Microsoft Steps Back From the Default Browser Cliff

With bad news at Microsoft Edge arriving almost daily, many were ready to give up on Microsoft’s web browser. But here’s a bit of good news for a change: in the latest Windows 11 test build, Microsoft has added back a button that lets you choose a default web browser…

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Microsoft to Block Windows 11 Browser Workarounds

The creator of EdgeDeflector said this week that the latest Insider build of Windows 11 now blocks all default browser workarounds. If this functionality makes its way to the finished product, it will mark a new, dark chapter for Microsoft, which told the media at the Windows 11 launch that…

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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 Announces More Game Pass Titles for September

Microsoft today announced the remaining titles it will deliver via Xbox Game Pass during the second half of September. The firm also announced that Xbox touch controls have been added to 11 more Xbox Cloud Gaming titles. The new Game Pass titles are: September 15 Flynn: Son of Crimson (Cloud, Console,…

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Hands-On with the Apple Siri Remote (2nd Generation)

I described the previous Apple TV remote as a crime against humanity, and now that a new version is available, it’s fun to watch Apple fans finally admit the same. But you don’t need to buy an expensive new Apple TV 4K at $179 and up to see whether Apple…

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HomePods to Gain Apple Music Lossless Support

The HomePod and HomePod Mini won’t be compatible with Apple Music’s coming Lossless offering, but a software update will fix that. “HomePod and HomePod mini currently use AAC to ensure excellent audio quality,” An Apple support document explains. “Support for lossless is coming in a future software update.” The news…

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Microsoft Fixes Outlook Email Bug

Yesterday, users of the Outlook desktop application noticed that many emails were displaying as blank pages. Microsoft has already fixed the issue. “We’re investigating an issue with email message visibility in Outlook,” Microsoft tweeted of the problem yesterday. “Outlook on the web appears to be unaffected.” Over the course of…

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