust settlement.

    Written by Loek Essers18 Dec. 14 23:29