A few months ago, Microsoft let slip a forthcoming Windows 10 feature that was, at the time, called InPrivate Desktop: a lightweight virtual machine for running untrusted applications in an isolated environment. That feature has now been officially announced with a new name, Windows Sandbox. Windows 10 already uses virtual machines to increase isolation between certain … [Read more...] about Microsoft unveils Windows Sandbox: Run any app in a disposable virtual machine
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Microsoft this week is shipping out another cumulative update for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Labeled as KB4469342, the update began rolling out on December 5 with a total of 20 fixes, ranging from tweaks to Microsoft Edge to a correction for an issue preventing users from setting Win32 apps as defaults for certain file types. Here's the full look at what's fixed in … [Read more...] about Microsoft issues another batch of fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Whoa.Tumblr will start blocking adult content on December 17thTumblr has announced that from December 17th, it will no longer allow adult content. The site, which is owned by Engadget's parent company, says that content includes "photos, videos or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples and any content -- including photos, videos, GIFs and … [Read more...] about The Morning After: Microsoft’s Chromed-out browser?
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines the law of diminishing returns as an economic law, stating “if one input in the production of a commodity is increased while all other inputs are held fixed, a point will eventually be reached at which additions of the input yield progressively smaller, or diminishing, increases in output.” It forces us to wonder how much money is … [Read more...] about Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: The best Chromebook, but at what cost?
As websites and web apps have grown in complexity, so have their demands: They want access to your webcam to make video calls, they want to know where in the world you are to serve up local information, and so on. In fact, websites now ask for almost as many permissions as the apps on your phone do, though you might not be as familiar with how to manage them. We'll show you … [Read more...] about How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer