techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com September 21, 2018


Windows 10 warns users not to install Chrome and Firefox

13 September 2018, 04:43 | Casey Mitchell

Windows 10 now begs users to stick with Microsoft Edge when installing Chrome or other browsers

Oops, Microsoft Is Doing It Again

While Microsoft is in the "final stages" of testing the next major Windows 10 update, testers at TechDows seem to have spotted a new feature that prompts user to try Mircosoft Edge instead of the third-party browsers. Microsoft has also added an option "Don't want to be warned in the future" which takes the users to Settings and allows them to disable app recommendations.

The intercepting of installers on Windows is a new low, however.

Microsoft already promotes the message that "Microsoft Edge is the faster, safer browser on Windows 10 and it is already installed on your PC", when you search for Firefox or Chrome via Microsoft Edge. When you're on a laptop, Windows 10 tells you that Chrome is draining your battery.

While Windows 10 only recommends Edge over other browsers right now, Microsoft could push more of its apps with these "recommendations". Maybe all those people clinging to Windows 7 are on to something after all.

States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms
A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina , Virginia and Washington. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, he said: "Disaster is at the doorstep and it's coming in".

Microsoft's next major Windows 10 update will arrive in October. The way it forced users to upgrade to Windows 10 against their will back in 2016, is a prime example.

A "Do this anyway" button also appears in the Windows SmartScreen popups, which warns you before you run a downloaded application that might potentially be unsafe.

An image of the offending pop-up was shared in a tweet by user Sean Hoffman. Great job, Windows team. How do you get those people to give Edge a chance? Now it's being used to trumpet Edge, too.

Here's the amusing thing: Despite all these tricks, Edge only has about 4% of the browser market.

Nintendo Direct Rescheduled, Switch Online Launches September 18
Alongside the launch, those interested will be able to get a seven-day free trial to evaluate the quality of the service. Nintendo Switch Online will also give subscribers the ability to back up their save data in the cloud .

Prompts of that sort can be turned off by using the link under the buttons on the popup. If someone is downloading Chrome or Firefox, they've already made their choice as to what browser they want to use. Google doesn't put up a warning page when you search for Firefox, and it doesn't try to slow you down when you install another browser on Android.

Microsoft sells an operating system we all pay for, even if it's built into the cost of the PCs we buy.

WTF?! As demonstrated by the methods it used to get people onto Windows 10, Microsoft isn't averse to using shady tactics when pushing its products. You see, if a user makes the effort to manually download the installer for a browser with Edge, they obviously want to use that browser instead of Edge. To do that requires focusing on making Edge better than the alternatives and marketing it as such.

Ump at center of Serena Williams firestorms breaks silence
Williams immediately demanded an apology from Ramos after being accused of breaking the rules. " More voices are needed to do the same". "No one was saying she was a good sport, if they are they're insane ", added King.



Other News

Trending Now

FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice
Produced by San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc., Juul devices resemble a USB thumb drive and have become popular among students. E-cigs deliver lower toxin levels than regular cigarettes, but users can inhale more of the addictive stimulant nicotine.

Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta Now Live
The Blackout beta is starting on the Xbox One and PCs on Friday, with developers Treyarch now monitoring the PS4 test. Moreover, Blackout beta allows solo, duos, or quads, also known as four-player teams.

Apple Announces Apple Watch Series 4 with Bigger Display, New Watch Faces
The new Nike + Apple Watch collection features redesigned Nike watch faces optimized for Series 4, which match to the band colors. It will also send a notification if the watch detects an irregular beat that might be Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).

Australian miners unearth 'once-in-a-lifetime' gold rock discovery
Canadian miner, RNC Minerals said the largest specimen, weighing 95kg, was found to contain more than 2,400 ounces of gold. The Kambalda resident has been in the profession for 16 years and says he has never seen anything like it.

Melbourne newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams
Knight's caricature showed a butch and fat-lipped Williams jumping up and down on her broken racquet, having spat out a dummy. Leading the criticism, Rowling said it had reduced "one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes".

Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top USA official
ET, Florence was 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, N.C., moving west-northwest at 17 mph, the National Hurricane Center says . Wilmington, North Carolina , just north of where Florence appeared headed for shore, grew empty and quiet on Wednesday.

Rodgers says he suffered sprained knee
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers will work with the rehab group at practice Wednesday. The Packers quarterback gave a blunt one-word answer when he was asked if he needed to practice this week in order to play.

Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Mangkhut is expected to hit the Philippines on Saturday before moving towards southern China on Sunday afternoon. In a trailer park outside Wilmington, Alondra Espinoza was preparing to leave with her two young children.

Apple's New Lineup: iPhone XS, XS Max and (Slightly) Cheaper XR
The single-lense camera supports portrait mode, Smart HDR, and dynamic depth of field, just like the Xs and Xs Max . The cameras on the XS and XS Max have pretty much the same specs as those of the departing iPhone X .

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with ‘disaster at doorstep’
Duke Energy officials say Florence will knock out power to an estimated 1 million to 3 million customers in North and SC . Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency, as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.