Lilbits: Using desktop apps on Linux phones, a new Asus Android tablet, and Microsoft Edge cross-platform tools

Microsoft is giving you another reason to use its Edge web browser on both Windows and Android by making it easier to send browser tabs from one to the other (something Chrome and other browsers have had for a while). Asus is launching a new Android tablet in China (there’s no word on if or […]

Lilbits: Remembering LG’s innovative phones, another smartphone Linux distro, and high-performance single-board computers

LG is getting out of the smartphone business and that’s probably a smart move for a company that’s been losing money in that space for the past six years. But it’s still sad to see the exit of a company that had been pushing the boundaries of smartphone weirdness with models like the dual-screen LG […]

Microsoft Edge 89 brings faster startup, reduced resource consumption, vertical tabs

The latest version of Microsoft’s Edge web browser is designed to launch as much as 41-percent more quickly thanks to a new “Startup boost” feature. At the same time, Microsoft is also reducing resource consumption by implementing support for “sleeping tabs,” allowing browser tabs to use less CPU and memory resources when they’re in the […]

Lilbits: Microsoft Edge gets more interesting, Chromebooks outsell Macs, and a 31.2 inch color E Ink display

Now that Microsoft’s Edge web browser is based on Google’s open source Chromium project, it behaves a lot like Google’s Chrome browser… and for the most part that’s left me wondering why you’d use Edge instead of Chrome. Microsoft has been adding features that help set its browser apart, but up until now I haven’t […]

Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, and Linux GUI apps are coming to Windows

Microsoft’s relationship with Linux has changed a lot in recent years. The company includes a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that lets developers and power users run a Linux terminal within Windows, and Microsoft has become a major contributor to many open source projects. The latest versions of Microsoft’s Edge web browser are built on […]

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser preview now available for Windows 7 and up

Microsoft is designing a new version of its Edge web browser based on Google’s Chromium. Two months ago Microsoft released the first preview of the new browser, but it was only available for Windows 10 at the time. Now you can download Microsoft Edge preview builds and run them on Windows 7, Windows 8, or […]

Future versions of Microsoft Edge web browser will be based on Google Chromium

There was a time when government regulators took action against Microsoft for bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows, giving the browser an unfair advantage over the competition. These days Microsoft has a hard time convincing users to use its web browser to do anything more than download Firefox or Chrome. So after switching […]

Latest Windows 10 preview handles DPI changes without a reboot, reads PDFs aloud to you (in Edge web browser)

Microsoft’s latest preview build of Windows 10 for PCs includes new features for the Edge web browser, improved handling of DPI scaling changes, and support for Emoji 5.0 in the Emoji keyboard, along with a bunch of other feature tweaks, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16237 is now available for […]