For a long time, Google and other web-minded businesses like Mozilla have been pushing HTTPS as a way to address the shortcomings and security flaws inherent in HTTP. And if Google’s reports are any indication, it seems to be working based on data claiming that over 82 percent of Chrome pages in the US are loaded over…
Because all good things must come to an end, Mozilla has decided to follow through with its plan to insert ads into your sacred New Tab page, and it will be using Pocket—acquired in 2017—to do it. Luckily, Firefox users can take control of the situation with just a bit of effort.
It’s time for a look at the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10. There are some small but welcome improvements, like the addition of HEIF (high efficiency file format) that lets you more easily save and view photos and videos from across the web, along with a safer removal process for people using external…
HTTPS, or the secure version of the ubiquitous Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, can’t solve every problem when it comes to online security. As far as preventative measures go, however, it’s relatively cheap to implement and serves as a strong baseline before tackling other, more difficult issues.
Flash is an lingering remnant of an older internet that’s basically been on life support for years now. It’s buggy, insecure, sucks the soul out of your battery, and honestly you should’ve disabled Flash by now anyway. But Firefox will soon be pulling the plug for you.
There are plenty of extensions out there for customizing Chrome’s New Tab page and Infinity is one of the latest ones to catch our attention. It creates a simple row of icons for speedy access to your favorite apps and sites, and you get convenient links to search and weather reports thrown into the mix, too. Here’s…
Somewhere deep in the cobweb-filled recesses of your brain, you might remember a time when checking your email meant booting up Internet Explorer. But as this infographic shows, it wasn’t long ago that the world was filled with Internet Explorers. Then, a couple years back, nearly every country switched to Chrome.
Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow, and constantly crashing on me. I've finally reached the breaking point.
Firefox 35 is out with improvements large and small. If you've never tried out Mozilla's alternative web browser, or you're tempted to come back to it after a break, here are 10 software tips that will make your experience with Firefox all the more productive and rewarding. You can download the latest version of the…
We've all got some nostalgia for computing days gone by, and you have to admit there's a little corner of your heart that lights up at the thought of Windows 95, right? Right?! Well Microsoft wants you to dig in and find it by taking a trip down memory lane with its new, re-invented web-version of Hover, a Win95…
For as crazily sci-fi as Google Glass is, it's been missing a big feature until just now: a web browser. Thanks to this month's big update to the specs, you can finally dispense with one-use apps and surf the whole web like a real person. Kinda.
You're never really alone on the Internet. Chances are if you're on a webpage, someone else is there too; you just don't see them. It doesn't have to be that way though. "We See in Every Direction" is a web browser you can share with dozens of other Internet denizens all at once. It is the best and the worst.
Google is doing something interesting at Best Buy stores that seems positively ass backwards: they're giving away copies of their Chrome browser on CD. What is this?! 1998?! But when you think about it, it makes sense; they're trying to get less tech savvy users—like our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles—to…
Because Apple won't allow any browser technology besides Webkit on iOS, Mozilla can't bring Firefox to Apple's mobile devices. But instead of ignoring the platform completely, they're working on Junior: a Webkit-based browser that eschews tabs and the standard URL bar in favor of a new UI.
We need to talk about my addiction to opening browser tabs. And leaving them open. Because maybe it's your addiction, too.
Web browser improvements seem to pop out at a pace barely detectable to the human eye, so periodically Tom's Hardware will go through every desktop browser on Windows and OS X with a fine-toothed comb and tell you which one comes out on top. This time around, they like Firefox and Safari.
Remember when you downloaded Firefox circa 2004 because Internet Explorer was inundating Windows XP with viruses? Those days have long since passed, and according to a Google-funded study carried out by Accuvant, Firefox is now among the least secure web browsers. Naturally, Chrome is the best.
Like Amazon, Opera wants to build a more efficient web browser for Android than what is offered by Google. According to Cnet, they're calling it Opera with Turbo. Inelegant as the name may sound, the idea behind it is anything but.
The WSJ says that Hulu and MSN, among others, have been found using supercookies to monitor the info of those who visit their sites. Extremely difficult to detect and erase, supercookies can provide significantly more information than standard cookies.
Wall Street Journal has amassed a sizeable infographic containing all the ways top websites track your data. While nearly all websites send your data to third-party trackers, some are worse than others. Luckily the main offenders are websites that suck.