browsers

Browser Faceoff: How Much Faster Is Microsoft Edge Compared To Chrome?

Microsoft’s official web browser for Windows has long been derided for being glacially slow; especially when compared to leaner rivals like Google Chrome. All that could be set to change with the release of Windows 10, however. If Microsoft can be believed, its new Edge browser is a whopping 112% faster than Chrome.


Microsoft Edge's Javascript Performance Goes Toe-To-Toe With Chrome, Firefox

Web browsers will always find a battlefield to fight on — Javascript performance, memory usage, variety of extensions and so on. With Microsoft Edge soon to be a serious option, it’s about time we had a look at how it matches up to the competition.


Google Chrome Steps Up Its Malware Detection

Google’s Chrome browser is about to get even more noisy in its quest to keep your computer malware-free.


Google Reverts To Old Chrome Bookmark Manager

Google has backflipped on its revised bookmark manager for Chrome, reinstating the classic version instead.


Turn On Tracking Protection In Firefox To Make Pages Load 44% Faster

Even if you don’t care about the privacy implications of tracking cookies and other technologies sites use to identify us online, you might want to turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox anyway for a potential big speed boost.


Disable Pocket Integration In Firefox To Save Memory

Firefox is a great browser, and Pocket is a great tool for saving articles to read later. But if Pocket’s integration with Firefox (currently in Beta and Nightly versions) doesn’t thrill you, here’s how to disable it and keep it from eating your precious memory.


Ask LH: Is Microsoft Edge Any Good?

Dear Lifehacker, I heard that Microsoft is releasing a new browser with Windows 10. What’s new? Should I bother using it instead of Chrome or Firefox? Or is it just Internet Explorer with a new paint job?


Get The Old Chrome Bookmark Manager Back

The newest version of Chrome features a fancy new bookmark manager and interface that’s all about thumbnails. If you’re not a fan of that snazz, Techdows points to a flag you can switch to get the old interface back.


How To Use Private Browsing Mode On Every Platform

Private Browsing limits the amount that your online browsing habits are tracked and recorded. Here’s how to enable it for every major platform.


Opera Mini Gets Android Overhaul

Opera’s latest mobile browser concentrates on speed and an improved Android experience, as it tries to double its Android market share.