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WebExtensions Community Group formed by Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla formed the WebExtensions Community Group to specify a model, permissions, and a common core of APIs for web browser extensions. The newly founded group is part of […]

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Opera 76 fixes the YouTube ad blocking issue

A couple of weeks ago, I told you that Opera browser isn't blocking YouTube ads. This issue has been quite the headache for users, but the latest update seems to have fixed […]

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You can disable the annoying "Use recommended browser settings" popup in Microsoft Edge, for now

If you have opened the new Microsoft Edge web browser recently on any of your devices, a popup may have been displayed recommending to use Microsoft Bing as the default search engine […]

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How to turn off Microsoft Edge's new Startup Boost feature

The next Microsoft Edge update will introduce a new feature that is called Startup Boost. We reviewed the feature when it was introduced in Microsoft Edge Canary back in October 2020. Startup […]

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Opera GX Mobile Beta for Android and iOS released

When Opera Software launched its new Opera GX web browser last year, it did so only for desktop operating systems and not mobile operating systems. Opera GX turned out to be quite […]

Opera browser and Opera GX are not blocking ads on YouTube

Opera browser and Opera GX are not blocking ads on YouTube

Many Opera browser and Opera GX users have reported that the program is not blocking ads on YouTube. Just to be clear, we are talking about the browser's built-in ad blocking option […]

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Internet Explorer 11 will be retired in June 2022 for most Windows 10 versions

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 web browser will be retired by the company in 2022 for most Windows versions. Microsoft announced the end of Internet Explorer today, just a day after the official […]

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Custom browser protocol handlers may be used for fingerprinting

When you install certain applications on your desktop systems, so-called custom protocol handlers may be added. These are used to launch the application in question, e.g. to initiate a Skype call or […]

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FragAttacks: vulnerabilities that affect Wi-Fi devices

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef discovered several security vulnerabilities that affect most Wi-Fi devices. The collection of attacks, called FragAttacks, which stands for fragmentation and aggregation attacks, requires that that attacker is within […]

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Find out if your browser supports the new image format JPEG XL

JPEG XL is a next-generation image format. It has the file extension .jxl and "offers significantly better image quality and compression ratios than legacy JPEG" according to the JPEG Committee. It is […]

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Here is what is going to happen if you don't accept WhatsApp's new Privacy Policy

WhatsApp owner Facebook is pushing privacy policy acceptance prompts in WhatsApp currently to users of the messaging application that have not accepted the new policy yet. WhatsApp extended the deadline for the […]

Brave browser for iOS now allows you save media and play it later with the new Playlist feature

Brave browser for iOS now allows you save media and play it later with the new Playlist feature

Brave browser for iPhone and iPad has a new feature called Playlist. This option allows you to save media content from around the web and play it later from a convenient list. […]

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EdgeDeflector 1.2 released: redirect Edge requests to your favorite browser

I reviewed EdgeDeflector back in 2017 when the open source program was first released. It was designed to address a serious usability issue in Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, as the operating […]

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Microsoft is testing an Automatic HTTPS Mode in the Edge web browser

Microsoft added support for a new browsing mode called Automatic HTTPS to its desktop Microsoft Edge web browser designed to enforce the use of HTTPS connections when connecting to sites and services. […]

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SmartCookieWeb Preview is a Telemetry-free browser based on Mozilla's GeckoView component

The developer of SmartCookieWeb, a WebView-based mobile browser for Android that is based on Lightning browser, has released public beta versions of the upcoming GeckoView-based browser SmartCookieWeb Preview for Android. Like SmartCookieWeb, SmartCookieWeb […]

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O&O Lanytix: get a quick overview of local area network devices on Windows

O&O Lanytix is a new free program by O&O Software GMBH to display all devices connected to a local area network. The program is compatible with Windows 8 and newer versions of […]

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Vivaldi 3.8 takes care of annoying cookie dialogs for you

Vivaldi Technologies have released Vivaldi 3.8, the latest version of the company's web browser, for all supported operating systems. The new Vivaldi version introduces a new option that Vivaldi calls Cookie Crumbler, […]

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Pale Moon 29.2.0 does not support legacy Firefox extensions anymore that are not ported

When Mozilla switched from its legacy add-on system to WebExtensions, Firefox forks such as Pale Moon saw an increase in users who wanted to keep using extensions that Mozilla's new system did […]