Web developers can use the SpeechSynthesis API to convert text on a web page into synthesized audio speech. While this feature is great for accessibility and audio queues, it is being abused by advertisements and low quality/scammy web sites.
Microsoft was experimenting with ads Mail app ads in Brazil, Canada, Australia, and India to get user feedback on ads in Mail. Microsoft confirmed on Twitter that this is an experimental feature that was never intended to be tested broadly and is now being turned off.
Windows 10 19H1 Build 18282 is now available to Insiders in Fast and Skip Ahead Rings. Today's preview update for Windows 10 brings a light theme to Start Menu, Taskbar, Action Center and other elements.
After releasing cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has also released a new patch for Windows 7 and 8.1 with security and general fixes.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update is once again available for download but it's rolling out in stages so it may not show up on your device now. To check if it is available, you can head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for new updates.
Starting in Chrome 71, Google will warn Chrome users when they are visiting pages that use deceptive forms to sign visitors up for mobile subscriptions.
Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world.
If you are looking to download the very popular Notepad replacement called Notepad2, be careful of sites created to look official, but actually distribute Notepad2 as an adware bundle.
Windows 10 19H1 preview build 18277 is now rolling out to the Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead Ring with some notable improvements. This test build improves Focus Assist feature, Action Center, introduces new Emojis and more.
If you have administered Windows computers or assisted in Windows malware removal, then there is a good chance you have heard of the popular free Sysinternals utilities.
In September we reported that Mozilla Firefox would be testing a new feature called Contextual Feature Recommender, or CFR, that recommends extensions related to sites that you are visiting. In Firefox 64, Mozilla will be adding a setting that allows you to block Firefox from making these types of recommendations.
Windows 10 19H1 preview build 18272 is rolling out to the Windows Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. Windows 10 Build 18272 comes with several improvements and fixes but there are no major changes.
According to the changelog, Microsoft has finally fixed a bug where the system won't display a confirmation prompt when users extract a file from a zip archive to a location where the file with the same name exists. Microsoft recently acknowledged the issue and today's update has finally addressed it.
Mozilla Firefox 63 was released this week with a bunch of new features such as enhanced tracking protection, Search Shortcuts, Tab Previews, synchronized Windows 10 themes, and security updates.
Windows 10 Build 17134.376 is currently rolling out via Windows Update or you can download the patch directly from Microsoft's Update Catalog website. Windows 10 Build 17134.376 comes with a huge changelog and it includes several improvements that you may not notice.
Mozilla has announced a study where Firefox will promote the ProtonVPN service as a new revenue source. BleepingComputer was able to gain access to the study's extension and it appears that the ProtonVPN will be recommended when visiting competing VPN providers, streaming services, or when connecting to insecure wireless gateways.
Microsoft is currently working hard to update the new modern Skype 8 with all necessary features as the company plans to end support for Skype Classic on November 1. Today, Microsoft announced that the Split View mode is now available in Skype preview for Windows 10.
In an interview, Miguel Nunes, Qualcomm senior director of product management confirmed that the ARM port of Google Chrome is already in works and it would arrive in the second half of 2019.
The world's famous media player app Winamp is finally back with some improvements and fixes. The new version 5.8 of Winamp is compatible with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 but the interface is unchanged.