Microsoft Edge Stories November 1

Microsoft Edge is making PC-to-Android file and link sharing even easier

In any given workstation, file sharing is essential. With Microsoft Edge Canary’s new “Drop” feature, you can easily send and receive files from your PC to your Android phone, and vice versa.

Microsoft Edge Stories May 30

Microsoft has been quite aggressive in its moves to get people away from Google Chrome and over to its revamped Edge browser. In its latest move, Microsoft Edge is adding a feature that imports data from Google Chrome constantly.

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Microsoft Edge Stories April 28

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in VPN

A VPN, virtual private network, is a great way to instantly improve your online security, but it often comes with a cost and additional downloads. This week, Microsoft has announced that it will add a VPN directly to its Chromium-based Edge browser.

Microsoft Edge Stories December 2, 2021

Microsoft Edge adds built-in ‘buy now, pay later’ service, turned on by default

Adding to scrutiny over passive-aggressive means of pushing users away from alternative browsers, Microsoft is also under fire for a new “buy now, pay later” service that has been baked into the new, Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.

Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, and that pushes Microsoft and others to go to great lengths to make a dent in the market. Microsoft Edge was rebuilt using the same base as Chrome last year, and it’s really good, but Microsoft is yet again aggressively trying to stop users from downloading Google Chrome on Windows.

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Microsoft Edge Stories November 11, 2021

To fix a longstanding bug that could view restricted URLs and sometimes reveal test answers, IT administrators will soon be able to block Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge from viewing the source code of webpages.

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Microsoft Edge Stories October 12, 2021

Adobe today announced a big update to its Acrobat extension for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge – the addition of basic PDF editing tools, many of which come at no cost.

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Microsoft Edge Stories May 19, 2021

Microsoft is killing Internet Explorer for good next year in favor of Edge

After more than 25 years on the market, Microsoft is finally saying goodbye to Internet Explorer for good. In June 2022, the browser will officially be shut down in favor of the well-received, Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Edge Stories May 17, 2021

Microsoft Edge update addresses crashing issues when streaming videos from YouTube

While it’s far from taking the crown from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge has exploded in popularity since switching to a Chromium base. This week, an update for Microsoft Edge is addressing an issue with one of the world’s most popular websites, YouTube.

Microsoft Edge Stories April 19, 2021

After Google started rolling out FLoC to some Chrome users as a replacement for third-party cookies, the technology has become rather controversial. Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox have confirmed they don’t have immediate plans to adopt FLoC.

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After switching to Chromium, Microsoft Edge exploded in popularity and quickly became the second-most popular desktop browser, and now, it just continues to add useful features to tempt away Chrome users. The latest addition coming to Microsoft Edge is “performance mode.”

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Microsoft Edge Stories April 15, 2021

Microsoft Edge quickly skyrocketed to the second-most popular desktop browser after switching to Chromium, the same engine that powers Google Chrome. Since its debut, Microsoft Edge has added lots of useful new features including, today, the debut of a Kids Mode with parental controls.

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Microsoft Edge Stories March 12, 2021

Starting this September, updates to Microsoft Edge are set to speed up. Following in the footsteps of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge will adopt a new update schedule that drops updates every four weeks.

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Microsoft Edge Stories January 22, 2021

The latest build of the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is now rolling out with a ton of new features including an in-built password manager and numerous new themes to add flavor to your browsing.

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Microsoft Edge Stories January 7, 2021

In the browser battles, Microsoft Edge hasn’t made too much of a splash since being rebuilt from the ground up in Google’s Chromium. It has, however, added some notable tweaks and features, but like its counterpart Chrome, it has now finally gained the ability to sync search history and tabs across devices.

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Microsoft Edge Stories December 15, 2020

The latest Microsoft Edge Beta for Android now lets you sync all of your search history and tabs to the desktop version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

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Microsoft Edge Stories November 2, 2020

Just months after its debut, Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser quickly became the second most popular browser on desktop computers. Now, Microsoft is cementing that position in the latest reports as Edge continues to gain market share.

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Microsoft Edge Stories October 28, 2020

Microsoft Edge is getting a slick vertical tab UI that I wish Google Chrome offered

The Chromium-based version of Microsoft’s browser has gotten very popular since its debut earlier this year, and as it continues to develop, new features and ideas are being added. Now, there’s another new addition. Microsoft Edge is adding a vertical tab UI.

Microsoft Edge Stories August 18, 2020

Microsoft pulls the plug on original Edge browser next year after replacing w/ Chromium version

After debuting its faster, better Chromium-based Edge earlier this year, Microsoft has announced that the legacy version of Edge is going away next year.

Microsoft Edge Stories July 31, 2020

Microsoft Edge fixes issue that caused the browser to crash when using Google Search

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser has exploded in popularity since its debut, and further updates have only improved it. In a recent update, though, many users noticed that a simple Google search could crash Microsoft Edge. Luckily, that’s been fixed.

Microsoft Edge Stories July 2, 2020

When it first launched, Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser seemed like an excellent alternative to Chrome that millions could enjoy. However, in the past few weeks, there have been some negative aspects of Microsoft Edge revealed, and the one people are the most frustrated with is how it takes over their entire computer upon startup.

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Microsoft Edge Stories June 29, 2020

YouTube breaks on Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser if you use AdBlock

The new Microsoft Edge has become very popular very quickly, but it’s still going through some early growing pains. This past week, Microsoft acknowledged an issue with Edge where AdBlock users can’t access YouTube.

Like any browser, the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge asks if you want to import data from another browser during setup. It’s handy, but in the case of Edge, that data is being imported whether you give permission or not.

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Microsoft Edge Stories June 23, 2020

Microsoft rolls out its Chromium-based Edge to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users

Since its debut as a Chromium-based browser, Microsoft Edge has become much more popular and, on top of that, has started rolling out to many more users. Now, Microsoft is starting to deliver the new Microsoft Edge as a part of the latest Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates.

Microsoft Edge Stories June 4, 2020

Google’s Chrome browser has a dominant share on desktop computers, but competition is always out there. With Microsoft’s new Edge browser becoming ever more popular, Google is now using Gmail’s sign-in alerts to push those new Edge users back over to Google Chrome.

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Microsoft Edge Stories June 3, 2020

Microsoft Edge was originally just a replacement for Internet Explorer, but to truly start competing in the browser space, Microsoft threw out the backend and rebuilt Edge on top of Chromium. Now, months after its wide release, Microsoft’s Chromium Edge is rolling out to all Windows 10 users.

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Microsoft Edge Stories May 29, 2020

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are the most popular Chromium-based browsers, and being based on the same foundation, they see development often shared between the two companies. This week, both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome are picking up support for better spellcheck, thanks to a joint effort.

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Microsoft Edge Stories May 27, 2020

For years now, one of Google Chrome’s most-loved Easter eggs has been the offline Dino game, something that’s even spawned real-life figures. As Microsoft builds out its Chromium-based Edge browser as a Chrome competitor, it’s also showing off a Surf game that looks like a lot more fun.

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Microsoft Edge Stories May 19, 2020

Microsoft Edge went from a replacement for the often-mocked Internet Explorer to the world’s second-most-popular desktop browser. How? Microsoft switched to Chromium. Now, as part of Build 2020, Microsoft Edge is getting a handful of big updates including extension sync, sidebar search, and more.

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Microsoft Edge Stories May 6, 2020

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser has already proven to be a pretty huge success and it continues to grow. However, it does still lack its own large store for extensions, like Chrome offers. To fill the gap, Microsoft is just telling Edge users to get extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

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Microsoft Edge Stories April 6, 2020

Microsoft made a surprising move last year when it decided to rebuild its browser based on Chromium, the same foundation as Google Chrome. Now, that move has paid off big as Microsoft’s new Edge is now the second-most popular desktop browser.

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Microsoft Edge Stories March 9, 2020

Microsoft used to be mocked in the browser game, but recently the company switched its Edge browser over to Chromium. There are a lot of advantages to that, but Google is now warning Microsoft Edge users against installing Chrome extensions on the browser.

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Microsoft Edge Stories February 26, 2020

Microsoft rolling out its new Chromium-based Edge via Windows 10 Insider update

Microsoft’s new Edge is based on Chromium and gives Google Chrome a run for its money in a few ways. Now Microsoft is starting to replace the old Edge with the new via Windows 10’s update system.

Microsoft Edge Stories February 24, 2020

Google and Microsoft have a bit of a complicated relationship. Sometimes, the two companies collaborate for the better. Other times, they use questionable tactics to try and steal users of each other’s products. In the latest example of the latter, Google is pushing users of Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser over to Chrome by using most of its online services.

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Microsoft Edge Stories January 28, 2020

Google Chrome has been one of the most popular browsers for a long time now and recently, Microsoft updated its Edge browser to run on the same Chromium base. In an act of collaboration between the two companies, Google Chrome is preparing to take on a handy tab management feature from Edge.

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Microsoft Edge Stories January 15, 2020

Microsoft Edge, the web browser that replaced Internet Explorer with the release of Windows 10, has been given a dramatic overhaul in the last year or so to be rebuilt on the same Chromium source code that Google Chrome is based on. Today, the new version of Microsoft Edge, based on Google’s Chromium, has been officially launched on Windows and macOS.

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Microsoft Edge Stories August 28, 2019

Sometimes when trying to put in a password, it’s handy to be able to check what you typed before hitting submit. Some websites have created their own ways of temporarily revealing the password, but many haven’t yet. Microsoft wants to make revealing your typed password a consistent experience, available on every site you browse, in Google Chrome and their own Chromium-based Edge, by adding a new button to password fields.

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Microsoft Edge Stories May 20, 2019

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge now available to try on macOS

Since late last year, we’ve been following the development of Microsoft’s attempt to start fresh and do things better with their Edge browser by rebuilding it based on Google’s Chromium (the foundation of Google Chrome). One of the exciting prospects to come out of that development is that Edge would be available on non-Windows platforms. As of today, the new, Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is ready to try out on macOS.

Microsoft Edge Stories March 24, 2019

Late last year, Microsoft confirmed the rumors that they were rebuilding their Edge browser, using open source tech from Chrome like the Blink engine instead of EdgeHTML. This weekend, new screenshots of the Chromium-based Edge (sometimes lovingly called Edgium) have leaked out, giving us a clear picture of Microsoft’s ambitions for the browser.

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Microsoft Edge Stories December 10, 2018

Microsoft ‘intends’ for its Chromium-based Edge browser to support existing Google Chrome extensions

Just last week, Microsoft revealed that it would be shifting its Edge browser built into Windows 10 to run on Chromium. Now, it’s been confirmed that, with this new version, Microsoft Edge will support Google Chrome extensions. At least, that’s the idea anyway.

Microsoft Edge Stories July 25, 2018

YouTube’s user interface has changed a lot over the past year, both on mobile devices and on the desktop. Apparently, though, that redesign is causing issues with some browsers…

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Microsoft Edge Stories February 19, 2018

Google exposes security flaw in Microsoft Edge, no ETA on patch 90 days after discovery

Google has discovered security flaws in competitors products several times in the past, and those discoveries have become the source of some friction. In recent years, that’s included Microsoft, and now Google has discovered yet another issue.

Microsoft Edge Stories November 3, 2017

Google Chrome comes to the rescue for Microsoft employee when Edge crashes during a live event demo [Video]

Chrome is the favorite browser of, well, just about everyone. It’s a great option for browsing the web in just about any situation, but for obvious reasons, Microsoft pushes its Edge browser on Windows. In a recent live demonstration, Microsoft was showing off some new Azure features, and when Edge crashed, Chrome came to the rescue.

Microsoft Edge Stories June 20, 2016

Microsoft-conducted tests show how much of a battery hog Chrome really is [Video]

Despite being the most popular desktop browser in the world, Chrome is still a notorious resource and battery hog. While Google has promised to fix battery life many a time, many users have yet to notice significant improvements. Now, Microsoft has conducted a series of tests showing that Chrome is the most battery intensive browser on Windows 10. There’s always the possibility of bias, but the results do line up with most people’s experiences…

Microsoft Edge Stories April 29, 2015

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Microsoft’s Build conference revealed a new passion for cross-platform development today, and the theme has continued with the announcement of the company’s new Edge browser. Edge will replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows 10, and will introduce support for a new type of extension.

Up until now, Internet Explorer extensions have been separate from other browsers. Starting with Windows 10, however, the app will support extensions that are almost identical to Chrome’s. With only a few tweaks, developers will be able to bring their extensions to the new browser.

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