Freeze Dried Tabs improve Chrome's startup by 20% on Android

Jan 6, 2023

Android users who run Google Chrome on their devices may have noticed an improvement in the startup time of the browser. Thanks to a new feature that Google calls Freeze Dried Tabs, Chrome's startup is 20% faster on average than before according to Google. The startup of mobile browser apps on Android may feel slower than the startup of other applications. One of the main reasons for that is that the process of displaying the first webpage requires lots of background work, including the dow ...read more

Windows Insiders can test dynamic refresh rate on external displays

Jan 6, 2023

Microsoft’s Dynamic Refresh Rate can provide a smoother inking and display experience on its own Surface laptops, like the Surface Laptop Studio. But members of the Windows Insider testing group can now try it out in external monitors, too. Microsoft announced the new change in Windows Insider Build 25206, part of the Dev Channel. Builds in this channel ship with a caveat: This is where Microsoft experiments with new code, so it may never be released to the world at large. Dynamic ...read more

Daily deals Sept. 22: M2 MacBook Air for $1,099, $50 off Logitech G Cloud, $100 off Echo Home bundle, more

Jan 6, 2023

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Thursday's best deals include $400 off 24-inch iMac, up to $400 off MacBook Pro, Microsoft 365 + AVG (1 year) for $40, and much more. Every day, AppleInsider searches online retailers to find offers and discounts on items including Apple hardware, upgrades, smart TVs, and accessories. We c ...read more

Is Cyberpunk 2077 a playable game now?

Jan 6, 2023

#GameTechie 2 years later, is the game in a better state? The saga of Cyberpunk 2077 has been quite a bumpy ride. The game launched in an incredibly buggy, somewhat unplayable state. That led to refunds, review bombing, and general disappointment in the promising title. Things got a little better over time with updates and bug fixes. But a delayed next-gen release schedule put another damper on gamers’ moods surrounding the game. So here we are, almost two full years after the gam ...read more

Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q: 4K on a budget

Jan 6, 2023

At a glanceExpert's Rating Pros4K resolutionGood gaming performanceTons of ergonomic adjustment optionsInexpensiveConsA relatively low 60Hz refresh rateOur VerdictThe Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q is a monitor for gamers who prefer games with excellent and detailed graphics over fast paced e-sports or shooter games. The on-screen menu offers extensive gaming settings, and a plethora of ergonomic features allow for flexible adjustments. At this price point, you’re able to get 4K resolution witho ...read more

Brave integrates privacy friendly translate option in its browser

Jan 6, 2023

@GNU Linux Sophistication What are you trying to say here? What narrative are you attempting to create? What narrative? That Firefox is the browser of the people of course, hence the membership! You should never forget that without Google making the chromium-engine, what engine would Brave use? WebKit? The next biggest engine? You know, Blink was forked from WebKit when its dominance was already rising, so if the fork never happened we would likely be using WebKit. Be thankful to Google. Lol ...read more

The biggest features in watchOS 9 for Apple Watch

Jan 6, 2023

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple has released watchOS 9 to millions of Apple Watch users and with it come a wide array of new features. Here's what's new in this substantial update. As it typically does, Apple released the watchOS 9 update alongside iOS 16. If you'd like to learn more about the best iOS 16 features, ...read more

Save 30% on Soundcore headphones, earbuds, and more

Jan 6, 2023

Deals This offer is live now and runs through September 30. If you’re in the market for quality audio gear, look no further. Sadly, summer is coming to an end. The good news is that retailers are blowing out any remaining inventory they have in stock to make room for the upcoming holiday surge. Take Soundcore, for example. Their end of Summer sale is happening now, and they’re discounting a ton of earbuds, headphones, and speakers. And when using promo code WSUSDEALS , you can ...read more

How to sign up for Parler

Jan 6, 2023

How-To Just know that you’ll need to provide your phone number. Following the 2020 U.S. presidential election, you might have heard about a platform called Parler. Positioning itself as a social network website, the service has topped the app download charts since President-elect Joe Biden was crowned the election’s victor. But what is Parler, and how do you create an account? Founded in August 2018, the American microblogging website said it wanted to create a space for people ...read more

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25206 enables the new Open With dialog box for all users

Jan 6, 2023

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25206 is now available for all users in the Dev Channel. It enables the new Open With dialog box for all users, and brings some fixes. What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25206 New "Open With" dialog box This is what the File Explorer's Open With dialog looks like in the stable version of Windows 11. And here's the new style was introduced in Build 25151, which was released in June this year. It looks modern, and matches the co ...read more