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How To Stop Videos From Auto-Playing In Your Browser

Whether it’s a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today’s web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren’t expecting. Here’s how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.

Google Chrome Just Got A Lot Faster

After months — if not years — of bellyaching over slow speeds and shaky stability, Google finally announced an array of improvements to Chrome that could improve the lives of millions. The company says the browser will now offer users “a faster and more efficient web“. Well, Google certainly couldn’t make it slower or less efficient.

Write And Draw On Web Pages With Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 brings with it a brand new browser called Microsoft Edge (though Internet Explorer is still hanging around like an awkward kid in the background). Here’s how to get started with one of its most interesting features — annotating websites.

Manage Chrome Tabs As A Single App In Android Lollipop

One of the new features in Lollipop treats each Chrome browser tab as a separate app on the Overview screen — the idea is you can flick between (or close) tabs as easily as apps. If you don’t like that behaviour and want to leave the tab management to the browser itself, here’s how to revert back to the old way of working.

Apple's Great New Developer Program Screws Over Safari Devs

During the last few days of the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced major changes to its developer programs. Gone are the different programs — and different fees — that developers for iOS, OS X, and watchOS previously had to pay. And that’s great! Except, one of the most under-appreciated dev communities got a lil’ bit screwed over.

Microsoft's New Spartan Browser In 5 GIFs

Internet Explorer is dead, and Microsoft’s new Spartan browser is going to fill its empty shoes. We’ve heard the details before, but now the new browser is out in the wild. Any early version just showed up in the latest Windows 10 preview build. Here it is in action.

Are You Addicted To Tabs, Or Do You Love A Clean Browser Screen?

I used to assume everyone browsed Just Like Me, until a friend recoiled in horror from the sight of my stuffed browser. Apparently not everyone works or plays online with roughly 20,000 tabs open. How do you do it?

Vivaldi Is A Slick New Browser For Internet Addicts

Ars TechnicaIn the beginning, there was Netscape. Then came Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and the love-it-or-hate-it Chrome. Now, there’s a new competitor in the war to capture your online attention, a stripped-back browser built from the ashes of Opera and designed for power users.

The Best Of Cloud-To-Butt, The Only Extension You'll Ever Truly Need

Back in August we happened upon what quickly became our favourite browser extension: Cloud to Butt Plus. And now that we’ve had a good six months to live in a world where every instance of “cloud” on the internet is replaced with the word “butt”, we’ve amassed quite a collection of clippings. It is glorious to behold.

Opera Founder's Fancy New Web Browser Won't Even Need A Mouse

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not — but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It’s called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers.

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