Google is currently testing a new feature aimed at protecting users on private networks from attacks originating from malicious public websites. This feature, called "Private network access checks for navigation requests," will be available in the upcoming Google Chrome 123 browser, initally in a "warning only" mode.
Microsoft has recently unveiled the new "Sudo for Windows" feature, and now highlighs its differences from runas and outlines plans for future enhancements.
Microsoft has initiated public testing of the new Sticky Notes application for Windows as part of the OneNote service. While currently accessible only through a button in the OneNote app, it is expected to be integrated into the Start menu and eventually replace the existing Sticky Notes app.
A new Beta channel release, Windows 11 Build 22635.3209, has become available to Insiders. It brings with it the ability to instantly access to new photos and screenshots on your smartphone. Once you capture one, you can edit it on your computer. Besides, there are a good set of fixes.
The setup program for the latest test build of Windows 11 24H2 (Build 26058, Dev/Canary), introduces a special check for the PopCnt instruction in processor requirements that is visible to the user. If the instruction is missing in the CPU, Windows Setup breaks with a message that it is a mandatory requirement.
Recently, Microsoft released Windows 11 build 26058 to Insiders in the Dev and Canary channel. One of the new features in this update is new Widgets pane. It now supports tabs (navigation pane), and provides more room for hosting widgets. Only a small number of users see this change due to a gradual roll-out, but you can enable it right now.
Microsoft has updated the Release Preview channel with new builds for both Windows 11 and Windows 10 users. Windows 11 is getting KB5034848, Build 22621.3227 (22H2) and 22631.3227 (23H2). Windows 10 is getting Build 19045.4116 (22H2, KB5034843).
The Microsoft Developers account on X* has officially confirmed that the highly anticipated annual developer conference, Build 2024, is set to take place from May 21 to 23.
Microsoft has released a new preview of Windows 11, Build 26058, to Insiders in the Dev and Canary channels. Insiders on the Canary channel will receive build 26058.1000, while the Dev channel has been released build 26058.1100 (KB5036078). The features are completely identical for both updates, Microsoft is just testing different distribution methods of the OS. Finally, the ISO images are also available.
A few days ago Microsoft has officially announced the inbox sudo for Windows app. It allows running apps as administrator from the command prompt, but in a different way than the Linux app of the same name. The open source community didn't appreciate Microsoft's release, and they actually have a reason.