By - Gregg Keizer

Mozilla to add password manager, hack alert to Firefox 70

Mozilla plans bake its Lockwise password manager into Firefox 70, the upgrade now set to launch Oct. 22. At the same time, the browser will also be more tightly integrated with Firefox Monitor, which will provide warnings to users when their saved passwords have been revealed by a data hack. According to Firefox bug reports and project documentation, Lockwise will

By - Gregg Keizer

Microsoft tells enterprises to be on Edge

Microsoft on Wednesday kicked off an Edge-is-for-enterprise effort, detailing the corporate features that have been baked into the under-construction browser so far and urging business users to give Edge a go. “The Dev Channel now has enterprise features enabled by default and is ready for evaluation and supported by detailed deployment and configuration documentation,” said the browser’s makers in a

By - Gregg Keizer

Microsoft starts Windows 10’s 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade

Microsoft on Tuesday began upgrading Windows 10 PCs running the 14-month old 1803 with the latest refresh, the May 2019 Update, aka 1903. “We are initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for customers with devices that are at or nearing end of service and have not yet updated their device,” Microsoft said on its Windows release health dashboard. “Keeping

By - Gregg Keizer

Upcoming Windows 10 1909: Update or upgrade? Microsoft clarifies

Microsoft this week clarified how the unprecedented Windows 10 refresh expected to ship in September will behave when users decide to skip installing it or want to postpone its appearance on their PCs. “Customers can control 19H2 like other Feature Updates,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in an email. “For [Windows 10] Home and [Windows 10] Pro users, control will also

By - Gregg Keizer

Microsoft previews ‘chromified’ Edge’s group policies to win enterprise approval

Microsoft has unveiled a preliminary catalog of group policies for managing the still-under-development “full-Chromium” Edge, giving IT admins a glimpse at what they will be working with if they adopt the browser. “We’re still working on the list, but I’d like to share an early preview of the management policies we are working on for the new version of Microsoft

By - Gregg Keizer

Which iPhones, iPads support Apple’s iOS 13 and iPadOS?

When it unveiled iOS 13 and iPadOS last month, Apple had bad news for those relying on iPhones that debuted in 2013 and 2014 and brushed off customers with an iPad Mini from the same years or a 2013 original iPad Air. According to Apple, iOS 13 – likely shot out of Cupertino in September – will be supported on

By - Gregg Keizer

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla pitches add-ons, new enterprise group policies

Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 68 for Windows, macOS and Linux, packing more insights into the browser’s add-ons and adding a slew of new group policies that enterprise IT administrators can use to better manage the browser. Mozilla’s security engineers also patched 21 vulnerabilities, two labeled “Critical” and four marked “High,” the organization’s top two threat ratings. “We presume that

By - Gregg Keizer

Microsoft delivers Defender ATP security service to Macs

Microsoft on Monday made good on a March pledge by announcing that its most sophisticated endpoint security service is now available for Macs. Microsoft Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) for Mac shifted to what the company calls “general availability” on June 28, wrote Helen Allas, a principal program manager on the enterprise security team, in a July 8 post to

By - Gregg Keizer

Microsoft pares Windows 10 feature upgrades to 1 a year

Microsoft has again given its Windows 10 update model a furious shake, voiding one of the foundational concepts of the “Windows as a service” (WaaS) strategy. In a multi-part announcement spread across three blog posts, Microsoft on July 1 said it had begun testing of the next Windows 10 feature upgrade, which it has codenamed 19H2 but by the company’s

By - Gregg Keizer

Following Mozilla’s lead, Microsoft pushes Edge onto anti-tracking bandwagon

Microsoft is the latest browser also-ran to tackle Google’s leader, Chrome, by introducing anti-tracking expertise to Edge. Calling the feature “tracking prevention,” Microsoft described it in terms much like those used by rivals Mozilla and Apple, which have cookie blockers in place in their browsers, Firefox and Safari. “Tracking prevention is designed to protect you from being tracked by websites