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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

Microsoft today made a play to boost its Edge browser with an awards program that gives users points for using the Windows 10 application.

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Chrome to make Flash mostly-dead in early December

Google has set an early December deadline for purging most Flash content from its Chrome browser.

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Reward: $15K for nastiest Edge browser bugs

Microsoft has launched another bug bounty for Edge, the default browser in Windows 10.

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Mozilla supplies multi-process Firefox to <1% of users

Mozilla has begun a limited release of a multiple-process Firefox by outfitting fewer than one in every 100 users with the improved browser.

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Browser Election 2016: Chrome leads by landslide

Chrome reached a major milestone last month when it was used by more than half of those browsing from a PC.

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Mingis on Tech: Windows 10 turns 1

It's been a year since Windows 10 arrived. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Windows expert Preston Gralla about Microsoft's OS and what's new in the Anniversary Update.

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Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Mozilla will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month.

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Chinese $1.2B deal for Opera crumples

The planned sale of Opera Software to a group of Chinese companies for $1.2 billion has foundered.

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Mozilla wants to build web recommendation engine into Firefox

'Content Graph' will tap the Firefox user pool to fuel the content placed under, presumably, the browser's Forward button.

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Microsoft squanders browser dominance in record time

An estimated 33 million users deserted Microsoft's browsers last month, pushing the company's browser strategy closer to the edge of irrelevancy.


Modern meetings: How to share your screen to your conference TV

Apple TV, Chromecast, and Miracast can take you some of the distance; AirParrot and Ditto a little further.

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Apple starts test run of Safari 10

Apple has begun testing Safari 10 with developers running the 2014 and 2015 editions of macOS.

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Opera rebuts Microsoft claim that Edge eats less power

Opera Software today disputed Microsoft's claim that Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, consumes less power on a laptop than Opera's flagship.

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Microsoft plugs Edge browser as power miser

Microsoft yesterday claimed its own tests show that its Edge browser used 27% less power than Chrome, and 35% less than Firefox.

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Chrome eats up to 70% more battery power than Edge browser, Microsoft claims

Microsoft is crowing about Edge browser battery-saving capabilities, claiming it uses less power so you can surf longer while unplugged; it reportedly has '17-70% more battery life' than Chrome, Firefox and Opera.


Safari 10 to turn off Flash by default

Apple is driving another nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash by no longer telling websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 that the plug-in is installed on users' Macs.


New Mozilla fund will pay for security audits of open-source code

A new Mozilla fund, called Secure Open Source, aims to provide security audits of open-source code, following the discovery of key security bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock in key pieces of the software.

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Multi-process Firefox project nears completion of first phase

Mozilla is nearing a production release of a multi-process Firefox that should offer better performance and stability.

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