In September, researcher Gagan Ghotra discovered that some user queries to the Bard chatbot were visible in search engines as clear text. Even though Google has since closed access to these search results, Bing and Yandex still show some user requests with chatbot responses, including personal data.
OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot can now search the internet for reliable information with direct links to sources, expanding beyond its previous data limitations. Currently, this feature is only available to Plus and Enterprise subscribers. But soon it will become available to all users.
Microsoft has released a new version of PowerToys 0.74. The update doesn't bring with it drastic changes or new tools, but it comes with quality of life and stability improvements.
Mark Russinovich, Azure CTO and renowned Windows software developer (SysInternals), has announced the launch of a new open project. It enables driver development for Windows using the Rust programming language. Named windows-drivers-rs, the project is hosted on GitHub and licensed under the MIT and Apache licenses.
Today at an event in New York, the Redmond firm announced Microsoft Copilot. In company's vision, it will become a unified digital assistant, which will be available on Windows, Microsoft 365, Edge and Bing. The implementation of the idea is just started, so Copilot will not yet be available in all Microsoft products.
Microsoft is rolling a major update to the inbox Paint app. Starting in version 11.2308.18.0 the app features support for multiple layers and the ability to save transparent PNGs.
A great user interface update is coming to PowerToys Run, the module that allows you to launch apps, to search for local files and online, work with Registry keys and so on. In the near future, it will get a better look powered by the Acrylic effect on Windows 11.
In the near future, Microsoft will stop distributing third-party printer drivers through Windows Update. This decision was made due to the introduction of native support for Mopria compatible printer drivers in Windows 10 21H2, which can be used with any USB or Ethernet connected printers. The Microsoft IPP Class Driver offers basic printing functionality without requiring additional software installation.
Some users of OneDrive have recently received an email notifying them about upcoming changes to their cloud storage policy. Starting from October 16, 2023, photo albums will be counted separately against the storage quota.
The latest release of PowerToys (v0.73) introduces a new tool called Crop and Lock, which allows creating interactive mini-windows. You can crop application windows to display only the specific portion they need on their desktop.