So you’ve found a new favorite browser to use, but you don’t want to lose all the bookmarks and settings that you’ve already setup in the previous browser. If you are trying to figure out how migrate from one browser to another without losing everything, here’s how.
Microsoft and Google are rivals in the tech industry, but more recently, the companies have become more closely aligned than ever when Microsoft launched a Chromium-based version of its Edge browser. It looks like Microsoft’s decision is about to benefit Google yet again in the form of multi tab management.
A couple of years ago, Microsoft made a surprising announcement in which they revealed that they would be rebuilding its Edge browser by using the Chromium platform. For those unfamiliar, Chromium is an open-source web browser platform created by Google and is what the company bases its Chrome browser on.
Not a fan of using Edge as your default browser on Windows 10? Here’s how you can change the default browser on your Windows computer.
While variety and having options is usually a good thing, this can also sometimes create problems. For example, there are different browsers in the market today but they are all built differently, which means that when it comes to compatibility, there are certain things that will work for some browsers and certain things that won’t.
In case you did not know, there are many websites that track you. This is mainly for advertising purposes where these ads can track users across multiple websites to better discern your browsing and shopping habits. Naturally, some people aren’t too comfortable with that which is why some companies have built in anti-tracking features, such as Apple did with Safari.
It seemed like Microsoft might have slightly conceded to Google when the company announced their plans to rebuild its Edge browser based on Chromium, the same platform that Google’s Chrome browser is based on. However, it seems that isn’t enough for Google because according to reports, Google still very much wants Edge users to use Chrome.
Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft had confirmed that they will be eventually releasing their Edge browser for macOS. Given that the browser is available on mobile devices, we suppose coming to macOS seemed like the next logical step. Unfortunately, Microsoft did not mention when it would be available.
When it comes to browsers, Microsoft has made a lot of headway in that area with the launch of their Edge browser that was bundled with Windows 10. It represented huge changes from Internet Explorer and overall feels like quite a worthy successor, but perhaps the stigma of Internet Explorer is still too strong where Edge isn’t quite as adopted as Microsoft would like.
With Chrome’s Incognito Mode, the idea behind it is that you will be able to browse the web with relative privacy where the sites you visit will not show up in the main Chrome. We’ve seen how sometimes it’s not quite as discreet as you might think, but it seems that Microsoft is hoping to fix that.
Last year Google launched their Titan hardware security key. For those unfamiliar, this is a USB dongle that when connected to a device, like a computer, would act as a “key” that authenticates users on websites and services. Previously Titan had worked with Google’s Chrome browser, but now it seems that support for more browsers is being rolled out as we speak.
Microsoft announced in December last year that it was going to make a significant change for its Edge browser. It’s rebuilding Microsoft Edge on Chromium which is the same open-source web rendering engine that Google uses for its popular Chrome browser. An early version of the browser has now leaked online.
Accessing Skype through the web isn’t exactly new. However Microsoft has since launched an updated and revamped version of the chat client where if you’re using a computer without Skype installed, you’ll still be able to access some of its features through your browser. However there is a catch.
Unlike our desktop websites where if you use browsers like Chrome, it will come with a built-in translation feature, or you could simply copy the URL and take it to Google Translate to have it translated to whatever language you want. While translating on mobile is more than possible, Microsoft is making it easier for users with its Edge browser.