Developers, developers, developers! The ghost of Steve Ballmer past lingers heavily over Microsoft’s annual Build conference, but despite ostensibly being an event dedicated to code monkeys, Build’s always brimming with consumer-friendly news about the future of Windows, Office, and more. This year was no exception—and it even managed to squeeze in a few eye-opening surprises. Check this latest article from PCWorld.com
Microsoft is working to build ad blocking into the “next” version of Microsoft Edge, according to a report.
Ed Bott, who sat in at a Microsoft Edge session at Microsoft’s Build conference here in San Francisco, snapped a photo of a slide presented by Microsoft executives. “Build ad blocking features into the browser” is “targeted for the next version” of the browser, version 4682811. Check this article from PCWorld.com
Over the past few years, laptops have become the de facto computer of choice for nearly everyone. Indeed, 194 million laptops were sold globally in 2015, whereas only 129 million desktops were sold in the same period, and the gap is expected to continue widening until at least 2020. Get some information on this article from MakeUseOf.com
The best part of getting a MacBook, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro is OS X, Apple’s fantastic operating system (OS). But that doesn’t mean you can’t try out some other great alternatives. The whole Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux fight is irrelevant now. Let’s try something new, eh? Check out this article from MakeUseOf.com
Big changes are coming to Instagram, but don’t worry: the algorithmic feed is not yet here.
On Tuesday, Instagram announced that the length of video posts will expand to 60 seconds. Previously, an Instagram video could last for only 15 seconds. In addition, iOS users will be able to edit and stitch together different video clips from their camera roll to create a minute-long masterpiece. According to Instagram, this video length expansion was sparked because users now watch more videos on the app. Check this latest news from PCWorld.com
It may be time to say farewell to the Google Wallet card.
Granted, if you have one it’s probably in a desk drawer next to a non-working Lumia phone and Nexus Player remote. But if you’re still using it, you should know that indications are Google will cut off support on June 30. More of this article from PCWorld.com
There are a lot of components that go into making a functioning smartphone, and if one of those isn’t working properly, it can throw off your whole experience.
But how do you pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with your device? Maybe the accelerometer seems a bit off when you play racing games, or maybe browsing the web on mobile data or Wi-Fi doesn’t feel as fast as it should. Get some information from MakeUseOf.com