Microsoft today released Windows 11 Build 22635.2850 (KB5033453) to Insiders in the Beta channel. It includes some changes earlier introduced to the Canary and Dev channels. Those include a new Share dialog with Whatsapp support, and the updated Microsoft Store app.
Google is currently testing a new Smart Search feature that aims to enhance the process of finding information within PDF files and images. It is integrated in the Files app on Android, which is a file manager. By utilizing local machine learning, this option improves the searchability of files. The Smart Search option is able to scan the contents of files on the device automatically, resulting in more accurate search results.
Notepad on Windows 11 now includes a character counter, which was introduced in the test version of Windows 11 available in the Canary channel. This counter can be found at the bottom of the Notepad interface, similar to its implementation in Microsoft Word. This UI part is commonly known as a statusbar.
Two major software market players, Google and Microsoft, have updated their browsers. On December 6, Google introduced Chrome 120 stable, and today Microsoft Edge has reached the same version number. Both releases are a minor update without drastic changes, major additions, or anything like that. Here are the changes.
Microsoft today released Windows Build 23601 to insiders in the Dev channel. It comes with Windows 365 Boot updates, Windows 365 Switch, Cast, Widgets improvements, new Notepad options, improved Store, undockable Copilot, and sharing.
Windows 11 Build 26010 is now available to Insiders on the Canary channel. It introduces new settings for the Widgets panel, the Edit in Notepad menu for all files, character counter for Notepad document, an updated Microsoft Store. Besides, you will be able to undock Copilot, and have pagination in Quick Settings.
Microsoft recently announced the end of support for the Step Recorder and Tips apps, and now another app has fallen victim to the same fate. The voice recognition engine that was first introduced back in Vista, is now deprecated in Windows 11.
Google intends to introduce a new functionality called Compose, powered by artificial intelligence, to its Chrome browser. This feature will enable users to generate text whenever needed, and it will be accessible on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
Google has introduced a solution to address a synchronization problem that was causing the removal of files in Google Drive for certain users. The company has released step-by-step instructions to tackle this issue.
The new leadership of the Windows & Web Experiences team is shaping a new roadmap for the operating system, which will be define the OS for the coming years.