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Microsoft PowerToys incorporates new features



PowerToys is the new application from Microsoft which replaces the “Windows + R” shortcut while making it more modern. This is because the old shortcut allowed more experienced users to access the command prompt. But the new app allows for quick searches of apps and files on Windows.

After a recent update, PowerToys incorporates a new functionality as well as a brand new search engine. Always On Top, its new function, allows an application to take priority over any other application. Even if other applications already integrate this function, it is distinguished by the fact that the user is able to pin multiple applications on a single screen.

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Microsoft’s new launcher: PowerToys Run

It has been some time since Microsoft launched its new application for Windows 10. PowerToys Run provides quick searches for applications and files on Windows. The new application will replace the “Windows + R” shortcut. It will take care of the basic searches included in the start menu.

Apparently, this new launcher should perform better than Apple’s spotlight launcher. PowerToys has the ability to do personalized searches on the web. A new update has also been available since the beginning of the year, a more efficient version. Version 0.53.1 can be downloaded from Microsoft’s PowerToys GitHub and from the Microsoft Store.

What are the benefits of the new features of Microsoft PowerToys?

Already, the update brings corrections and also the removal of some bugs that included the application when it was first launched. Version 0.53.1 provides access to two new features that were eagerly awaited by users and this will surely make Windows easier to use.

Games are often run in full screen, which no longer allows a user to access their previously opened windows. Thus, Always On Top will allow a person to launch a game while listening to music at the same time. By the way, the developers have also added support for G-code thumbnails in File Explorer.


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Motorola could become the first manufacturer to use the new series of Snapdragon SoCs



Motorola is resolutely determined to conquer the premium smartphone market. According to the latest news, it is very likely that the brand will be the first phone manufacturer to benefit from the new generation of Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm.

In recent years, Motorola seemed to have put aside the production of high-end smartphones. Nothing predicted his current breakthrough. The epic began in December 2021, with the release of the Motorola Edge X30 equipped with the latest and greatest chip from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Recent revelations today confirm the brand’s ambition to revolutionize the world of smartphones. The next Motorola could feature the next generation of Qualcomm processors.

The Motorola Frontier, the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 chip?

Information has been published by a well-known leaker, Digital Chat Station, and quickly became the buzz on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. According to the tipster, the Motorola Frontier could be the first device to inherit Qualcomm’s latest mobile processor innovation: the SM8475. In addition to this new Snapdragon 8 series processor, another tantalizing feature integrates the smartphone’s spec sheet. At least, according to rumors. This is a 200-megapixel main camera to delight mobile photography aficionados. Added to this would be an ultra-wide sensor of 50 megapixels and a telephoto lens of 12 megapixels. For selfies, the Motorola Frontier will offer a 60-megapixel front camera.

A little topo on the new Snapdragon 8 chipset

The preparation of the SoC SM8475 is not without hazards. Initially, Qualcomm worked with Samsung to support it in manufacturing chips for the first generation of Snapdragon 8 processors. Yields proved insufficient, leading the company to move on to another collaborator. This is where TSMC came into the picture. The brand will thus put its famous 4nm process at the service of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The performance of the SM8475 SoC will be slightly higher than that of its predecessor.

According to Digital Chat Station, it will take a few more months for Qualcomm to begin mass production of the SM8475 chip. Rollout is estimated in Q3 2022. At this point, it’s unclear which other phone makers besides Motorola will get the new processor first. For now, the Motorola Frontier is at the heart of expectations. Its release is scheduled for the second half of 2022. So you have plenty of time to save money if you plan to acquire this premium smartphone.


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The CNMC punishes mercilessly: 500,000 euros to an OMV for serious infringement



The CNMC is responsible for analyzing that all operators comply with current legislation and do not exceed the limits for their customers. However, despite the operators being very careful, there are times when they break the law. Y Lycamobile It has done so by not giving up some data required by the CNMC.

This has been announced today by the National Commission of Markets and Competition, which has penalized Lycamobile, property of MoreMobile Group from June 2020, with 552,000 euros. The reason for the sanction was failure to comply with its obligations to supply data of your subscribers through the SGDA, the subscriber data management system managed by the CNMC.

SGDA: very important to save lives

The SGDA It is a platform used by emergency services, operators to compile telephone directories, and those who provide services of telephone consultation about subscriber numbers. In it, all customer data is updated to the latest to be able to more easily identify customers if necessary.

Thanks to this number, emergency services and authorized agents can quickly identify who is calling in case of need. The emergency telephone numbers that have access to the SGDA are:

  • 112 Emergencies
  • 061 Health emergencies
  • 062 Civil Guard
  • 080 Local Fire Services
  • 085 Provincial Fire Services
  • 088 Autonomous Police
  • 091 National Police
  • 092 local police

appear in the SGDA it’s optional. By default, we are all part of it, but in the event that we do not want our data is accessible, the client must notify the operator, unlike what happens with the Robinson List. After communication, the operator will have 10 days to upload the updated data. After that, the customer data will not be able to be consulted by providers of telephone directory services or consultation services such as 118XX numbers, but they will continue to be accessible to emergency services and state security forces and bodies.

40% reduction for assuming fault and paying promptly

The SGDA has been in operation since April 2016, and until May 2021, Lycamobile you have not supplied the information of your subscribers to add them to the system. As analyzed by the CNMC, the operator only registered information on a quarter of its subscribers between December 2020 and April 2021.

Therefore, the CNMC has determined that the operator has committed a serious administrative offense for non-compliance with the obligations established in Circular 1/2013, on the procedure for supplying and receiving subscriber data.

This infraction entails, therefore, a sanction that amounts to €552,000. The payment made by the operator has been reduced because they have recognized their responsibility in committing the offence, and they have also paid the penalty in advance. In the case of not having applied the two 20% reductions, the operator would have had to pay 920,000 euros. The payment, moreover, has already been made, thus renouncing the right to dismiss or waiver by administrative means against the sanction.

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Android games are officially on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs: you need a gaming GPU and SSD



Even at the time of the announcement of the Windows 11 operating system, Microsoft promised that it would support applications for Android, but this functionality was not ready to launch the OS.

Now Google has finally launched the first beta version of this functionality. Users in some markets can sign up for Google Play Games, where they can play 12 Android games on their computer.

Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea were the first countries/regions to gain access to this feature. Residents of these countries can start testing Asphalt 9, Gardenscapes and Homescapes, as well as several other local games.

Android games are officially on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs: you need a gaming GPU and SSD

The system requirements list is Windows 10 (v2004) or Windows 11, an octa-core processor, 8 GB of RAM, a gaming-grade graphics accelerator, and at least 20 GB of SSD storage.

The Google Play Games menu is very similar to the regular Google Play Store, but with longer descriptions and information about whether the game has ads and in-app purchases. It is expected that the beta test will start soon in other countries with more games.

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