Microsoft displays ads to some Office 2021 users

Nov 27, 2022

Buying Microsoft Office 2021 and not the subscription-based Microsoft 365, is a deliberate choice for many users. Some prefer to pay once for a product instead of having to pay each month for it. image credit: Lee Holmes Imagine the surprise of an Office 2021 customer who is greeted with an advertisement for Microsoft 365 in Office 2021. Twitter user Lee Holmes was the first to experience the ad and he published a screenshot of it on Twitter. The ad, displayed as a single line in Word 2021 ...read more

How to change the Slack notification sound

Nov 27, 2022

How-To Need a better notification sounds in Slack? You have options. Slack notification sounds can help you to keep tabs on all of your important work notifications, whether you’re at your desk or on the go. You are also not limited to the default Knock Rush notification sound, however. There are a few other options to choose from when configuring your Slack notification sound. If you work multiple jobs and belong to different Slack channels, you can easily distinguish incoming n ...read more

BenQ EW3880R monitor review: An ultrawide with plenty of bass

Nov 27, 2022

At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsAttractive, sturdy designExcellent audio qualityWide color gamut, accurate colorConsLow brightness, lackluster contrastUSB-C only delivers 60 watts of powerNot a good choice for HDRRefresh rate is just 60HzOur VerdictThe BenQ EW3880R is a well-designed and robust monitor with good colors and excellent sound. Unfortunately, it falls behind in what matters most: image quality. It offers nothing special in terms of SDR quality and can’t truly be consider ...read more

Vivaldi 5.4 launches with Rocker Gestures and Web Panel improvements

Nov 27, 2022

@Iron Heart Dear brother Iron Heart to criticize non FOSS software like Vivaldi is to question a google chromium clone itself and in your religon, we can not go questioning your engineering super god google and non foss products like M$ and privacy invasive devices like smartphones lol. I criticize invasive data collection techniques as much as the guy next to me No you dont. I and another user here criticized Vivaldi and their unique ID data collection. You support data collection in vivaldi ...read more

Why Genius Bar appointments always seem to start late

Nov 27, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. In a long and detailed thread, an ex-Apple retail employee who helped launch Apple's in-store Concierge system details exactly why and how appointments made for support at in-store Genius Bars never seem to start on time. In a very long Twitter thread, user "Dr. Bread Pitt" details the Con ...read more

Android users: Delete these apps, they are stuffed with malware

Nov 27, 2022

Android 35 apps were discovered to contain malware. A new report from Bitdefender says there are another 35 malicious apps on the Google Play Store. If you have any of these malware-containing apps, it’s time to delete them. These apps are particularly sneaky. Once installed, they change their name and app icon, so it’s harder to find and delete them. Bitdefender says many of them try to hide as the default Settings app. The malware inside serves ads to you. Lots and lots of ads ...read more

Learn ethical hacking fundamentals with this $40 course bundle

Nov 27, 2022

Data breaches. They occur so often that we’ve become numb to them. And yet, closing your eyes won’t make those pesky hackers go away. But do you know what will? Fighting fire with fire, and fighting on the front lines as an ethical hacker allows you to give cybercriminals a taste of their medicine.  The 2022 Masters in Cyber Security Certification Bundle delivers over 60 hours of high-quality educational content on the tools ethical hackers utilize every day. ...read more

Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.5.1, iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 with zero-day security fixes

Nov 27, 2022

Apple has released the macOS Monterey 12.5.1 update for eligible devices. It has been released along with iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 updates for supported iPhones and iPads. What's new in the macOS Monterey 12.5.1 update? Critical security fixes There are no new features in this release, but the firmware ships with fixes for a couple of critical security issues. The first of the two vulnerabilities has been identified as CVE-2022-32894. This is a Kernel level security issue. It could ...read more

Comparison: 2022 MacBook Air versus Dell XPS 13 Plus

Nov 27, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple's updated MacBook Air is a compact powerhouse of a notebook, and Dell's XPS 13 Plus tailors to the same market segment. Here's how the two notebooks stand in our hands on side-by-side comparison. The M2 MacBook Air, packing Apple's latest Apple Silicon chip and overhauled with variou ...read more

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25182 adds support for Camera privacy shutter improves the Microsoft Store app

Nov 27, 2022

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25182 is now available for users in the Dev Channel. It introduces a new Camera privacy shutter control, and adds some improvements to the Microsoft Store app. What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25182 Camera Privacy Shutter The Windows Camera app can now recognize when your webcam's shutter is blocking the view, or when your laptop's lid is closed. If it recognizes that the camera is inaccessible, the app will inform you about it and offer su ...read more