Back in June last year, when Microsoft first announced Windows 11, the company laid out the minimum system requirements for the new OS. These included support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 or Platform Trust Technology (PTT) for Intel. We also talked about Secure Boot. Then such stringent requirements caused a great commotion.
Microsoft later explained in detail that these technologies increase the security level of the OS. However, it looks like the Redmond-based software giant was planning to introduce such requirements for Windows as well.
Twitter user and insider under the nickname Xeno said that in the assembly of the system under Windows 10 number 21327, he found a mention of the TPM module. Thus, these requirements may appear in the current version of the OS.
The insider found the corresponding lines in the appraiserres.dll library. Note that one of the workarounds for installing Windows 11 on unsupported PCs is to remove this file from the system.
The Windows 11 update was also previously reported.
It’s cooler than Apple and Microsoft: Intel introduced the Unison program for synchronizing messages and photos between iPhone, Android and PC
Intel has announced a new program called Unison that will allow you to connect iOS and Android smartphones to PCs with Intel processors. This will make it possible to actually transfer all the main functions of smartphones to a PC. This program was shown along with a PC with a sliding screen.
The new program will allow you to make and receive calls on your PC using your smartphone, send and receive text messages, transfer photos and files, and receive various notifications.
It’s somewhat similar to the Link to Phone app in Windows 10 and Windows 11, but Unison offers more options. If Link to Phone only works with Samsung smartphones and some other brands, then the new system will appear for all mobile devices. At the same time, the iPhone version will be slightly less functional – this applies to text messaging and managing third-party applications. All this is due to the restrictions put forward by the company from Cupertino.
At the first stage, the new feature will be available only to owners of laptops based on 12th generation processors released by Acer, HP and Lenovo. These laptops are part of the Intel Evo program. After the release of models on chips of the 13th generation, the list will expand.
Note that there is a similar one on the MacBook, where you can synchronize data with the iPhone. Now the same is expected on Windows.
Google Tensor G2 platform, 50MP with OIS and Android 13 out of the box. Renders and specifications of Google Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro a week before the announcement
Google’s event, in which the company is expected to unveil the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones, is scheduled for October 6, but the source has already released high-quality renders and specs for both.
In general, these are software and hardware platforms. Both will receive Android 13 out of the box and the proprietary SoC Tensor G2 as part of the hardware platform.
The Pixel 7 Pro will have a 6.7-inch OLED screen with QHD resolution and a 120Hz frame rate. The amount of RAM will be 12 GB, built-in flash memory – 128 or 256 GB. The front camera will be 11 megapixels, the main sensors will be registered with a resolution of 50 megapixels, 12 megapixels (with an ultra-wide angle lens) and 48 megapixels (with a telephoto lens). The battery capacity will be 5000 mAh, the maximum charging power is 30 watts.
Google Pixel 7 is traditionally simpler. There is a 6.3-inch OLED screen with Full HD + resolution and a frame rate of 90 Hz, a main camera with sensors with a resolution of 50 and 12 MP (front camera with the same sensor with a resolution of 11 MP), only 8 G RAM (volumes of flash memory – 128 or 256 GB), 4700 mAh battery with 30 W charging support.
New MIUI feature introduced: Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones can now change the style of the battery icon
Xiaomi on the official page on the Weibo social network has introduced a new MIUI firmware feature for Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones.
This feature is called “battery icon emoji” and allows you to customize the icon that shows the battery level in the status bar.
By selecting the appropriate MIUI theme, users can freely customize the battery icon style, shape, size. Various options are provided.
In this regard, Xiaomi offers much more freedom than other manufacturers. Recall that Apple recently returned a charge level indicator to this icon, but the dynamic indicator will return only in the upcoming iOS 16.1 update.
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