MICROSOFT is testing a rogue pop-up that warns users not to use web browsers from rivals. The notice appears for Windows users when they try to install the Google Chrome or Mozille Firefox browsers. Instead of completing your download, it prompts you to open Microsoft Edge, the default browser for Windows 10. The message reads: "You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10." There's then a big blue button that says "Open Microsoft Edge" and a smaller grey button that says "Install anyway". Below that is a message that says "Don't want to be warned in the future? Open settings." It's a creepy tactic by Microsoft to get you to stick with its own browser – rather than run off to the competition. That's no surprise: just 4.24% of desktop PCs use Microsoft Edge, compared to 67.63% for Chrome and 10.97% for Firefox. Microsoft's dodgy pop-up was first spotted by The Verge, and later confirmed to The Sun. Speaking to The Sun, a Microsoft spokesperson … [Read more...] about Microsoft is warning users not to install rival Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers on Windows
Nintendo has launched its new online Mii creation tool, enabling anyone with a My Nintendo account to fashion their own avatar using nothing but an ordinary web browser. The Mii creation feature was originally announced at the start of May, in a message sent out to all users of Nintendo's social-focussed Miitomo app - just prior to its closure. "With the end of Miitomo service," Nintendo explained, "it will no longer be possible to create or edit Mii characters using Miitomo, but we are planning to add a feature in late May 2018 which will enable you to create and edit Mii characters for your Nintendo account via your web browser of choice." And what do you know, here it is now. It seems a little odd that Nintendo has elected to provide a new method of creating Miis, given that the company has been steadily shuffling its long-standing digital avatars (which launched with the Wii in 2006) further and further out of the spotlight in recent times. While Miis took centre stage on Wii, Wii … [Read more...] about You can now create Miis directly in your web browser
This week, Sony released a new platform for engaging with the social features on PS4. Called My PlayStation, it allows you to view, manage, and message your friends and see your Trophies.My PlayStation is now accessible on PC, phones, and tablets through a web browser, and it essentially looks like a streamlined version of your PS4 profile. From it, you can access your friends list, message your friends, and accept requests. You can also edit your profile and view the Trophies you've earned. You can also check whether or not your friends are online and what they're playing.There've been ways to access aspects of your profile from a computer or phone before, but My PlayStation is meant to streamline and consolidate it. To get to My PlayStation, go to this website and sign in with your profile.Sony stated in a blog post that it would also continue to add features, although it didn't give any specifics. Who knows--maybe one day you'll be able to join a PS4 party from your phone while … [Read more...] about You Can Now Interact With PS4’s Social Features From A Web Browser
It’s a scary time for YouTubers: YouTube’s community guidelines are changing seemingly on the fly, demonetization is affecting a large number of creators and the future of the platform that many people call home is uncertain. Creators don’t want to leave YouTube, but they are trying to figure out what’s next. Maybe the answer isn’t finding a new home, but a new browser. Brave is an open-source web browser that YouTubers are using in wake of the platform’s evolving policies. Created by Brian Body and Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, Brave’s design is based on Google’s open-software, source code program Chromium. Unlike Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or any other mainstream browser, Brave was built to block intrusive ads and create a less chaotic online experience. Included within the browser is Brave Payments, which the company introduced in beta in September 2016. The idea behind the Payments tool is that users should be … [Read more...] about What’s Brave, YouTubers’ new favorite browser?
By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:18 GMT Sony has announced PlayStation users can now access some key PSN features from a web browser. Called My PlayStation, the web portal allows users to access their PlayStation Newtwork profile from a PC, Mac, mobile phone or tablet. Here, they will be able to edit their profile, find friends, view Trophies and more. Sony said it will continue to enhance and add more features to My PlayStation on a regular basis. My PlayStation allows access to the following features: Find Friends Edit your Profile View you and your Friends’ Trophies Send and manage Friend requests Send Messages My PlayStation works with most major web browsers on Windows 10, MacOS 10, iOS 10 or above, Android 5 or above. The website is live so go check it out. … [Read more...] about My PlayStation gives users web access to their PSN profile