Category: Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge To Receive Tab Previews

By | September 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Edge To Receive Tab PreviewsHopefully, extensions are not far away too.

As we all wait for the next Windows 10 Insider Preview, during Ignire keynote at New Zealand, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has accidentally revealed one of the upcoming Edge features: tab previews.

How exactly did this happen? During the event, Joe was simply demoing Cortana and the way it enhances your searches when he accidentally moved mouse on one of the tabs, resulting in a thumbnail preview picture. While ignoring at first, Belfiore later did state that “there’s one other thing in the Edge browser that I mistakenly revealed as I was doing this [showcasing Cortana on Edge] is a small feature we have not shown anyone yet but is coming to our Insider builds really soon and that is this tab preview feature,”
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Microsoft Starts Recommending Incomplete Edge Browser To Bing Users

By | September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Starts Recommending Incomplete Edge Browser To Bing UsersBe thankful if you are not from the US.

While we don’t think that Edge is really ready for the general public, it looks like the software giant thinks otherwise. Despite a lot of lacking features and weird glitches, Microsoft has decided to go ahead and start the promotion of its latest web browser for none other than the Bing users.

If you were to search for Firefox or Google Chrome while running Windows 10, a notification bar will appear asking you to consider using Microsoft Edge instead.

Here’s how it looks:
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Microsoft Will Pay You To Use Edge

By | September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Will You Pay To Use EdgeHello, Bing Rewards.

A long time ago and in an effort to gain additional market share, the software giant has launched Bing Rewards, where users could earn points by ditching Google in favor of Bing, which can be later redeemed for Xbox Live Gold and other services or products.

Now, it looks like Microsoft has decided to use the very same strategy for Edge, it’s newest web browser. As you can see in the screenshot below, there is a new section in Bing Rewards area where extra credits and exclusive deals are offered to use using Microsoft Edge.
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Microsoft Finally Acknowledges Google’s WebM Format

By | September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Finally Acknowledges Google’s WebM FormatWill join other web browsers.

Now here is something that will make at least few people happy. If you have been following the user voice page for Microsoft Edge, then a request (wuth over 3,000 votes) for native WebM support has likely crossed your field of vision at least once.

Submitted almost a year ago, it has been left unnoticed by Microsoft up until now as just yesterday the software giant has announced that they have finally started working on the native WebM implementation.
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Microsoft Edge Grabs 2% Of The Desktop Market Share

By | September 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Still not visible on the chart.

With more than 75 million of PCs running Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft Edge has finally received enough users to surpass at least one of the top 5 web browsers.
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Windows 10 Browsers Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge vs. Google Chrome vs. IE

By | August 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Windows 10 Browsers Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge vs. Google Chrome vs. IEDifferent hardware shows different results.

Now here is a pretty interesting test that was done by the guys at CNET, benchmarking the latest stable versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

What is interesting however is the fact that they tested them on two different laptops: Dell XPS 13, which costs $1,299 and includes the latest Intel Core i5 CPU as well as the entry level Surface 3 for $499 with Intel Atom processor.
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One Week With Microsoft Edge: I Wanted To Shoot Myself

By | August 16, 2015 | 36 Comments

One Week With Microsoft Edge: I Wanted To Shoot MyselfIt’s slow, buggy and unusable.

For the last week or so, I’ve been using Microsoft Edge as my daily driver just to see how exactly does it compare against Vivaldi, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera, and yes, I do have all browsers installed on my machine and use them every single day.

At first I was super excited but as the minutes went by, soon I realized that Edge is pretty much a Beta product with more holes than Swiss cheese.
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Edge Mobile To Receive “Big” New Features Soon

By | August 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Edge Mobile To Receive “Big” New Features SoonYesterday, Microsoft has released a new Windows Mobile build to the fast ring insiders, which (despite bumping the build number by quite a margin) does not bring any new features and focuses on performance and stability improvements.

However, following the release, Microsoft Edge engineer has revealed that while this build did not bring any major changes to the web browser, you should expect some big improvements in the next build.

Now, while no one knows when will the next Windows Mobile build is going to be released, Microsoft has promised to do so more frequently, so who knows, it could be very well be the last week of August, which is not that far away.
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Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7

By | August 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

 Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7If you are still delaying the (likely inevitable) Windows 10 upgrade until it becomes slightly more stable, then here is something that might make you feel better: web browser performance benchmarks on the three most popular operating systems (at least in the US): Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Guys at TechSpot did a review and to sum up the non browser parts, Windows 10 performed slightly better when it came to gaming, booted slower and overall offered no significant advantages (or disadvantages) compared to its predecessors.
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WhatsApp Web Will Work On Microsoft Edge

By | August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

WhatsApp Web Will Work On Microsoft EdgeComing sometime in the future.

Earlier this year, WhatsApp has released a web version of its popular messaging client, which enabled Google Chrome users to chat on the web, with Firefox, Opera and Safari users joining the party slightly later. Unfortunately for Internet Explorer or Edge users, their browsers were never compatible.

Well, things are about to change as Microsoft Program Managers have confirmed that the companies are talking (and likely) working on a solution, which will finally enable Edge users (and there are not too many of them yet) to enjoy WhatsApp online web platform.
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