Linux Mint Announces Mozilla Partnership

Linux Mint announced that it will keep Mozilla Firefox as its distribution’s default web browser, but with some major changes. It describes the deal as a “commercial and technical partnership.” “Linux Mint signed a new partnership with Mozilla,” the announcement post explains. “It’s a real pleasure for us to join…

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DuckDuckGo Previews Desktop Web Browser

Fans of DuckDuckGo are probably familiar with the company’s mobile web browser, but there’s a desktop version coming in 2022 too. And DuckDuckGo just offered a short preview in a post highlighting its privacy accomplishments over the past year. “Like we’ve done on mobile, DuckDuckGo for desktop will redefine user…

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Microsoft Teams Now Supports End-to-End Encryption

Microsoft announced today that Teams now supports end-to-end encryption, but only for one-to-one calls. And, yes, there are some further caveats too. “Today, we are happy to announce that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Teams calls is now generally available,” Microsoft’s John Gruszczyk writes in the announcement post. “IT admins will…

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Vivaldi: Microsoft is Up To Its Old Tricks Again

Indie web browser maker Vivaldi has publicly lashed out at Microsoft’s user-hostile and potentially illegal behavior with Microsoft Edge. “Vivaldi is not afraid of competing on a level playing field,” Vivaldi founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner wrote this past weekend. “Why is Microsoft?” Mr. von Tetzchner is referring, of…

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Google is Bringing Play Store Games to Windows

Last night, Google revealed that it is bringing Play Store-based Android games to Windows in 2022. “Google Play has helped billions of people find and play their favorite games across multiple platforms, including on mobile, tablets, and ChromeOS,” Google Play product director Greg Hartrell said. “Starting in 2022, players will…

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Halo Infinite Campaign Preview: Approaching Perfection

UPDATE: I’ve published more Halo Infinite campaign screenshots here.   After lurching into uncomfortable territory in the two most recent installments of the series, Halo and Master Chief are back, and in fine form. I’ve only just started the Halo Infinite campaign, but two things are immediately obvious: the controls…

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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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Vivaldi 5.0 Arrives on Desktop, Android

Vivaldi has announced the latest major update to its flagship web browser on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android. On desktop, Vivaldi 5.0 adds Shareable themes, Translate Panel with automatic translations, and more. And on Android, Vivaldi comes with two rows of tabs, as with the desktop version, a first on…

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