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Windows 10 usage rises slightly, Edge still floundering

Last month, for a change, Win7 usage share went down in concert with the Win10 uptick

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Google open-sources Chrome browser for iOS

Complications involving the required tie-in to Apple’s WebKit engine had prevented the move in the past

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10 frustrating Google Chrome irritations and how to fix them

Stop accidental tab closures, update extensions, enable guest browsing, and more

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Cisco scrambling to fix a remote code execution problem in WebEx

There’s no workaround and no final patch for a critical bug that can open up users’ computers to remote code execution attacks

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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE's fading role in the enterprise

Starting in February, IE security updates will again be separate, letting business that abandoned the browser receive smaller downloads

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Windows 10 Build 15007 boosts Edge browser

The preview release of Build 15007 also features UWP and Bluetooth improvements, and it fixes several bugs

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Microsoft’s browsers may have hit rock bottom

Meanwhile, the Firefox come-back continues

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Chrome bug triggered errors on websites using Symantec SSL certificates

The bug affected Chrome on all platforms, as well as the WebView component on Android

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Flash is down but not out in the latest version of Chrome

Don't believe reports that Chrome 55, released over the weekend, 'kills' Flash. But it is a significant step in the ongoing battle against Flash

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Windows 10 sees slight uptick in use, but IE and Edge continue to decline

November wasn’t kind to Microsoft’s browsers, but Win10 is showing some signs of life

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Web developers get their own browser

Blisk draws on Google's Chromium with tools for developing, debugging, and testing websites

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8 projects that give WebAssembly a lift

Waiting for WebAssembly to hit the big time in your browser? These related projects are worth checking out ahead of the rush

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Google punishes web backsliders in Chrome

Browser will warn users of bad sites for at least 30 days to deal with repeat offenders

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Google to untrust WoSign and StartCom certificates

Google Chrome will stop trusting digital certificates issued after Oct. 21 by the WoSign and StartCom certificate authorities

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Mozilla plans to rejuvenate Firefox in 2017

Will replace parts of Gecko browser engine, offload chores to multiple CPU cores and the device's GPU

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4 big changes coming soon to Firefox

Web developers and lay users alike will benefit from these four key initiatives underway with Mozilla's Servo project

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7 chronic browser bugs plaguing the web

From video glitches to memory leaks, today’s browser bugs are harder to pin down, even as they slow the web to a crawl

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Firefox to follow Chrome’s lead on Flash, PDFs

The company is working with Google Chromium projects for PDF and Flash capabilities in order to modernize its Firefox browser

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