Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly

Many attempts at improving the speed of mobile web browsing involve some obvious sacrifices: Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages alter how you view the pages, while proxies introduce the risk of someone intercepting your sensitive data. Researchers hav…

Samsung inexplicably opens up its Android browser

Samsung has announced that the new version of its browser, Samsung Internet, can be used on any relatively new Android phone, which is good news if you're bored of existing mobile browsers that already do the job perfectly well.

The Korean tech gian…

Chrome plays nicely with your MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

If you have one of the more recent MacBook Pro laptops with a Touch Bar, Google Chrome has long played second fiddle. Despite early hints of support, you've had to spend months surfing the old-fashioned way where Safari had the fancy (if sometimes gi…

Mozilla’s new Firefox features improve browsing on iOS and Android

Firefox is adding a few quality-of-life features to its mobile browsers. To celebrate hitting one million downloads in the month since it launched, the minimalistic, privacy-intensive Firefox Focus for Android now lets users download files, supports…

Opera’s new browser comes with WhatsApp and Messenger built in

Thanks to add-ons and extensions, modern browsers are capable of much more than just accessing websites. However, unless you know what you're looking for, finding useful tools isn't necessarily easy. Instead of relying solely on its extension marketp…

Opera’s desktop browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram

 Opera has been working on a complete redesign of its desktop browser for a few months. Codenamed “Reborn”, the browser is now available as a stable release. All Opera users are going to receive the update automatically in the coming days. The most visible new feature is quick access to messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Telegram and Messenger. You can open a popup with your… Read More

Google Chrome will automatically migrate to 64-bit on Windows

If you can use the 64-bit version of Chrome you probably should, for memory management, graphics performance and security reasons, but some people might not be on it yet. As of Chrome version 58, Google says that Windows users with a 64-bit OS and ov…

Microsoft’s new literacy tool teaches language skills in a browser

Microsoft has partnered with the nonprofit organization CHOICE Humanitarian to release a browser-based digital literacy tool, called Accent, for underprivileged populations. It's designed specifically for Microsoft Edge so users can interact with its…