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5 Issues that make Microsoft Edge a worse web browser than others

5 Issues that make Microsoft Edge a worse web browser than others

Not a very long time ago , we talked about what makes Microsoft Edge a better browser than other browsers for Windows. But, like everything on Mother Earth, Microsoft Edge has both good and bad sides. In this article it is time to mention the issues that we believe make Microsoft Edge a worse browser than others. Let's begin: 1. Browsing problems The most
5 Things we love about the new Settings app in Windows 10

5 Things we love about the new Settings app in Windows 10

When Microsoft created Windows 8, they had to let go of the old Control Panel and move on to creating a new way of configuring our devices, one that could also be used on tablets and other small screen devices. The Control Panel was doing its job okay, but it was based on a very old design, one that's been in Windows for many years.
9 Features that make Microsoft Edge a better web browser than others

9 Features that make Microsoft Edge a better web browser than others

Microsoft Edge, the youngest web browser from the Redmond giant, wants to be the strongest and the fastest of all web browsers for Windows. Although it has its flaws, Microsoft Edge actually is in many ways a better browser than others and, in this article, we want to show you some of those features that make it great. Here they are: 1. The fastest
15 Reasons why you should get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update today

15 Reasons why you should get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update today

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is, without question, an important point in Windows 10's evolution path since it was initially released to the public, last year. However, you shouldn't think about it as a new iteration of the operating system, but rather as a "service pack with many added benefits". The Anniversary Update polishes Windows 10 and, on top of that, brings a couple of
How to use the QR codes shown by Windows 10 BSODs to learn what's wrong

How to use the QR codes shown by Windows 10 BSODs to learn what's wrong

QR codes have a history that's both good and bad. Some people and companies love them and use them quite often, while others don't like them or think that they're dangerous. Regardless on which side you're on, if you're using Windows 10, and if you have the misfortune of getting a blue screen of death (BSOD), you will see that it now offers a QR
Watch HD movies anywhere, on the go, or the best gadget to buy this summer

Watch HD movies anywhere, on the go, or the best gadget to buy this summer

Miracast is a relatively new wireless display standard which is designed for mirroring the screen of your smartphone, tablet or PC, to a TV or a display, without requiring physical HDMI cables. If you want to watch HD movies from anywhere you travel, then buying yourself a Miracast dongle or Miracast adapter is the best idea you can have. I've used it in all my
7 Ways to test the speed of your internet connection on your Android device

7 Ways to test the speed of your internet connection on your Android device

Are you curious whether your Internet Service Provider (ISP) provides you the bandwidth that it has promised? Do you want to know how fast is your 4G data connection? Are you troubleshooting a problem with your data connection on your Android smartphone or tablet? No matter what your question may be, there are a couple of ways you can test the speed of your internet
How to block the internet access of any Windows app, with OneClickFirewall

How to block the internet access of any Windows app, with OneClickFirewall

Windows Firewall is a good piece of software that does its job very well, even better than many paid firewalls. However, it has always lacked in one area: it's not very easy to access and configure. It's so hidden in the background that many Windows users don't even know that it exists. While you can use the Windows Firewall to block the internet access of
What do users get from games becoming Windows universal apps?

What do users get from games becoming Windows universal apps?

When it comes to games, some people in the gaming industry have said that Microsoft's "Universal Windows Platform can, should, must, and will die". The primary reason for such statements is the fact that, with its vision for universal apps and games, Microsoft will compete with dedicated distribution services like Steam and plans to take a bigger share of the profits that are to be
Test comparison - Which is the best free online antivirus scanner?

Test comparison - Which is the best free online antivirus scanner?

Some of our readers asked us to test the most popular free antivirus scanners found online. Since such scanners are useful in providing a good second opinion, without having to install a fully-featured security product, we thought it is worthwhile to evaluate such products. We've tested the 10 most popular online security scanners and, although it took quite a bit of work, we now have
How to copy optical discs (CD, DVD or Blu-Ray) in Windows

How to copy optical discs (CD, DVD or Blu-Ray) in Windows

Are you searching for a way to create a disc-to-disc copy of a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray? Then you are in luck. In this guide, we will discuss the steps and principles involved in making a copy of any disc, in any version of Windows. Then, we will cover some of the best tools for the job. If you are interested, don't hesitate to read
Digital Citizen Awards 2016 - The best Windows security product of the year!

Digital Citizen Awards 2016 - The best Windows security product of the year!

Computer security is big business these days and can only get bigger, as more and more devices are connected to the internet and more threats are surfacing on the web. As such, antivirus software is invariably getting better each year. However, some products are better than others, some are pricier than others and some are simply not worth spending a dime. We have tested and
The best 5 free programs to mount disc images in Windows

The best 5 free programs to mount disc images in Windows

When was the last time you used a CD or a DVD? We recently asked ourselves this question, and the answer was: a long time ago. In order to replace physical discs, the idea of mounting images as virtual drives is quite appealing. In addition, disc images are not limited by the space provided by a physical CD, DVD or Blu-Ray, because they are stored
How to make a backup copy of a protected disc (DVD or Blu-Ray)

How to make a backup copy of a protected disc (DVD or Blu-Ray)

We all purchase DVDs and Blu-Rays with all kinds of media content: movies, games, music, software, etc. However, as we use those discs, their quality wanes with time and, after a few years, they become unusable. Your only solution is to purchase them again but that costs money one more time and it just isn't fair. You paid for that product already. Isn't there a
How to use your keyboard to force a Blue Screen Of Death in Windows

How to use your keyboard to force a Blue Screen Of Death in Windows

Did you ever feel like having to go to an ancient Greek oracle and asking if your incredibly stable Windows PC will ever crash? :) While there's a very small chance for you to never have seen a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) before, you probably never triggered one because you wanted to or because you needed a BSOD displayed by Windows. I mean, that
6 Best free Android apps for quitting smoking

6 Best free Android apps for quitting smoking

Smoking cigarettes is one of the best ways to make sure that you will have health problems sooner rather than later. You could develop lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), all kinds of heart diseases, stroke, asthma, diabetes and all the other types of cancer you can think of. It's quite a gruesome picture if you think about it. But despite all that, some