Mozilla Blog: Goodbye, EdgeHTML

Mozilla Blog: Goodbye, EdgeHTML. “By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google. This may sound melodramatic, but it’s not. The ‘browser engines’ — Chromium from Google and Gecko Quantum from Mozilla — are ‘inside baseball’ pieces of software that actually determine a great deal of what each of us can do online. They determine core capabilities such as which content we as consumers can see, how secure we are when we watch content, and how much control we have over what websites and services can do to us. Microsoft’s decision gives Google more ability to single-handedly decide what possibilities are available to each one of us.”

Ubergizmo: Chrome 71 Rolling Out With Abusive Ads & Billing Protection

Ubergizmo: Chrome 71 Rolling Out With Abusive Ads & Billing Protection. “Anyone who’s surfed the web long enough has probably encountered various websites that have designed ads to look like legit Windows popups and notifications, which when you click can take you to another site where potentially malware can be installed on your computer. However if you are using Google’s Chrome browser, that should become a thing of the past.”

Ubergizmo: Chrome’s New ‘Tab Groups’ Feature Will Make Tab Organization Easier

Ubergizmo: Chrome’s New ‘Tab Groups’ Feature Will Make Tab Organization Easier. “Google is working on a new feature for its popular Chrome browser called ‘Tab Groups.’ As the name suggests, it’s going to make it much easier to organize tabs open in the browser. Since many of us tend to have an unreasonable amount of tabs open at any given time, this is certainly going to make life easier for many users.”

Browser Wars 2018: Microsoft Edge versus Google Chrome (Make Tech Easier)

Make Tech Easier: Browser Wars 2018: Microsoft Edge versus Google Chrome. “According to October 2018 figures, Google Chrome’s top position among browsers remains unchallenged. Another browser, Microsoft Edge, is winning rave reviews with its redesigned features and smoother navigation. But is Edge really the future of browsers as Microsoft would have us all believe? To find out, we pitted Edge against Chrome in a toe-to-toe contest to see which is the better browser.”

Mashable: Google Chrome will warn you before unwittingly falling for a phone subscription scam

Mashable: Google Chrome will warn you before unwittingly falling for a phone subscription scam. “Found yourself subscribed to a shady ringtone service? Even though it’s 2018? Google Chrome will soon stop you from falling into that trap. In an upcoming version of Chrome, the browser will throw up a warning page when it suspects users could be unwittingly subscribed to a direct billing scam, leaving them with unexpected charges on their next bill.”

MakeUseOf: How to Add Notes to Bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox

MakeUseOf: How to Add Notes to Bookmarks in Chrome and Firefox . “If you don’t remember why you saved your bookmarks, they won’t do you any good. Adding notes to your bookmarks can help you remember why you wanted them. You used to be able to add notes to bookmarks in Firefox, but that feature has been removed. And Chrome never had that ability. Let’s look at how to get around this limitation in Chrome and Firefox and add notes to your bookmarks.”