Why Microsoft and Google love progressive web apps

Progressive web apps just got real.

Though progressive web apps, or PWAs, have been around for about three years — an initiative mostly driven by Google — they got real this week when Google released Chrome 70.

The new version of Google’s web browser comes with a robust roster of new features. But the biggest news is new support for PWAs that work with desktop Windows. (Mac and Linux support should appear in Chrome 72.)

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Critics warn Microsoft it needs to fix broken update process

The latest fiasco to befall Windows 10 – Microsoft two weeks ago pulled the fall feature upgrade from distribution and urged those already with a copy not to install it – has triggered calls for the company to get its act together.

“Microsoft really needs to get a handle on this. They’re running out of time,” said Chris Goettl, product manager with client security and management vendor Ivanti, when asked his reaction to the show-stopping problem of deleted user files. “If Microsoft wants to continue down this track of the Windows 10 [rapid release] model, its upgrades and updates must be of better quality than they have been.”

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What we think we know about Apple’s Oct. 30 iPad Pro launch

Who sends out an invitation with more than 350 different image designs? Apple, that’s who, and this is precisely what the company has done inviting media to its next big iPad Pro and Mac reveal, set to take place in New York on Oct. 30.

‘There’s more in the making’

Apple on Thursday invited selected media to a special event at the plush surroundings of the 2,000+ capacity Brooklyn Academy of Music on Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. ET.

We’ve since discovered that more than 350 iterations of the brightly colored Apple logo image on the front of the invitation exist. The slogan is “There’s more in the making.

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Microsoft releases a big bunch of bug fixes for older versions of Win10

Remember how patches always came on Tuesdays?

Looks like we’re back to getting patches – sometimes large patches – on random days of the week. Let’s look at them chronologically.

Windows 7 Servicing Stack tag team

Microsoft has a mess on its hands because the Win7 update installer isn’t smart enough to update itself before installing new updates. I talked about that last week. Those of you still using the, ahem, most popular version of Windows have been treated to a roller coaster ride of behind-the-scene antics trying to get this month’s Monthly Rollup chicken to match up with this month’s newly refurbished “KB 3177467-v2” Servicing Stack egg.

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What we think we know about Apple’s October 30 iPad Pro launch

Who sends out an invitation with over 350 different image designs? Apple, that’s who, and this is precisely what the company has done inviting media to its next big iPad Pro and Mac reveal, set to take place in New York October 30.

‘There’s more in the making’

Apple invited selected media to a special event at the plush surroundings of the 2,000+ capacity Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 30 at 10am EDT.

We’ve since discovered that over 350 iterations of the brightly colored Apple logo image on the front of the invitation exist. The slogan is “There’s more in the making”.

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from Computerworld News https://www.computerworld.com/article/3315198/apple-mac/what-we-think-we-know-about-apples-october-30-ipad-pro-launch.html#tk.rss_news