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Chromium-based Edge screenshots may also be Chrome

Chromium-based Edge screenshots may also be Chrome

Edge-on-Chromium's homepage. Edge-on-Chromium's more Windows-like settings page. Edge-on-Chromium's dev channel about page. Edge-on-Chromium's canary channel about page. Some early screenshots of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser have leaked to Neowin. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft seems to be working on a development cycle that's similar to that of Chrome, with pictures of both a Canary channel, shipped daily, and…
Google turbo-charging the back button with Chrome’s brand-new “back/forward cache”

Google turbo-charging the back button with Chrome’s brand-new “back/forward cache”

Enlarge / Now that's some shiny chrome. Google is developing a new cache for Chrome (via CNET)that should make some page loads extremely fast. The only catch? They'll have to be pages you've already seen and are revisiting after hitting the browser's back button. Chrome already caches the files that make up a page, so…
With speculative “Never ever sluggish mode,” Chrome attempts to stop Web devs making it sluggish

With speculative “Never ever sluggish mode,” Chrome attempts to stop Web...

Enlarge / Google wants less of this. Since Chrome's very first release, performance has been one of Google's top priorities. But Google is against a competing force: Web developers. The Web of today is a more-complex, bandwidth-intensive place than it was when Chrome was first released, which means that—although Internet connections and the browser itself…
Google preparation modifications to Chrome that might break advertisement blockers

Google preparation modifications to Chrome that might break advertisement blockers

Google is planning to change the way extensions integrate with its Chrome browser. The company says that the changes are necessary for and motivated by a desire to crack down on malicious extensions, which undermine users' privacy and security, as part of the company's continued efforts to make extensions safer. The move also means that popular…
Chrome’s getting a dark mode on Windows to match the one for macOS

Chrome’s getting a dark mode on Windows to match the one...

Enlarge / Chrome's dark mode. Chrome 73 is going to include support for macOS 10.14's dark mode, with an alternative color scheme for its user interface that cuts the brightness. It's now clear that a Windows version of the same is in development, though it seems to trail the macOS version. A bug report was…
Google isn’t the business that we must have handed the Web over to

Google isn’t the business that we must have handed the Web...

With Microsoft's decision to end development of its own Web rendering engine and switch to Chromium, control over the Web has functionally been ceded to Google. That's a worrying turn of events, given the company's past behavior. Chrome itself has about 72 percent of the desktop-browser market share. Edge has about 4 percent. Opera, based…
macOS Mojave’s dark mode is pertaining to Google Chrome

macOS Mojave’s dark mode is pertaining to Google Chrome

Enlarge / Google Chrome in macOS Mojave. Samuel Axon Apple added dark mode to macOS with its Mojave software update in September. Since then, third-party apps have been adding dark themes to go along with it, but there have been a handful of notable outliers, like Slack and Google Chrome. We've now learned that the…
Edge passes away a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft changes to Chromium

Edge passes away a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft...

As reported earlier this week, Microsoft is going to use Google's Blink rendering engine and V8 JavaScript engine in its Edge browser, largely ending development of its own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine. This means that Microsoft will be using code from—and making contributions to—the Chromium open source project. The company's browser will…
Report: Microsoft is ditching Edge, changing to simply another Chrome clone

Report: Microsoft is ditching Edge, changing to simply another Chrome clone

Getty / Aurich Windows Central reports that Microsoft is planning to replace its Edge browser, which uses Microsoft's own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine, with a new browser built on Chromium, the open source counterpart to Google's Chrome. The new browser has the codename Anaheim. The report is short on details. The easiest…
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla come together to end TLS 1.0

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla come together to end TLS 1.0

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced a unified plan to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 early in 2020. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is used to secure connections on the Web. TLS is essential to the Web, providing the ability to form connections that are confidential, authenticated, and tamper-proof. This has made…
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