Apple on Monday issued emergency security updates for iOS, macOS and its other operating systems to plug a hole that Canadian researchers claimed had been planted on a Saudi political activist’s device by NSO Group, an Israeli seller of spyware and …Read More Apple hits the alarm with multi-OS emergency update to patch zero-click flaw
When Chrome changes, people pay attention — not only because Chrome is the world’s most popular browser, but also because its underlying technologies, and the decisions that go into making those technologies, power a host of rivals, notably Microsof…Read More Fast forward: What’s coming in future Chrome updates?
Private browsing. Incognito. Privacy mode.Web browser functions like those trace their roots back more than a decade, and the feature — first found in a top browser in 2005 — spread quickly as one copied another, made tweaks and minor improvements.
Microsoft has reminded commercial customers using older versions of Outlook that they have just two months to upgrade before they’re cut off from the company’s Microsoft 365 and Office 365 services.”After November 1, 2021, only Outlook 2013 Service …Read More Microsoft sets Nov. 1 deadline for shutting off old Outlook clients from 365 services
Microsoft this week made it official: it will start distributing Windows 11 on Oct. 5, just five weeks away, to eligible PCs.”On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded …Read More Microsoft to launch Windows 11 on Oct. 5; rollout to last into ‘22
Microsoft will likely abandon Windows 10X, the concept operating system that was to serve as a streamlined, simplified rival to the likes of Chrome OS, according to a recent report.”Microsoft will not be shipping Windows 10X this year and the OS as …Read More Microsoft nixes Windows 10X
Microsoft and Mozilla have spelled out steps they plan to take to streamline the upgrade process for their browsers, Edge and Firefox, respectively.In March, Microsoft announced it would change how the company updatsd Edge, noting that the current m…Read More Microsoft, Mozilla plan new upgrade tactics for Edge, Firefox
Microsoft last week launched a public preview of the APIs (application programming interfaces) that IT admins can call on to control Windows Update for Business Deployment Service, the company’s latest effort to push commercial customers to adopt cl…Read More Microsoft previews new Windows servicing APIs for enterprises
Contrary to expectation and a surprise to some — including Computerworld — Microsoft will continue to offer a “perpetual” Office for enterprises. The latest in that line will release later this year.To read this article in full, please click here(Insid…Read More FAQ: What’s Microsoft done to perpetual Office now?
Microsoft last week released to corporate customers a preview of the next pay-once, perpetual license version of its Office suite.The application bundle — by far the productivity standard in business — came with a mouth-twisting name change: Office …Read More Microsoft previews perpetual license Office LTSC to enterprises
Google last week released Chrome 90, which gives preference to using encrypted connections to websites, lets users craft links that pinpoint selected text, and supports an open-source codec optimized for videoconferencing.The Mountain View, Calif. s…Read More What’s in the latest Chrome update? Default to HTTPS, focused links
Microsoft plans to upgrade the “perpetual” Office for enterprises in the second half of the year, when it will also slash support to five years and raise prices by 10%.The company’s multiple shots at the traditional form of licensing — dubbed “perpe…Read More Microsoft to cut perpetual Office support by 50%, raise price by 10%
Microsoft has slashed support from 10 years to just five for Windows 10 LTSC, the version the company once pitched to enterprises as the OS that foreswore constant updating.In a Feb. 18 post to a Microsoft blog, Joe Lurie, senior product marketing m…Read More Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half
Microsoft will release a spring update for Windows 10, contrary to earlier reports that claimed the company would omit a first-half refresh of the operating system.In a Feb. 15 post to the WinHEC blog — a message center used to keep Microsoft’s hard…Read More Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as ‘minor’ upgrade
Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.Read More Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates
Microsoft last week gave the green light for Windows 10 2004, signaling to commercial customers that the May 2020 feature upgrade is now reliable enough for them to widely deploy.”Windows 10, version 2004 is designated for broad deployment,” Microso…Read More Microsoft issues green light for Windows 10 2004. (But what’s the point?)
Microsoft has told customers that the April cumulative update for Windows 10 — the one slated to arrive on April 13, that month’s “Patch Tuesday” — will remove the original, and now outdated, Edge browser and replace it with the newer Chromium-based…Read More Microsoft to replace legacy Edge in April with Chromium-based version
Microsoft this week offered corporate customers a new set of configuration settings that it said would create easier-to-manage PCs suitable for wide swaths of users, ranging from remote workers to students who needed little more than a browser and …Read More Microsoft pushes ‘in cloud’ settings collection to simplify PC management