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How to set a default web browser on iOS14

The freedom to choose seems like something we take for granted (at least in the U.S.), that’s why Apple’s artificial boundaries seem so egregious. While there are a few work arounds to have your email app and a few others, open your browser of choice, you may still find yourself hitting a link and suddenly […]

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Safari is still hostile to PWAs, even on macOS Big Sur

Apple wrapped up their annual WWDC conference last week, where the company showed off a number of updates to various Apple products and services. Among them were updates to the next version of macOS Big Sur and its built-in browser Safari. In what Apple says is an effort to protect the privacy of its users, […]

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Microsoft Edge improved spellcheck will benefit all chromium browsers

Microsoft announced via a Windows blog post that starting with Edge 83, a new spellcheck experience powered by Windows Spellcheck is coming to all Windows users on Windows 8.1 and up. How to user spellcheck in Edge For most users spellcheck just works, not setup required, but just in case, the related settings are located […]

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Scroll | “To make the internet not suck”

Do you hate ads? Of course you do, we all do. Not only do they clutter web pages, but they also allow 3rd parties to track your online activity. If you are hearing this for this first time then you may feel like Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation when he found out about how […]

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iOS Browsers | First Run Review

We all have our favorite browsers for one reason or another, maybe its what came pre-installed on your phone or its the one your chose. Whatever the reason we use the browser we do, we will examine a report on how they behave when the run for the first time. We recently report on an […]

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We have partnered with Scroll in the fight for a Better Web

Here on Platform De.Central we advocate for Apps & Services that do not pigeon hole you into one platform, this is called platform choice. You need platform choice if one of the platforms starts to abuse its power, then you can simply choose from a number of competitors. If this is the first time you […]

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Edge overtakes FireFox

Microsoft’s Edge recently underwent major changes, improving site compatibility and now is available on every major platform with Linux support incoming. According to NetMarketShare who recently shared Desktop/Laptop browser market share data from the month of March shows that Microsoft’s Edge with 7.59% has overtaken Mozilla’s FireFox with 7.19% for 2nd place, while Google’s Chrome […]

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Safari moves to kill PWAs

“Safari now blocks all third party cookies.” By Platform De.Central

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What do Web Browsers say when they phone home?

Your internet history may not stay between you and your browser.  According to a new privacy study published Monday, many major browsers allow the companies that own them to track users’ location and identity while leaking details of users’ browsing history to those companies. The study, authored by Douglas Leith of Trinity College Dublin, tracked […]

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The Illusion of platform choice. Part 2

Last week we discussed operating system platforms and left off on Browsers. Here on Platform De.Central we care about Market Choice, Data Privacy & Platform Choice. In Part 2 of our 3 part series ‘The Illusion of platform choice’ we will be reviewing browsers based on those three criteria.  Google Chrome Google has changed web […]