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With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft…

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft…

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After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge's home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google's Chrome.With Edge pulling code from the Chromium project, the browser will also be able to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as well as macOS."We intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers," wrote Joe Belfiore, a corporate vice president in the Windows group, in a post to a company blog.Belfiore's announcement was a stunning humiliation for Microsoft, which in the early years of this century ruled the browser world...
Google Chrome Code Will Power The Next Microsoft Edge Brows…

Google Chrome Code Will Power The Next Microsoft Edge Brows…

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Once upon a time, Internet Explorer ruled the World Wide Web. As time went on, IE languished and was knocked off its perch by Firefox and Google Chrome. Then Microsoft fought back with a new browser called Edge. Image: MicrosoftImage: Microsoft Edge was new inside and out, built to provide the best browsing experience on Windows 10. That was three years ago. Today, despite the fact that it's an excellent browser, Edge is still struggling to draw much of a crowd. Clearly Microsoft decided that it was time for a dramatic shift in strategy. The company has announced that it's going to completely overhaul Edge. To do that, Microsoft will be building it around the same code that drives Google Chrome. In a blog post today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore announced that ...
Microsoft Edge Google Chrome Scam

Microsoft Edge Google Chrome Scam

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Have you heard the joke about Microsoft Edge, the web browser that replaced Internet Explorer a few years ago? It goes something like this: The only reason to use Microsoft Edge is to download Google Chrome.Yet, there is a major problem with Microsoft Edge when it comes to downloading Chrome and it's no laughing matter. It's a dangerous trick that fools you in a similar way that phishing emails entice you to click on a link only to find out that it's malware or worse. The problem is that malware and adware will likely be installed onto your device. If you're using Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you could be in danger.Note: Keep reading for clues to this attack.Watch for this red flagYou know how phishing email scams work. Hackers send you links in email...
Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome — Unless You …

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome — Unless You …

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For many people who purchase a new Windows 10 PC, Microsoft's built-in Edge browser has one purpose: to download an alternate browser like Google Chrome. The most common way to do this for people who don't have the URL memorized? Type "download Chrome" in the address bar and click the first result provided by Bing search. Unfortunately those unsuspecting users have a high chance of downloading malware and adware. That's because Bing has been serving up malicious but highly visible Google Chrome ads for months . Deceptive site ahead. Google and Firefox know this. Bing can't be bothered, apparentlyJason Evangelho This weekend, Twitter user Gabriel Landau enjoyed his first few hours with a Windows 10 laptop by doing this exact thing (video in Twitter l...
Microsoft Edge for iOS adds Siri shortcuts for beta testers

Microsoft Edge for iOS adds Siri shortcuts for beta testers

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Microsoft Edge beta testers on iPhone and iPad can now get their hands on one of the most useful new features to ship with iOS 12: Siri Shortcuts. Microsoft this week began rolling out support for Siri shortcuts to beta testers, along with a few other improvements like quick actions and the option to pick up where you left off when you reopen Edge. Here's a full look at what's new in the latest beta release (via Neowin): Press and hold buttons in the bottom bar to see quick actions Open the browser directly from the lock screen with Siri shortcuts Use the browser widget in the Today screen to get to quick actions and top sites When you reopen Microsoft Edge, choose to continue where you left off or start afresh with a new tab Performance improvements Siri shortcuts in iOS 12 open up n...
Firefox and Edge add support for Google’s WebP image format

Firefox and Edge add support for Google’s WebP image format

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The WebP image format developed by Google for the past eight years has found a home this week in Microsoft's Edge browser, and will also be added in Firefox next year. WebP is a lossy and lossless image compression format that was born as a derivate project from Google's work on the VP8 video format. It was released in 2010, and it was advertised as a replacement for PNG, JPEG, and GIF at the same time, supporting good compression, transparency, and animations.Early benchmarks showed that WebP cut down PNG size by as much as 45 percent and animated GIF size with up to 65 percent.The format was initially supported only by Google Chrome, but it was later also adopted by the Opera and Pale Moon browsers...