Soluto desktop utility speeds boot time, solves software problems

PC utility Soluto is moving beyond speeding up your boot time and now helps you solve software conflicts and rid your Web browser of unnecessary toolbars, add-ons and plug-ins. The company, also called

Published on: May 26th, 2011 Ian Paul

Mozilla plans to force Firefox 3.5 users to upgrade

Mozilla plans to push 12 million users of the aged Firefox 3.5 to a newer version next month by taking the unprecedented step of automatically upgrading their browser. Firefox 3.5, which debuted in

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Google patches 27 bugs as Chrome moves to version 11

Google today patched 27 vulnerabilities in Chrome as it boosted the "stable" build of the browser to version 11 on Windows, Mac and Linux.The company paid out a record $16,500 in bounties to

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

The basics of Web security

Danger lurks behind every corner on the Web: phishing, fake Web sites, stolen digital identities-it's all right there on the Internet, waiting for unwary users to lower their guard and be taken for

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Marco Tabini

Mozilla Firefox 4 makes quantum leap in browsing speeds

Mozilla Firefox's flashy features often bogged down its performance--until now. Though it's still not quite as fast overall as rivals Safari 5 ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) and Chrome,

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Nathan Alderman

Browser battle: Google Chrome 10 vs Mozilla Firefox 4

It's been a busy week for Web browsers. Chrome 10 was released a few days ago, and today sees the release candidate of Firefox 4. I decided to take a look at the two open source browser platforms

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Vancouver contest prompts Google to patch Chrome browser

Google patched 25 vulnerabilities in Chrome today in one last update before the Pwn2Own hacking contest starts Wednesday in Canada.The company has a lot on the line at Pwn2Own, which runs March 9-11

Published on: March 9th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Trusteer brings secure browsing to mobile

Israeli company Trusteer is taking its Rapport secure browsing technology into mobile security for the first time, announcing a smartphone and tablet protection system for businesses, Secure Web Access. Designed to pair software

Published on: February 11th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Put your Google services on steroids

Like everyone else on the Internet, you likely use one or more of Google's many services, from search to Gmail to Google Calendar to Google Docs. And like plenty of other people, you

Published on: December 15th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Hands-on with Google’s Chrome OS netbook

Curious about Chrome OS? Try this: Shut down every application on your PC except for Google Chrome. Maximize the Chrome window. Voila! You're now looking at an amazing facsimile of Chrome OS. Add

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Edward Albro

App Store for Web browsers coming soon

By Katherine Noyes Along with its audited financial statements indicating a revenue increase of 34 percent last year, Mozilla late last week also published a "State of Mozilla" report providing a glimpse at

Published on: November 30th, 2010 IDG News Service

Top 5 new browser features debuted in 2010

The browser wars have changed. During the last couple of years, the four or five leading browsers have all greatly improved--to the point that the choice often comes down to taste or political

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Fight Firesheep hackers with this free tool

If the news of Firesheep--a simple Firefox extension that allows anyone to hijack social networking or webmail sessions over unprotected WiFi networks--has you worried, a free tool to protect you from Firesheep and

Published on: November 25th, 2010 John P. Mello Jr.

RockMelt browser a mash-up of Google’s Chrome and Facebook

Does the world need yet another browser? It depends. If you're like me, and spend a lot of time on the Web, but not too much time with social networking sites, you don't.

Published on: November 16th, 2010 Bill Snyder