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Microsoft's Edge challenges Safari as second most-popular browser

Edge is on the cusp of edging out Safari as the second most-popular browser, according to more than one web analytics service. But when it comes to the iPhone and iPad, there's no contest: Safari remains No. 1.

Chrome OS Secret Weapon

Meet Chrome OS Flex, Google's new weapon for desktop domination

Is that an old Windows system or a current Chrome OS computer? Google's getting ready to blur the lines of desktop computing in some seriously shape-shifting ways.

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Apple wants to know why you hate Safari

An Apple evangelist and developer advocate took to Twitter Wednesday to ask users what bugs them about Safari. While some were congenial, others were open about their distaste for the browser.

Chrome Android Settings: Better browsing

6 secret settings for better browsing in Chrome on Android

Supercharge your smartphone browsing experience with these powerful yet completely concealed options for Google's Chrome Android app.

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Q&A: CISO sees 'enterprise' browser as easier way to monitor employee web use

Bob Schuetter, CISO at Ashland Specialty Chemicals, has been piloting a new enterprise-specific browser as a way to secure web traffic and company data associated with SaaS applications.

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Start-up emerges with an ‘enterprise browser'

The Island browser is based on Chrome and can limit site access and stop employees from uploading and downloading data, copying and pasting information, and even taking screenshots.

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VPNs and browsers — staying secure while online

There’s been a growing focus on the use of VPNs for routine surfing. But browser choice, search engine selection, and third-party tools are at least as important for online security.

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Microsoft beefs up Edge's security against zero-day attacks

In the latest beta release of its Edge browser, Microsoft introduced a new feature for IT admins to better secure the Chromium-based app against web-based attacks on desktop systems.

Safari Tab Group

How to bookmark Safari Tab groups (and other bookmark tips)

Safari Tabs are moderately useful for research, though Apple made some some inconsistent UI decisions.

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26 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

Become a mobile browsing pro with these advanced tips for Google's Chrome Android browser.

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How Apple's iCloud Private Relay supports enterprise VPN

Apple's iCloud Private Relay is compatible with enterprise security policies, including VPN and proxy server prohibition.

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Privacy-centric DuckDuckGo to release Mac desktop browser

DuckDuckGo said its new desktop browser app will act much like its mobile app, allowing users to perform internet searches without tracking or installing cookies on Apple devices. The company claimed the browser is cleaner, more...

Chrome OS Plan

Give your Chrome OS interface an instant upgrade

Your Chromebook's got a new and improved way of getting stuff accomplished, and it'll take you all of 20 seconds to turn it on.

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A look at Microsoft's patches and fixes in 2021 — the year of change

This year saw the (planned) end of Windows 10, the birth of Windows 11, a new version of Edge, a plethora of patches — and not a few spillover effects from them. It wasn't your typical year for Microsoft.

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Microsoft may soon let Windows 11 users bypass Edge as the default browser

A new Windows 11 build allows users to set browsers other than Edge as the default, but the new feature is only available to users of Microsoft's Insider program.

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How to get more out of Edge (and bolster its security)

By tweaking a few important settings in Microsoft's browser, you can ensure your online surfing is more secure.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: 26 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

Become a mobile browsing pro with these advanced tips for Google's Chrome Android browser.

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Edge and Windows 11 — the return of Microsoft's IE fiasco?

Microsoft, are you really planning to repeat your biggest business blunder?

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