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By default, Microsoft's Edge browser now effectively puts browser tabs to "sleep" when they are untouched for a little while. This is a great memory saving measure. However, in cases where the tab would normally indicate there's something new to check (eg webmail after a new email) this can cause problems. This guide explains how to disable this feature for certain websites.

The latest figures from the browser measuring team at Statcounter has revealed that Microsoft's previously unloved Edge browser is now beginning to gain some traction - on desktop machines at least. It has now overtaken Safari as the second most popular browser. Should you be switching if you haven't already?

As important as keeping your devices up to date with all the latest security updates is (and this really is important), the biggest weak point in any device's defenses is almost always us, the users. Our HowTo this month lists some things to look for in emails that might indicate they're not what they appear to be.

Those of us that like opening loads of browser tabs and / or have machines that are getting on a bit may find that Chrome can sometimes bring their machine to a crawl. Google have introduced new settings to help combat this problem. This month's HowTo outlines how to activate this new feature.

We're all used to cookie banners on websites at this point, although anyone that doesn't just ignore them or hit accept regardless may have noticed they can be very devious in trying to get you to accept cookies you didn't mean to. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is now going to be more hardline on what is allowable here.

It's not the first time we've mentioned it and it won't be the last, but we're now entering the last full year of support for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. It's been a while since any love has been shown to the aging operating system feature-wise, but Microsoft have decided to introduce one last new element.

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