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Microsoft Edge Canary is now available on Android with a new UI update
by Jay Bonggolto
Microsoft has quietly rolled out Edge Canary on Android with a fresh user interface, among other changes. The browser's Canary channel runs version 91 and it introduces a host of features such as access to experimental flags.
The latest build has version number 91.0.858.0 and Microsoft promises to release new builds every day. The Canary build was first spotted by a Reddit user and picked up by Aggiornamenti Lumia.
It's worth noting that Edge Canary on Android has a similar user experience and shell as the regular Edge browser for mobile. For example, it has the same page layout options as the regular Edge. However, the Canary channel does not have the option to view your reading list. It also has a different menu layout compared to the existing Edge mobile browser.
Today's release doesn't entirely come as a surprise seeing as the software giant announced last month that it planned to transition to a common codebase for the desktop, Android, and iOS versions later this year to streamline the development of any new features. The way things are at present, this task needs to be done three times due to the different codebases for Android, iOS, and the desktop.
If you want to try out the preview channel for Edge on Android, it is now available to download via the Google Play Store.
Microsoft updates Remote Desktop app with native support for Apple Silicon
by Anmol Mehrotra
Microsoft has released a new update for its Remote Desktop app. The update brings native support for Apple Silicon and adds a couple of features like client-side IME support when using Unicode keyboard mode and Kerberos support in the CredSSP security protocol sequence. Apart from that, Microsoft also addressed macOS 11 compatibility issues. Lastly, the Redmond giant notes that it has made some significant upgrades to the underlying shared code.
Here is the full changelog for the update:
If you are encountering any major issues then you can navigate to Help > Report an issue to reach out to Microsoft. The new update bumps the app to version 10.6.0 and is available for download from the App Store. Do note that the Remote Desktop app now requires macOS 10.14 or later in order to work.
PowerToys pre-release version 0.36 out with a video conference mute tool
by Anmol Mehrotra
Microsoft has released an experimental version of PowerToys that comes with support for the video conference mute tool. Microsoft notes that this is the first release with the webcam driver actually being a DirectShow filter which "solves a multitude of quirks".
The video conference mute tool first debuted with the version 0.22 update but was subsequently removed as the firm needed to do some additional work. In case you don't remember, the video conference mute tool gave users universal controls to mute video and audio while video conferencing.
Along with the video conferencing tool, Microsoft has added all the features that were released with the PowerToys version 0.35 update. These included general and feature specific fixes, new shortcuts to quickly swap between different layouts in FancyZones and more.
While Microsoft is confident that the conference mute tool is ready to be tested again, the team is maintaining a known issues tracker for the same. You can check out the list of known issues and limitations below:
The new update pushes the PowerToys version to 0.36 and is available for download via GitHub. Microsoft is also expected to roll out version 0.37 soon which will be a stable release and will start requiring Windows 10 version 1903 or higher for PowerToys to work.
Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown expansion announced, releasing June 3
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
InXile Entertainment today announced the first expansion heading to its latest RPG Wasteland 3. Titled The Battle of Steeltown, the DLC will send the Rangers to investigate the factory complex that manufactures all of the technology seen in Colorado, which has suddenly dried up its exports. See the teaser trailer above.
Visiting this new location - in solo or co-op -, players will find new quests that decide Steeltown's fate, scaled gear, and fresh tactical combat elements, which include stacking status effects, elemental shields, telegraphed attacks, and non-lethal weapons.
The new additions will also carry over to the base game as well. Here is the expansion's feature list provided by InXile:
The Xbox Game Studios developer has been delivering bug fixes and stability updates to Wasteland 3 since its launch last year, but this will be the first story-driven content to arrive. Moreover, fans of the series should know that the announcement's wording suggests more expansions are planned for the future.
Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown expansion is releasing across Steam, GOG, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 (available for next-gen consoles via backward compatibility) on June 3 with a $13.99 price tag. Xbox Game Pass subscribers - who already have access to the base game - will find a 10% discount waiting for them when purchasing the expansion as well.
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