Advertisement Safari generally provides the fastest and most efficient browsing experience for Mac users. Apple puts a lot of work into optimizing the browser’s performance and energy consumption specifically for Apple hardware.Unfortunately, this doesn’t always hold up over time. Safari can become slow, bloated, and unresponsive like any other browser. Let’s take a look at some of the common causes (and solutions) for a sluggish Safari.1. Update and Restart Your MacRestarting your computer fixes so many of life’s problems, not least a lagging browser. It should always be a first troubleshooting step for such issues, along with running any outstanding minor updates (which you can find under App Store > Updates).2. Close Unneeded TabsHow many tabs do you have open right now, and how many of those tabs do you really need? Safari will keep many of your tabs active in the background, even if you’re not using them. One of the easiest ways of speeding up … [Read more...] about 10 Safari Browser Tips for Boosting Speed and Performance
ATLANTA (AP) — Alex Anthopoulos believes Cole Hamels can help the Atlanta Braves win big in next season— and help the team's young starters have more success for years to come. Hamels, who turns 36 this month. agreed Wednesday to an $18 million, one-year contract with the busy Braves, one of the more active teams this offseason. Anthopoulos said young Braves starters Max Fried and Mike Soroka will benefit from Hamels' 14 seasons in the majors. “How you quantify that is hard, but I think there is real value," Anthopoulos said. “We're signing Cole first and foremost because we think he's going to help us win a lot of games ... and hopefully get to the World Series. No doubt in my mind ... I think Max Fried will get better just be seeing him and being around him. I think Soroka will get better." The Braves have won two straight NL East division titles but failed to win a playoff series. Hamels said the Braves “were one of six teams I was really following and … [Read more...] about Hamels, Braves agree on $18 million, 1-year deal
The rumors are true: Microsoft is rebuilding the Edge browser to run on Google's Chromium code. Microsoft says the upcoming change for the desktop version of Edge will improve the browser's internet surfing experience. But it's also a tacit acknowledgement that Google's Chrome and Chromium rendering technology have become today's dominant web standard. "Ultimately, we want to make the web experience better for many different audiences," Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore wrote in a blog post. The change means web developers will no longer have to test their websites for both Chromium and EdgeHTML, the current rendering engine for Microsoft's browser. Consumers, on the other hand, will experience "improved compatibility" with all websites when using Edge, Belfiore said. A preview build of the new Chromium-powered Edge browser will arrive early next year. In the meantime, the company said it plans to become a bigger contributor to Google's Chromium project, which is open source. The goal is to … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Edge Browser to Adopt Google’s Chromium Engine
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