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How To Stop Videos From Auto-Playing In Four Popular Browsers

Whether it’s a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today’s web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren’t expecting. Here’s how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.


Windows 8 And Internet Explorer 8, 9, And 10 Are No Longer Supported, Upgrade Now

It’s the end of the line for Windows 8.0 and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. With Microsoft pulling support on them today, it’s upgrade-or-get-hacked time.


Browser Fairy For Mac Sets Rules For Which Links Open In Which Browser 

Mac: If you care about privacy, then you might prefer to use more than one browser. Perhaps you have use something like Firefox for all your social media, Chrome for anything that requires Flash, and Safari for general browsing. Browser Fairy is an app that allows you to set rules so links are always opened in your browser of choice.


Chrome's Data Saver Mode On Android Now Loads Pages Even Faster By Blocking Images

Android: Google has updated its Data Saver mode in Chrome to remove most images when loading a page over a slow connection. This keeps image-heavy sites from eating up all your data and speeds up your web browsing.


Firefox Is Finally Available On iOS

iOS: If your browser of choice is Firefox and you also use an iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably been frustrated by Firefox’s absence from iOS. Today, that frustration has ended.


H264ify Stops YouTube From Draining Your Laptop's Battery Life

Chrome/Firefox: YouTube doesn’t run very efficiently in Chrome and Firefox. In fact, How-To Geek points out, it’s a battery hog. You can get around this problem with the h264ify extensions.


Adblock Browser Arrives On iOS To Block Ads On The Go

iOS: Adblock’s standalone browser arrived on Android a few months ago and today it’s on iOS. As you’d expect, it blocks ads and tracking.


Ask LH: Should I Care About Microsoft Edge?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m curious about Microsoft’s new browser for Windows 10 which I’ve yet to upgrade to. What’s new? Should I bother using it instead of Chrome or Firefox? Or is it just Internet Explorer with a new paint job?


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.


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