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Windows 10 is adding a slew of accessibility upgrades in May

e907b410-9b95-11ea-9edf-a9c19890bf50Microsoft has shared the latest accessibility enhancements it’s working on for Windows 10. To start, the company is adding additional customization options that will allow you to adjust the width of the operating system’s cursor. Similarly, you’ll be…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/windows-10-may-2020-accessibility-updates-193010784.html
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Chrome is making some huge privacy changes

Google’s Chrome browser is getting a huge privacy and security makeover, with a redesign of the settings with simplicity in mind. In addition to making controlling how Chrome handles privacy, Google is also switching up how extensions are managed, and how cookies are handled when you’re in the Incognito private browsing mode. A new “You and Google” section in the … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/chrome-is-making-some-huge-privacy-changes-19621224/
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How Windows 10 1903 Update Breaks Chromium Browsers

how-windows-10-1903-update-breaks-chromi Some Windows 10 updates are amazing. They add great new features and patch security flaws. However, those great updates often come at a price, such as an issue with Chromium-based browsers thanks to the Windows 10 1903 update. Typically, Windows updates just wreak havoc with Windows features, but not this time. The worst part os there’s not much users can do, either. Windows 10 1903 Update Issue While the Windows 10 1903 update was released in 2019, users are still dealing with problems. Google’s Project Zero team discovered a critical issue that makes Chromium-based browsers far less secure…. Read more13533831.gif

Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-windows-10-update-breaks-chromium-browsers/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+maketecheasier
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Improvements we hope to see in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a thrilling and mesmerizing revisit to the world of Midgar. The characters we had to imagine in the past are now fully realized. Battles fought back in 1997 are overhauled with breath-taking creativity. The remake is sure to overwhelm returning fans with nostalgia with its lovingly reimagined world. For newcomers, it introduces you to a … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/improvements-we-hope-to-see-in-the-final-fantasy-7-remake-sequel-10619932/
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How to Update Your Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch system software updates are essential: they add new features and fix bugs. Normally, the system downloads updates automatically and asks if you want to install them. But If you’d like to trigger the process manually (or make sure you’re on the latest version), here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/671251/how-to-update-your-nintendo-switch/
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Firefox gets a better password manager

Mozilla today launched version 76 of its Firefox browser, and with that, it’s launching a couple of new features that you’ll likely notice if you’re already using the open-source browser.

The highlight of today’s release is the enhanced password manager. Firefox Lockwise, as it is called these days, will now ask you for your device password when you try to copy and paste credentials from your “Logins and Passwords” page in the browser. After you’ve confirmed your device password, you can see and copy your credentials for five minutes. This should make it a bit harder for others to access password-protected sites on your machine, especially if you’re on a computer you regularly share with others.

Also new to Lockwise are alerts for vulnerable passwords that are identical to those that have been stolen in a known breach (but you would never reuse a password, right?), as well as warnings when a website you use has been breached and your logins and passwords were likely stolen.

In addition, Lockwise’s password generator now works with more sites and will help you find 12 random letters, numbers and symbols for you to use as your password.

With version 76, Firefox now also includes an improved picture-in-picture mode for video sites like YouTube. With this, you can keep watching a video in the corner of your screen while you continue with other tasks (though you can’t browse away from YouTube, for example, while you’re watching in the pop-out window). I wish I could have more control over the size of that picture-in-picture window because it’s pretty large, but that’s just how it is for now. New in version 76 is the ability to double-click on the popped out video to make it fullscreen. A small but welcome new feature.

Update: we clarified that PiP mode itself is not new. Only the double-click to fullscreen is.

If you’re an avid Zoom user, you’ll be happy to hear that Firefox has now made a few changes that allow you to use it in Firefox without the need for any additional downloads, and WebRender, which uses the GPU to render websites faster, is now enabled on even more machines.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/05/firefox-gets-a-better-password-manager-and-picture-in-picture-support/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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Google Duo Adds Group Calls on the Web, a Family Mode, and Link Invites

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Like all video chat apps, Google Duo is undergoing massive changes to compete during social distancing. Last month, the service boosted its group chat limit to twelve people. Now, Google is expanding Duo group chats to the web, adding link invites to its platform, and implementing a new Family Mode for its mobile application.

Google Duo’s web-based application is still in its early stages. It’s compatible with the Duo mobile app, but it only works with two-person chats. According to Google, the Duo web app will gain group chat support in the coming weeks, with early access for Chrome users.

Along with expanded web support, Google is adding link invites to the Duo platform. Link invites, which you can copy-paste into text messages or group chats, spare you from picking people out of your contacts list before a call. It also gives you the option to quickly invite friends to a group chat during calls. For reference, Google Meet (another Google video chat app) already supports link invites and is currently free for all users.

And then there’s the new Family Mode. Like Apple’s FaceTime application, Google Duo’s Family Mode allows you to draw on-screen and apply fancy effects and AR masks to your video feed. It’s only available for one-on-one calls but should help families have engaging experiences while social distancing. Your “mute” and “end call” buttons disappear when Family Mode is enabled, which should save you from accidentally hanging up on Grandma.

Video effects and AR masks will also work on regular one-on-one Duo calls, starting with a terrifying Mother’s Day AR mask. But that’s the best Mother’s Day gift, right? Transmutation into a flower?

Source: Google

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/42165/google-duo-adds-group-calls-on-the-web-a-family-mode-and-link-invites/
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Facebook’s redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone

9c143b80-9134-11ea-bfdf-54dbdb5316e4After the better part of a year, Facebook has started rolling out its redesigned desktop website to all of its users. The company announced today it plans to complete the rollout over the “next few weeks.” Moving forward, “The New Facebook” will be t…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/new-facebook-desktop-redesign-official-160054794.html
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