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Microsoft to ‘warn’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft is getting ready to warn Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. The software giant is in the final stages of testing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and testers have spotted a new change that appears when you try to install a rival web browser. “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10” says a prompt that appears when you run the...

Windows 10 support extended again: September releases now get 30 months

In its continued efforts to encourage corporate customers to make the switch to Windows 10, Microsoft is shaking up its support and life cycle plans again. Support for some Windows 10 releases is being extended, and the company is offering new services to help detect and address compatibility issues should they arise.The new policy builds on and extends the commitments made in February this year...

Firefox gets even more aggressive than Chrome and Safari with new tracker blocking features

A recent study by Ghostery found that more than 55 percent of the time it takes to load an average website is spent on behind-the-scenes drudgery the actual user doesn’t care about — namely, on the loading of ads that users often ignore anyway and which slow the whole experience down.Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, pointed to that reality as one of a few important reasons the...

Skype rolls back its redesign by ditching stories, squiggles and over-the-top color

Just over a year after Skype introduced a colorful, Snapchat-inspired makeover which included its own version of “stories,” the company says it’s now going to refocus on simplicity – and it’s ditching stories along the way. The redesign had been met with a lot of backlash. Skype had clearly wanted to appeal to a more youthful demographic with its update, but in doing so, it cluttered...

Google One Is Now Open for Everyone, But Is It a Good Deal?

Google launched its new “Google One” cloud storage plans back in May and started rolling its paid storage customers over to the new service. Today, Google is opening up Google One for new U.S. customers. Here’s what you get and how Google’s new cloud storage offerings stack up against the competition.Google One: Way better than older Google Drive storage plansLet’s talk storage...

Comcast’s $10 internet for low-income Americans is exploding in popularity

Last year, the United Nations declared the internet a basic human right. Internet is also basically a requirement to participate in modern society. But for many Americans, it’s just not affordable — getting internet at home would mean another monthly bill they couldn’t pay.That explains the exploding popularity of a Comcast program called Internet Essentials.The Philly-based cable giant...

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