- Apps and Software
Monday, 21 Mar 2016
Microsoft has softened its previous stance on the upgrade deadline for users running Windows 7 and 8.1 on Skylake systems. It is extending the deadline by a year to 2018 and will continue to provide critical updates until the end of mainstream support for both OSes.
A beta update to the Steam client has added support for Desktop Game Theater, a mode that projects any one of your Steam games onto a giant, virtual screen and simulates the feel of a theater.
Friday, 18 Mar 2016
At the moment, you can only try out the Mouse Gestures, Microsoft Translator, and Reddit Enhancement Suite extensions, but more are coming later this year.
Play scores will be shown in the chat, and Facebook Messenger will keep track of the current high-scorer as you shoot some hoops.
After months of bug fixing and updates, Microsoft is at long last ready to release Windows 10 - which is already available to devices like the Lumia 950 and 950XL - to some Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.
Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has discovered the first iOS malware that exploits design flaws in Apple's DRM protection mechanism, which allows it to infect iOS devices. Find out how it infects and what you can do to protect against it.
Thursday, 17 Mar 2016
Instagram will be changing how posts on your feed will look in the coming months. Instead of the current reverse chronological order, Instagram will show the posts it thinks you care about the most.
Wednesday, 16 Mar 2016
Here-branded apps such as Here Maps will be removed from the Windows 10 Store on March 29, 2016. If you’ve a Windows 10 phone, the apps will no longer work after June 30.
The Guardian reports that WhatsApp will start encrypting voice calls and group messages in the coming weeks in view of the fight between Apple and FBI over privacy matters.
Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016
The movie projector and screen will retract into the car’s ceiling, should the passenger decide to retake control of the vehicle.