It’s time to dump Chrome as your default browser on Android

Jack Wallen makes his case for Android users to switch from Chrome as their default browsers. He also shows you how.

I’m going to be honest here, I don’t use a web browser very often on Android. Most often I stick with specific applications. Now, I get that some of those applications are Single Page Web apps that are probably using bits of Chrome under the hood. But as far as using a full-fledged web browser, it’s only sporadic on my phone. 

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Until probably a year ago, I didn’t mind using Chrome on Android.

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Opera’s Android browser is now optimized for Chromebooks

has optimized its web browser for , with the aim of giving users a full-featured alternative to . Opera for Chrome OS is based on the of the browser. The company has made some laptop-focused tweaks, such as the addition of keyboard shortcuts.

The browser has a free, built-in VPN and to . There are also baked-in messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Telegram, , and Facebook Messenger. Opera can thwart those irritating cookie dialogs that pop up when you visit certain websites, too.


Additionally, there’s a and you can pick from one of five color themes (in both light and

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Xbox cloud upgrade is live: Series X power on your browser for over 260 games

Enlarge / Xbox Game Streaming works on a wide variety of devices—and they all now benefit from Microsoft’s upgraded servers.

Microsoft’s bullishness about Xbox as a cloud-gaming platform got a lot bolder on Tuesday with the surprise launch of a previously teased change: an upgrade to the server farm that powers the cloud portion of Game Pass Ultimate. Long story short, it’s now much more powerful, enough to make Xbox’s $15/month Game Pass Ultimate an increasingly attractive subscription option.

Xbox Game Streaming, which was previously known as Project xCloud, works much like Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and other cloud-streaming

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The Chromebook at 10: How this ‘browser in a box’ became the perfect pandemic laptop

During the COVID-19 crisis, Chromebooks have helped countless students and workers stay connected while stuck at home. That would have been hard to imagine 10 years ago, when the the first Chromebooks were announced on May 11, 2011. 

Back then, no one expected a lot from them. After all, they came on the heels of the Netbook era, when low-cost, low-power laptops were first seen as a panacea for overpriced tech, but ended up overselling their limited functionality. And after spending a few years struggling to get Windows-running, Intel-Atom-powered Netbooks to do much of anything useful, I was

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