Support and official lifespan of the Windows 7 operating system ended over a year ago, and Microsoft has now announced that this milestone has spawned a wave of upgrades in 2020.
Microsoft does not provide exact statistics. However, the company is clearly pleased with the speed of users’ transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Moreover, Microsoft expects the trend to continue in 2021.
Microsoft ended support for the Windows 7 operating system a year ago on January 14, 2020. Nevertheless, millions of people continue to use this OS, despite the risks and security threats. At the end of support, Windows 7 was used on about 1 computer in 4 worldwide, and by January 2021, more than 1 in 10.
Moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is still free – Microsoft continues to turn a blind eye to a loophole that has been working for years.
Winamp player added NFT support in Windows version
Music player Winamp announced the integration of non-fungible tokens based on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.
Music from NFT tracks plays just like any other audio files.
“Winamp has always been about accessibility and innovation, and today we are proud to launch the very first standalone player that reads NFT audio and other existing formats,” Winamp CEO Alexander Saboundjian wrote in the official release.
The latest version of Winamp allows music lovers to link their MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet through the Brave, Chrome or Firefox browser with Winamp. Users can then connect their favorite track as an NFT file.
In addition to audio, Winamp also supports video files based on the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 standards. So far, the novelty is supported only on the Windows operating network, but in 2023 the company plans to expand the line to other ecosystems.
In an upcoming update in early 2023, the Winamp developers plan to implement a dedicated service for artists and users. It is expected that direct sale of tokens will become available, as well as the organization of concerts through the services of the player. It is expected that the update will immediately be cross-platform.
Winamp is one of the oldest PC music players, created in 1997 by Nullsoft.
In 2013, the development of the player was stopped, but since 2018, work has been underway to restart it as a single multimedia platform.
The Twitter Blue subscription will cost $7, but not on all platforms. On iOS it will be more expensive
The media reported that Twitter decided to change the price of the Blue subscription. It will cost $7, but you will have to pay $11 in the App Store right away to offset the 30% commission that Apple takes. Such a commission is valid for the first year, then it drops to 15%. It is possible that the subscription price will also drop in the coming December.
Earlier, Elon Musk has already spoken out against Apple for such a high commission and said that the corporation threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store. Later, after meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Mac said there were no such threats. In addition, earlier the businessman postponed the launch of a paid subscription, fearing the same high commission.
Thus, when paying through the web version, the price will be significantly lower, although it is not yet clear whether these are just plans for the future or a ready-made scenario.
Earlier it was reported that after Musk bought it on Twitter, many employees of Tesla and The Boring Company, as well as some of the billionaire’s relatives, went to work.
“This is another unspoken sign of disrespect,” the Twitter office equipped sleeping quarters for “hardcore” employees
According to Forbes, earlier this week, Twitter employees discovered several sleeping areas in the company’s San Francisco office. They were organized in conference rooms, where beds and bedside tables with lamps appeared.
The whistleblower and Twitter said employees were given no explanation for the change and suggested that the beds are for the remaining “hardcore” employees so they can stay overnight in the office. “This is another unspoken sign of disrespect. No one discussed this with us,” said one of the employees.
Last month, CEO Elon Musk gave the thousands of employees remaining at the company the option to leave or stay on the condition that they work hard under Twitter 2.0. Since taking over as owner and CEO, Musk has fired at least half of Twitter’s employees, with many leaving of their own accord.
Another source, who wished to remain anonymous, suggested that there could be “four to eight of these bedrooms per floor,” adding that “they look comfortable.”
One room’s trash bin was reportedly filled with trash, meaning someone had already slept there: “People are already working late into the night, so that kind of makes sense.”
According to Business Insider, the American billionaire and owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, brought quite a few people to the company, among whom were employees of his other companies and relatives.
We reported this morning that Elon Musk briefly lost his title as the richest man in the world on Wednesday, according to Forbes.
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