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  1. Alain_A's Avatar
    I just signed into my icloud account to verifying something then I received an email from apple that I was using Chrome as a browser....How even that possible?

    all that was done with my laptop which is Toshiba with windows 10 in it.
    02-21-2016 05:32 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Nope, it's the user agent string which is use by browsers to identify themselves to sites so they render them properly and so on. This is the User Agent String of edge:

    [INFO]Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/46.0.2486.0 Safari/537.36 Edge/13.10586[/INFO]
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 02-22-2016 at 07:35 PM. Reason: Fixed a typo
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    02-21-2016 05:43 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yup, MS made the switch to help with compatibility.

    It started with IE11

    And continues with Edge
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    02-22-2016 11:43 AM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Yup, MS made the switch to help with compatibility.

    It started with IE11

    And continues with Edge
    The user agent string and "Edge being based on Chrome" are not the same thing lol.

    Edge like internet explorer is a core component of the operating system, which is why Microsoft got into a heap of trouble in Europe and the reason why "N versions" of Windows exist for certain markets.
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    02-22-2016 07:31 PM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    Wasn't trying to say it was based on Chrome. Was actually trying to backup your point about the strings. :p
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    02-22-2016 07:52 PM
  6. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Wasn't trying to say it was based on Chrome. Was actually trying to backup your point about the strings. :p
    Lol, my bad looks like I misread it.
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    02-22-2016 08:45 PM

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