Microsoft tests a new Ink to Text pen option in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote

Microsoft has rolled out a new Office preview update to Insiders, featuring new tools for Word, OneNote, and PowerPoint that allow users to convert handwriting to typed text and edit text using gestures. Continue reading "Microsoft tests a new Ink to Text pen option in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote"

Microsoft has launched the Defender Bounty Program, offering rewards of up to $20,000

Microsoft has recently launched a bug bounty program specifically for the Microsoft Defender security platform. The rewards for identifying vulnerabilities range from $500 to $20,000, with the final payment amount being at the sole discretion of the company. This amount is determined based on the severity and impact of the vulnerability, as well as the quality of the submission, with the highest rewards provided for high-quality reports on critical vulnerabilities. Continue reading "Microsoft has launched the Defender Bounty Program, offering rewards of up to $20,000"

Windows 10 Copilot has entered public testing with Insiders

Windows 10 22H2 Home and Pro users who are Windows Insiders now have the option to access the Copilot AI assistant. To try it out, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and turn on the "Get the latest updates as soon as they become available" toggle. Copilot will be included in Windows 10 22H2, build 19045.3757 (KB5032278). Continue reading "Windows 10 Copilot has entered public testing with Insiders"

Just a JSON file in Windows 11 enables Edge, Bing, and Search ads removal

Microsoft announced last week that it will allow uninstalling Microsoft Edge in the European Economic Area (EEA) in compliance with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Even more, Microsoft has done more drastic alterations to Windows 10 and Windows 11. In the near future, EU users will have the ability to remove Microsoft Edge, deactivate Bing in taskbar search, and eliminate the MSN news feed from the widget panel, among other changes. Continue reading "Just a JSON file in Windows 11 enables Edge, Bing, and Search ads removal"

Firefox 120 released with privacy improvements including URL tracking param removal

Mozilla released Firefox 120 to the stable branch, along with ESR 115.5.0 and Firefox 121 Beta. The new version of the browser adds a new option to the link context menu, Copy Link Without Site Tracking. For select users, a new feature "Cookie Banner Blocker" will auto-close cookie consent prompts with rejecting the prompt. And more. Continue reading "Firefox 120 released with privacy improvements including URL tracking param removal"

Chrome Web Store has got a new design of the Material You style

Google has updated the Chrome Web Store, making changes to its design, navigation, and adding new sections. The extension store design now uses Material You, which allows it to better interact with other Google services.

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How to enable Copilot in Windows 10 Build 19045.3754

Recently, Microsoft announced that the Copilot feature will become available in Windows 10 in forthcoming updates. Additionally, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 19045.3754 (KB5032278) insiders on the Release Preview channel. It prepares the integration of Copilot in Windows 10. But it was quickly found by enthusiasts that Copilot already exists in that build.
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YouTube introduced intentional slowdowns for ad block users

Users have observed that YouTube is now loading slower in browsers with ad blockers. The issue was initially reported by Firefox users, who noticed a five second delay in loading YouTube videos compared to Chrome. Afterward, users of Edge, Brave, and Chrome also experienced similar problems. Continue reading "YouTube introduced intentional slowdowns for ad block users"

How to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

You can now uninstall Edge from Windows 11 using two methods.  The first one unblocks the uninstaller under Apps > Installed apps in Settings. The other one is possible thanks to new EEA regulations Microsoft now follows. While the company has officially added this option for the EU users only, there is a workaround that allows anyone to remove the browser. Continue reading "How to uninstall Microsoft Edge in Windows 11"

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