As expected, on Monday, Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion. This has given the world’s richest man the power to run one of his most influential social networks, which serves as a platform for political leaders, for industry experts, and as a source of information for millions of ordinary users.
Under the terms of the deal, Twitter will become a private company, and shareholders will receive $54.20 per share. Owning Twitter, observers say, will give Musk a new level of power over important social and political issues.
Free speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is a digital town square where issues vital to the future of humanity are discussed. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by adding new features to the product, making algorithms open to increase trust, defeating spambots, and authenticating all people. Twitter has a lot of potential – I look forward to working with the company and the user community to unleash it.
He also hopes that even his most ardent critics will stay on Twitter, because that’s what freedom of speech is all about.
Windows 11 is on the verge of a big update: convenient volume control, allowed experiments and a new “Explorer”
Microsoft will release a major functional update of the Windows 11 operating system in 2023. Despite the fact that it is far from the release, detailed information has appeared on the network about what Microsoft is preparing for us.
The information was shared by the thematic resource WindowsLatest. It is noted that the details were found in Microsoft’s notes for OS test builds.
First, Microsoft will make volume control much easier in Windows 11. The app-specific volume tool in Windows 11 can only be accessed through Settings.
Luckily, Microsoft is testing a more modern tool for this. It can be accessed directly through the taskbar, similar to the volume control solution in Windows 10. Users will be able to quickly decrease or increase the volume of any open applications. For example, by making music apps like Spotify louder. While the innovation is hidden in the code and users cannot test it.
Another new feature is an option called AllowExperimentalFeatures on the Windows Insider Program settings page. This option will finally allow Windows Insider testers to activate features disabled by the company but hidden in the OS code.
And finally, the biggest update of the “Explorer”, which has already begun to circulate rumors. The new File Explorer should get deep integration with Microsoft 365, a new look, a new “recommended files” tab, display of conversations in emails, and more.
Google put an end to editing screenshots in Chrome
More than a year ago, Google began work on a tool for editing screenshots directly in the proprietary Chrome browser.
The feature first appeared in an early test build of Chrome Canary version 98. Over the course of a few months, the utility acquired new functionality, and it seemed that it was destined to appear in a stable version for all users soon.
Unfortunately, recent changes to Chromium indicate that the project to create a screenshot editor is closed – at least in its current form.
According to the documentation in the Chromium Gerrit code repository, the developers have removed all traces of the screenshot editing tool from the browser. Google employee Ellie Fong-Jones explained that the feedback during testing showed all the “rawness” of the tool, emphasizing that developers do not see ways to implement it without serious rework.
Xiaomi 11, Xiaomi 10S, Redmi K40, Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 10 Pro and 19 more Xiaomi and Redmi phones will receive the final MIUI 14 by the end of March. Full list of models
Xiaomi today published a list of phone models that make up the second wave of the MIUI 14 update. The list of devices of the first wave, we recall, was presented after the premiere of Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, all devices from this list have already received the final MIUI 14 in China. And now the list of devices of the second wave has been published.
It looks like this:
- mix 4;
- 11 Ultra;
- 11 Pro;
- 11 Lite;
- Civi 1S;
- Civie 2.
- K40 Pro;
- Note 12 Pro;
- Note 12 Pro+;
- Note 12 5G;
- Note 12 Explorer Edition;
- Note 12 Trendy Edition;
- Note 11T Pro;
- Note 11T Pro+;
- Note 11E;
- K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition;
- Note 10 Pro;
- Note 11 Pro;
- Note11 Pro+.
All these phones will receive the final MIUI 14 before the end of March this year. Moreover, in some cases, the firmware will be built on Android 13 (for fresh models like Redmi Note 12 Pro), in some cases, based on Android 12 (Xiaomi 10S). You also need to understand that the indicated period is valid for China, in other countries the final MIUI 14 will be released later.
As for tablets, the release of the final MIUI 14 for Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, Xiaomi Pad 5 and Redmi Pad is expected in early April.
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