Microsoft Teams Adds Beta Support for Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft has quietly released a beta version of Teams optimized for Apple Silicon Macs. 9to5Mac reported yesterday that the installer for this new version of Teams has been discovered on Microsoft’s website before the company officially announced its availability. If Microsoft’s Office apps for macOS are already optimized for Apple…

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Hands-On: Clipchamp for Windows 10/11

The Microsoft Store version of Clipchamp, which is now included in Windows 10 and 11, appears to be a packaged version of the web app. But the real question here is how this video editing app measures up against the more sophisticated free and paid alternatives. But first, a bit…

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Google is Rolling Out Clearer Cookie Banners in Europe

Google announced last week that it has started rolling out new cookie banners in Europe that allow users of Google services to reject all cookies with just one click. Previously, Google’s cookie banners required users to click multiple items to reject cookies, a practice that France’s CNIL and other European…

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EU’s Digital Services Act Aims to Make Big Tech Accountable

The European Parliament and EU Member States have reached an agreement on the Digital Services Act. The new set of rules was initially proposed by the European Commission back in December 2020, and it aims to make big tech companies accountable for the content users encounter on the Internet. The…

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Sony’s PS5 Controller Now Supports Firmware Updates on Windows PCs

It’s now possible to update the firmware of Sony’s PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers on Windows 10 and Windows 11, no PS5 console required. Sony announced today the release of a new Firmware updater app on Windows which supports updates via a wired USB connection.  Sony releases DualSense firmware updates quite…

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WhatsApp to Improve Group Chats with New Communities Feature

WhatsApp is working on expanding its existing Groups with a new Communities feature. Later this year, WhatsApp Communities will provide users with more tools to organize conversations between different groups, all while benefiting from core WhatsApp features such as privacy and end-to-end encryption. “Communities on WhatsApp will enable people to…

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Amazon Launches its First Original Mobile Games for Kids

Amazon announced today that it has released its first original and ad-free mobile games for kids. Despite the Amazon Kids+ branding, they’re free for everyone. “Amazon Kids+ focuses on providing millions of kids with a variety of content that entertains, educates, and delights—from games to animated and live-action series, books,…

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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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Critics Say Windows Licensing is Anticompetitive

With Microsoft now offering Windows on Azure, its critics alleged that the firm now makes it more expensive to do so on rival cloud platforms. Or, in some cases, impossible. Curiously, Microsoft agrees. “There definitely are some valid concerns,” Microsoft president Brad Smith told Bloomberg in an interview. “It’s very…

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