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Chrome on Android is about to get a little bit faster

Chrome on Android is about to get a little bit faster

Whether it's by user choice or strategic bundling, it's hard to deny that Chrome has the lion's share of the web browser market on Android. It is hardly the best in some aspects, like battery efficiency or even speed. It's not like Google developers aren't doing anything to change that situation but there are some fixes to this problem that seems almost too simple to have not been done in the first place. One of those is having a 64-bit version of Chrome, something that could have been done half a decade ago.

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Google Chrome will soon eat up less of your laptop battery

Google Chrome will soon eat up less of your laptop battery

Chrome is probably the most used web browser on all platforms but it's not exactly because it is the perfect browser. Although it has considerably improved over the years especially in memory management, it's still notorious for being a huge drain on battery life, something that the pre-Chromium Microsft Edge tried to capitalize on. That may soon be a thing of the past if the latest update makes it to the stable version of Chrome, saving users 30 minutes to even 2 hours of battery life even with dozens of tabs open.

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Microsoft Edge has reportedly come close to being intrusive nagware

Microsoft Edge has reportedly come close to being intrusive nagware

With Microsoft Edge, Microsoft was supposedly heading in a fresh new direction without the gigantic baggage that Internet Explorer brings with it, both technically and legally. After a brief attempt at carving its own path, Microsoft decided to cut its losses and build upon the same Chromium base used by Google Chrome. Now that Microsoft Edge is finally out of its testing phase, however, it seems that Microsoft may have fallen back to its old habits and is giving non-Edge users no small amount of headache and stress over its installation practices.

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Google Chrome might try hiding full URLs for good

Google Chrome might try hiding full URLs for good

URLs or Uniform Resource Locators, more commonly known as web addresses, are pretty much the way we get around the Web. Just like physical addresses, however, you often don't need to memorize those addresses once you've become extremely familiar with them or know how to get to them quickly. Web sites themselves have, or should have, easy to use navigation and for everything else, there's Google. The latter is probably the driving force behind what could be the company's controversial decision to once again hide full web addresses in a future version of the Chrome browser.

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Brave web browser inserted affiliate code in Binance crypto links

Brave web browser inserted affiliate code in Binance crypto links

The Web has become a scary place thanks to all the ads and trackers that try to make money off your browsing activity. There have been a few attempts at developing privacy-focused browsers but some of those, like Mozilla Firefox, have trouble finding a way to generate revenue for their developers. Brave, developed by a company co-founded by Brendan Eich of Javascript fame and infamy, took a rather unorthodox route towards profitability and some of those methods seem to be causing a few users some concern, like this recent "link hijacking" the startup is being accused of.

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Windows 10 update installs the new Edge browser with an important caveat

Windows 10 update installs the new Edge browser with an important caveat

Microsoft Edge has had a rather colorful story as Microsoft attempted to replace its iconic but also prehistoric Internet Explorer. Finally cutting its losses, it rebuilt Edge to use the same foundations as Google Chrome and released that earlier this year. During that period, Microsoft still provided the old DIY version of Edge but with the latest Windows 10 update that's rolling out, it is basically forcing users to pick a side.

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iOS 14 Safari to get built-in translation, better Apple Pencil support

iOS 14 Safari to get built-in translation, better Apple Pencil support

The Internet has made the world a smaller place but, unless you've taken time to learn multiple languages, chances are you'll come across pages that are incomprehensible to you. Translation tools and browser add-ons do exist, of course, but, in typical Apple fashion, Safari will soon have the ability to translate a page without requiring an extra package or, worse, exposing your data to third parties or even Apple itself.

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Google Chrome to resume site-breaking SameSite Cookie policy in July

Google Chrome to resume site-breaking SameSite Cookie policy in July

The coronavirus crisis has put many things on hold, from businesses to software updates. Last month, Google put many of its plans for Chrome on hold to avoid the risk of breaking people's browsers or websites. Now it thinks it has given people enough breathing room for a while and has already restarted Chrome updates, including one that could potentially break some websites. Then again, that might be for the best considering how it would force site owners to clean up their cookies.

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Chrome is making some huge privacy changes

Chrome is making some huge privacy changes

Google's Chrome browser is getting a huge privacy and security makeover, with a redesign of the settings with simplicity in mind. In addition to making controlling how Chrome handles privacy, Google is also switching up how extensions are managed, and how cookies are handled when you're in the Incognito private browsing mode.

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Spotify web player support for Safari browser finally returns

Spotify web player support for Safari browser finally returns

A few years ago, Spotify suddenly dropped support for the Safari browser, forcing macOS users to either listen to their favorite music using a different browser or the Mac Spotify app. That has quietly changed in recent days, users have noticed, once again giving Safari users the option of streaming music, podcasts, and other content directly through Apple's web browser.

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Chrome’s latest feature lets users create custom tab groups

Chrome’s latest feature lets users create custom tab groups

Google has announced a new Chrome feature that is currently in beta, one similar to a recently launched feature on the Opera browser. Going forward, Chrome users will be able to better organize their open tabs by separating them into their own groups, each of which can be color-coded and given a custom name. Google says the new feature is made for all users regardless of how many tabs they tend to have open.

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Microsoft is giving Chromium a dual-screen emulator

Microsoft is giving Chromium a dual-screen emulator

It was expected but nonetheless disappointing that Microsoft has decided to delay not just the Surface Neo but the dual-screen flavor of its upcoming Windows 10X. It hasn't however, completely given up hope on the dual-screen promise even as it focuses on a single-screen Windows 10X first. Not only is the Surface Duo reportedly still on schedule, whatever that schedule may be, the company is now pushing an emulation mode in Chromium that will let web app developers test their software not just for Microsoft's dual-screen devices but even for something like the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

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