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Microsoft Edge gets a built-in grammar editor and smart web selection

Microsoft has announced that it's rolling out a couple of major new features for its Edge browser, including integration with Microsoft Editor, which was announced a few months ago. Additionally, there's a new web select feature that makes it easy to copy content you find on the web, including tables. Microsoft Editor integration is about what...

Microsoft brings Xbox Cloud Gaming to the Steam Deck, with a twist

Valve finally started shipping its Steam Deck handheld game console in February, which is essentially a Linux-powered gaming PC in the form factor of a Nintendo Switch. It already works with many Linux and Windows games out of the box, and Microsoft is supporting it across most Xbox Game Studios games that are available through...

Interop 2022 project aims to fix inconsistent features across web browsers

Most web browsers now share a common rendering engine, Google's Chromium, but Safari and Firefox also have their own engines that are shared by other projects (such as Tor Browser). Those different architectures mean some web features don't quite work the same across all browsers, which can become a headache for web developers and people...

Edge 98 is out with multi-profile improvements and more security

Microsoft has updated its Edge browser to version 98, in line with the four-week schedule for new updates. This release comes with some improvements for PCs with multiple Edge profiles, plus a new security mode and other improvements. For users that have multiple Edge profiles set up, you can now create a list of sites that...

Microsoft Edge is testing a modern RSS feed that lets you follow YouTube creators

In the era of Influencers, vloggers, and content creators, every new method to follow our favorite online celebrities matters. The newest addition comes from Microsoft, through its Edge web browser. The latest Canary builds include a new "Followable Web" feature -- on Windows at least. It allows users to easily follow select YouTube content creators...

Microsoft Edge 97 rolls out with new Citations feature and more

Microsoft is rolling out the latest version of its Edge browser - Edge 97 - to users in the stable channel. This update includes a handful of new features, including Citations, which Microsoft started testing with Edge Insiders two months ago. Citations is built into Edge and it makes it easier to properly cite sources in...

Here’s how you can install Microsoft Edge on Chrome OS, even though it is not supported

If you're using a Chrome OS machine, you're probably all-in on Google services. Indeed, the operating system is built around the Chrome browser, Google Drive, and everything else Google-related, and there's no way to swap this stuff out. If you recently bought a great Chromebook, you probably weren't thinking about Microsoft Edge. However, if for some...

Windows 11’s EdgeDeflector block is now in public builds, pushing users towards Edge

We've covered Microsoft's antics regarding its in-house Edge browser a few times in the past, from making it harder to change your default browser in Windows 11 to some very blatant marketing messages when downloading rival browsers. One of the things we've seen the company do recently was blocking EdgeDeflector, a software that was designed...

Vivaldi calls out Microsoft’s abusive marketing for Edge

Over the past few weeks, we've reported on a few malicious tactics Microsoft has been using to promote its Edge browser to Windows users. From openly mocking the competition to forcing certain links to open in Edge, Microsoft seems to be trying everything it can to sway users to keep using its browser. Recently, competing...

Windows 11 will let you change your default browser more easily again

Microsoft is reverting a change in Windows 11 that made it much harder to change your default browser through the system settings. With Windows 11 build 22509, which was released earlier this week, Microsoft has added a button to the Settings app that allows you to quickly change your default browser to whatever you prefer,...

Microsoft Edge now says Chrome “is so 2008” if you try to download it

Microsoft has arguably gone too far already with forcing its new Edge browser on users by making it harder to switch your default browser on Windows 11, as well as blocking apps that redirect certain Windows links to your favorite browser. But it turns out things can always get worse, as Microsoft's browser is now...

Microsoft Edge’s new ‘Buy now, pay later’ feature is the definition of bloatware

Microsoft released its all-new Edge browser last year, powered by the open-source Chromium engine instead of the custom Microsoft-made rendering engine found in the original version (and Internet Explorer). The browser has generally been received well, as it adds plenty of helpful features on top of the speedy Chromium engine, but not all of Microsoft's...