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2021 looks to become another record year for the DuckDuckGo search engine

Can a privacy-focused search engine survive on today's Internet? It appears that it can, as DuckDuckGo is looking to end the year 2021 with another record-breaking traffic increase. I have followed the […]

Vivaldi Snapshot 2328.3 introduces Accordion Tab Stacking and Silent Updates

Vivaldi Snapshot 2328.3 introduces Accordion Tab Stacking and Silent Updates

Vivaldi Snapshot 2328.3 has been released to the public, and it introduces a couple of new features. If you thought vertical tabs and tab stacks were great, wait till you try the […]

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Google ends search provider auctions on Android

Google displays a search engine selection screen on Android devices in some regions of the world, including the European Union. The majority of Android devices have Google Search as the default search […]

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Vivaldi 4.0 introduces translate feature and Mail, Calendar and Feed Reader functionality

Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 4.0, a new version of the company's web browser today. The new browser version introduces Vivaldi Translate, a privacy preserving translate feature, and beta versions of the long-awaited […]

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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. […]