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AMA with Ben Livshits

Feb 21, 2019

The most recent AMA took place on February 20th and featured Ben Livshits, Brave’s Chief Scientist.

Memory Savings in Brave: 33% to 66% memory reduction over Chrome

Feb 15, 2019

In this post we demonstrate that Brave’s privacy benefits from ad-blocking go hand-in-hand with performance improvements. Specifically, a well-implemented ad blocker can deliver 33% to 66% memory savings or 500 MB to as much as 1.9 GB across just 10 pages open in a single session.

Blockchain MarTech Industry Grows by 1,218% in 18 months

Feb 13, 2019

Never Stop Marketing Research, the leading research firm on the intersection of blockchain and marketing, and Brave Software, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, today announced the release of a new tool to showcase the growth of blockchain solutions for marketers via the Blockchain MarTech Landscape.

Script Blocking Exceptions Update

Feb 12, 2019

We have received many questions about script blocking exceptions being reported by several news outlets and blogs. This conversation is about script loading, not tracking.

AMA with Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky

Jan 31, 2019

The most recent AMA took place on January 30th and featured Joel Reis, Senior Software Engineer for iOS, and Sergey Zhukovsky, Senior Software Engineer for Android at Brave.

Cheddar Partnership

Jan 29, 2019

Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company, and Brave Software, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, announced today that they are partnering to provide free subscriptions to premium Cheddar content for users of the Brave browser. Brave has committed to funding hundreds of thousands of Brave users to take advantage of the premium Cheddar subscription.

Brave alerts the FTC about two major problems in digital media & services markets

Jan 22, 2019

Big tech companies "cross-use" user data from one part of their business to prop up others. This hurts innovation & choice. The FTC must investigate. Plus, the GDPR is emerging as a defacto international standard. Whether this helps or harms United States firms will be determined by whether the United States enacts and actively enforces robust federal privacy laws. 

AMA with Tom Lowenthal

Jan 17, 2019

The most recent AMA took place on January 16th and featured Tom Lowenthal, Brave’s Privacy & Security Product Manager.

Brave Previews Opt-in Ads in Desktop Browser Developer Channel

Jan 15, 2019

Today we’re previewing our new digital advertising model in Brave’s Developer channel. Developers and testers using the latest desktop browser build for macOS and Windows can activate opt-in Brave Ads within the Brave Rewards settings in the browser.

Brave Rewards Update

Dec 22, 2018

Brave Rewards is our anonymous donation system integrated directly into the Brave desktop browser.

Brave Software Joins AdLedger

Dec 19, 2018

AdLedger, the non-profit research and development consortium building and implementing the blockchain standards for digital advertising, today announced that Brave Software, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is joining the collective.

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  2. Select “About This Mac”.

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Select what kind of chip your Mac comes with

Intel Chip icon Intel Chip

Most common

Apple Chip icon Apple Chip

Nov 2020 and later

How to find my chip

  1. At the top left, Open the Apple menu.

  2. Select “About This Mac”.

  3. In the “Overview” tab, look for “Processor” or “Chip”.

  4. Check if it says “Intel” or “Apple”.

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