Let’s start digging into new features with more widespread appeal. If you use Windows 10’s default Edge browser, you’ll find some welcome improvements.
First off, Edge is (finally) getting extension support. You can install them by clicking the ellipsis menu at Edge’s upper-right corner, scrolling down to Extensions, and installing them like any other app. The initial wave is limited to 13 separate extensions, with support for add-ons from AdBlock Plus, LastPass, Evernote, Amazon, Office, and a few more.
More interestingly, Cortana will now pop up with coupon suggestions when you’re web shopping with Edge. Now that’s handy—as is Edge’s newfound ability to sync your bookmarks and more between multiple devices, as long as your Microsoft account is set to sync information across PCs.
Edge is also following Chrome’s lead in intelligently auto-pausing “content not central to the webpage.” Annoying Flash ads, in other words. That should help you squeeze more life out of your laptop or tablet battery. Huzzah!