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Photoshop on the Web is now available in beta with limited features

Photoshop on the Web is now available in beta with limited features

For the longest time, Photoshop has been the household name when it comes to image editing and digital painting software. While it now has a bit more competition, it's still the de facto standard in the creative industry, despite and in spite of unpopular changes Adobe made to how it distributes the software. Its cloud-centric business model, however, may have its benefits, and one of those makes Photoshop nearly universal, by some of the app's functionality available on web browsers.

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Skype now works also on Firefox after two years

Skype now works also on Firefox after two years

When the video conferencing trend kicked up last year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was no surprise that Microsoft would jump on the bandwagon as well. What was a bit surprising, however, was that it prioritized bringing its younger Teams platform up to snuff instead of promoting the video conferencing service it has had for years. In fact, some might have almost forgotten about Skype at this point, including Microsoft. Two years after launching its new Web app, Microsoft has finally made Skype work on Firefox, though not without what might be an unnecessary warning.

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Chrome 95 improves secure payments, tab groups, and web apps

Chrome 95 improves secure payments, tab groups, and web apps

Web browsers have become almost like operating systems running inside operating systems, with all the features they pack and the uses that people have for them. Some have even started "living" on the Web, or at least depend on Web apps for work and play. Being the most popular web browser in the market, Chrome naturally has to keep up with these trends, and its latest version 95 release comes with a set of new features that are designed to improve users' productivity.

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Google Photos Memories is finally on the Web

Google Photos Memories is finally on the Web

Some might have been living with the presumption that Google's so-called Photos product is simply a mobile gallery app or cloud storage for images. While that's partly correct, Google has also managed to turn into something more, usually with its typical machine learning magic sauce. From social sharing to printed photos, Google has added some value on top of an ordinary photo gallery on the cloud. One feature in particular, however, was oddly limited in its availability, but that changes now that Memories has finally broken out from phones and onto the Web.

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Brave privacy browser ditches Google in favor of its own search engine

Brave privacy browser ditches Google in favor of its own search engine

Brave, the company behind the privacy-centric web browser by the same name, is betting big on its own search engine. Brave browser now defaults to the company's search engine, offering it in the place of Google for users in select markets like the US, Canada, and the UK. Users in other countries will also see the change soon.

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Firefox Suggest puts contextual ads in the search bar

Firefox Suggest puts contextual ads in the search bar

As a non-profit organization, Mozilla has always had the problem of finding ways to keep the lights on. Like many Web companies, it tried to resort to some form of advertisement in order to bring in some revenue to support the development of Firefox, among other things. Those efforts never sat well with Firefox's more privacy-minded users, and some have either been removed or remained in seclusion. This latest attempt might fall by the wayside as well, but, at least for now, you can still turn off these Firefox search bar ads until it gets removed completely.

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Galaxy Watch 4 now has Samsung’s Internet web browser

Galaxy Watch 4 now has Samsung’s Internet web browser

One of the last things you'd probably want to do on a smartwatch is read a text-heavy piece of content, whether it be a long email, a book, or a website. All those use cases, however, may happen a few times in a smartwatch user's lifetime, and it's probably reassuring to know that they can do so if they really need to. Of course, you'll need to have the right app for that, and Samsung just rolled out the smartwatch version of its rather popular Internet browser for its latest Galaxy Watch 4 series.

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Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Despite the name, web browsers are used for more than just consuming content on the Internet these days. They have almost become like operating systems themselves, and people are using them to get work done, particularly those that involve office documents. Given that use case, it only seems reasonable that browsers start getting better document processing tools, and Microsoft Edge is coming to the rescue by integrating its writing assistance tool, so you won't have to sign up for a separate service for that.

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Firefox Focus mobile privacy browser redesign adds shortcuts and dark theme

Firefox Focus mobile privacy browser redesign adds shortcuts and dark theme

Mozilla has announced a redesign for its Firefox Focus mobile privacy browser, retaining the same simple and private browsing experience while improving things a bit for those who use the product regularly. Among other things, Firefox Focus now features shortcuts, an arguably vital feature for a browser that aims to get users to their destinations as easily as possible.

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Chrome Google Photos module continues the integration push

Chrome Google Photos module continues the integration push

It seems that Google is going on a spree to turn its web browser into a portal to its other products and services. Whether that campaign will ruffle competitors' and regulators' feathers remains to be seen, but there doesn't seem to be any stopping Google from its push. Most of these new and upcoming features revolve around search results and the New Tab Page, the latter of which is getting a new module that will surface your Google Photos whenever you think of opening a new browser tab.

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Chrome Side Search panel will keep you from having to leave Google

Chrome Side Search panel will keep you from having to leave Google

Once upon a time, there was a small movement among web browser extensions to introduce side panels for things like tab navigation and other useful pieces of UI. Browser makers themselves seem to have frowned on such an interface, but it seems that the tables have turned recently. Google is apparently starting to reclaim the sides of Chrome for additional information, like Reading lists and Google Lens searches. Now it is working on another panel that's designed to keep you living in Google land, even when you've turned away to another web page.

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Firefox Suggest rolls out to all – Here’s how to turn it off

Firefox Suggest rolls out to all – Here’s how to turn it off

Mozilla announced today that it's adding recommendations to the URL bar in Firefox through a new feature called "Firefox Suggest." Now, in addition to the autocomplete suggestions that show whenever you begin typing something, you'll see suggestions from Mozilla itself. It also looks like Mozilla will use Firefox Suggest to serve ads, though users will have some degree of control over the recommendations they see.

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