Google might have to pay $9 Billion to remain the default search engine on iPhones

Sep 30, 2018 at 11:32 GMT Google has been Apple’s primary search engine on iPhones for years now and it has helped Google a lot in terms of search traffic. However, it has come for a cost as Google paid billions of dollars to Apple to make sure Google is the default search engine.Google never disclosed the actual figures it paid but according to analysts familiar with the matter, Google paid $1 billion in 2013 and 2014 and analysts in 2017 said the figure had swollen to $3 billi...
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Microsoft is now showing a popup asking users to try Edge when they try to install third-party browsers

Sep 17, 2018 at 20:30 GMT Since the launch of Microsoft Edge, the company has been trying to get users to use the browser instead of switching to third-party counterparts. However, Microsoft hasn’t been successful in doing so and the market share numbers are the proof of that. However, it looks like the company is planning to change its stance on the whole matter. According to various users on Fast Ring, Microsoft is now prompting users to try Microsoft Edge when they try to ...
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Chrome edging towards two thirds of browser market as Windows 10 shows strong growth

Sep 1, 2018 at 12:31 GMT This month’s Netmarketshare numbers for August 2018 are out and they contain a mix of good and bad news for Microsoft.On the pleasant side, in August Windows 10 showed strong growth, growing from 36.58% to 37.8% of the desktop OS share.  It is notable however that the summer holiday months always tend to be periods of market share gain for Windows 10, as presumably corporate usage decreases. It seems clear however that Windows 10 will overtake Windows 7 ...
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More Windows 10 April 2018 issues as some users experience repeated Explorer.exe crashes

May 4, 2018 at 22:17 GMT While the Windows 10 April 2018 update was part of a massive beta test using the Windows 10 Insider programme, it seems some serious issues still slipped through. The latest one to come to our attention is pretty serious and involves Explorer.exe crashing every 3-5 seconds, rendering a user’s machine more or less unusable. The issue appears related to the new TimeLine feature and occurs when the TimeLine synchronizes user activity to the cloud....
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Windows 10 April 2018 Update causes Google Chrome to freeze – now with work-around

May 3, 2018 at 14:20 GMT Microsoft released Windows 10 April 2018 Update two days back after fixing a bug that blocked the rollout. However, it looks like the final release is still not stable enough for the public rollout. Earlier today we reported that users are facing issues after upgrading which included problems related to the microphone, mouse, etc. Now, it looks like hardware compatibility is not the only issue. According to Reddit, users are facing freezing issues...
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MS Launcher hits 10 million downloads

Dec 29, 2017 at 11:18 GMT Recently we reported that Microsoft Launcher has reached 1 million active users on Play Storeand now it looks like the app is heading for a new milestone. Microsoft Launcher has now surpassed 10 million download mark and is going strong. The company hasn’t released the official numbers yet but according to Google Play Store, Microsoft Launcher has been downloaded 10 million times and is heading for the 50 million download mark. At one point, the ...
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Super-fast Puffin browser makes the jump from iOS and Android to Windows

Dec 20, 2017 at 23:06 GMT The Puffin browser is a cloud-based browser previously only on iOS and Android which uses remote servers to help you download and render web pages incredibly fast, and without overusing your local resources. It turns out slower PCs could also benefit from the cloud-based boost, and the company has now brought their browser to the Windows platform. A bit like Opera Mini, the browser uses servers to pre-process and compress web pages and due to ...
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NetMarketShare: Windows 10 makes a surprisingly strong showing in latest numbers

Dec 5, 2017 at 14:28 GMT It’s a new month and another opportunity to look at the progress of Microsoft’s operating systems and browser in relation to its competitors. Unlike last time we actually have some solid numbers as a foundation, as Microsoft recently revealed there are 600 million Windows 10 users, the overwhelming majority we assume on the desktop. In line with the good news that Windows 10 is actually still growing, we also see an uptick in Windows 10’s brows...
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Google will soon let you know if third-party software interferes with Chrome

Dec 1, 2017 at 14:30 GMT Google recently added an anti-virus to Chrome, now the firm is expanding the apps ability to interact with other third-party software on your Windows PC. “Roughly two-thirds of Windows Chrome users have other applications on their machines that interact with Chrome, such as accessibility or antivirus software. In the past, this software needed to inject code in Chrome in order to function properly; unfortunately, users with software that injects c...
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With latest update Edge for iOS finally becomes useful

Nov 18, 2017 at 14:07 GMT A few weeks ago Microsoft released their Edge browser for iOS and Android. The 3rd party browser uses the native iOS rendering engine but brings along some of the user interface elements of Edge for Windows 10 and also some features such as the Reading List.It, however, lacked the most important reason to use the same browser on your phone as your PC – password sync.Today with a new update to version  41.3 (41.3.0) Microsoft has finally rectified the is...
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