Microsoft has started roll-out a new Photos app with iCloud Photos support available to everyone. So if you have iCloud on some Apple device, you can now view pics from there on your Windows 11 computer. Continue reading
Next month, Microsoft will end support for all editions of Windows 10 version 21H1, also known as the May 2021 Update. The EOL date is December 13, 2022, when the OS will receive the latest cumulative update with vulnerability fixes. Microsoft recommends upgrading to the latest versions of Windows 10 as soon as possible to continue to stay protected.
Microsoft intends to advertise its services in the Windows 11 Start menu. This not even news for most users who track the Dev channel. Earlier, this advertisement option was discovered in Build 25227. Officially known as Start menu badges, they will remind the user to do this or that important action.
Microsoft has released cumulative updates for all supported operating systems. As usual, such updates do not bring any new features with them. Their goal is to fix bugs and patch vulnerabilities. Updates are already available from Windows Update.
Microsoft has released new preview builds of Windows 11 (version 22H2) 22621.885 and 22623.885 (KB5020054) to Windows Insiders on the Beta channel.Build 22623.885 includes several new features, and Build 22621.885 comes with new features disabled by default.
Microsoft has released an updated version of Windows 11 machines. The company predominantly targets them for developers, but anyone else can play with them. Instead of installing the latest OS on a virtual machine yourself, you can download the ready-use image that also includes a set of developer tools. Continue reading
Mozilla may extend Firefox on Windows 7 and 8.1 support. The company has scheduled its end of support for January 2023, but now considering shifting the EOS date. Continue reading
Microsoft today released a new PowerToys version 0.64. It makes two new tools available to everyone. One of them, File Locksmith, will show you what process is preventing you from deleting or moving the file. Another one, Hosts File Editor, is an easy-to-use tool for changing the hosts file. Finally, PowerToys can now export/import their settings. Continue reading
Besides the search in Task Manager and the updated Reset PC dialog, recent Windows 11 pre-release builds include one more hidden gem. The Settings app now has a new Energy Recommendations page that allows you to reduce your carbon footprint and extend the battery life by following the tips listed on it. Each of the recommendations includes a one-click action that applies optimal settings, e.g. display turn off time, power scheme, and so on. Continue reading