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Last month, Microsoft claimed Edge was the best browser for your battery life, and now the company is saying its Windows 10 browser is the best choice for video streaming as well.
Microsoft introduced an experimental feature in its Edge browser for Insiders running preview builds, which can make the browser even faster. But so far it's been disabled by default.
Microsoft has announced that Amazon Assistant is now available for its Edge browser on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds, and it appears to be based on the retailer's Chrome extension.
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday rollout upgraded Windows 10 to version 10586.494 but it also brought a big number of security fixes for all versions of Windows and Windows Server. Check them out here.
A few days ago Microsoft showed that its Edge browser was the best when it comes to battery usage. But now Opera is disputing those claims with its own test, while Microsoft is still claiming it won.
Microsoft announced today that it is open-sourcing the Microsoft Edge WebGL GLSL transpiler. The firm also confirmed that it has no plans to open-source Edge itself or the EdgeHTML engine.
Microsoft's has seen its share of the desktop browser plummet while Chrome is picking up more and more steam. Chrome now has 7% more market share than Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge combined.
As part of its roadmap for updates for the Real Time Communications feature in the Edge browser, Microsoft has enabled H.264/AVC support, which is for now available as a preview for Insiders.
A new report provides screenshots of a Microsoft Edge extension for Office Online. The extension itself should be offered to Insiders soon, but at the current time, it doesn't seem to be available.
Data acquired by StatCounter suggests that usage share for Firefox globally surpassed Internet Explorer for the first time. In spite of this feat, Google Chrome remains the dominant browser.
Microsoft has released details related to the new web notifications feature seen in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342. The functionality will be available in the Anniversary Update.
The first Edge extensions for PCs have been available to Windows Insiders since March - but Microsoft has now quietly confirmed that extensions support is 'in development' for Edge on its phones too.
Two of the most anticipated extensions for the Microsoft Edge browser are now available: AdBlock and AdBlock Plus. Insiders must be on a version of Windows 10 that supports extensions.
Extensions for the Microsoft Edge browser can currently only be installed manually; however, they will be available in the Store. Here's what that's going to be like in the Anniversary Update.
"Starting today," Microsoft says, "to ensure we can deliver the integrated search experience designed for Windows 10, Edge will be the only browser that will launch when you search from Cortana."
After initially announcing the upcoming features last year, the Edge dev team has now announced that support for WebM, VP9 and Opus are coming with Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online, and OneDrive now support plug-in free voice, video, and group video calling in the Microsoft Edge browser. Other browsers will be supported in the future.
Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 update is making a number of improvements and changes to the Edge browser, which is now said to allow for greater control of Flash media content on web pages.
At the Edge Web Summit today, Microsoft announced the Platform Issues Portal for Edge, which will allow developers to submit bug reports about the Edge platform, such as how a page renders.
It's been a pretty crazy and exciting week in the world of tech as Microsoft held its biggest developer conference of the year. We saw holograms, talked to bots, and caught up with technology.
With people moving to Windows 10 and subsequently the Edge browser, Internet Explorer usage is starting to dip. We will likely see Chrome become the most used worldwide.
For those that are anxiously awaiting the Ad Block Plus extension in the Microsoft Edge browser, more ad blocking features are on their way. Edge will soon be able to block ads natively.
Microsoft has shared a few bits of information on planned improvements for its Edge browser, many of which will be available in its upcoming Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' this summer.
Just three extensions are officially available for Windows Insiders on the latest Redstone builds - but Microsoft said today that it aims to offer more extensions in its next Windows 10 preview.
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Microsoft's first preview of Edge extensions has arrived in Windows 10 build 14291, with three examples on offer for now, and more on the way from Amazon, Evernote, Adblock Plus, LastPass, and more.
For the most part, Samsung's edge displays have been seen as nothing more than a gimmick. While this might be true, they have continued to expand support,improving use with each iteration.
Microsoft has announced that its Edge and IE11 browsers will receive an update in April which will disable RC4 by default. The cipher is considered to be weak and is disabled on other browsers.
Following the early release of the extensions store for Microsoft's new browser, an enterprising developer was able to run the applications on Chrome with minimum modifications.
New reports show that the long awaited extensions for the Microsoft Edge browser are ready and are already in internal testing. The feature may show up as early as the next Insider build for PCs.
Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge has only shipped to a handful of buyers so far, but the new flagship is already receiving its first 'urgent software update' - although it's not entirely clear what's in it.
Bing has rolled out improvements to its image search functionality on the web, in Microsoft Office, and Edge, including an updated search experience and an "Ask Cortana" option for images on webpages.
Previous reports indicated that Microsoft would deliver its Windows 10 Redstone updates in two waves this year - but while RS1 is said to be on track for June, RS2 has reportedly been 'pushed back'.
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Months after we were first promised WhatsApp Web support for Microsoft Edge, you can finally use the burgeoning chat platform on Microsoft's new browser.
Microsoft has laid out its priorities for the development of its Edge browser this year, including extensions support, web notifications with Action Center integration, and accessibility improvements.
Microsoft will return to San Francisco a year after it held its first 'Spartan' Web Summit, shortly before it was renamed to Edge. The one day event will allow developers to meet with the Edge team.
Microsoft is cutting off support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browsers today. The company is prompting users to upgrade to IE 11 or to Windows 10 and use the new Edge browser.
Microsoft says it is "seeing significantly higher customer satisfaction" with Windows 10 than for any previous version of the OS, while user engagement reached its highest-ever level in December.
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Microsoft's Edge browser is currently missing one big feature: support for extensions. But code for browser extensions is already present in the latest version of Edge found in build 11082.
Microsoft has outlined improvements made to its SmartScreen filter, including new protection from drive-by attacks. The improvements are part of IE11 and Edge in Windows 10.
Microsoft's Edge browser is a world of difference from the previous iteration of Internet Explorer. Despite improvements, the browser is still losing users to the competition.
Teams from across Microsoft have been working together to make NORAD's Santa-tracker more fun and engaging than ever before, with a wide range of festive features for kids of all ages.
The hugely popular Adblock Plus has announced that it is working on an extension for Microsoft's Edge browser, and that it's "coming soon" - but exactly how soon remains unclear for now.
A mock-up page for where Microsoft Edge's extensions will be tested by Windows Insiders appears to have been accidentally made public revealing two possible extensions that may be ready at launch.