What’s New in Chrome 93, Available Today

Google Chrome marches on with new releases every four weeks. Version 93 of the popular browser includes features for progressive web apps and new theme support for Android 12 devices. Read on to learn more about what 93 brings.

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How to Add Multi-Color Text in PowerPoint

While picking fonts the right font for your presentation is important, you can add a fun touch by using multiple colors for the text. Here’s how to add multi-color text to a slide of your PowerPoint presentation on a desktop.

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How to Propose a New Time for a Microsoft Outlook Event

Have you ever received an event invitation that you wanted to attend but had a conflict at that time? If you’re an Outlook user, you can propose a new time for that meeting, appointment, or conference call.

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Colorado voting machines banned after conspiracy theorist county clerk let unauthorized person in during upgrades

The county clerk of Mesa in Colorado, Tina Peters, “could be in legal trouble” after allowing an unauthorized person into a secure facility during an “upgrade” of the county’s voting machines. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold reported that this unauthorized person then released the passwords for the underlying voting machine software online. — Read the rest

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A bad solar storm could cause an “Internet apocalypse”

Even if the power comes back after the next big solar storm, the internet may not.

Enlarge / Even if the power comes back after the next big solar storm, the internet may not. (credit: Jean Claude Moschetti | REA | REDUX)

Scientists have known for decades that an extreme solar storm, or coronal mass ejection, could damage electrical grids and potentially cause prolonged blackouts. The repercussions would be felt everywhere from global supply chains and transportation to Internet and GPS access. Less examined until now, though, is the impact such a solar emission could have on Internet infrastructure specifically. New research shows that the failures could be catastrophic, particularly for the undersea cables that underpin the global Internet.

At the SIGCOMM 2021 data communication conference on Thursday, Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi of the University of California, Irvine presented “Solar Superstorms: Planning for an Internet Apocalypse,” an examination of the damage a fast-moving cloud of magnetized solar particles could cause the global Internet. Abdu Jyothi’s research points out an additional nuance to a blackout-causing solar storm: the scenario where even if power returns in hours or days, mass Internet outages persist.

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Microsoft is discontinuing its Office apps for Chromebook users in favor of web versions 


Since 2017, Microsoft has offered its Office suite to Chromebook users via the Google Play store, but that is set to come to an end in a few short weeks.

As of September 18, Microsoft is discontinuing support for Office (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook) on Chromebook. Microsoft is not, however, abandoning the popular mobile device altogether. Instead of an app that is downloaded, Microsoft is encouraging users to go to the web instead.

“In an effort to provide the most optimized experience for Chromebook customers, Microsoft apps (Office and Outlook) will be transitioned to web experiences (Office.com and Outlook.com) on September 18, 2021,” Microsoft wrote in a statement emailed to TechCrunch. 

Microsoft’s statement also noted that “this transition brings Chromebook customers access to additional and premium features.” 

The Microsoft web experience will serve to transition its base of Chromebook users to the Microsoft 365 service, which provides more Office templates and generally more functionality than what the app-based approach provides. The web approach is also more optimized for larger screens than the app.

In terms of how Microsoft wants Chromebook users to get access to Office and Outlook, the plan is for customers to, “…sign in with their personal Microsoft Account or account associated with their Microsoft 365 subscription,” according to the statement. Microsoft has also provided online documentation to show users how to run Office on a Chromebook.

Chromebooks run on Google’s Chrome OS, which is a Linux-based operating system. Chromebooks also enable Android apps to run, as Android is also Linux based, with apps downloaded from Google Play. It’s important to note that while support for Chromebooks is going away, Microsoft is not abandoning other Android-based mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.

For those Chromebook users that have already downloaded the Microsoft Office apps, the apps will continue to function after September 18, though they will not receive any support or future updates.

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How to Delete Downloads on an Android Phone

Delete-Downloads-Android-Featured.jpg Over time, the Downloads folder on your phone can become full of necessary data and lead to “internal storage full” errors. It’s important to clean out the Downloads folder and get rid of files you don’t use. The three methods outlined below will show you how to delete downloads on Android phones. 1. Using File Manager App on Phone Deleting downloads or downloaded files isn’t a tough job on Android. Just open the dedicated Downloads folder using a File Manager app, then select the file you want to delete and hit the Delete button. That’s it. … Read more14711679.gif

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