Windows 10 news recap: Microsoft removes ads promoting Edge when installing other browsers, NatWest and RBS apps are leaving Windows phone, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Microsoft quietly takes controversial Edge “ads” offline, says it’s part of Insider testing

Windows Insiders began seeing promotions for Microsoft Edge when installing third-party web browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox. Microsoft has now removed the ads, insisting that they were just a test.

Edge Ads

Windows phone users have 60 days before NatWest and RBS apps retire

NatWest and RBS have said that their banking apps will be retiring from Windows phone in under 60 days. The banks recommend users use iOS or Android devices to continue their banking experience.

CSS-based vulnerability freezes Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and forces iPhone to restart

A new vulnerability that is CSS-based has been discovered. It causes Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari to freeze, while also causing iPhones to restart.

Updated Surface Laptop could come in black at Microsoft’s October event

Microsoft is expected to unveil an updated Surface Laptop at its October 2nd event. The new Surface Laptop could be available in a black colour scheme, including a chrome Microsoft logo.

Surface Laptop back view @h0x0d

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!