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Rumours are spreading that Microsoft is ready to throw in the towel with Microsoft Edge, the browser that replaced the much-maligned Internet Explorer in the release of Windows 10. Not even four years in, Edge has failed to throw off the bad reputation of its predecessor, and now it looks like Microsoft is getting ready to start again from scratch. Here's everything we know so far.

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These days, most websites automatically switch to a mobile-friendly version when you view them on your smartphones. Unfortunately, the results can still be cluttered and difficult to navigate - especially if you aren't rocking a huge phone.

The last few iterations of Google Chrome have been taking care of this problem with a 'Simplified View' option. Here's how to switch it on.

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When I’m trying to do work, every little thing distracts me. Google autocomplete, my inbox, even the page that Chrome loads when I open a new tab.

Well, the helpful page Chrome used to load. Because for the last few years, I’ve run the Chrome extension Blank New Tab Page.

When I open a new tab or window in Chrome, I get an actual blank page. Nothing is there to distract me.

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Google's cloud-based Chrome OS has morphed into an impressive computing platform now that it's compatible with Android apps and, more recently, Linux apps. But what about Windows apps, you might wonder?

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Every time I go to write an email, I get distracted by my inbox. I check all my new mail, and I put off the actual task I opened Gmail for. None of that new email was urgent, but I couldn't ignore all those bold lines. So now I hide my inbox with Inbox When Ready.

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Google definitely got the message that users weren't happy about the auto-sign in/out link implemented in the previous version of Chrome. The company has launched an updated version of the browser (version 70) that makes it a lot easier to disable this annoying feature — among other changes.

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The identity politics of tech are real. We become obsessed with the devices that power our lives, and they can drive us to heated arguments — however preposterous — with anyone who loves a competing product, platform, or service.

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The web's more media-heavy that it's ever been, with a great many sites serving images like Sanitarium Up & Gos out of the back of a Black Thunder. This isn't a problem until the image loading clogs up rendering of the rest of the page, causing your browsing experience to suffer. The good news is there's a Chrome flag you can enable to alleviate this.

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All is fair in love and browser wars. In a bid to claw back some much-needed market share, Microsoft is implementing a rather cheeky "feature" in its Edge browser. When users attempt to download Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, they are now confronted with a pop-up window warning them that Edge is "faster" and "safer". No, really.