A report claims that Apple will not only ditch Lightning connectivity for iPhones in the near future, but also for other accessories such as AirPods, MagSafe Battery Pack, Magic Mouse, and more.
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The latest week was a particularly busy one in the world of Microsoft, especially due to Patch Tuesday and some issues caused by it. Windows 11 also received a new Sound Recorder app in preview.
A lawsuit regarding Valve's alleged monopoly over the PC gaming market has been allowed to move forward. The class-action says that Valve even retaliates against developers who sell outside of Steam.
Valve has updated its Steam Deck with support for custom performance profiles that are saved for each game. There are a bunch of other capabilities and fixes in this update too, find out more here!
Google has launched a new tool in the Search Console, enabling European news publishers to enter an Extended News Preview (ENP) agreement with the firm to license its content in return for revenue.
Microsoft has announced a significant change to its delivery process for Security Updates and Hotfixes to Exchange Server. The aforementioned updates will now be offered through .exe packages too.
In an interview, Elon Musk has stated that he would unban Donald Trump from Twitter if his acquisition completes. He called the original decision "morally wrong", "foolish", and "flat-out stupid".
Google has announced the latest stable release of Android Studio, dubbed "Chipmunk". Although it's not a huge update, it packs many nifty improvements and a new version of the IntelliJ platform.
Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2) will reach end of servicing today, May 10. This means that the OS will not get any security updates past today and will not be entitled to support.
Google has published a detailed defense against Match Group's claims that its Play billing mechanism allows it to monopolize the market. It has accused the lawsuit campaign of being cynical and false.
Google has announced that paid apps in the Play Store can't be downloaded or updated in Russia anymore. This is apparently being done due to "compliance" efforts but free apps are exempt.
Microsoft is now selling Windows 11 Home and Pro SKUs in physical retail boxes. This release comes seven months after the launch of the OS and provides a new way to install Windows 11 officially.
Microsoft has issued a warning about the growing threat posed by human-operated ransomware in the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gig economy. It has also provided some guidance for organizations.
Microsoft has recently published an advisory on one of its portals, encouraging customers to wait for the officially released version of the leaked Outlook client, with more features in tow.
Having a colorful exterior on a Nokia Lumia was pretty much a given in the good old days of Windows phone. Now that the brand is dead, I can't help but reminisce how pretty those handsets looked.
In this week's recap of everything that happened in the Microsoft-verse, we have some juicy news items related to Windows 3D Movie Maker from 1995, a leaked Outlook client, and some Defender woes.
How much do you know about the top open-source GitHub repositories developed and maintained by Microsoft? If you don't know a lot but would like to start with some basics, check out our new listicle!
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined Nvidia for not telling investors that their rise in revenue in 2018 was due to cryptomining interest rather than its gaming business.
China has ordered government offices to replace foreign-branded PCs and associated operating systems with alternatives that can be locally maintained. This includes dumping Windows in favor of Linux.
Screenshots of Microsoft's upcoming web-powered Outlook client for Windows 10 and Windows 11 have leaked online. There's no word yet on when it will become generally available, though.
Microsoft has once again urged customers to let go of passwords completely and instead transition to modern authentication methods such as password-less sign-in via Windows Hello and security keys.
Windows 11's latest optional update (KB5012643) is causing yet another problem, this time affecting .NET Framework 3.5 apps. Microsoft has released some workarounds but is working on a long-term fix.
Microsoft has reminded organizations that it is deprecating Basic Auth for most protocols in Exchange Online in October 2022. The disabling process will be randomized so it's best to be prepared.
Microsoft has announced that its Xbox app on Android and iOS is now getting stories, which function as you would expect. Another feature in tow is Quality of Service priority tagging.
This was probably the busiest week of the month when it comes to news related to Microsoft. We have lots to discuss, including a colorful Task Manager, quarterly results, and Edge enhancements.
Google has pledged support for OpenSSF's Package Analysis Project for open source packages uploaded to popular repositories. It has also published the results which paint a rather interesting picture.
Microsoft Edge 101 has hit the Stable Channel. This release contains a dedicated toolbar button for a PWA hub, improvements to default profiles, and the ability to resurface the certificate picker.
Microsoft is working on new classifiers for its Purview data governance and communication compliance solutions that will allow organizations to detect sexual harassment, money laundering, and more.
Google has revealed that it banned over 190,000 malicious and spammy developers from the Play Store last year. Similarly, 1.2 million apps that violated Play Store policies were also removed.
It appears that Microsoft is fielding interest in flighting Windows Server VNext Insider preview builds apart from just offering ISOs. However, WSUS does not currently support this method.
Microsoft has started to roll out seamless switching between multiple accounts for several Microsoft 365 services such as Word and PowerPoint. However, there are some important caveats to know about.
Do you know that Microsoft Start has 500 million monthly active users or that Power BI has over 200,000 customers? If not, check out our list of some interesting usage stats about Microsoft products.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has revealed that over 10 million people have now streamed games through Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, there is little context over what contributes to this figure.
Microsoft has reported an exceptionally strong quarter with a revenue of $49.4 billion and a net income of $16.7 billion. This was due to growth across practically all of its business segments.
Google Chrome 101 is landing in the later hours of today. It is a milestone release because it contains the first implementation of Google's ad profiling mechanisms called the Topics API and FLEDGE.
Microsoft has revealed that Task Manager in a future Windows 11 build will respect your installation's accent color. This means more colorful heat maps for resource utilization in Task Manager.
Google has announced a new data safety section for apps on the Play Store. Developers will be required to answer some questions about how they will use data collected from their app.
Twitter has reportedly put a temporary ban on product changes to preemptively prevent sabotage from employees who might go rogue following the deal with Elon Musk. Employees are divided on the topic.
Microsoft and Mastercard have announced enhancements to the latter's Digital Transactions Insights solution, which now has "next-gen" identity verification and real-time decision-making capabilities.
Microsoft has outlined some steps that organizations can leverage to manage their IoT security. These involve threat modeling and building a Zero Trust solution, among many other things.