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Google Chrome OS Pivot

Google's Chrome OS pivot matters more than you think

A colossal change is on the way for Chromebooks — and if you're only seeing what's on the surface, you're missing what's most important.

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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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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox, IE, Chrome all fall

Firefox took the biggest market-share hit in August as Mozilla’s financial woes continue.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? 10% faster page loads, more tab tweaks

Chrome 85 lets users collapse and expand tab groups, see tab previews, save data entered into PDF forms, and spend less time waiting for pages to load.

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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Nothing notable (again)

Firefox 80 is the fourth upgrade in a row that lacks compelling new features – even as the browser is struggling to attract new users.

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Is it EOL for IE11? (Not yet.)

Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which has been around since 1994 and once owned 90% of the browser market, appears to be on its way out for good.

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Google to trial drastically truncated URLs in Chrome in anti-phishing move

The goal is to make it harder for phishing attacks to succeed by hiding much of a site's URL. The change will roll out to some users in October in Chrome 86, but doesn't affect enterprise-enrolled devices.

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Microsoft sets new support deadlines for IE11 and Edge

With the Chromium-based version of Edge now in place, Microsoft is looking to move on from its older browsers – IE11 and the original Edge.

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Microsoft offers Office 365-loaded browser homepage to enterprises that use Bing

The new 'Bing enterprise homepage' marries the company's online search tool with internal document discovery for companies.

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Google delays Chrome web apps drop-dead date until mid-2022

The Chrome-specific apps let developers write one app that would run on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, and were to have been retired the summer.

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Mozilla lays off 250, says pandemic 'significantly impacted revenue'

'Our pre-COVID plan is no longer workable,' argues Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker; she outlined plans to reorganize the company behind the Firefox browser.

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Microsoft pegs savings from Edge, Office 365 search as high as $43M

Microsoft says its Bing-powered search platform can boost worker productivity and save corporate money by making access to internal documents and data easier.

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Firefox gets next-gen anti-tracking defense, stymies 'bounce' trackers

Mozilla is rolling out a new defense against advanced tracking tactics in Firefox 79; users should get it during the next few weeks.

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At Microsoft Inspire, the new Edge browser took center stage

Just as Azure has overtaken Microsoft's Windows Server platform, the new Chromium-based Edge Browser has taken center stage from Windows.

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Mozilla launches its first revenue-generating service, VPN for Firefox

The virtual private network is being rolled out in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and three other countries for Windows and Android. It's part of Mozilla's strategy to expand revenue options for its Firefox browser.

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Microsoft to auto upgrade some business and education PCs to Chromium Edge in August

Coming soon to a Windows 10 PC near you: the new Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser.

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FAQ: What's new in Safari 14

With the arrival this fall of macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple users will get an updated Safari browser. Coming soon: web extension support, TouchID for password authentication and a variety of customizations.

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Mozilla takes first step in pulling Firefox plug on macOS Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan

Beginning next week, Mozilla plans to automatically move users running older versions of macOS to the Firefox Extended Support Release, a version of the browser that provides security updates only.

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