After nearly two years of development, it sounds like Microsoft will delay the launch of Windows 10X or never release it at all. Announced back in 2019 as an operating system for dual-screen and portable devices, it’s seen several delays, and it’s now on the brink of disappearing altogether.
Following Apple’s lead, Google will also start requiring apps to disclose their privacy and security practices in its Play Store. Google is also requiring its own apps to share this information so users will know what data is being collected about them.
A little over three years ago, Microsoft introduced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), but it officially it only ran a Bash environment. Last year the company promised to support Linux apps with a full GUI, and now the first preview of that work is here.
Project Zero is a team from Google tasked with finding vulnerabilities and reporting them to manufacturers. It’s not without controversy due to occasionally publishing the details of vulnerabilities before a patch. To that end, Project Zero will add some time to its disclosure period.
How fast is your internet? If you aren’t sure, you can always perform a speed test through Ookla. But what if checking your speeds could lead to improvements down the road? That’s what the FCC is (almost) promising, as it asks people to voluntarily check speeds with the FCC app on iOS and Android.
It’s spring, which means it’s time to shake off winter and start chipping away at your spring cleaning to-do list. There’s a lot to do and it can feel overwhelming, but with the help of these clever apps, you have a clean and organized house, and even an adorable backyard garden, in no time!
On April 5th, LG confirmed its plans to exit the smartphone business by July 31st. But in a surprise twist, the company now promises three years of Android OS updates for “premium” phones released 2019 and later, plus two years of updates for select budget handsets released in 2020.
If you own a Google or Nest Wifi mesh kit, get ready for a change. In an email sent out to users, Google says it will discontinue the Google Wifi app and move all users over to Google Home. The Google Wifi app will disappear entirely in June.
It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft’s digital assistant, known as Cortana, is well and truly dead. After stripping her from the only Cortana Speaker and the only Cortana Thermostat, Microsoft shut down the Cortana iOS and Android app. We’re not even sure anyone will notice.