Users Pushback Against Bloatware in Microsoft Edge

It looks like I’m not the only one complaining about bloatware in Microsoft Edge: Microsoft’s customers are pushing back too. Two weeks ago, I warned that Microsoft is bogging down Edge with unnecessary bloat, the most egregious and recent example being the inclusion of a terrible new feature called Buy…

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Clarity Boost is Coming to Xbox Cloud Gaming on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft will bring an Xbox Cloud Gaming feature called Clarity Boost to its Microsoft Edge web browser in the coming months. “Xbox Cloud Gaming has partnered with Microsoft Edge to create an improved experience with optimizations available exclusively in the Microsoft Edge browser, providing the optimal look and feel while…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition is Now Available

Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition as a free update for existing users. “This new edition celebrates all the positive feedback, reviews and awards garnered, and is also a ‘Thank You’ to our fans—new and old—[who] have made Microsoft Flight Simulator…

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1Password 8 Comes to Windows

The latest version of the well-regarded 1Password password management service is now available on 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and 11. “Got a Windows PC? You can now enjoy the modern design, improved productivity, and enhanced security & privacy of the all-new 1Password 8,” 1Password founder Dave Teare writes in…

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Mozilla Firefox is Now Available in the Microsoft Store

Mozilla announced this morning that its flagship Firefox web browser is now available via the Microsoft Store in Windows 11 and 10. “Firefox desktop is the first major browser to become available in the Windows Store for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users,” Mozilla announced. “Previously, if you were on…

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Microsoft to Kill OneDrive for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 in Early 2022

Microsoft revealed this week that it will no longer support OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 starting on March 1, 2022. “In order to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide users with the most up-to-date and secure experience, beginning January 1, 2022, updates will…

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Microsoft Ignite: More News from the Show

Microsoft Ignite is the software giant’s biggest conference, and while it’s still virtual this time around, there’s a lot more to report. Here’s a quick overview of some of the other news from Ignite that I think will be of interest to readers. Windows 11. Microsoft’s latest client OS is…

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Microsoft Highlights First Xbox Game Pass Titles for November

November is going to be a huge month for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, with Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft, and more on the way. “We’re continuing the trend of bringing back-to-back blockbuster games to Xbox Game Pass,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes in the announcement post. “Starting November 2, new Xbox Game…

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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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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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