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Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is here: Why you should try it

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser is here: Why you should try it

If your ears perked up when you heard that the next version of Microsoft Edge will be built using Chromium, then today is an exciting day. Microsoft has rolled out its first Insider builds of the new Edge, and though there's a long way to go before we get to final release, this is the point where the company begins looping developers and users in on the development cycle. If you want to get started using the new Edge today, there are two different builds to choose from: The Dev Channel and the Canary Channel.

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Tesla Navigate on Autopilot update brings three new features

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot update brings three new features

Tesla has announced an update for Navigate on Autopilot, the active guidance navigation feature the company launched late last year. The new version brings a "more seamless" experience, according to Tesla, including a specific option the company had promised it would eventually offer: lane changes without stalk confirmation. The update brings a couple other notable changes, as well.

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Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Plex gets sleek new UI with improved navigation on Roku, Apple TV

Home media server software company Plex is rolling out its sleek new user interface on Roku and Apple TV, the company has announced. The UI brings a new television navigation experience that was designed to offer a 'unified, consistent experience' on all the devices and platforms that Plex supports.

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Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium leaks out

Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium leaks out

Microsoft has practically admitted defeat in the browser space. After decades of its Internet Explorer dominating the Web browser market, IE has become synonymous to malware and bloat. It tried to do a redo with Microsoft Edge but it has failed to even make a dent. Its last-ditch effort gives a nod to Google by building Edge on top of the open source Chromium browser. That version seems to have suddenly leaked online way before Microsoft can even a public preview for it.

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Firefox for iPad gets split screen support, tab tiles, and more

Firefox for iPad gets split screen support, tab tiles, and more

Mozilla has revealed a new version of Firefox for iOS that enables iPad owners to better control their browsing experience. The new version brings support for a number of features, including split screen, and improves convenience in other areas, such as offering one-click access to Private Browsing mode. As part of its announcement, Mozilla acknowledged that "iPads aren't just bigger versions of iPhones."

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Windows 7 end of support countdown starts with nagging reminders

Windows 7 end of support countdown starts with nagging reminders

They say that all good things must come to an end. What they often fail to say is that what follows may not exactly be better or even just as good. After a disastrous Windows Vista release, Microsoft was able to salvage its reputation with Windows 7. Given how Windows 8, 8.1, and now 10 have substantially changed things, not many users were keen to move on from Windows 7. They soon won't have any choice if they still want to receive critical updates and Microsoft will start repeatedly reminding them of that.

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Opera 51 for Android integrates a free VPN

Opera 51 for Android integrates a free VPN

Opera has released the latest stable version of its mobile browser for Android, with various updates including the introduction of a built-in VPN service. The company has provided VPN functionality on its desktop browser for years, and has been testing it in beta builds for mobile users since February.

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Firefox 66 silences autoplaying videos, content-pushing ads

Firefox 66 silences autoplaying videos, content-pushing ads

Although it's no longer a Wild, Wild West, World Wide Web is still far from being a peaceful territory. There is no shortage of players who'd do everything to make an easy buck or even legit actors that impose their will on users, even if it means ruining the latter's experience. From autoplaying videos that can scare the daylights out of you to late-loading ads that throw you off your reading groove, the latest Firefox release reins these misbehaving elements in to ensure a pleasurable Web experience for users.

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Windows Defender for Chrome and Firefox requires Microsoft Edge

Windows Defender for Chrome and Firefox requires Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has given its best, and sometimes its worst, to put its Internet Explorer past behind it and push Microsoft Edge to its users. It has failed and is reworking Edge to use Chrome's engine instead. In yet another admission of defeat, it will be making its Windows Defender Application Guard browser extension, previously exclusive to Edge, available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The catch? You will still have to bear with using Edge when it determines you're visiting an untrusted site.

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19-years-old WinRAR vulnerability leads to over 100 malware exploits

19-years-old WinRAR vulnerability leads to over 100 malware exploits

After being a staple on PCs for so many years, last month it was discovered that WinRAR, software used to open .zip archive files, has been vulnerable for the last 19 years to a bug that's easily exploited by hackers and malware distributors. Fortunately, the software has been patched with the recent release of version 5.70, but after being unchecked for so long and installed by so many people, a new wave of malware is taking advantage.

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No Man’s Sky update: Why “Beyond” will be major game-changer

No Man’s Sky update: Why “Beyond” will be major game-changer

Last year, Hello Games launched NEXT for No Man's Sky, a major update that vastly improved the game in a number of ways. While some of us might have thought that Hello Games would pull back on No Man's Sky development after NEXT shipped, the company apparently didn't. Today, the next update for No Man's Sky was revealed, and it sounds like it's going to be another big one.

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iCloud downtime today gave Apple – and users – a big headache

iCloud downtime today gave Apple – and users – a big headache

It's not been a great week for cloud behemoths, with Apple's iCloud the latest online service to suffer embarrassing downtime in the past few days. More than four hours passed with users complaining of being unable to access files stored in iCloud Drive, synchronize their calendars, and more.

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