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How is Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge really different from Chrome?

Credit: Microsoft (via @h0x0d) When Microsoft announced late last year it was reworking its Edge browser to be based on Chromium, many wondered how different the new Edge would be from Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers. Microsoft execs said they’d be adding some value-add in areas like smooth scrolling and accessibility, but didn’t get too detailed beyond that. But there… Read more →

Grab wants $2B more to fund expansion drive

Grab is seeking another US$2 billion in funds this year to drive its expansion plans in Southeast Asia, specifically Indonesia, where it says it will be four times bigger than its closest rival by end-2019. The announcement comes less than a month after it secured US$1.46 billion from Japan’s Softbank Vision Fund, which has been investing in the mobile app… Read more →

Chromium-based Edge: Hands on with Microsoft’s new browser

Snail’s pace no more: Chrome working on faster browsing feature Google is trying out a ‘Never-Slow Mode’ for speedier browsing. If you can’t beat ‘em, clone ‘em. After trying and failing to convince Windows 10 users to adopt its Edge browser, Microsoft is returning to its roots with an all-new Edge that is, for all intents and purposes, a clone… Read more →

Microsoft releases first test builds of Chromium-based Edge for Windows 10

Microsoft is making available test versions of the first of its Chromium-based Edge browser builds. On April 8, Microsoft officially released the first Canary (updated daily) and Developer (updated weekly) Edge builds for 64-bit Windows 10. They are available for download from the Microsoft Edge Insider site by any interested parties. Beta-quality builds and promised builds for Windows 7, 8.1,… Read more →

EU to check for GDPR violations in Microsoft’s contracts with EU institutions

European Union flag in the wind. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), the European Union’s data protection watchdog, has started an investigation into Microsoft’s contracts with EU institutions. The investigation will focus on the contracts EU institutions have signed with Microsoft and if clauses in these contracts comply with the EU’s new data protection regulation -also known… Read more →

EU to check for GDPR violations in Microsoft products across EU institutions

European Union flag in the wind. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), the European Union’s data protection watchdog, has started an investigation into Microsoft’s contracts with EU institutions. The investigation will focus on the way Microsoft software complies with the EU’s new data protection regulation -also known as the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). The inquiry was… Read more →

Windows, Mac, or Linux? We compare the pros and cons of these computing platforms

Based on a photo by Brennan Martinez on Unsplash By mid-2019, most people are fully entrenched with their favorite operating system choice. But, if you’re upgrading from an old machine, you might want to re-evaluate your options. If you’re choosing an operating system for your desktop or laptop computer, there are three main choices: Windows, MacOS, and Linux. In this… Read more →

Do you now trust Apple less?

The AirPower wireless charger story was an interesting one for sure. First teased at the iPhone X launch back in September 2017, a year later, after it failed to make an appearance at the iPhone XS launch, Apple tried to wipe all traces of the product off its website. And then, some six months later, the company sheepishly announced that… Read more →

HP updates Z6, Z8 Workstations with latest Intel Xeon processors

HP on Monday introduced new features for its HP Z6 and Z8 G4 Workstations that leverage Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Optane DC Persistent Memory technology. The computing giant said enhanced hardware on the Z6 and Z8 G4 will provide more memory and storage for users with compute-intensive workflows, such as machine learning and visual effects. Intel’s Optane DC persistent… Read more →

Next-generation iPhone XS could get an even bigger display

Think that the current iPhone XS aren’t big enough? A report suggests that Apple could be preparing to super-size the iPhone’s display even more. Must read: Apple products you shouldn’t buy: April 2019 edition According to Japanese website Macotakara, the next-generation iPhone XS (iPhone 11 XS?) will see a display bump up from 5.8-inch to 6.1-inch, making it the same size… Read more →

TrickBot Trojan seeks out weak human links in business to profit from the tax season

2018: The year of the banking Trojan Kaspersky Labs detected 900,000 attacks against users in 2018 alone. It is that dreaded time of year again: as the tax season in the United States looms, hackers worldwide are rubbing their hands in glee at the opportunity. There’s little more terrifying than the prospect of receiving an unexpected demand for money from… Read more →

How Box, CEO Levie aims to transition to cloud content management, broader suite

Box is a company in transition with broader content management ambitions, a bevy of product releases ahead and a mission to grab more enterprise wallet share from its more than 92,000 customers. The problem: Transitions are rarely easy. Just ask Box CEO Aaron Levie. Box is coming off a mixed fourth quarter and an outlook for the first quarter that… Read more →