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Windows 11 will force everyone to get a Microsoft account

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Microsoft really wants you to have an account for Windows 11. Very soon it will be impossible to install the OS using your local account. This applies to the Pro version, since the Home version already imposes this limitation.

According to Windows Latest, Windows 11 22H2 will bring this innovation. Without an Internet connection, the operating system simply cannot be installed on your computer. Windows 11 Home already requires a Microsoft account. When a user installs the OS for the first time, they must be connected to the Internet in order to enter their email address. It is not possible to use a local account, as is the case with Windows 10.

Windows 11 will force everyone to get a Microsoft account

This provides benefits such as OneDrive or automatic connection to Microsoft software, namely the Xbox app or Outlook. However, not everyone wants to have an online account to use Windows 11. Users have always managed to find tricks to create a local account, such as no internet during installation or deleting their Microsoft account after starting the OS for the first time. However, Microsoft is very careful to remove these alternatives.

Therefore, in the near future, you will need a Microsoft account to use the Microsoft tool. As a reminder, this big 22H2 update is due in October.

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Elon Musk knocks down the price? He does not want to complete the deal to buy Twitter without an audit, which is impossible

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Elon Musk knocks down the price He does not want

Elon Musk’s purchase of the social network Twitter is getting more and more interesting. The other day, the billionaire said that the number of fake and spam accounts on Twitter can exceed 90% of the number of daily active users, but in general he leans towards 20%.

Elon Musk knocks down the price?  He does not want to complete the deal to buy Twitter without an audit, which is impossible

Musk has already said he wants to audit, so he put the deal on hold for now. However, there appear to be problems with the audit procedure.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal wrote that it is unlikely that an external audit could be carried out.

Unfortunately, we do not believe that this particular assessment can be done externally, given the urgent need to use both public and private information (which we cannot share). Outwardly, it is even impossible to know which accounts are counted as daily active.

Agrawal also said that Twitter is actively fighting spam accounts, blocking more than half a million accounts daily. He reiterated that the company has been counting such accounts for many years, and the rate has always been less than 5%.

Musk said that the CEO of Twitter publicly refused to provide evidence of such indicators, which is why the deal cannot move towards completion.

It is not yet clear how this story will end, but it is likely that all this will allow Musk to buy Twitter for significantly less than the original $ 44 billion. Perhaps from the very beginning, Musk had such a tactic, and now he adheres to it.

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market. GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

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A new era in the Windows mobile game console market

With the release of Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, equipped with very powerful iGPUs, a new era of Windows handheld game consoles is dawning.

The Aya Neo 2 console with Ryzen 7 6800U was unveiled yesterday, and now GPD has boasted that it has already acquired a batch of the same APUs, so GPD Win Max 2 test models based on this platform should be ready by June. Judging by the entry, the company did not expect that it would be able to get the processors so quickly.

A new era in the Windows mobile game console market.  GPD has already received the Ryzen 7 6800U APU for the Win Max 2 console

GPD Win Max 2 was introduced back in March, but with a Core i7-1280P processor, but its graphics subsystem is no match for the iGPU in the Ryzen 7 6800U.

As a result, before the end of the year, at least two more portable set-top boxes with Windows that can handle modern games should appear on the market. True, apparently, in both cases we are talking about a Full HD screen, which creates an additional load on the GPU. For the same Steam Deck, the resolution is HD.

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One of the cheapest Nokia smartphones received Android 12

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One of the cheapest Nokia smartphones received Android 12

HMD Global, which produces smartphones under the Nokia brand, continues to release the Android 12 operating system update for its devices. The next was the budget smartphone Nokia 2.4.

The update is currently available for smartphones in France and Pakistan, and will roll out to the rest of the world within a few days. The update is approximately 1.75 GB in size and comes with the April 2022 security patch.

One of the cheapest Nokia smartphones received Android 12

The Nokia 2.4 features a 6.5-inch HD+ waterdrop display that houses a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It is based on the Helio P22 single-chip system and is available with 2/3 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of flash memory.

On the back of the phone, there are two cameras with a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, FM radio, and a 4500 mAh battery that charges via a microUSB port.

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