Windows 11 is on the verge of a big update: convenient volume control, allowed experiments and a new “Explorer”
Microsoft will release a major functional update of the Windows 11 operating system in 2023. Despite the fact that it is far from the release, detailed information has appeared on the network about what Microsoft is preparing for us.
The information was shared by the thematic resource WindowsLatest. It is noted that the details were found in Microsoft’s notes for OS test builds.
First, Microsoft will make volume control much easier in Windows 11. The app-specific volume tool in Windows 11 can only be accessed through Settings.
Luckily, Microsoft is testing a more modern tool for this. It can be accessed directly through the taskbar, similar to the volume control solution in Windows 10. Users will be able to quickly decrease or increase the volume of any open applications. For example, by making music apps like Spotify louder. While the innovation is hidden in the code and users cannot test it.
Another new feature is an option called AllowExperimentalFeatures on the Windows Insider Program settings page. This option will finally allow Windows Insider testers to activate features disabled by the company but hidden in the OS code.
And finally, the biggest update of the “Explorer”, which has already begun to circulate rumors. The new File Explorer should get deep integration with Microsoft 365, a new look, a new “recommended files” tab, display of conversations in emails, and more.
Pebble founder wants to release a compact Android smartphone with a good camera and quality materials
It is quite possible that a compact smartphone from the founder of Pebble will appear on the market in the foreseeable future.
Eric Migicovsky, who founded the acclaimed Pebble, is literally now gathering a new team to release a compact smartphone with Andorid. In fact, at the moment there is no company that will eventually be created for these purposes. Now the Small Android Phone team is only discussing options, but even now the participants are trying to decide on the characteristics.
The team now includes several former Pebble employees, including the founder, GoPro designer, MongoBD manager, and other enthusiasts. Interestingly, it all started, in fact, simply with the cry of Migikowski on the Web for someone to make a good compact smartphone. But, as we know, even the iPhone mini sold very mediocrely.
However, perhaps they were too small. The Small Android Phone team has not yet finalized the dimensions, but has repeatedly mentioned, firstly, that the screen should be less than 6.1 inches diagonally, and secondly, the participants often mentioned ZenFone 9 with a 5-screen diagonal as a reference point. 9 inches.
The team’s designer even already has a number of sketches, although it’s hard to say what the smartphone will be like in the end. But the team definitely focuses on good photo opportunities as well. In addition, apparently, the emphasis will be placed on the materials of the case, along with the tactile sensations of users.
In terms of performance, the smartphone will definitely be very powerful, but not necessarily one of the best. The team is currently looking at two platforms: the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and a mid-range Qualcomm chip that has yet to be released. Although, perhaps, this meant the new SoC Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2, which was just announced the other day, but has not yet hit the market. By the way, such a selection of platforms hints that the smartphone will not be released sometime in a few years, but relatively soon. Perhaps in a year and a half.
There is a guideline for the price: about $ 850.
Elon Musk announced the availability of Twitter Blue around the world: what does a paid subscription give
Paid verification of accounts on the social network Twitter, which is given using a subscription called Twitter Blue, has become available to users around the world.
This was announced by the head of Twitter, American billionaire Elon Musk, who also heads Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and Neuralink.
A Twitter Blue subscription allows users of the social network to receive a blue check mark in their accounts, which indicates the authenticity of their accounts. You can subscribe for a price of $ 7 per month, which was confirmed by Elon Musk himself.
Sign up today to get blue tick, conversation priority ranking, half ads, long tweets, bookmark folders, custom navigation, tweet editing, untweeting and more.
Employees of Apple and Twitter are driven to the offices. You can get fired for working from home
Zoe Schiffer, who was recently managing editor of Twitter and now holds the same position at Platformer, said that Apple strictly monitors how employees visit offices.
Apple tracks employee attendance (using electronic badge records) and alerts employees if they don’t show up to the office at least 3 times a week.
Some at Apple, according to Schiffer, say that non-compliance could lead to dismissal, but she added that this does not seem like company policy.
In addition, she revealed that her former boss, Elon Musk, sent an email to Twitter employees at 2:30 a.m. stating that “office visits are no longer optional.” The billionaire noticed that the San Francisco office was half empty when he last visited.
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