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The next big Windows 11 update is coming next semester, according to a report

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The arrival of Windows 11 last year is one of the technological milestones of that period. Just as this release caught some by surprise, its back-to-back updates were also eye-catching at the time.

A recent report indicates that the next version, 22H2, will be released this year. The process will be slow, since only in May the development of the new version would be completed, which would be released to the public a few weeks later, eventually during the second half of 2022.

What to expect from the next big Windows 11 update

As reported from Windows Central, version 22H2, internally referred to as “Sun Valley 2,” has a similar purpose to version 1511 of Windows 10, which focused on finishing completing and polishing the operating system with features and changes that did not arrive in time for the initial release. This would contemplate the addition of a true system-wide dark mode, which touches on the legacy UI in addition to modern interfaces, plus a number of taskbar enhancements.

Microsoft is also expected to expand the widget panel with new features and support for third-party widgets. In the aforementioned report it is noted that some developers have already been informed about how third-party widgets will work. Under this scenario, users will be able to download new widgets from the Microsoft Store, although bundled applications from outside the store will also be able to provide their own widgets. Definitive support for Android applications is also expected to be realized in the future version 22H2, along with the implementation of improvements in a series of integrated system apps, such as Notepad and the Groove Music player.

The Mail and Calendar applications are replaced by Microsoft’s “Project Monarch” Outlook client. The company had originally planned to ship Monarch client previews in advance, but was unable to do so for unreported reasons. According to the report, we could learn more about this new client in the coming months.

It is also noted that ARM support in Windows 11 will be one of the main lines of work for Microsoft in 2022. During the next few months, Microsoft plans to publish its own ARM development kit with a flagship processor based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen3, according to Windows Central. Not much more is known about the hardware, but the sources of the report indicate that Microsoft is dedicating special efforts to Windows in ARM, hoping to definitively enhance this platform during 2023.

The next version of Windows 11, the flagged version 22H2, will begin shipping during the second half of 2022, which aligns with the new pace of releases that Microsoft announced for Windows in general.

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Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series 2 Smartwatches ‘Vintage’

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Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series

Apple has added three models of iMacs to its list of obsolete products: a 21.5-inch screen from 2013, a 21.5-inch screen from 2014, and a 27-inch Retina 5K screen also from 2014.

Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series 2 Smartwatches 'Vintage'

Apple typically deprecates products seven years after they were released, so it’s no surprise that the 2013 and 2014 iMacs are on the list.

As for smart watches Apple Watch Series 2, they are recognized as “vintage”. This category usually includes devices that have been released for five years. There may be problems with the official repair of the aforementioned iMacs.

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There are almost 1 billion 5G users. Ericsson report shows that operators often ask for more money for such tariffs.

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According to a report by Ericsson cited by The Verge, by the end of this year, the number of 5G subscribers in the world will reach 1 billion.

Of course, this is far from the performance of 4G networks, which are now used by about 5 billion people, but still this is a fairly significant part of the market.

There are almost 1 billion 5G users. Ericsson report shows that operators often ask for more money for such tariffs.

Of course, 5G adoption is far from uneven. In North America, about 35% of subscribers will use 5G networks by the end of this year.

At the same time, the report indicates that operators often ask for more money for the higher speeds offered by new networks. Dividing into corresponding tariffs is popular among operators in Western Europe, but overall, 25% of operators worldwide charge extra for 5G. And the average markup is 40%.

Ericsson believes that, unfortunately, this trend will continue for several more years, as operators need to compensate for the costs of developing a new network.

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Is Apple Helping the Chinese Government Fight Protests? The company cut the AirDrop function in the Middle Kingdom

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The history of protests in China is overgrown with new interesting details related to IT companies.

Is Apple Helping the Chinese Government Fight Protests?  The company cut the AirDrop function in the Middle Kingdom

Just weeks before the protests began, Apple reportedly made a major change to how AirDrop works, and only in China. After updating to iOS 16.1.1, AirDrop in the mode of receiving messages from everyone became possible only for 10 minutes, after which AirDrop simply turns off. In normal mode, AirDrop has no time limit, as there is none now and all over the world outside of China.

The fact is that AirDrop is one of the ways protesters communicate, and not only in China. AirDrop works locally in smartphone-to-smartphone mode, without relying on external networks, so it cannot simply be blocked or read data. But in this case, for some reason, Apple decided to seriously change the function, although it did not turn it off completely.

The CNBC resource also notes that the corresponding update was released a month after Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected for a third term.

Recall that Huawei smartphones have been noticed that they automatically delete videos that depict events related to protests in China.

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