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 …

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 …

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 …

Microsoft Edge Browser To Get Free Limited VPN

There’s a big change coming to the Microsoft Edge browser.  Big enough that it may prompt some users to switch to Edge. Recently, Microsoft announced that they’ll be adding a free built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to Edge as part of a long-anticipated security upgrade.  Called “Edge Secure Network,” the Redmond giant is currently testing the new Cloudflare-powered VPN …

Microsoft Edge Gets Overall Performance Boost

If you rely on Microsoft’s Edge browser to surf the web, you’re in luck.  The Redmond Giant has recently made some modifications to the browser’s “sleeping tabs” feature, which improves its overall performance and responsiveness. The Sleeping Tabs feature began rolling out for edge users running Beta 88 back in December of 2020. It had the impact of dramatically reducing …

Microsoft Really Wants People To Use Their Edge Browser

It’s no real secret that Microsoft has never been a big fan of Chrome, FireFox, or any other web browser that it didn’t build.  The company clearly hasn’t gotten over the fact that it lost the browser wars and lost them handily. That’s why it keeps trying periodically to reinvent the wheel offering up new and improved versions first of …

Windows 11 Makes It Harder To Switch From Edge Browser

Analysts who have been following the development of Windows 11 generally have good things to say about the redesign of the interface. There is one aspect of the new OS that’s been raising hackles and causing analysts to sound alarm bells. That has to do with the new software’s browser controls. Microsoft faced a chorus of accusations of unfair competition …

Microsoft Edge Browser Getting Automatic HTTPS Web Security Feature

The latest version of Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser will follow in the footsteps of the other major browsers on the web. As of Edge 92, the browser will automatically switch users to a secure HTTPS connection when visiting an HTTP address, provided that the browser enables the Automatic HTTPS feature. It’s a good move that’s been in the company’s …

Microsoft Edge Browser Gets Fix For Crashing Issue

Earlier this month, Microsoft Edge users were in an uproar, with significant numbers of them reporting that the browser would lock up when they were watching YouTube videos or reading comments on YouTube videos. The browser would simply become non-responsive, and then, after a time, would crash to desktop. Users who opened their task manager to investigate would see that …

Microsoft Edge Will Redirect Users To HTTPS Secure Sites

If you’re a Microsoft Edge user, be aware. Beginning in July, with the release of Edge 92, the browser will automatically redirect users to a secure HTTPS connection any time they visit a website via the HTTP protocol. Microsoft is not alone in this, and in fact, is coming a bit late to the party. Chrome 90, released earlier this …