Microsoft’s Edge Comes to Andriod & iOS

A new browser is arriving to your smartphone. While I love Chrome on my iPhone, I really can’t take Safari so I welcomed Microsoft’s Edge with open arms.

Rather than go down the path of having an open beta, Microsoft is releasing Edge for iOS via a TestFlight. This, sadly, is limited to just 10,000 users. Windows Insiders in the US can register their interest here. Lucky for me, I am a windows Insider and I have been testing out Edge for a couple of days now on my iPhone 8.

The same link is also good for Android users, who can download Microsoft’s beta from the Google Play store in the coming weeks.

If you do not want to sign up for the preview do not worry. I believe Edge will be avilable to everyone very shortly.

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Edge on Android and iOS lets you access the favorites and reading list you saved on your computer. It also comes with Reading View baked-in, which offers a delightfully distraction-free reading experience.

Astonishingly, the mobile versions of Edge don’t use the EdgeHTML layout engine, but rather whatever is standard on the device. So, if you’re on Android, Edge will take advantage of Blink/Chromium, while iOS users use WebKit/WKWebView.

That makes sense in many respects. Adapting Edge in its entirety for the two incumbent mobile platforms would probably be really technologically challenging. Although some issues are the same, like dealing with different screen aspect ratios and resolutions, Microsoft would have to pay close attention to performance and battery life. In this instance, it doesn’t really make sense to reinvent the wheel.

Hey – my technology blogs looks pretty darn good on the new Edge browser!

The last time Microsoft released a browser for a platform other than its own was… what? Internet Explorer 5.2 for Mac? And it swung the axe on that in 2003 – around 14 years ago.

Sa, as I stated at the outset of this post I am just a little excited about this. And by releasing Edge for iOS and Android, Microsoft is sending a sign of confidence in its product, even if the mobile incarnations of Edge are fundamentally different to what you’d get on the desktop. Ultimately, Microsoft wants to entice users who otherwise would have passed on it.

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And why wouldn’t Microsoft be proud of Edge? Although it isn’t my day to day browser on the PC yet (that prize goes to Chrome) Edge is a perfectly fine browser. Since Microsoft released it, almost two years ago, it’s improved significantly, and now scores roughly equally with Firefox when it comes to support for HTML5 standards.

In terms of battery life, security, and performance, it performs well. It occasionally surpasses Chrome, suggesting technical competition is neck-and-neck.

Its biggest weaknesses are its relatively lackluster extension marketplace (understandable, since that feature is roughly a year old), and the fact that it’s somewhat barebones.

Microsoft has been very open that this is part of its mobile strategy, as it pivots away from the wreckage of its failed Windows 10 Mobile operating system. But perhaps the launch of Edge for Android and iOS will have a secondary impact in garnering interest for Edge on the desktop, as those who previously wrote it off are re-acquainted with the brand.

And either way, competition is good, right?

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Avoiding KRACK on Wi-Fi Networks

We’ve known public Wi-Fi networks are vulnerable to hacking for a long time. But according to experts, the situation is a whole lot worse than anyone imagined.

It’s now believed that every Wi-Fi network in the world is vulnerable — or at least, every Wi-Fi network that uses either WPA or WPA-2 encryption, which is virtually all of them.

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The cause? An exploit called “KRACK,” which is short for Key Reinstallation Attacks.

But what exactly is a KRACK attack? How does it work? Can it be fixed? And what can you do about it in the short-term? Let’s take a closer look.

Why Are We Only Hearing About KRACK Attacks Now?

An excellent question.

Consider this: WPA and WPA-2 encryptions have been standard features of Wi-Fi networks since 2003. Until the KRACK revelations, nobody had cracked the encryption techniques.

The encryption plays a vital role in networking. It secures the traffic between your router and your wireless device, thus ensuring nobody can spy on your actions or inject malicious code into the transfer.

Now its perfect record lays in ruins. And so too does the security of billions of Wi-Fi networks around the world.

How Does a KRACK Attack Work?

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of KRACK is that it’s not focused on a particular range of devices or a specific type of security implementation. The issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself, and thus affects every internet-connected device you own.

WPA-2 encryption uses a “four-way handshake” to establish a device’s connection to the network. It’s this “handshake” that the KRACK attack targets.

The first two parts of the four-part process ensure the password on a device matches the Wi-Fi’s security key. The device and router communicate with each other, and if the credentials agree, the third part of the handshake initializes.

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At this point, a new encryption key is generated. Theoretically, it’s designed to protect a user’s session by encrypting data frames. This is where the KRACK attack kicks into action. Vanhoef’s research shows a hacker can intercept and manipulate the new key.

The hack works because a router (or other access point) will try and retransmit the new key several times if it does not receive a response from the device. Because each retransmission uses the same encryption key, it resets the transmit packet number and receive replay counter.

An attacker can collect the messages and force the counters to reset. In turn, this allows the person to replay, decrypt, or forge packets.

TL;DR: KRACK allows an attacker to steal and use one of the encryption keys that Wi-Fi network security relies on.

What Can Hackers Do With KRACK?

Let’s start with the good news. KRACK attacks are difficult for hackers to deploy for one simple reason: they need to be within range of a Wi-Fi network to make it work. Unlike some other worldwide security flaws, like Heartbleed and Shellshock, the hacker cannot deploy a KRACK attack remotely.

Secondly, a hacker can only attack one network at a time. Let’s assume the would-be criminal sets themselves up in a Starbucks in downtown New York. They probably have hundreds of networks within range, but there’s no way to attack them all at once — at least, not without a van full of equipment.

As such, if cyber-criminals are thinking of launching a KRACK attack, the most likely targets are large hotels, airports, train stations, and other vast public networks with thousands of people logging on and off every day. Your home network is almost certainly safe.

The bad news? A KRACK attack has the potential to be devastating for the victim.

A succeful KRACK attack will steal credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos and more. This leaves you vulnerable to monetary loss and identity theft. Some network configurations will even allow hackers to inject malware, ransomware, and spyware into websites you’re visiting and, by extension, your computer.

Can KRACK Be Fixed?

Yes, hardware manufacturers and software developers can patch and fix devices that are vulnerable to KRACK attacks. Microsoft and Apple were particularly quick off the mark — the Silicon Valley giants released beta patches on the same day the flaw was publicly announced. Google has said an Android patch will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

However, these days we connect a lot more to our Wi-Fi than just laptops and phones. Sure, they might be the primary attack vectors, but you need to update everything from your router to your smart fridge. That takes a lot of time, and many of the companies behind the devices won’t be as responsive as Microsoft and Apple.

Your router is arguably the most critical device to update. If you’ve got an ISP-issued model, you need to start pestering the company for a patch as soon as possible.

For more information about whether your device already has a fix, check this list.

Short-Term Solutions

It seems like we might be waiting for a long time before we can definitively claim all our devices are secure. Here are some steps you can take in the meantime:

  • Use Ethernet: Remember, KRACK doesn’t affect the web at large, it just targets Wi-Fi connections. If you have the option to connect to a network using an ethernet cable, your device will be safe.
  • Use cellular data on your phone: Similarly, when on mobile, just use your data plan rather than connecting to public Wi-Fi.
  • Tether your phone: If you’re in public, it might be safe to use your phone’s tethering optionrather than connect your laptop to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Disable vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices: Sure, you might not worry about a hacker getting access to your fridge’s data, but your smart security system is another story. Temporarily disable any highly sensitive IoT devices until a patch is available.
  • Use a VPN: A VPN encrypts all your traffic, so although a hacker deploying a KRACK attack will be able to see it, they won’t be able to decode it.
  • Are You Worried About KRACK Attacks?

    KRACK attacks are yet another reminder that we’re not as immune as we might like to think are.

    We can all make strong passwords, use services like LastPass, keep our firmware updated, and take other security precautions, but we’re ultimately at the mercy of the technology we use. If there’s a flaw in the technology, it doesn’t matter how security conscious we are, we will be at risk.

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Closing Stuck iOS Apps

For whatever reason, iOS apps sometimes become unresponsive. There’s no way to know if or when the issue might arise, but when it does, it’s annoying.

Sensibly, Apple has included a way (along with all the other major operating system like Android and Chrome OS) to force close apps that stop working. It’s the iOS equivalent of pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows.

In this article, I will give you step-by-step instructions on how to close unresponsive apps on your Apple mobile device.

First, A Word of Warning

Some people (and I’m guilty as charged) obsessively close all their mobile apps. I’m ashamed to say that I go through and close all the apps I have open at least once per day.

In reality, doing so is completely pointless. I do it because I don’t like the clutter, but the action has no positive effect at all on the way iOS runs.

In fact, the opposite is true! Background apps are frozen — they don’t consume any system resources — and reopening them uses more battery and computer power. Switching apps will be slower, and battery life will be worse.

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How to Force Close Apps on iOS

If you need to force close an app, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Double press the Home button.
  2. Swipe left or right to find the app you want to close.
  3. Press and hold on the app’s thumbnail.
  4. Swipe up to close the app.

That’s it! Easy. And remember, in more severe cases, you can also force the iOS operating system to reboot:

  • iPhone 8: Press and release Volume Up, press and release Volume Down, press and hold the Power button.
  • iPhone 7: Press and hold Volume Down and Power for 10 seconds.
  • iPhone 6 and earlier: Press and hold Home and Power for 10 seconds.

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Equifax Crisis Worsens

The Equifax security breach just keeps getting worse. At the end of the day this sad situation proves a point I have been pressing for years now. You can not trust others with your digital security. You must take security very seriously. The first thing everyone should do is – take passwords seriously, very seriously.

Think about this, would you leave your wallet or your purse on a table – all alone – in a public place? Of course you would not. Your passwords are even more important then this.

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My reccomendation is to find a password manager, like LastPass and take some time setting up unique, encrypted passwords for each of your accounts. This is not as difficult or as expensive as it sounds. You can learn more about LastPass here.

OK – lets get back to the lastest disaster that is Equifax.

One month after news came out about a massive breach at Equifax, the credit bureau is still struggling with the fallout. The latest blow arrived yesterday when an independent security researcher reported discovering that links on the Equifax Web site were attempting to redirect him to a malicious URL.

In a blog post last week, analyst Randy Abrams said that he visited the Equifax site to check and see whether false information from another credit bureau had made its way into his credit report on Equifax. When he tried to access his personal information, he said he was redirected to a site with a fake Flash Player update screen. In a tweet yesterday, Abrams said it appeared that the issue might indicate Equifax’ Web site had been breached again.

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Equifax revealed in early September that its systems had been compromised sometime between May and July, causing sensitive personal data for around 143 million Americans, as well as a number of Canadian and British citizens, to be exposed. Early this month, the company increased its estimate of the number of U.S. victims by 2.5 million. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre reported earlier this week that nearly 700,000 Britons might have been affected by the breach.

Abrams noted on his blog that he “just sort of tripped over” the latest problem at Equifax’ Web site while trying to view his credit information. The appearance of a Flash update site was an immediate red flag, according to Abrams.

“Seriously folks, Equifax has enough on their plate trying to update Apache,” he said. “They are not going to help you update Flash. I know that nobody is surprised at my find, but watching Equifax is getting to be like watching a video of United Airlines ‘deplaning’ a passenger . . . It hurts.”

The fake Flash download links appeared during at least four separate visits Abrams made to the Equifax site, according to a report today in Ars Technica. An analysis by the German IT firm Payload Security gave the malicious file that attempted to load a threat score of 96 out of a possible 100.

Meanwhile, U.S.-based security writer Brian Krebs has pointed out that the Equifax breach could expose not only people’s names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates, but also details about their salary and employment histories. Krebs also criticized the Web site that Equifax created to keep people informed about the issue.

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iOS 11.0.3 Arrives

Apple has pushed out the latest version of iOS, 11.0.3. As the name suggests, it’s the third update since iOS 11 was released for all customers on September 19th.

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This update is all about the bug fixes and restoring old features. It corrects an issue for some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, where audio and haptic feedback wasn’t working. It also fixes a problem with some iPhone 6s displays, which were unresponsive to touch in some instances.

The full release notes detail all the changes Apple has publicly commented on, although I’m sure we’ll find some weird fixes under the hood:

iOS 11.0.3 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad.

This update:

  • Fixes an issue where audio and haptic feedback would not work on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices
  • Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6s displays because they were not services with genuine Apple parts

Note: Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly. Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use Apple parts. See support.apple.com for more information.

All the iOS 11 updates issued so far have been in response to security issues or bugs. iOS 11.0.1 fixed a security flaw, and came a week after iOS 11.0 came out. iOS 11.0.2 fixed a crackling audio issue on the new iPhones, and was out a week after that. Just one week later, and we’ve got more bug fixes, which goes to show just how quickly Apple pushed iOS 11.0 out the door.

There are still more major updates to come in iOS 11. The first big changes are expected in iOS 11.1, which is already in beta and should hopefully be out later this month. It enables peer-to-peer Apple Pay transactions, as well as returns the 3D Touch app switcher.

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Enhancements Coming to Microsoft’s OneDrive

My favorite cloud storage service, Microsoft OneDrive is about to get better.

Last month, Microsoft announced the refreshed OneDrive web UI that will offer cleaner look and improved performance to millions of users around the world. With the new UI, users can quickly see what files and folders are new, what content has been shared with others, who has accessed the content and who has not with click of a single button via their new People Card and more. When we reported about this new UI last month, we saw lot of users complaining about it. Microsoft yesterday posted a detailed look at their new design explaining many things. I’ve highlighted few of them below.

1) Folder and File icon update:

OneDrive team has made it easier to scan across file names and notice essential information quicker. They have made thumbnails larger and more detailed. Read their reason below.

Because OneDrive and SharePoint are alive, active and ever-changing. New files come in, others change, some get shared out. We heard from you that these changes needed to be more apparent, and we combined that knowledge with research about how the human eye parses items. The human eye is attuned to recognize familiar shapes and colors instantly. To take advantage of this, we modified the look of the files and folders in the list and tile views so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.

In addition to the folder icon, they have redesigned file icons to be modern and lightweight. They have generated over 4200 variations and sizes of icons to make your files look great on any device. They are bringing these files experience across Android, iOS, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and the web interfaces in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it familiar for users.

2) Compact Mode:

Based on the feedback from power users, they are introducing new compact list view which is “high density list view” resembling Windows File Explorer. Also now both the regular and compact list design allows users you adjust column widths suit their needs.

3) New Item and Popular file Indicator:

The New Item Indicator allows users to quickly catch up with the latest contributions. And the Popular files indicator helps users find the popular files in their organizations.

You can read the full post from Microsoft here.

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Beware Fake AdPlus Block Extension

I get it: you don’t like websites (and neither do I) that push countless ads you, so you’ve just decided that enough is enough and the use of an ad blocker is in order. But make sure you don’t fall for the fake AdPlus Block extension that Google allowed into the official Chrome store.

Some 37,000 people already installed the fake app. If you’ve just added AdBlock Plus to your Chrome browsing experience, better make sure you’ve got the legit one.

It’s unclear how the fake app made it through Google’s verification process, which should be the first layer of protection against malicious web apps. Once approved to the Chrome Web Store, the fake app was available for download right alongside the right one. I wouldn’t blame you if you got confused. After all, if the apps are in the store, then they must be legit, right?

First spotted by SwiftOnSecurity, the fake app is now removed from the store.

Google allows 37,000 Chrome users to be tricked with a fake extension by fraudulent developer who clones popular name and spams keywords.

It’s also unclear what the fraudulent app did on the machines it infected. Yes, infected is the right word, as this is a malicious app created by a “fraudulent developer who clones popular name and spams keywords.” But one user who installed it revealed in a review that the fake AdPlus Block app pushed invasive ads and opened up additional tabs.

Safe to say that you should pay extra attention to your computer if you’re one of the 37,000 users affected by the issue.

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Update Your Windows Now If You Have Been Putting It Off

Users with old versions of Windows 10 should update their devices as soon as possible, as Microsoft has said it will no longer provide them with security and quality updates after tomorrow.

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Released in July 2015, Windows 10 was billed as the “last” version of Microsoft’s operating system because the new OS was designed to update on an ongoing basis via the cloud. However, users of enterprise-focused versions of Windows 10 can disable automatic updates if they believe those processes might interfere with their business operations.

Meanwhile, researchers with Google’s Project Zero have warned that users of Windows 7 and 8 face potential hacking risks because they receive software updates less frequently than do Windows 10 users. The problem stems from “patch diffing,” in which hackers noting security fixes for Windows 10 have time to exploit those vulnerabilities on older versions of the OS that have not yet been updated.

In other Windows news, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore revealed in a series of tweets yesterday that the company is effectively ending its efforts to develop the Windows 10 Mobile platform. While it will continue to provide support and updates for the mobile OS, Microsoft will instead focus on improving how its systems work on the Android and iOS mobile platforms.

Avoid Becoming ‘More Vulnerable’

According to a Microsoft support note, users running version 1511 or earlier versions of Windows 10 will stop receiving security and quality updates after tomorrow.

“Since version 1511 was released in November 2015, Microsoft has released additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security,” the note stated. “Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a couple times a year. For most consumers, both quality and feature updates are delivered automatically according to their Windows Update settings.”

After tomorrow, devices on which those automatic updates have been disabled will still keep working. However, they could become “more vulnerable to security risks and viruses,” Microsoft added.

Microsoft said users of Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education, and Enterprise should check to see what version their devices are running. If they’re running version 1511 or earlier, they should manually update their devices to the current version, which is the Windows 10 Creators Update rolled out earlier this year. The Fall Creators Update is set to arrive on Oct. 17.

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AOL Retires Messenger

Gone are the days when the internet was new and it was totally okay and not at all creepy to make friends online. Back then the internet took ages to load, it required loud screeching sounds to alert you that you were indeed connected, and required many minutes’ patience to see just one image. During this era, young people connected via message services like AOL Instant Messenger.

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We adopted fun, ironic screen names to indicate to other fellow youths that, hey, we are up with the current fun tech stuff and are totally down with this weird internet thing. My AIM screen name, if I remember correctly, was “cdmann18”.

It’s with a heavy heart that I must announce this era is coming to an end.

AOL has announced that it will be discontinued on December 15 of this year. Pour one out for AIM.

The truth is, very few people likely use it anymore. At its peak in the early 2000s, tens of millions of people flocked to it as a novel way to chat with friends. For many, AIM was the gateway drug to the crippling addiction that is the social web. But as other message apps stormed the scene, it was unable to keep up.

Today’s youths use other apps like Snapchat to communicate online. And with other services like WhatsApp, Signal, and Facebook Messenger, AIM has surely lost the fight. So it’s not terribly surprising that this vestige of a bygone digital era is finally going away.

Let’s memorialize the instant messenger by recalling all the good times we had on it; striking up conversations that consisted solely of: “hey” “hey” “whats up” “nm u” “nm”; and lest we forget the artistry required for crafting a good away message.

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Using Your Touchscreen with Windows Ink

Windows Ink has been a part of Windows 10 since late 2016. The Windows Ink Workspace is a set of apps designed for touch-enabled devices. Combined with an active stylus, or pen, you can quickly jot down notes in the Sticky Notes app, sketch ideas in the Sketchpad app, or makes notes on screenshots in the Screen Sketch app.

You don’t need to have a device with a pen, like a Surface Pro 4. You can use Windows Ink Workspace on any Windows 10 PC, with or without a touchscreen. Having a touchscreen allows you to write on the screen with your finger in the Sketchpad or Screen Sketch apps.

Here is our hands-on guide to using Windows Ink Workspace on your Windows 10 PC or device. We didn’t have a pen to test on our Windows 10 touchscreen laptop.

Open the Windows Ink Workspace

If you have a Surface Pro device, press the button on the pen to open the Windows Ink Workspace. If you’re using a Windows 10 PC with or without a touchscreen, but no pen, you may need to add the Windows Ink Workspace button to the Taskbar.

The button looks like script capital “I” and would be on the right side of the Taskbar next to the time and date. If you don’t see the button, right-click on an empty area on the Taskbar and select Show Windows Workspace button from the popup menu.

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To open the Windows Ink Workspace, click the button that now appears on your Taskbar.

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Jot Down Notes and Create Reminders With Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes has been part of Windows for a while, but the Windows Ink Workspace links your sticky notes to Cortana. When you enter a reference to a day or time, like “tomorrow,” you can let Cortana remind you of the event you write on the note. If you enter a flight number, Cortana will fetch the flight status from Bing. If you’re using multiple Windows devices, your Sticky Notes will be synced across them.

Here is our hands-on guide to using Windows Ink Workspace on your Windows 10 PC or device. We didn’t have a pen to test on our Windows 10 touchscreen laptop.

Open the Windows Ink Workspace

If you have a Surface Pro device, press the button on the pen to open the Windows Ink Workspace. If you’re using a Windows 10 PC with or without a touchscreen, but no pen, you may need to add the Windows Ink Workspace button to the Taskbar.

The button looks like script capital “I” and would be on the right side of the Taskbar next to the time and date. If you don’t see the button, right-click on an empty area on the Taskbar and select Show Windows Workspace button from the popup menu.

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To open the Windows Ink Workspace, click the button that now appears on your Taskbar.

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Jot Down Notes and Create Reminders With Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes has been part of Windows for a while, but the Windows Ink Workspace links your sticky notes to Cortana. When you enter a reference to a day or time, like “tomorrow,” you can let Cortana remind you of the event you write on the note. If you enter a flight number, Cortana will fetch the flight status from Bing. If you’re using multiple Windows devices, your Sticky Notes will be synced across them.

Click the Ruler tool on the toolbar. You’ll see a ruler display on the sketchpad at a 45-degree angle. If you have a touchscreen, you can move the ruler around with one finger and change the angle by twisting two fingers around on the ruler.

If you don’t have a touchscreen, use the mouse to click and drag the ruler around. To change the angle without a touchscreen, move the mouse cursor over the ruler and use the scroll wheel.

Once you’ve positioned the ruler, draw along the edge of the ruler with any of the drawing tools. You’ll find even if you stray away from the edge of the ruler, the line you’re drawing will stay straight.

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The middle section on the toolbar allows you to turn Touch Writing on or off, undo and redo actions, and crop your sketch.

The buttons in the right section of the toolbar allow you to clear the entire sketchpad, save the sketch as a PNG file, copy the sketch to the clipboard, or share your sketch through Windows 10’s sharing center.

Close the Sketchpad using the red X button on the right side of the toolbar. Your sketch remains in the Sketchpad app until you clear it.

Annotate Screenshots With Screen Sketch

The Screen Sketch app allows you to take a screenshot of whatever’s currently on your screen and then draw on it using the same tools available in the Sketchpad app. It’s like Edge’s Ink feature, but you can draw on the entire screen, not just on a web page.

To use Screen Sketch, make sure what you want to capture is active on the screen. Then, click the Windows Ink Workspace button and click Screen Sketch.

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The app captures the screen and presents it for you to write on. Use the drawing tools and the ruler to draw or write what you want using a pen, your finger, or a mouse.

You can save, copy, or share your screenshot just like you can do with sketches in the Sketchpad app.

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Open a Pen-Enabled App

Recently used pen-enabled apps are listed towards the bottom of the Windows Ink Workspace, whether or not you have a pen.

For example, you can click the Edge icon.

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Then use Edge’s Ink feature to write on a web page. Some of the same tools you’ll recognize from the Sketchpad and Screen Sketch app are also available in Edge’s Ink feature. You can also save and share your annotated web page.

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Get More Pen-Enabled Apps

The Get more pen apps link on the Windows Ink Workspace opens the Windows Store and shows you all the apps in which you can use your pen.

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Customize the Pen Settings

If you’re using a pen, you can customize it in the Windows 10 Settings app by clicking Pen & Windows Ink settings at the bottom of the Windows Ink Workspace. As we mentioned, we don’t have a pen to test, but you can learn about the Pen settings on Microsoft’s support site.

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Organize Your Ideas and Life With Windows Ink

Try out the Windows Ink Workspace to take notes and create reminders for yourself, sketch your ideas, or annotate a screenshot. You can also share your sketches and screenshots with others.

If the Windows Ink Workspace doesn’t quite meet your note-taking needs, give OneNote a try.

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