Once again, Microsoft has been thrust into the limelight following a breach of confidential data. The incident is said to have occurred as a result of an error made by a research group that was working on artificial intelligence.
On October 24, Firefox 119 will change the visual appearance for secure and insecure connections in the address bar. The prefix "https://" will no longer be visible for sites using HTTPS. But for sites using HTTP without encryption will display the prefix "http://" along with a new text note reading "Not Secure,".
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has reached version 2.0. The release comes with a good pack of new experimental features, such as auto memory reclaim, automatic disk space clean up, a new Mirrored networking mode, and much more.
The FTC's antitrust case against Microsoft and Activision Blizzard has resulted in more internal documents leaking online, revealing confidential information. One leaked document is about the updated Xbox Series X console, code-named "Brooklin," which will have a cylindrical design.
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.
It has been discovered that Microsoft has quietly added a new keyboard shortcut for Windows 11 users. The Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Win+L combination opens LinkedIn in your default browser. The latter is not limited to Microsoft Edge.
After 19 years at Microsoft, Panos Panay has announced his departure from the company via a post on X (formerly Twitter). During his tenure, he oversaw the development of Surface devices and led the creation of client versions of Windows, including Windows 11.
You can enable the new Chrome Refresh 2023 appearance starting in Google Chrome 117. It was released on September 12, 2023, and includes the design as a hidden option. The Chrome Refresh 2023 style, also known as "Material you" and "Google Material 3", is an effort by the search giant to modernize the look of the browser by following popular trends in the software world. It remains flat, but now uses rounder surfaces and prominent gradients and animations.
Microsoft started rolling out an updated version of the Snipping Tool to Windows 11 Insiders. It app has received several new features, including the ability to recognize the text in an image and copy it to the clipboard. It has also got deep integration with the Phone Link app and can now edit images captured on the phone. The improvements are available in Snipping Tools 11.2308.33.0 (Dev and Canary channels).
Microsoft has announced a major Photos app update on Windows 11 that adds a galore of new features and capabilities. The app now supports options like Background Blur, support search for objects and locations in images stored on OneDrive. Finally, it can read the video portion of Motion Photos captured on Samsung and Google devices. All these features are available starting in Photos app 2023.11090.13001.0 that is gradually rolling out to Canary and Dev channel insiders.