Newsletter : Windows 10 Warns Against Chrome, Firefox & Apple Deletes iTunes Purchases Without Warning

Newsletter : Windows 10 Warns Against Chrome, Firefox & Apple Deletes iTunes Purchases Without Warning

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“There’s still something so pure and heartfelt and emotional and genuine about a bouquet of flowers that, even with all the advances of technology and the millions of ways we have to communicate with each other, flowers are still relevant in my opinion. “~ Vanessa Diffenbaugh

WINDOWS WARNS NOT TO INSTALL CHROME OR FIREFOX

THE STORY

Microsoft warns Windows 10 users not to use Chrome or Firefox.

WHAT IS THE INTENTION?

Microsoft has worked on Windows 10’s inbuilt browser Microsoft Edge however nearly 60 percent of users, still use Chrome. Microsoft didn’t understand what to do to convince and get users to use Microsoft Edge. That’s why Microsoft is now using questionable ways to persuade Windows 10 users to use Edge instead of using any other browser, Chrome, Firefox.

As the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is about to roll in a few weeks, a few developers who have been testing a new version of Windows 10 noticed a warning prompting when you install a third-party web browser. The prompt would say, “You already have Microsoft Edge – the safer, faster browser for Windows 10.”

WILL IT NOT ALLOW ANOTHER BROWSER TO GET INSTALLED?

Well, this is not the case. After the prompt, you will be given two options. “Open Microsoft Edge” or “Install Anyway.” Windows 10 enables users to deactivate this prompt completely. We know that it is just a way to convince a user to use Microsoft Edge. However, the person who is not technologically sound would pay attention to the warning and they would consider that third-party software as unsafe.

Although, some of the sources also confirmed that Microsoft’s plans to not include this warning message in the final release of the October 2018 Update. Well, this doesn’t prove that it will never be a part of Windows 10, but for now, we don’t have to worry about these prompts.

This is certainly not the first time when Microsoft has tried to allure users to use MS Edge.

Earlier as well, Windows 10 users with Chrome installed received desktop notifications about Edge. For a short duration of time, Microsoft forced Mail users of Windows 10 to use Edge to open email links.

APPLE DELETES ITUNES MOVIE PURCHASES WITHOUT WARNING OR REFUND

THE STORY

Apple removes iTunes movie purchases without giving its users any warning

WHAT IS THE STORY?

As streaming, a movie seems to be popular and using Blu-ray discs is history. Every time we want to watch a movie, we don’t wait for a disc to come out, we check it on streaming services.
However, the latest report from Apple deleting movies which were not just rented ones but also purchased one, makes us wonder time was better with discs. When this act of deleting films from iTunes account was reported, Apple responded with a surprising message iTunes is merely a “storefront,” that’s why Apple should not be answerable if a film studio doesn’t want to its titles available on iTunes.

One of the concerned customer when contacted Apple Support Team, he got a response, “The content provider has removed these movies from the Canadian Store. Hence, these movies are not available in the Canada iTunes Store at this time.” Also, the customer was offered two movie rental credits in place of a refund.

This is not the worst-case scenario, you might not get the refund of the movie purchased. Another case of a user from Canada lost its film titles from its iTunes account and when it complained to Apple, they offered a free $5.99 rental but as it wasn’t a good offer against his three bought films. When he refused, Apple replied that “our ability to offer refunds diminishes over time. Hence your purchases don’t meet the conditions for a refund.”

IS THIS THE WAY STREAMING SERVICES WORK?

Well, this is the way the streaming services work. PlayStation Network and the Xbox Live Store remove titles as a part of their routine when licenses expire, content providers are forced to pull out the content from the platform. The same process is used by other streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and more. If you have paid for a content, then it is secured for a certain period of time, which we fail to understand.

This is not a new thing and it hasn’t happened for the first time. It is something that has been neglected because the truth behind buying these digital items is just a faux as it can never be owned.

So, if you want to keep a favorite movie in your collection, you better go out and buy a CD or DVD for the movie, to make sure it stays in your collection and you can access it anytime you want.

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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