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Microsoft has finally released the official, stable version of its Chromium-based Edge web browser. And while that doesn’t mean that your old-school Edge is going away today, Microsoft will start rolling out the Chromium browser in small batches before eventually replacing it via Windows Update this summer.
If you’re a Windows user, all Patch Wednesdays should be important, save for those instances where Microsoft borks a patch and actually makes your Windows system worse than it was previously. Getting the latest feature and security updates for your system—mostly the latter—should be something you look forward to each month. But today’s Patch Wednesday is even more important than most.
While the launch of new gaming hardware is always an exciting time for console gaming fans, we’re bound to see plenty of fake “leaks” and rumours in the lead up to the official launch of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5 later this year. Sometimes, these “leaks” even come from places you wouldn’t expect to see them—like another large company’s press event.
The Wii Shopping Channel will never see another update day. iTunes was stripped for parts. MoviePass has been snuffed out like a candle in the wind, burning at both ends, being thrown at a customer’s face. Let us remember the apps and services we lost this year.
Microsoft plans to roll out Edge via a Windows Update on January 15. We’ve had a great time playing around with it since the Chromium version of the browser debuted in April, and we’ll probably have even more to say before its official release next month. But it’s also OK to not want another browser on your desktop or laptop—unfortunately, you don’t get much of a choice in the matter.
Microsoft accidentally pushed yet another unnecessary Windows 10 update. This week’s “KB4532441" update went out to regular users of Windows 10, even though the update was meant for those using Windows Autopilot—a way for IT departments to set up and manage new computers. Microsoft even let loose with a number of reminders to non-Autopilot users to install the update, unnecessary as it was.
Another day, another ransomware alert threatening to undo your precious, if a bit broken, Windows 10 device. A team of researchers have found a particularly nasty package that forces your PC into Safe Mode and then exploits it. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft is preventing certain PCs running older versions of AVG and Avast antivirus software and outdated Qualcomm Wi-Fi drivers from installing Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903, and 1909. Here’s why: Microsoft no longer allows Windows 10 to automatically update on any and all systems due to potential bugs and incompatibility issues.
Microsoft rolls out smaller Windows 10 updates fairly regularly, saving its larger batches of fixes, tweaks, and features for a twice-annual release. We just had one, in fact—the big November update, otherwise known as Windows 10 version 1909. And with that comes the axe for some Windows 10 features that Microsoft doesn’t want to work on anymore.