Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. “It’s the second Tuesday of October, which means it’s time for another one of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesdays. Along with updates for every supported version of Windows 10, Microsoft has released updates for users on Windows 8.1 and WIndows 7 SP1.”

How-To Geek: Windows 10’s Phone Calls Will Support All Android 7+ Phones

How-To Geek: Windows 10’s Phone Calls Will Support All Android 7+ Phones. “If you have an Android phone, the Calls feature will let you answer phone calls on your PC, initiate phone calls from your PC, access your call history in the Your Phone app, and seamlessly transfer calls between your PC and Android phone while on a call. You can even decline a call from your PC and send a custom text message in response or just send it to voicemail.”

Neowin: Microsoft now lets parents limit how much time their children spend in apps and games

Neowin: Microsoft now lets parents limit how much time their children spend in apps and games. “Limiting the amount of time spent on devices such as smartphones, and specifically within specific apps, has been a feature touted by a few companies over the past year or so. Now, Microsoft is joining the fray with new app and game limits for families, which let parents control how much time children spend using specific apps and games.”

Mashable: ‘Minecraft Earth’ will open up to players in October and you can sign up right now

Mashable: ‘Minecraft Earth’ will open up to players in October and you can sign up right now . “Minecraft Earth is an augmented reality game in the vein Niantic’s 2017 hit, and its ‘early access’ phase of release is officially set to begin in October. Fans interested in participating can sign up starting on Sep. 28 at the game’s website.”

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests. “Microsoft revealed on Wednesday that it is fighting in court for the right to tell one of its large enterprise customers about a federal request for data hosted on Microsoft’s cloud services. The data request came with an order prohibiting Microsoft from notifying its customer about the request, and Microsoft views the gag order as inappropriate.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patches for Internet Explorer zero-day and Windows Defender flaw

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patches for Internet Explorer zero-day and Windows Defender flaw. “Microsoft has released a pair of emergency patches, one for a remote code execution zero-day in Internet Explorer, and one for a denial of service vulnerability in Windows Defender.”

Krebs on Security: Patch Tuesday, September 2019 Edition

Krebs on Security: Patch Tuesday, September 2019 Edition. “Microsoft today issued security updates to plug some 80 security holes in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and related software. The software giant assigned a ‘critical’ rating to almost a quarter of those vulnerabilities, meaning they could be used by malware or miscreants to hijack vulnerable systems with little or no interaction on the part of the user.”