When was the last time you used Microsoft Edge? If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve opened it only once in your life — to download Chrome. Since Firefox and Chrome, Microsoft’s browsers have all but faded into the dustbins of internet history. That goes for both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Finally, Microsoft has gotten the hint. Internet Explorer’s legacy just sucks. The only way out is to completely get rid of the ancient internet browser and all its influences.
Announced recently, Microsoft is launching an all-new version of its Edge browser. However, for the first time, Microsoft Edge will use Google’s Chromium software. Quite simply, the upcoming version will essentially be a Microsoft reskin of Google Chrome. Naturally, the Chromium-based Edge will come with Microsoft’s own custom tools. Previously, Edge used Microsoft’s own proprietary software.
The development was first announced late last year. Since then, Microsoft’s development team has outed testing builds throughout most of the year. Now, Microsoft is seemingly almost ready to release an official version soon.
Verifying this, Microsoft has released the new Edge’s logo. Likewise, Edge will no longer use an Internet Explorer-inspired logo. The new logo uses a circular wave-like pattern. Instead of the traditional blue, the logo’s color is a gradient between blue and lime green. Previously, Edge used a flatter version of the Internet Explorer’s E-shaped logo.
Will Microsoft finally redeem itself? Unfortunately, only time will tell. Microsoft will launch the first Chromium-based Edge soon.
Spotify releases the 2019 wrapped, here’s how you can see it
Find out your guilty music pleasures
Every December, Spotify releases the much-awaited “Spotify Wrapped,” where users find out their top songs of the year. Since this year and this decade is ending, Spotify added a different twist in this year’s wrap-up.
The 2019 Wrapped will include songs, albums, artists, and podcasts you listened to throughout the year, and the artists you listened to the most throughout the decade. When I saw my wrap-up, I found it funny how I listen to the same songs every year. Spotify knows what songs we obsess over.
Furthermore, Spotify highlights the places where your top artists hail from through a world map. Additionally, podcasts are added to the “Wrapped” experience.
Spotify users, particularly those who were subscribed to a premium subscription, get a personalized recap, too. Some insights include a user’s top artist every year and the number of minutes they streamed music throughout the decade. Premium users also get info on the artist they vibed most with this year.
Luckily, your personalized info can be shared through Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or Facebook. To access your “Spotify Wrapped,” make sure to update your Spotify app and open it or head to Spotify.com/wrapped. Enjoy looking back!
Lazada launches ‘digital giving’ platform LazadaForGood
Spread the love, not just for the holidays
Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year End Sale is just around the corner but the company is also giving you another option to spend your hard-earned cash. It’s one that will give you warm fuzzy feelings inside.
Launched alongside the announcement of their massive year-end sale, Lazada partnered with 11 local and international advocacy partners: Habitat for Humanity, Young Focus, Caritas Manila, MovEd, UNHCR, HEro Foundation Inc., UNICEF, WWF, Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, HOPE, and CCEF.
The digital giving platform won’t just be available for Christmas, it will be a permanent fixture on the Lazada app. This means you can give love 24/7 and 365 days a year.
To donate, simply open the Lazada app, hit Load, Bills, & eCoupon, then click on Donation. The list of the advocacy partners will be there.
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Of course, we can’t forget the grand year end sale is indeed happening. Up to 90 percent off on more than 12 million deals will be available. Expect great offers and discounts from Xiaomi, Olay, FitFlop, Pampers, Hydro Flask, Wyeth, LEGO, Apple, Jansport, Coocaa, Tefal, and Reebok.
Here’s an iPhone app that brings back the classic iPod click wheel
Ending the year with another major throwback
In this digital age, people are enticed when they see retro devices. Flip phones such as the Nokia 2720 and Motorola razr are still getting attention from the crowd, what more if it’s a classic Apple device?
It wasn’t too long ago when a case manufacturer created an AirPods case reminiscent of the iPod Classic. Looking back, iPods are known for their tactile and ultra-responsive click wheel — whether that may be the Classic, Nano, or even the Shuffle.
— Elvin (@elvin_not_11) November 27, 2019
Elvin Hu, a designer and a developer, created an app that mimics the click wheel function of the old iPod. In his tweet, it shows that scrolling through the wheel makes the user browse tracks seamlessly — just like how everyone uses it on an iPod.
— Elvin (@elvin_not_11) November 9, 2019
Earlier generations of the iPod Touch showed the iconic Cover Flow feature. When you open the app in portrait mode, it immediately shows up together with the click wheel. Rotating the phone to landscape mode shows the flow in fullscreen. Apple kept it for a long time with their OS releases until they completely removed it from macOS Mojave.
Hu has been working on this project since October and he aims to finish the development by December this year. Unfortunately, the release will still depend on Apple allowing it or not due to patent issues. If Apple denies the release of the app, he will still share it to the community as an open-source project since it gained a lot of positive feedback online.
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