Tech Wrap-Up 6-8-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 6-8-2022

Tech Wrap-Up 6-8-2022, which is National Best Friends Day. It matters not if your best friend is a partner, spouse, pet, or neighbor. Today is the day when we celebrate that unbreakable bond. Try an in-person meeting on a remote trail or out in the woods away from the distractions of technology. While you scour the trail maps for an ideal route, Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from our social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks, and detail expands) and by the number of impressions received. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.

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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up

1. Apple Is Making Safari the Best Browser on iPhone (Softpedia)

Your iPhone’s native browser is getting a makeover. For example, coming to Safari upon the release of iOS 16 are new features like Shared Tab Groups and passkeys. Shared Tab Groups allow Safari users to share website collections with friends and family. Passkeys, which are unique digital keys that are easy to use, aim to replace passwords with biometric verification. Look for iOS 16 in July.

2. Windows 11 desktop is getting an iOS and Android-style makeover (Tech Radar)

Windows 11 is chock full of goodies with more on the way. Microsoft is working on app folders for the desktop, similar to app folders found on iOS and Android. Windows 11 users should expect the new feature to arrive in the 22H2/Sun Valley 2 release later this summer.

3. Windows 11: Microsoft Aims to Put Accessibility First (PCMag)

Windows 11 includes new accessibility technology that uses a defined set of principles for inclusive design. Windows 11 users have access to enhanced tools for vision, hearing, and mobility disabilities. Not only are accessibility tools included with Windows 11, but the software also works with accessibility partner technology like braille devices, screen readers, etc.

4. Google Chrome has tons of hidden experimental features — here’s how to enable them (Tom’s Guide)

A red flag is a warning sign. A Google Chrome flag is an experimental feature in the world’s most popular browser. Chrome users have the ability to enable Chrome flags in Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Before you start tweaking Chrome on all your devices, it is important to note that Chrome flags are experimental in nature. In fact, Google warns users, “By enabling these features, you could lose browser data or compromise your security or privacy.” Therefore, enabling a Chrome flag is a red flag.

5. Safari update brings new collaboration and security features in iOS 16 (9 to 5 Mac)

As mentioned above, Safari is set to receive many new features when iOS 16 comes out. Features include Shared Tab Groups and passkeys. However, Safari’s makeover isn’t confined to iOS 16. Devices compatible with iPadOS 16 and macOS Venture will also benefit.

6. Makers of ad blockers and browser privacy extensions fear the end is near (The Register)

Look out below, ad blocker and privacy extension developers. In January 2023, Google Chrome will drop support for Manifest v2, its legacy extension platform. Developers of such technology must transition to Manifest v3. Google says Manifest v3 improves privacy by limiting access to sensitive user data. Developers believe that Manifest v3 blocks some key extension capabilities and thwarts innovation.

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