Google Chrome Releases Two New Features

Google Chrome is one of the more commonly used web browsers. Over the years, though, Chrome has gained a reputation for utilizing a large portion of a computer’s memory. This can be a problem if you’re running other resource-intensive tasks and don’t want to slow things down. With the latest update for Chrome on desktop, users can experience two new …

Last Microsoft Edge Update for 2022

A new version of Microsoft Edge is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. While the update is relatively small, it contains two feature upgrades and significant security fixes, including one for the Chromium engine’s “Type confusing in V8” vulnerability. Vulnerability Fix Unsurprisingly, one of the most significant improvements in this version addresses CVE-2022-4262. The flaw in the Chromium engine has …

DuckDuckGo Releases App Tracking Protection Beta for Android

The feature is comparable to Apple’s ‘App Tracking Transparency. However, unlike Apple, DuckDuckGo’s method does not rely on app developers’ compliance with user choice. All known trackers are blocked. According to DuckDuckGo, Android users have an average of 35 applications installed on their smartphones, resulting in between 1,000 and 2,000 monitoring attempts every day for over 70 tracking organizations. As …

Hundreds of U.S. News Outlets Affected by Malware

A cyber-security threat actor known as SocGholish has compromised a JavaScript code used by an unnamed media content provider. The malware is being used to spread the FakeUpdates malware to major media outlets across the United States. More than 250 regional and national newspaper sites are affected by the malicious JavaScript. Some impacted media organizations include the cities of Boston, …

DuckDuckGo for Mac Comes with New Privacy Features

DuckDuckGo announced on October 18, 2022, that the beta version of its Mac desktop app is now available for all Mac users.  DuckDuckGo is a browser that focuses on privacy. It has many new features designed to make web browsing more private and less cluttered, improving the user experience. DuckDuckGo generates objective results without any subjective factors or “user preferences.” …

Firefox 106 Update: What’s New and Improved

On October 18, 2022, Firefox 106 Stable and Firefox 102.4 ESR were released to the public. New features A new Colorways theme, Firefox view, PDF editing, text recognition, and extraction on macOS are all included in the most recent Firefox Stable release. While Firefox 106 introduces several brand-new features, the version also resolves security concerns. Mozilla corrected six unique vulnerabilities …

Microsoft Edge Improves Performance

Engineers at Microsoft recently announced performance improvements for their Edge browser.  A blog post that the company published recently explained how. A blog post from the company explained how: “Beginning with Microsoft Edge 102 on Windows, Microsoft Edge automatically compresses disk caches on devices that meet eligibility checks, to ensure the compression will be beneficial without degrading performance. This ensures …

Firefox 105.0 Update, The End of Low Memory Crashes and Other Features

The most recent version of Firefox, version 105, was made available for download on September 20, 2022. This version is a minor update that does not offer as many new features as previous versions. However, the most striking improvement in Firefox 105 is that Mozilla has drastically decreased the number of out-of-memory browser crashes the Windows and Linux users experience. …

DuckDuckGo Browser Blocks Microsoft Trackers

If you haven’t heard of DuckDuckGo, it’s a tiny browser that only gets a fraction of the traffic that Google does. If we’re being honest, it gets only a fraction of the web traffic that Bing does.  The search engine does have some pluck though and bills itself as the engine of choice for those who value their privacy. In …

Edge Will Replace Internet Explorer After It Is Gone

It may seem as though Internet Explorer is the browser that will not die, but according to Microsoft, it is now a step closer to breathing its last virtual breath. Microsoft has struggled in the browser wars for the entire existence of the internet. They came late to the party. Although they did manage to beat out early dominant browsers …