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PC World Latest NewsNov 30, 2021
Android on PC showdown: Windows 11 vs. Chromebooks
Android apps are now available on Windows 11 as well as on Chrome OS. Microsoft and Google use them to expand and enhance the experience of their respective touchscreen devices. The hope is that Android apps, which are designed primarily (and often entirely) for touch input, can patch up the holes of each operating system's […]

SlashDotNov 30, 2021
Microsoft Adds Buy Now, Pay Later Financing Option To Edge -- And Everyone Hates It

GizmodoNov 30, 2021
Microsoft Keeps Making Its Edge Browser Worse for Some Reason
Microsoft can't help but undermine itself, it seems. After launching the new Edge browser last year to widespread praise, Microsoft has seemingly done everything possible to ruin it, including imposing unwelcome features and intrusive restrictions.


Computer World Security NewsNov 29, 2021
How to get more out of Edge (and bolster its security)
I use Edge, the built-in browser in Windows, though I'm very much in the minority. I even think it has the potential to be a better browser than Firefox or Chrome. Case in point: the recent "Super Duper Secure Mode" that has rolled out to the default Edge version after being in beta channels for several weeks. (Let's call it the "SDSM" setting.)

As noted in a past Edge blog post, SDSM provides additional security features that allows you to disable just-in-time Javascript and then enable Controlflow-Enforcement Technology (CET) instead. Just-in-time Javascript has been used in many zero-day browser attacks in the past — thus, blocking it will help protect our systems and platforms going forward. In my testing so far, I have not seen any side effects running Edge in this mode ,even when doing online shopping or banking.

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SlashDotNov 26, 2021
Microsoft Edge's Latest Feature Called a 'Shameless Cash Grab' by Critics

ComputerWorldNov 12, 2021
Updates to Exchange and Microsoft Installer drive Patch Tuesday testing
This is a relatively light Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft, though wo significant vulnerabilities in the Windows platform (CVE-2021-38631 and CVE-2021-41371), both relating to Remote Desktop Protocol handling, have been disclosed and are lending some urgency to applying Windows updates. And we have another technically challenging update to Microsoft Exchange Server to manage as well.

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