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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox sheds share, falls behind Edge

It was bad news again for Firefox in March, as Mozilla's browser shed users at a pace that left it falling behind Microsoft's Edge.

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Microsoft promotes upcoming Edge enhancements

Among the features planned for the browser: tabs that can be stacked vertically along the browser's side and a Firefox-like Password Monitor.

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Microsoft Edge plans to add password monitoring, vertical tabs

Microsoft updates customers on new features due later this spring, including password monitoring and vertical tab layouts.

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Google to resume Chrome releases on April 7

The company will roll out version 81, skip 82, and launch version 83 in May to make up for lost time.

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Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft has added Xbox New Tab to its list of Microsoft Edge extensions, providing quick links to art and game streams for your favorite Xbox games.

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Google Chrome terms of service are changing on March 31: Here’s what’s new

Google has updated its Chrome and Chrome OS terms of service as of March 31, 2020. Here's everything you need to know.

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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 74 ends add-on sideloading

Focusing on security and privacy, version 74 is the first to arrive in the browser’s new four-week release cadence.

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Update: Google and Microsoft are scaring consumers over Edge extensions, and for what?

The new Edge browser can use Chrome extensions, but users risk being scared away by security warnings from both Google and Microsoft.

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Google plugs for Chrome when Edge accesses search firm's services

Google is pushing warnings and alerts aimed at Microsoft Edge users who navigate to several of its services' websites, including the Chrome Web Store add-on market, Google Drive, Gmail and the company's default search page.

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Microsoft begins blocking 'unwanted applications' like adware and cryptominers, using Edge

The current version of Microsoft Edge adds a new feature that can block PUAs—Potentialy Unwanted Applications—like cryptominers and adware that come bundled with apps that you're trying to download.

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Firefox starts switching on DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt lookups, stymie tracking

Mozilla hopes the change will stop criminals from intercepting traffic between its browser and a DNS server and then inserting bogus addresses pointing to a malicious site.

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How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you shouldn’t

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10. (But are you sure you want to?)

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Microsoft syncs Edge's release to Chrome's cadence

It looks like Microsoft plans to update its Chromium-based Edge browser at about the same pace Google updates its Chrome browser.

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Microsoft retreats from scheme to change Chrome's search engine

The browser search change was unveiled in January to howls of outrage from users.

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Microsoft walks back plans to switch Chrome search to Bing for Office 365 customers

An upcoming version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus will automatically switch Chrome users to searching with Bing and Microsoft Search, unless admins and users take these steps.

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Why Microsoft's new Edge could eventually win the browser wars

Microsoft's latest browser, the "new Edge," benefits from tight integration within Windows 10, as well as compatibility with Google's Chrome. Both attributes will help Edge's share grow over time.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? First step in cookies lockdown

Chrome 80, which arrived this week, begins the process of locking down cookies and includes patches for 56 vulnerabilities.

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