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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft's war against Chrome battery life now includes Windows 10 notifications

    Microsoft decided to target Google's Chrome browser back in June with a new campaign designed to highlight how bad the browser is for your laptop battery life. While Microsoft's marketing effort was initially limited to a YouTube video and associated website, the software maker has started to...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft shows how bad Chrome is for your laptop's battery

    If you're a regular user of Google's Chrome browser then you're probably aware of the effect it has on your laptop battery life. Google has previously promised to improve battery life with Chrome, but most of the quick fixes haven't made a big difference yet. Microsoft has been busy conducting...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Why I switched back to Firefox

    Remember when you ditched Firefox for Chrome and pinkie-swore you’d never go back? Yeah, me too. But recently I needed to test a Web-based app in Firefox, so, with some hesitance, I took the plunge and installed it. I opened the browser, and saw a lean, minimalist user interface with cool, gray...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Battle of the browsers: Edge vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. Opera vs. IE vs. Vivaldi

    Google Chrome used to clearly be the best browser, with its speed advantage and extension ecosystem, but that’s changing. We’re living in the golden age of web browsers, and users are spoiled when it comes to choice. After decades of criticism, Microsoft is replacing Internet Explorer with...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The Vivaldi browser offers an easy upgrade from Google Chrome

    The Vivaldi browser now offers a Google-free replacement for Chrome on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Switching requires very little effort because, like several rivals, it's based on open source Chromium code, and renders websites exactly like Chrome. Vivaldi even runs extensions from...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft really doesn’t want Windows 10 users to switch to Chrome

    Microsoft has a new trick to convince Windows 10 users to stick with its new Edge browser over Chrome or Firefox. In a newly leaked Windows 10 preview (build 10568), the software giant has added a new prompt targeting users switching default apps. If you have Microsoft Edge set as the default...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft steering Windows 10 users away from non-Microsoft browsers

    Microsoft is aggressively pushing its new web browser, Edge, to Windows 10 users when they attempt to search for other browsers - like Firefox or Chrome - using Microsoft's own browser. The tactic was first spotted by VentureBeatand also picked up by MarketingLand, which ran several searches in...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Edge will eventually warn you when closing multiple browser tabs

    Although Microsoft Edge is still labeled Project Spartan in the latest build of Windows 10 its development continues in each new build of Windows 10 and yesterday's build 10130 is no exception. Project Spartan now includes the ability to play videos in full screen, without the chrome showing...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft Is Learning From Its Mistakes For Its Internet Explorer Successor

    Internet Explorer might not be open source, but Microsoft is trying to make its successor a little more flexible to third parties. The software giant is currently building Project Spartan, a new browser that will succeed Internet Explorer in Windows 10. As part of the company’s work, it’s...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    RIP Internet Explorer (1995-2015). We Knew Ye All Too Well

    Microsoft Internet Explorer, a browser familiar to many and loved by few, passed away today after a long illness. It was 19 years old. Bowing to the inevitable, Microsoft admitted today that it had decided to remove IE from life support. (IE will, however, continue to receive tech support...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    First Official Look at Major Chrome OS Redesign

    Last month we learned Google was developing a new version of Chrome OS codenamed Athena. Now the company is offering a first look at the updated operating system, and it looks like a huge change from the version of Chrome OS we know today. What we get is a very early first draft, so keep in...
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