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Microsoft Edge 109 Last to Support Windows 7/8.1

Google Inc. 108,80 +7,37 +7,27% had announced earlier this year Chrome would no longer support Windows 7/8.1 in the early part of 2023. Now Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% is following suit with their Chromium based browser Edge. The decision to no longer provide Windows 7 / 8.1 support for Edge users almost perfectly aligns with the end of support for Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) and Windows 8/8.1 on January 10th, 2023. “While Microsoft Edge and Webview2 Runtime versions 109 and earlier will continue to work on these operating systems, those versions will not receive new features, future…

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New Chrome feature allows you to Search Chrome

Google Inc. 108,80 +7,37 +7,27% has added a new feature to Chrome build 108.0.5359.95 with the ability to search history, tabs, and bookmarks directly from the Google address bar. As you probably know, you can open up, say, the Google History (CTRL-H) function within Chrome and search for pages that you’ve opened previously. Ditto for Google Bookmarks. Now, all you need to do is to simply type in @bookmarks, @tabs, or @history into the Google address bar to search those functions. When you do, you’ll see the Google address bar reflect your choice, with a blue textual indicator that you’re searching through your browsing…

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Google Chrome can consume less Memory and Battery Power

Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% Edge browser (built off the same Chromium platform) has already implemented the same features with these release of Edge 100 earlier this year. Now Google Inc. 108,80 +7,37 +7,27% Chrome users can enjoy these same memory and energy saving benefits with the upcoming Chrome 108 release for Windows macOS and ChromeOS platforms. Google today announced two new performance settings in its Chrome browser: Memory Saver and Energy Saver. Modern browsers eat up a lot of memory and while that’s not a problem if you have 32GB of RAM, Chrome using multiple gigabytes of your memory…

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Google Search results on Desktop Changes

A nice QOL update for those who search with Google on their non-mobile devices. No more having to click the next button to see the next page of results. Though I wonder how often do people go beyond the first or may be even second page of results? With that said though, this could help those sites who didn’t quite make it to the first page off Google search results. Google is giving its search results on desktop the “continuous scrolling” treatment over a year after launching the feature on mobile. Continuous scrolling will eliminate the need to click “Next” or the…

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More Malicious Android Apps found on Google Play

This seems to be getting way too fairly common. The good news is if users have Google Protect enabled (which they would by default unless they go in and disable it), these malicious apps will be removed from their device once Google removes the offending app from Google Play. Users should follow the old advice, “if it sounds too good to be true…don’t install it” when it comes to apps. Also, check the reviews as well as the developers site before installing (especially if you are paying for said app). One app illustrated by Dr. Web that has amassed one…

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Weekly Roundup: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Today is Sunday, December 4th: time for the weekly roundup of the good, the bad and the ugly tech news of the week! Because of the US Thanksgiving holiday, there was not a weekly roundup this past weekend. Also, since there has been so much focus on Twitter lately, they will be excluded for this (and likely future) roundups so that we can bring attention to other news. The Good Google has admitted they need to do a better job of patching Android phones. While the exploits are being fixed quickly, however the updates are not getting pushed out to…

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Google faces Class-Action Lawsuit over App Store Prices

More legal trouble for Google Inc. 108,80 +7,37 +7,27% Android and their App Store (Google Play): A judge this week granted class-action status to antitrust litigation that now covers 21 million Google Play customers in 12 states—Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming—and five US territories, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The lawsuit claims that Google’s misleading warnings led millions of customers nationwide to pay “artificially inflated” prices for apps they could have downloaded cheaper elsewhere. Last year, dozens of state attorneys general sued Google on these same…

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Google Pushes Out Another Chrome Update

This is the second update in a little over a week. This updates covers Windows, Mac and Linux and address a single high-severity security flaw. “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-4262 exists in the wild,” the search giant said in a security advisory published on Friday. According to Google, the new version has started rolling out to users in the Stable Desktop channel, and it will reach the entire user base within a matter of days or weeks. Users can check for updates via Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome. via Bleeping Computer

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EU Threating Twitter Ban over Content Moderation Issues

Besides death and taxes, another thing certain in life is if the EU comes after your company it is going to hurt. This is something Google, Apple and HP know all too well. A European regulator today reportedly threatened Elon Musk with a continent-wide ban on Twitter if the company fails to enforce content moderation rules required by the Digital Services Act. Also today, Twitter claimed it hasn’t changed any policies—even though it stopped enforcing rules against COVID misinformation. A very literal interpretation of Twitter’s “none of our policies have changed” claim might say it’s technically accurate—instead of rewriting the COVID…

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Twitter Blue Re-Release Pushed Back (Again)

At this point it is uncertain when Musk is going to re-release Twitter Blue which had been slated for this Friday. What is for certain is the price will go up by 1¢ to $8 USD and he does not like giving Apple a 30% cut. This is a continuation of Musk’s current quarrel with Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79%. which Musk had Tweeted about this on Monday claiming Apple ‘threatened to withhold Twitter‘ from the Apple app store (but they would  not say why). Mush hasn’t provide much details about this nor about his below Tweet also from Monday….

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