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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.

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Mobile apps have less space to lay out menus and buttons and as a result it's not always obvious how to do certain tasks within an app. Case in point: Bringing back tabs you've recently closed on the mobile version of Safari. Here's how to do it with just a few taps.

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iCloud Tabs have been around for a while — they work on iOS 6 or later and OS X Mountain Lion or later — but they're worth revisiting if you're new to the software or you've been dallying with other browser apps recently. Here's how to make sure the feature's switched on and where you can find it.

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When Apple unleashed iOS 8 on the world, it didn't exactly break down the boundaries of its walled garden — but it did put in one or two windows. Apps can now share with each other more easily, and there's improved integration for third-party tools in Safari thanks to the new extension support. Here are 8 of the best compatible apps currently available, and what they can do for you.

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Well, it looks like a hi and then it winds into a gentle smack. But still, the lion cub who stumbled upon this GoPro camera is just so adorable that I wouldn't mind getting pawed around by the little prince of the jungle.

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It might occasionally come in handy as a bit of fill light for a shot, but your DSLR's pop-up flash is a poor substitute for a dedicated flash perched atop your camera. It makes sense why it sucks; it's designed to be small and compact enough to fold away. But with Rogue's Safari Flash Booster added to the mix, all of a sudden your DSLR's pop-up flash isn't so crappy any more.

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Web browsing on the iPad — or any tablet for that matter — is far too frustrating of an experience for what's really one of the device's most basic uses. Safari for iOS was designed with an iPhone in mind, so anything larger becomes an awkward mix of sweeping gestures and pointed tapping. Opera's newly launched iPad-only browser, Coast, wants to fix that.

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Safari is technically a platform on its own, separate from the iTunes App Store. Until the day that Gatekeeper comes to iOS, it will continue to be the most open way for users to access information on Apple's mobile devices. But besides iCloud Tabs and Reading List, Mobile Safari has remained basically unchanged since its unveiling in 2007.

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Nine months on from the Wall Street Journal spotting a massive Google privacy issue — namely, that it was circumventing cookie privacy settings in Safari — the search giant's fate is now sealed. A judge has approved the FTC's largest ever fine, in the process rejecting appeals from a consumer-rights group that the sum should be higher, which means Google is set to pony up a cool $US22.5 million.