Instagram will let you buy products without leaving the app

Instagram is moving a little deeper into commerce by allowing you to buy goods without leaving the app. The checkout feature will at first be a closed beta in the US with more than 20 brands involved, including Adidas, Nike, Zara, Kylie Cosmetics, Un...

‘The Sims 4’ will stop supporting 32-bit PCs in June

We hope you weren't determined to run The Sims 4 on the same PC you had when it came out in 2014. The developers have warned that the life simulator will end support for 32-bit operating systems and non-Metal Macs in June 2019. Simply put, it's abo...

Chrome now supports your PC’s media keys

Chrome is finally ready to make use of your keyboard's media buttons. Google has released the polished version of Chrome 73, and its centerpiece is support for the media keys on many newer PC keyboards. You'll need a Mac, Windows or Chrome OS syste...

Google discloses ‘high severity’ Mac security flaw ahead of patch

Google's Project Zero security disclosure program is once again proving to be a double-edged sword. The company has detailed a "high severity" macOS kernel flaw that lets people modify a user-mounted file system image without the virtual management...

Chrome may help you track rogue browser extensions

It won't surprise you to hear that some Chrome extensions behave badly, but how do you spot malicious activity when it isn't always obvious? Google might soon have a way. Techdows has noticed a recent code submission for an "activity log stream" th...

‘Fortnite’ eliminates blind loot boxes in its PvE mode

Epic Games has kept paid blind loot boxes out of Fortnite's signature battle royale mode, but now it's clearing them out of the cooperative Save the World mode, too. As of the 7.30 update, Epic has ditched V-Buck Llamas in favor of X-Ray Llamas that...

Microsoft Office is finally available on Apple’s Mac App Store

Just as Apple promised back at WWDC last year, Microsoft's Office 365 suite is finally available on the Mac App Store today. It's pretty much what you'd expect: the entire collection of apps, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote and On...