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Today's Safari flops on Apple's new browser speed tests

Apple's browser doesn't do so well in new performance benchmarks, but expect the next-gen version to do better. Also: Why Apple likes a certain Mozilla technology.

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Next Safari for Mac hides full Web addresses

Web addresses can be bloated with incomprehensible text, and a demo shows Apple likely will tuck most of an address away in the next Safari. Expect pushback: URLs can be useful, too.

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Privacy is trendy: Google making high-end encryption easy

With spy-grade security, Google is making it harder for the NSA to read your e-mail. And Apple adds the privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo to Safari options.

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iOS 8 grants new power to rival browsers, Web-based apps

Today, third-party apps can run JavaScript programs only with hobbled performance on Apple's mobile OS, but Apple's next version grants them the full performance Safari gets.

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Safari goes hunting for new features in OS X Yosemite

Apple's default browser is about to undergo a radical overhaul, with big changes to tab view and private browsing, as well as DRM video support.

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The 404 1,486: Where we enlist citizen superheroes (podcast)

An app that enlists the help of CPR-certified citizens to help in local emergencies, proof that the Supreme Court knows squat about technology, the Tesla museum will soon become reality, what we can learn from putting an Oculus Rift on a chicken, and more!

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Apple's slippery slope toward search

(analysis) Yahoo may yearn to win the prize that is the mobile Safari's search box, but Apple could decide to develop its own for the sake of keeping search in the family.

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The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is coming out with a boycott Israel smartphone app.

Is Yahoo angling to replace Google on Apple devices?

Google is the default search engine on Apple's Safari browser for iPhones and iPads. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to change that.

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Internet Explorer still top browser as Chrome edges up

Data from web tracker Net Applications shows that Chrome has just overtaken Firefox on the desktop, but IE is still the big dog.

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The Fix: Optimize your smartphone

CNET's new how-to and DIY show, The Fix, kicks off with useful advice on squeezing your smartphone's browser speed and battery life for all they're worth.

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Watch as Chrome, Safari, and Opera Mini are put through their paces in a real-world mobile-browser speed test.

Mobile browser showdown

Watch as Chrome, Safari, and Opera Mini are put through their paces in a real-world mobile-browser speed test.

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How to install Adblock Plus on Safari

Adblock Plus is finally available for Safari, albeit in beta form. You can install it in just a few clicks.

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