According to a document posted online, Microsoft is already finishing work on the first major update to Windows 11, known as Sun Valley 2 or Windows 11 22H2. Internal work on it will be completed by March 4. This does not mean that Microsoft will stop adding new features to the Windows 11 beta test builds, it just ends the introduction of new features to the Windows 11 22H2 beta on that day. A month later, on April 4, the configuration of the system will be completed – from that day on, no significant changes will be made to Windows 11 22H2. Next, Sun Valley 2 will go into pre-release testing, and the release of the update to users should take place in the summer.
Recall that in Windows 11, Microsoft abandoned the practice of two large updates, which was used in Windows 10, in favor of one. So Sun Valley 2 will not only be the first global Windows 11 update, but also the only one in 2022. While there is no exact data on how much innovation will be implemented in it. According to preliminary data, the Start menu and taskbar will be improved, the functionality of the on-screen keyboard will increase, and an entirely new task manager may debut.
Whatsapp allows you to “quietly” leave a group
The WhatsApp team is working on a new feature that will allow users to “silently” leave group chats.
Currently, when someone leaves a group chat, WhatsApp announces it to all members of the group. Now it is impossible to quietly leave the group so that all members do not know about it. But soon this may change.
The thematic resource WABetainfo drew attention to the innovation in the beta version – when a user leaves a group, only group administrators receive a notification. When a group member opts out, a dialog box appears that says “Only you and the group admins will be notified that you have left the group.”
Apple Allows Apps to Raise Subscription Prices Without Users’ Permission
Apple has changed its policy for apps and services in the App Store that offer a paid subscription with auto-renewal.
Until now, when a developer increased the price of an auto-renewing subscription, users had to confirm that they agreed to continue paying for the subscription at the new price. Otherwise, the subscription was automatically cancelled. Now, with the update, the increased cost of the subscription will be charged even without the consent of the user.
Of course, Apple has provided some restrictions to avoid abuse. For example, developers are still required to notify users of a change in the cost of a subscription, and re-charging the new cost is not possible without the consent expressed by the user.
In addition, price increases cannot occur more than once a year, and the maximum price increase is $5 for regular subscriptions or $50 for annual subscriptions. Users will also be able to easily cancel their subscription if they wish.
Google has revealed the previously classified innovations of the latest Google Play update. The update brought one of the features of Android 13 for smartphones with older OS versions
In early May, Google released a system update for the Google Play online app store. As it turned out, this update contains much more interesting innovations than originally announced by Google.
Recently, Google updated the note for the May update of Google Play, adding to it some additional innovations that were not previously mentioned.
Most notable among these declassified innovations was the Photo Picker feature. This feature, first introduced in Android 13, aims to restrict apps from accessing media files on the device. Instead of giving access to all the media on the device at once, Photo Picker gives apps access to only selected media.
Google’s official documentation for Photo Picker mentions that the feature will arrive on devices running Android 12 and Android 11 via a Google Play system update.
Another new feature coming with the Google Play May update is support for installing and using streaming apps on devices running Android Automative. In addition, the update also adds the ability for parents to install the launcher on devices registered with Family Link.
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