This week on tech was a slow week due to the holidays however, several things happened: Microsoft is reportedly building a new web browser codenamed “Spartan” for Windows 10. The browser is not part of Internet Explorer, it’s said that the new internet software will be lightweight and it will drop legacy web page support.
With the new web browser, the software giant introducing a new rendering engine called “Edge 12”, and you can test it now if you’re running latest Technical Preview of Windows 10.
On Windows 10 build 9879, Microsoft seems to be adding a few new features to further unify the modern user interface and the desktop. Now we can see touch-optimized context menus on the desktop and modern on-screen media controls that only appear for Windows Store apps in Windows 8, now they also show up for desktop apps.
Halo 5: Guardians is now available for pre-order and you can choose from three editions, including the “Limited Collector’s Edition” for $249.99.
This week was also the last week to get an Xbox One for $349 as Microsoft is increasing the price to its original $399 starting January 4th.
Welcome to 10Alert: IT Digest edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
- Windows 10: on-screen media controls now on desktop apps
- How to enable Internet Explorer new rendering engine on Windows 10
- Xbox One price set to increase soon, buy yours quickly
- Windows 10 to expand touch-optimized context menus to the desktop
- Microsoft developing new lightweight browser codenamed Spartan for Windows 10
- Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order, you can choose from three editions