Vivaldi web browser for Mac, the spiritual successor to Opera 12, released version 1.14 on Wednesday, introducing an innovative new vertical reader mode, Markdown support, and other notable improvements.
Vivaldi’s Reader View works similar to reading modes in other browsers, allowing users to view content in a clutter-free reading environment where they can change the font, adjust line height, column width and switch to dark or light background.
With the latest update, however, a new vertical reading option can be found in the Reader View settings, allowing Chinese, Japanese and Korean users to read online text in a vertical direction with no distracting page [...]
Privacy oriented search engine DuckDuckGo today launched revamped versions of its browser extension and standalone mobile app, promising users seamless built-in tracker network blocking and smarter encryption.
The headline feature in both the DuckDuckGo browser extension and mobile app is a Privacy Grade rating (A-F) information card whenever a user visits a site. The rating aims to let them see at a glance how protected they are, while providing additional options to dig deeper into the details of blocked tracking attempts.
The generated Privacy Grade score for a website is based on the prevalence of hidden tracker networks, encryption availability, and any [...]
Google has shuttered the Chrome Apps section of its Chrome browser web store, following through on an announcement the company made more than a year ago. As of Wednesday, the Apps selection no longer appeared in the web store’s search panel filters below Extensions and Themes.
Prior to yesterday’s removal, Chrome apps were available in two flavors: packaged apps and hosted apps. As Ars Technica notes, hosted apps were little more than desktop bookmarks, but they gave Chrome OS users a way to pin important web pages to certain parts of the GUI.
Packaged apps, which first appeared on Mac in 2013, could be downloaded into the Applications folder where they [...]
Microsoft Edge for iPhone was officially released on the App Store today following nearly two months of public beta testing.
The alternative web browser will primarily appeal to iPhone users that use a Windows PC instead of a Mac thanks to a „Continue on PC“ feature that can push a website from the mobile to desktop version of the browser.
Microsoft Edge for iPhone also syncs your favorites, passwords, and reading list across your devices. Other features include an all-in-one Hub View, built-in QR code reader, voice search, and private browsing mode.
Bing, Google, and Yahoo can be set as the default search engine in Microsoft Edge for iPhone, [...]