Category Archives: Software

The new unified Outlook app for Windows is now available to all Office Insiders

The Project Monarch app goes live for Office Insiders. Microsoft was testing it since May of this year. But at that time only select customers and some Office Insider program participants on the Beta channel could access it. Microsoft today announced that the new app is available to all Office Insiders on the Current channel, whether they have a personal or corporate Microsoft 365 subscription. Continue reading

Windows Terminal 1.16 adds themes, new colors and text rendering engine

Microsoft today released a new preview version of the Terminal app. It brings with it themes, so you can change the style and appearance of Terminal with a couple of clicks. Besides themes, it also features new color schemes and a new GUI for managing them. Finally, Terminal has switched to a new text rendering engine, "Atlas". It is now active by default.

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Microsoft is testing a new Xbox homepage

The Xbox team starts a series of experiments to find the best solution for building the best experience for Xbox home page. They try to create a more personalized dashboard based on contribution and feedback from users. Starting this week, some Xbox Insiders on the Alpha Skip-Ahead channel will notice changes to the layout and design of the dashboard. There will be new groups of gaming content and collections that appear in the below area when you scroll the screen. Continue reading

uBlock Origin ad blocker with Manifest V3 support is available for testing

Raymond Hill, the author of uBlock Origin advanced ad-blocker, published an experimental "uBO Minus" browser add-on that is built around the declarativeNetRequest API of Manifest V3. Unlike the classic uBlock Origin, the new version directly uses built-in browser's capabilities to filter content. It also no longer need a permission to access site data. Continue reading

Xbox OS September update adds party chat noise suppression and more

Microsoft has released a new firmware update for the Xbox game consoles that brings noise cancellation support in voice chats. This feature allows you to get rid of annoying clicks, background music and breathing sounds. Another new feature in this update is the ability to go to a game from a screenshot or clip shared by your friends. Continue reading