Brave Removes Google as its Default Search Engine

As part of its ongoing push to eliminate Google as much as possible from our daily web experiences, Brave is removing Google Search as its default search engine. Going forward, the Brave web browser will default to Brave Search. “Brave Search has grown significantly since its release last June, with…

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Is Mozilla Firefox Getting Sketchy?

Long the darling of the open-source crowd, Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has received some questionable updates in recent days. What the heck is going on? This week, Mozilla released Firefox 93 and revealed that its flagship browser would come to the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 and 11 by the…

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Smooth Scrolling is Coming to Excel for Windows

Microsoft is now testing a smooth scrolling feature for Excel for Windows and expects to bring it to the stable version of the app soon. “We’ve heard from many of you that it can be difficult to scroll through a worksheet with large cells and view all the data,” Microsoft’s…

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Microsoft Blames Russia for Most Nation-State Cyberattacks

In a new report, Microsoft states that Russia is responsible for more nation-state cyberattacks than all other nations combined. “During the past year, 58 percent of all cyberattacks observed by Microsoft from nation-states have come from Russia,” Microsoft corporate vice president Tom Burt writes. “And attacks from Russian nation-state actors…

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Google Search Rivals Call on EU to Do Something

In an open letter, four of Google’s search rivals call on the EU to actually address the search giant’s dominance in a meaningful way. “The Digital Markets Act [DMA] urgently needs to be adapted to prevent gatekeepers from suppressing search engine competition,” an open letter from DuckDuckGo, Qwant, Lilo, and…

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Mozilla Firefox is Coming to the Microsoft Store

Mozilla this week updated Firefox across desktop and mobile, and the firm revealed that the browser is coming to the Microsoft Store. “Microsoft has loosened restrictions on its [Microsoft] Store [in Windows 10 and 11] that effectively banned third-party browsers from the store,” Mozilla explains of that latter update. “We…

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Google Pushes Sustainability in Maps, Nest, and Flights

Google has unveiled a new push in its sustainability initiative and has updated services like Maps, Nest, and Flights to support these efforts. “Today we’re sharing several new ways people can use Google’s products to make sustainable choices,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes in the announcement post. “Among them, we’re…

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Yubico Adds Biometric Authentication Security Keys

Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, announced new biometric authentication security keys today. Dubbed the YubiKey Bio Series, these new security keys come in USB-A and USB-C variants and are designed for desktop platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS, as well as desktop web browsers…

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Microsoft Announces Office 2021

Microsoft has announced Office 2021, the non-subscription version of its office productivity suite that will launch alongside Windows 11 on October 5. “Microsoft 365 is the best way to get access to the latest apps and features that help you stay productive, protected, and connected,” Microsoft corporate vice president Liat…

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