Get more from your Chromebook with these great productivity web-based apps

If you're really trying to get the most out of your budget-friendly laptop, we've compiled a list of the best Web-based apps designed to extend your Chromebook's functionality and keep you working as long as your battery does.

Why securing your browser is the best defense

Decrypt This dives into what makes a web browser safe, and the options, features, and applications you can use to be sure your browsing experience remains secure.

What browser choice? Microsoft is free again to ignore Internet Explorer rivals in Europe

Microsoft is no longer obligated to display a web browser choice screen in Internet Explorer on the old continent, as a 2009 EU ruling has just expired. What impact will this have on browser use, if any?

Yahoo prompts users to “upgrade” to the new Firefox

What does your choice of browser say about you? A month after Yahoo and Mozilla signed a partnership deal, Yahoo has started plugging Firefox on some of its most high-profile sites.

Internet Explorer enjoys usage upsurge, Chrome and Firefox remain blips on IE’s radar

Internet Explorer's lead over Chrome and Firefox in desktop browser use is getting bigger and bigger, while Safari remains a distant fourth despite growth.

Google brings Chrome browser to the 21st century with 64-bit Mac OS X support

Google's Chrome, the second most used desktop browser in the world, has just received a major update, with 64-bit support for Mac OS X added in the mix.

New extension for Google Chrome connects your Google Drive files to desktop apps

With this Google Chrome extension, you'll be able to open Google Drive-based files using various desktop apps.

While IE and Chrome enjoy more popularity on the desktop, fewer people are warm to Firefox

Curious how popular Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari are among desktop PC users? Here's the latest data.

This new Chrome extension from Google makes browsing through your bookmarks a breeze

Tired of viewing your bookmarks the old fashioned way? Get graphical (and more organized) with Google's latest extension.

Google’s newest Chrome utility is designed to buff out any blemishes in the browser

This Chrome utility from Google will allegedly scan the browser and purge it of any malware or other harmful software. Learn more here.

More people are using Chrome on desktops lately, and less of everything else

Google's Chrome desktop browser got more popular last month, while its main competitors saw less usage. Learn more here.

How to block pop up ads with a Google Chrome add on

Pop up ads and other forms of advertisements can be annoying. No one would disagree. Well, if you use Google Chrome, here's how to put the clamps on the amount of ads you have to deal with.