Sony and Nintendo Agree to Change Auto-Renew Subscription Practices

Sony and Nintendo have agreed to follow Microsoft and change their auto-renew practices for gaming subscriptions in the UK. The policy changes have been pushed by the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has been investigating cases where inactive subscribers to PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online were still…

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DuckDuckGo Comes to the Mac in Beta

DuckDuckGo announced this morning that its privacy-protecting web browser is now available on the Mac in beta. A version for Windows is coming soon. “Privacy isn’t something you only need in certain situations or in partial amounts, and it’s a myth that you can’t have the same Internet you like…

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Apple TV App for Android TV Drops All In-app Purchases

The Apple TV app for Android TV and Google TV no longer supports in-app purchases. This means that users can no longer use the app to buy or rent movies or TV shows, or subscribe to the company’s Apple TV+ streaming service. As reported by FlatpanelsHD, the app’s latest update…

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Microsoft Updates the OneDrive Files On-Demand Experience on macOS

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive sync client for macOS this week to address some complaints regarding the new Files On-Demand experience that was introduced last month. The previous update aimed to better integrate OneDrive with macOS, but some users have been confused by the conflicting icons for locally available files.…

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Microsoft Teams Adds 3D Fluent Emojis in Preview

The new 3D Fluent emojis that Microsoft has been teasing since last year are now available in preview in Microsoft Teams. Overall, Microsoft gave a fresh coat of paint to over 1800 emojis which will be visible in chat, channel messages, message reactions, and live meeting reactions. “The new emojis…

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Microsoft Office Will Now Block VBA Macros by Default

Microsoft is making its Office apps more secure by blocking Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros obtained from the Internet by default. Office users will no longer be able to enable these macros with the click of a button, and the apps will soon display a message bar with a…

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Microsoft Agrees to Xbox Subscription Auto-Renew Changes in the UK

Following an investigation into Microsoft’s auto-renewing Xbox subscriptions, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reached an agreement with the software giant. “Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass products … are offered as memberships which are often entered into on an auto-renewal basis,” a CMA announcement explains. “This…

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With Defeat to Sonos, Google to Remove Smart Speaker Functionality

Google alerted customers that it will remove features from its smart speakers and displays because they infringe on Sonos patents. The news comes in the wake of an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that found that Google’s products infringe on five Sonos patents. “Due to a recent legal ruling we’re…

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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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