Category: Microsoft Edge

SHA-1 Certificates Will Soon Be Deemed Invalid by Google Chrome

By | December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

SHA-1 Certificates Will Soon Be Deemed Invalid by Google ChromeAt least the new ones.

As a part of Google’s program to get rid of the unsafe certificates and clean up the web, the search giant has announced that starting from early 2016, Google Chrome 48 will display a certificate error if the site:

- Uses the SHA-1 based certificate,
- The certificate is issued after January 1, 2016
- And it chains to a public CA
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Microsoft Edge is Losing Market Share

By | December 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

This is what you get for releasing beta as final.

Despite the ever growing number of Windows 10 installs and touted Edge improvements, it looks like more and more users have switched from Microsoft’s latest browser (which we consider to be the Beta product anyway) to something more serious.

Now, before you point out that Edge’s market share is actually slowly growing, we want to remind you that this is the Windows 10 users report only. Yes, Edge is growing due to more and more people upgrading to Windows 10, but those that do don’t stick with it, at least for now.

So what does the current Edge market share chart look like?
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First Windows Redstone Build Includes Hints at Edge Extensions

By | December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

First Windows Redstone Build Includes Hints at Edge ExtensionsBuild 11082

Earlier this week, the software giant has released the very first (of many) Windows Redstone build for the Insiders, which, according to Microsoft, does not include any new features but instead, focuses on the underground changes that will lay the foundation for the upcoming batches.

If you are not familiar with Redstone, it’s basically the next major upgrade for the Windows 10 users, set for 2016.

So what does the Redstone have to do with browsers? Well, this is likely when the support for extensions will be introduced on Edge and now, it looks the very first public Redstone build does already contain some of the code.
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Microsoft to Open Source Edge’s and IE’s JavaScript Engine

By | December 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Microsoft to Open Source Edge’s and IE’s JavaScript EngineSay what?

During the JSConf conference, Microsoft has announced that they will be open sourcing Charka, the JavaScript engine behind Edge and Internet Explorer.

Starting in January, 2016, users will be able to explore Chakra on GitHub, which will be dubbed “ChakraCore”. Why named it like that? Well, while the software giant will indeed open source the whole JavaScript engine, the are some differences between the two: ChakraCore lacks the “glue” between JavaScript engine and the browser’s HTML engine as well as “glue” between Universal Windows Platform and the JavaScript engine. Chakra also includes COM Diagnostic APIs that won’t be open sourced as well. However, that does not seem like a loss.
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AdBlock Plus Coming to Microsoft Edge

By | December 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

AdBlock Plus Coming to Microsoft EdgeYesterday, we have reported that Microsoft has accidentally revealed the Edge extensions page, which listed a couple of upcoming extensions and hinted that the support for the long awaited add-ons will soon be launched.

Now, it looks like one of the most popular extensions will also be joining the party: Adblock Plus. While there is no ETA yet, I know more than few people that will be extremely happy to give Edge another try, just without annoying popups and other ads.
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Microsoft Mistakenly Reveals Edge Extensions Page

By | December 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Mistakenly Reveals Edge Extensions PagePorting from Chrome couldn’t be simpler.

Edge extensions, rumored to be launching sometime in 2016 (due to delays) for the consumers and in late 2015 for the Windows Insiders, have been accidentally revealed by the Microsoft itself.

According to a recently published page, which has since been removed, the very first batch of extensions will include the Pinterest button and Reddit Enhancement Suite, and likely other extensions.

However, what is more interested is the recent claim (as reported by @WalkingCat), that Chrome extensions will be extremely easy to port to Edge, according to him, “Comparing Edge version vs. Chrome version of same extension, basically substitute “chrome” with “msBrowser”, add few minor changes, done.”
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Top 10 Most Requested / Missing Microsoft Edge Features

By | November 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Top 10 Most Requested / Missing Microsoft Edge FeaturesHopefully, Microsoft will deliver.

Yes, Microsoft Edge is still in early stages of development, at least as far as usability features go and with the extensions support coming early next year, guys at WC have decided to compile a list of some of the most requested features that should be implemented in the next builds, hopefully.

And in case you are not using Edge, this feature request list should give you an idea, whether or not the browser is for you:
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Benchmarks: Windows 10 Mobile Edge vs. Google Chrome vs. Firefox

By | November 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Benchmarks: Windows 10 Mobile Edge vs. Google Chrome vs. FirefoxWith the release of Windows 10 Mobile “RTM” (which is more of a Beta than the Final version of a mobile OS), guys at Rewritable have decided to test three web browsers performance: Edge (Build 10586.11), Google Chrome 46 and Firefox 42.

To keep the benchmark as fair as possible, Lumia 640 and Motorola Moto G 4G were used, as both of these share same specs:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Adreno 305
720p screen
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EdgeHTML 13 Is Here, the First Ever Platform Update

By | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

EdgeHTML 13 is Here, the First Ever Platform UpdateRecently, Microsoft has released the very first major update for Windows 10, and with it came EdgeHTML 13, an update to Edge’s rendering engine.

So what exactly is new and improved?

Compared to IE11 and EdgeHTML 12, the latest upgrade bumps the HTML5Test score to 458 (versus 336 and 402 respectively), and with features like asm,js already enabled by default, Edge is now the highest scoring desktop browser in the Kangax ES6 compatibility table.
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Switch from Bing to Google on Edge: Microsoft Picks the Most Obnoxious Way

By | November 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Switch from Bing to Google on Edge: Microsoft Picks the Most Obnoxious WayWant to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge? Good luck with that!

When it comes to changing your default search provider from Bing to Google or vice versa, pretty much every web browser offers an easy way to do so, all but the Microsoft Edge.

As it turns out, Microsoft has made it as hard as possible to get rid of the Bing. So how exactly do you do that in Edge?

If you open Advanced Settings, and pick the “Change search engine” option, the only search engine that will be there is Bing, not only that but you won’t even be able to add any other provider.
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