Windows Package Manager, or winget, has reached version 1.4.11071. The release is notable for adding support for installing .zip files, native PowerShell support, and allows disabling app updates with a special command line argument. Continue reading "Winget now supports installing apps from ZIP archives"
Teams 2.0 will replace the classic Teams app on Windows already this year
Earlier in March, Microsoft introduced a new version of the Teams client for Windows. The new version was notable for better UI, improved performance. Microsoft is going to move the Teams 2.0 out of preview, and ship as the default client app on Windows by the end of 2023.
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Windows XP activation algorithm has been cracked and reprogrammed
After more than two decades since its launch, one of the most popular Microsoft's operating system, Windows XP, got a brand new unofficial activation method. A post on tinyapps reveals that the algorithm used by Microsoft to verify product keys for the outdated OS has been cracked and reprogrammed. Continue reading "Windows XP activation algorithm has been cracked and reprogrammed"
Bing has become the default search engine for ChatGPT
Microsoft's Bing search engine is now the default search experience for ChatGPT, thanks to their partnership with OpenAI. ChatGPT Plus subscribers will have access to the new search engine, which provides more accurate and up-to-date answers with web data and citations. A plugin will also be available soon for free users to enable Bing on ChatGPT.
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Windows 12 will not support ARM32 apps
At the Build 2023 event, Microsoft revealed that forthcoming Qualcomm Oryon processors and the next iteration of Windows, unofficially widely dubbed "Windows 12", will not be compatible with apps designed for the ARM32 architecture. This decision is reasonable, given that most programs have already adopted ARM64, with the remaining few running through x86 emulation. Continue reading "Windows 12 will not support ARM32 apps"
Windows Terminal Preview 1.18 adds Tab Tearout, Portable Mode, and more
Microsoft has released Windows Terminal Preview 1.18 and Windows Terminal 1.17 stable. Version 1.17 includes all the earlier announced changes. The preview branch includes even more improvements that many users were waiting for. Continue reading "Windows Terminal Preview 1.18 adds Tab Tearout, Portable Mode, and more"
PowerToys 0.70 released with new Mouse Without Borders and Peek tools
PowerToys 0.70 is available for download, featuring two new tools, Mouse Without Borders and Peek. Mouse Without Borders may be already familiar to many, as it existed as a standalone project for years. Now it is part of the suite, and allows you to use a single set of keyboard and mouse for managing multiple computers. The other tool, Peek, allows you to quickly preview the select file contents with a key stroke. Continue reading "PowerToys 0.70 released with new Mouse Without Borders and Peek tools"
Microsoft Store on Windows 11 will be AI-powered
Microsoft plans to integrate AI into the Microsoft Store to improve the user experience and make it easier to find apps that use AI. This will include the addition of an "AI Hub" section, which will bring together all AI applications from third-party developers.
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Windows 11 Photos app now supports WebP images
Without much fanfare, Microsoft has added support for the WebP image format to the Windows 11 Photo app. The new feature is already available to Insiders in the Dev and Canary channel via the updated app version 2023.11050.2013.0 released earlier this month. However, to get it working, you need to perform extra steps. Continue reading "Windows 11 Photos app now supports WebP images"
You can now use Bing Chat without a Microsoft Account but with some limitations
Microsoft recently announced that users can now access Bing Chat without a Microsoft account. Users can access Bing Chat by simply visiting the Bing website in a web browser, where they will find the option to start a chat session without entering their credentials first. Continue reading "You can now use Bing Chat without a Microsoft Account but with some limitations"