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Privacy advocates love it. Law enforcement hates it. The Tor web browser is especially designed to provide web users with a a completely anonymised online experience - and it recently received a big new update. But what is Tor? Why do we need it? And is it actually worth using?

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iOS/Android: I hate mobile browsing. When I open Safari, I'm usually trying to google something quickly, then go back to my other apps. Lately I've been trying the mobile browser Cake, publicly released for iOS and Android today and it's made searching much faster.

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Web: Firefox users bouncing between work and personal accounts on a daily basis are probably tired of logging in and out, or switching accounts. Thanks to the new (and overdue) Mozilla-made Multi-Account Container extension, you won't have to worry about remembering which account you're logged into. If you're unconcerned about separating work and personal accounts, you can still take advantage of multi-account browsing to preserve your privacy or discourage bad habits.

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Asking someone what the best browser is can be a great way to start an argument. For what it's worth, I don't find a lot of difference in the performance and features of the main browsers on the market although I do have some preferences when it comes to their interfaces. Brave browser is a multi-platform app that promises to protect your privacy and block ads. Here's what I found after a few days of use.

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It isn't hard to go from reading an article on your phone to reading it on your laptop. All you need to do is remember where you found it, right? But searching for something you already have in front of you is redundant, especially since companies such as Google, Microsoft and Apple all have ways to take what's on your phone and bring it to your desktop in an instant. Chances are, with a few settings tweaks, you can enable the feature right now.

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Many of us spend most of our time on the web, but all too often browsing sessions can descend into a sprawling mess of memory-hogging, audio-playing tabs that bring your computer and your productivity to a shuddering halt. It doesn't have to be that way. These extensions and tricks can bring some simplicity back to your browsing.

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There's no shortage of great web browsers for Android, and which one you use is largely up to personal preference. If we had to pick one however, we still think Chrome is your best bet for speed, features, gestures and add-ons.

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newVideoPlayer( {"type":"video","player":"http://www.youtube.com/v/5hqSGGk1YTI&hl=en&fs=1&hd=1","customParams": ,"width":500,"height":332.5,"ratio":0.615,"flashData":"","embedName":null,"objectId":null,"noEmbed":false,"source":"youtube","wrap":true,"agegate":false} ); Windows/Mac/Linux: Who knows better than you which tabs go together? That's the thinking behind Tab Stacking, a new feature in the latest Opera beta that lets you group together tabs based on site origin, theme or however you think they fit.

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Windows/Mac/Linux: BFilter, a free local-based browser proxy, blocks banner, JavaScript, Flash, and many other types of advertisements from displaying on web pages. BFilter installs itself on your system and has you set up your browser to run through it as a proxy, quickly killing ads as they stream to your system. Unlike many other ad-block tools, BFilter relies on analysing and filtering web code, rather than a blacklist or whitelist—although you can edit the filter to ad individual sites or servers to be blocked. Setting up BFilter was a five-minute affair, even on a browser (Google Chrome) that lacked specific installation instructions, and BFilter worked as promised—although it did block Digg badges for some reason, so a little tweaking is likely necessary. BFilter is a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. BFilter Web Proxy

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Windows Mobile only: The Iris Browser—built on the WebKit rendering engine, the basis for popular web browsers such as Safari—offers a more robust web browsing experience on mobile devices. Iris has support for advanced HTML and CSS, as well as multiple windows and tabbed browsing. Like previously reviewed Opera Mobile, Iris has support for full screen browsing with movement around the web page via zoom and tap functionality. Iris comes with a built in screen capture tool, a virtual mouse to mimic a desktop mouse for web sites that require it, support for devices with rotating screens, and a built in pop-up blocker. The Iris Browser preview release is a free download for Windows Mobile 5 and 6. Thanks, How-To Geek! The Iris Browser

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The newest version of our favourite open source web browser, Mozilla Firefox 3, offers dozens of new features and fixes, but only a handful will make the most dramatic difference in your everyday browsing. After 17 months of alphas and betas, Mozilla's finally made a feature-complete release candidate available, so it's time to spotlight the biggest improvements that will make "Gran Paradiso" the browser to beat. Nearly everything in the open-source app has gotten a second look from the minds at Mozilla, from back buttons to bookmarks, address bars to add-ons, passwords to performance, and the changes will make Firefox 3 worth the upgrade come its official release date, slated for sometime next month. Let's take a look at the 10 best upgrades in Firefox 3, and how they'll bolster your browsing, after the jump.

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In the wake of the recent Google Reader for iPhone update, web site Mozilla Links saw an opportunity to make good use of the new mobile interface by putting Google Reader iPhone into your Firefox sidebar. The setup is a snap, and when you're done the simple, mobile-friendly iPhone interface loads perfectly and looks great in the Firefox sidebar. Add this one to the growing list of mobile apps that fit perfectly in your sidebar.

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Dear Lifehacker,While I was surfing the web the other day I saw this incredible photograph which I stupidly didn't save to my computer. (No, it wasn't that kind of photograph.) Still, now I'm regretting not saving my own copy, because the picture is no longer available online. But if I viewed it in my browser, that means I did actually download it, right? If it's saved on my hard drive somewhere, how and where do I find it?Signed,Desperately Seeking Offline Photo

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You already know that Firefox is a superior web browser, but you still have to use Internet Explorer on a daily basis. Whether a stubborn IE-only web site or full-on IT lockdown keeps you from using Firefox, things aren't as bleak as they seem: You can cram many of Firefox's best features into the proprietary beast that is Internet Explorer. After the jump, find out how to add bookmark syncing, integrated spell-checking, session management, keyword bookmarks, ad blocking, inline search, undo-closed-tab functionality, and oh-so-much more to IE.