Microsoft’s testing a handy Game Pass widget on Windows 11

Microsoft’s first new Windows 11 widget should make it even easier to find out which games are coming to PC Game Pass. The widget is only available to Windows Insider testers for now and is supposed to provide a “window” into the service’s game library, allowing you to check out recent additions and the games …

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Big oil is wringing humanity dry. We need a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty | Tzeporah Berman

T.his week, major oil and gas companies reported 11-figure profits in the second quarter. At the same time, inflation has reached 40-year highs around the world and recessions loom. The obscene profits of the fossil fuel industry are jarring when set against the many households currently struggling to afford basic heating, cooling and food needs. …

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Taiwan visits ‘not up to the CCP to decide’ – Seymour

National and Labor are toeing the one-China line, but ACT leader David Seymour says he would be happy to visit Taiwan if invited. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other officials waving to journalists at the Parliament in Taipei on 3 August. Photo: AFP China’s diplomats have been using fiery language and not-so-veiled threats in …

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Microsoft Teams is now fully optimized for Macs with M1 or M2 chips

Microsoft has created a native version of its Microsoft Teams client for Macs with M1 or M2 chips. The software giant has developed a native Apple Silicon version of Microsoft Teams that should include performance benefits for Mac users with the latest M1 or M2 chips, and it’s rolling out over the coming months. “For …

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Much-derided Overwatch 2 price survey used random pricing, says Blizzard

The prices that appeared in a recent consumer survey sent out to Overwatch players were randomized and “not indicative of final pricing,” says Blizzard Entertainment. As reported by IGN, players were shocked when they received surveys asking what prices they would be willing to pay for cosmetics in Overwatch 2, including sprays, weapon charms, highlight …

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Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update improves Defender for Endpoint’s ransomware capabilities

Microsoft has released two new Windows 11 previews to the Windows Insider Beta Channel with improvements to Defender for Endpoint’s ransomware protections and other fixes. Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 Beta Channel builds have included two releases: a higher build number with features rolling out, and a lower build number with features off by default. In …

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AAPL investors need to see inside Apple’s “$ 70 billion black box”

AAPL investors need to see inside the company’s “$ 70 billion black box,” say analysts – a reference to Apple lumping together all its Services revenue into one figure, despite the fact that it effectively covers ten different businesses with the company. The issue is vital to understanding the level of the threat posed to …

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