Windows Hello did not protect: researchers managed to bypass popular fingerprint scanners in laptops

Microsoft’s Windows Hello fingerprint authentication system was compromised on laptops from Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft itself. Security researchers at Blackwing Intelligence have discovered vulnerabilities in three of the most popular fingerprint sensors commonly used for security in Windows Hello laptops. The study, presented at Microsoft’s BlueHat conference in October, focused ... Read more

New features for working with stylus in OneNote

Microsoft has added support for new stylus gestures to OneNote on Windows and several other useful features that will improve the user experience. By selecting the text pen in the Drawing tab, users can convert their manuscript to plain text and edit the converted notes using natural gestures, such as ... Read more

Microsoft releases new update for Windows 11 with Copilot

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 11, version 23H2, which adds support for Copilot artificial intelligence and other AI-related improvements. The most important thing here is Copilot, which will now be integrated into the system and users will be able to access it at any time. In addition, ... Read more

Microsoft discontinues support for Windows CE, a version of the OS for handheld computers

Microsoft officially discontinues support for Windows CE, the 26-year-old operating system for embedded devices and handheld computers, reports The Register. This version of the operating system was first introduced back in November 1996, and the latest version was released in 2013 under the name Compact Embedded 2013, but this year ... Read more

Matthew Perry in a Windows 95 commercial

Fans honor the memory of American actor Matthew Perry, who died on October 28 at the age of 54. They recall not only his starring role in the TV series Friends, but also many other projects. For example, Slashdot recalled that Matthew Perry joined the Windows 95 commercial. This happened ... Read more

NVIDIA and AMD plan to release ARM processors for Windows PCs before 2025

NVIDIA has set its sights on competing with Intel in the personal computing sector. According to Reuters sources, NVIDIA has quietly started developing central processing units (CPUs) that will run Microsoft’s Windows operating system using Arm Holdings’ technology. This strategic move by NVIDIA is in line with Microsoft’s broader initiative ... Read more

Microsoft launches developer support program for ARM computers

Microsoft has announced the launch of the Arm Advisory Service for developers, a free program. The program is designed to help programmers develop Windows applications for PCs with ARM processors, writes The Register. The Advisory Service is an extension of Microsoft’s existing App Assure program, which helps developers migrate applications ... Read more

Microsoft has closed the possibility of activating Windows 11 with keys from Windows 7 and 8

Users will no longer be able to activate new installations of Windows 11 with keys from Windows 7 and 8, writes The ability to activate Windows 10 and 11 using valid keys for Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 appeared in 2015, when Microsoft offered users a free upgrade from ... Read more

Microsoft will no longer force Windows 11 users to use Edge browser in EU countries

As you know, Windows 11 ignores the system’s default browser settings when it comes to opening links in the Windows widget bar or search results. In this case, Edge is launched and the page opens in it, regardless of which browser is set as the default browser in the system. ... Read more

Microsoft to remove WordPad from Windows 28 years after launch

Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting WordPad and remove the text editor from Windows, writes Bleeping Computer. WordPad allows users to create and edit documents with formatted text, as well as include images and links to other files. It has been automatically installed on Windows systems since 1995, ... Read more

Linux surpasses MacOS among Steam gamers, Windows takes the lead

The Linux operating system has overtaken Apple’s macOS in popularity among gamers on the Steam game distribution platform. This is evidenced by the results of the July Steam survey, writes Ars Technica. The company regularly asks users to anonymously evaluate their hardware and publishes the information collected on a monthly ... Read more

Google has officially launched Nearby Share for Windows, sharing files between PC and Android should become easier

After the successful completion of beta testing, Google has officially launched Nearby Share for Windows, a new way to share files between Windows-based computers and Android smartphones. The beta version of the program, which managed to install 1.7 million users, has now been replaced by a stable release that has ... Read more

Microsoft aims to move Windows completely to the cloud

Microsoft has been gradually moving Windows to the cloud for commercial use through Windows 365, and now the tech giant plans to extend that strategy to consumers. An internal Microsoft presentation from June 2022 reveals the company’s intention to use Windows 365 “to enable a full Windows operating system streamed ... Read more

DuckDuckGo has launched a public beta version of its privacy-focused browser for Windows

DuckDuckGo, the search engine known for its focus on privacy, has launched a public beta version of the browser for Windows. By default, the program offers a range of privacy protections, as well as DuckDuckGo’s suite of web browsing tools, reports ArsTechnica. A year after testing closed beta versions of ... Read more

For the first time in 28 years, Windows started supporting WinRAR files at the built-in system level

Windows has finally started to support WinRAR files at the built-in system level. This happened 28 years after the first release of the archiver, reports TechCrunch. “We have added native support for additional archive formats, including tar, 7-zip, rar, gz and many others using the libarchive open-source project. You now ... Read more

Nearby Share between Android and Windows should work in almost all countries

A month ago Google started testing Nearby Share app for Windows. It is similar to Apple Airdrop, which allows Android smartphone users to share files with Windows computers. Back then, the beta was geographically restricted and might not be available in every country. Now information has changed on the support ... Read more

Microsoft Surface Go 4 will receive an ARM processor from Qualcomm. Along with it, a new 11-inch Surface Pro is also being prepared

Microsoft continues to improve its own Surface tablets and is preparing interesting updates. According to the information from Windows Central’s Zack Bowden, the new Surface Go 4 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c-based ARM processor. This will be the first tablet of this line with an ARM processor. The ... Read more

Google has started testing Nearby Share for Windows, which will allow you to conveniently transfer files between a PC and an Android smartphone wirelessly

Announced more than a year ago, the Nearby Share app for Windows is already here, although it’s still in beta and select countries. Its functionality is similar to the capabilities of iPhone and Mac — Airdrop, with which you can transfer files from a smartphone to a computer and vice ... Read more

Microsoft plans to modernize Windows by adding artificial intelligence and faster updates

Microsoft has been trying to modernize its Windows operating system for years. Its most recent attempt at this was with Windows Core OS, an effort that aimed to deliver a modular, UWP-first OS that stripped the platform of legacy features and app compatibility in favor of being lightweight, quicker to ... Read more

The specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4 processor became known: a more powerful CPU and support for discrete video

ARM processors for computers have not yet become widely used. But this does not mean that manufacturers stand still. At the end of 2021, the 5-nanometer Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 for Windows devices was introduced. With the acquisition of Nuvia, Qualcomm will be able to improve the Snapdragon 8cx Gen ... Read more

iCloud for Windows corrupts videos, and some users have seen other people’s photos and videos in their libraries

Recently, support for Apple iCloud services for the Windows operating system received significant extension, among which the iCloud Photo feature has already started to fully work. But there were some problems with the services. According to user complaints, the service corrupts some videos. For example, videos recorded on iPhone 13 ... Read more

How to return File Explorer from Windows 10 to Windows 11

Not everyone likes the new File Explorer design in Windows 11 — and even the tab system that was introduced in Moment 1 update did not make them change their attitude towards the new File Explorer. They say, “before was better”. Well, there is good news for such users: turns ... Read more

Apple and Microsoft have become a little closer. Windows and Xbox will get Apple Music, Apple TV and iCloud Photos

The presentation of the new devices of the Microsoft Surface line was not limited to hardware. During the broadcast, there was good news for users who have iPhones, Windows computers and/or Xbox in their arsenal, because these devices will now receive support for Apple Music and Apple TV services. Also, ... Read more

Microsoft restricted Windows 11 update for Russians

This was reported by with a link to Izvestia and TASS. Yes, Russian users are currently unable to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 via Windows Update — instead, the system redirects them to the official Microsoft site, where when they try to download the update, a blank page ... Read more

WhatsApp has updated the app for Windows, now it works without a smartphone

The new WhatsApp for Windows no longer requires a smartphone to be connected to send, receive and sync messages. You can already download the new version of WhatsApp in Microsoft Store. Previously, Windows users were offered the WhatsApp web application for the desktop, as well as the ability to access ... Read more