Windows 10: This is what your new ‘Meet Now’ taskbar button does, explains Microsoft

October 23, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has re-released a newish Skype feature called Meet Now as a button in the latest version of Windows 10’s taskbar. The Meet Now button is aimed at taking on Zoom’s popularity and pushes the Skype fast meeting setup feature […]

Is Windows the greatest cyberthreat to the 2020 US election?

October 15, 2020

If there’s going to be a successful cyberattack on the 2020 U.S election, you can be sure Windows will be involved. It’s the world’s biggest exposed attack vector and the weapon of choice of cybercriminals and intelligence agencies the world […]

Chrome 85 Adds 64-Bit Support on Android, Better Tab Groups, Avif Compression Format Support

October 8, 2020

Via: InfoQ

The Chrome team recently released Chrome 85 with sizable new features. The Chrome app for Android will now be a 64-bit version. Tab groups can be collapsed and expanded. Profile Guided Optimization allegedly delivers up to 10% faster page loads. […]

Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Office gets mouse and trackpad support for the iPad

October 27, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

As promised, Microsoft announced that it has added full trackpad and mouse support for the iPadOS version of Microsoft 360. That includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, marking another important step in Apple’s longstanding push to blur the line between tablet […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft gives admins easier access to info on Windows 10 feature update blockers

October 26, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is providing IT administrators who use Update Compliance with information on why certain devices are being blocked from getting the latest Windows 10 feature update. This means IT admins can see not just which devices are unable to update, […]

Mobile Apps

YouTube revamps its mobile app with new gestures, video chapter lists and more

October 26, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

YouTube today is rolling out a series of updates to its player page on mobile devices. The changes relocate some elements, add new features — like an expanded set of gesture-based navigation options — and update existing ones, like video […]

Application Software, Software Category

ProgrammableWeb’s Guide to Modern API Business Models

October 26, 2020

Via: ProgrammableWeb

Ten years ago, few if any companies knew anything about building or using networkable APIs, never mind the idea of monetizing them. But here we are today in the 2020s and suddenly, between the ideas of legacy modernization, digital transformation, […]