Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Retires Internet Explorer After 25 Years

Microsoft has officially retired Internet Explorer (IE), Windows' legacy web browser, as of June 15, 2022. "Internet Explorer’s reputation today is, deservedly, one of a product from an older era—quirky in behaviour and lacking the security of a modern browser," said Sean Lyndersay, General Manager of Microsoft Edge Enterprise. "But its contributions to the evolution...

Microsoft Edge Nears Apple’s Safari in Desktop Browser Wars

Microsoft is narrowing the gap between Edge and Apple’s Safari as the second most-used desktop browser in the world. According to new data from Statcounter (via Windows Central), Apple’s Safari is the second most popular desktop web browser behind the dominant Google Chrome — but it’s unlikely that it will stay that way for long. While […]

Microsoft Edge for macOS Gets Vertical Tabs, Startup Boost Feature

Microsoft has just announced some new features for its Edge browser, including the much-awaited vertical tabs feature for macOS, which allows users to stack tabs at the side of the browser instead of a long list of tabs at the top (via The Verge). The vertical tabs feature has been optimised for widescreen monitors and lets...

Microsoft Edge 88 Brings Password Generator, New Security Features

Microsoft has rolled out a feature-packed update for its Edge web browser, which includes several new privacy, and productivity features, as well as a password generator that can warn you if your password has been leaked, and can even generate a new one. Microsoft Edge 88 offers a built-in strong password generator that you can...

Microsoft Force Feeds Chromium Edge Browser via Automatic Windows Update

As highlighted by the folks over at The Verge, Microsoft seems to be abusing its automatic updates feature by forcing Windows users to install its new Chromium Edge browser. What’s even worse, users can’t even uninstall the Edge browser any longer following the intrusive update. A Windows 10 update forces a full screen @MicrosoftEdge window, which...

Microsoft Edge for Mac Preview Officially Released for Download

Just over a week ago, the highly anticipated Edge browser for Mac was leaked as an unstable beta during Microsoft’s Build conference but today, the company has officially announced support for the daily Canary builds of Edge for Mac computers running macOS 10.12 and above (via The Verge). According to Microsoft’s blog post, Edge for macOS will...

Microsoft Edge Browser for macOS is Now Available to Download

Earlier this week, Microsoft teased a macOS version of its Edge Chromium browser and today, it has made the very first beta of its highly anticipated Edge browser for macOS available to download. As noted by VentureBeat, Microsoft’s Edge browser for Mac is currently available in two separate pre-release forms i.e. daily and weekly, and as...

Microsoft Edge Browser is Coming Soon for macOS

Only last month, Microsoft released its Edge Chromium browser as early Canary and Dev builds for Windows 10 users and today, the company has teased a macOS version revealing how the browser will look like on Apple’s desktop OS (via The Verge). Microsoft has, however, not yet announced any specific dates for its release. "During...

Microsoft Edge for iOS Update Brings Single Sign-On, New Admin Tools

Microsoft Edge browser for iOS and Android has today been updated to make it easier for users to access applications via single sign-on (via ZDNet). According to Microsoft, added support for "conditional access” protection should make it more attractive for enterprises to deploy Edge as the go-to browser for accessing web apps. The updated version of...

Microsoft to Rebuild Edge Browser on Chrome Technology, Porting to Mac

Microsoft is planning to create a new version of Edge by using Chromium combined with some components currently in Edge in order to provide greater browsing compatibility across the web. Microsoft today announced that it will adopt the Chromium open source project for its Microsoft Edge web browser on the desktop "to create better web compatibility for our...

Microsoft’s Edge Browser Launches in Beta on the iPad

Microsoft has been slowly rolling out its Edge browsers to various platforms and devices. The company first released the Edge browser for the iPhone back in November and said that an iPad version was on the way. Earlier this week, that promise has finally come true. Microsoft Edge is now available as a beta version...