The file compression format is used by millions but you need a third-party software to extract the files, not anymore. News 

Windows PCs finally get native support for RAR files

If you download a lot of .Zip files and extract the contents with WinRar, Windows 11 will make your life easier. Microsoft has confirmed that RAR files have native support on Windows 11 PCs. WinRar has been a popular software for Windows users who want to download large files to be shared via email or other platforms. Bringing native support for .RAR would be a big convenience for Windows PC users who don’t need any extra steps to download content in the near future. In fact, the majority of WinRAR…

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Phone Link has been around for a long time, and it allows users to connect their Android phone to their PC via a Wi-Fi connection. News 

Cyberstalkers Using Windows 11 Phone Link Feature to Monitor iPhone

Microsoft’s recently released Phone Link feature for Windows 11 users, which allows iPhone owners to view notifications on their Windows PCs, could pose a significant security risk. According to app developer Certo Software, the inclusion of the new Windows 11 feature raises concerns about potential security vulnerabilities that cyberstalkers can exploit against iPhone users. Phone Link has been around for a long time, and it allows users to connect an Android phone to a computer over Wi-Fi. Last month, Microsoft released the Phone Link feature for iOS to all Windows…

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The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro is a lightweight, premium Windows laptop that features powerful internals, seamless integration with the Samsung ecosystem, and a stunning design. Find out in our review if it is worth the premium price tag. News 

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro review: The ‘MacBook’ of Windows laptops.

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro Review: When it comes to Windows laptops—and especially thin and light laptops—that are designed for everyday work while being light, portable, and powerful, there are very few options. Most don’t have particularly good battery life, and some just aren’t powerful enough to handle the day-to-day demanding tasks that users throw at them. With the Galaxy Book 3 Pro, Samsung set out to do just that – and in a way, it’s achieved most of it. The laptop screams premium, is very light, has powerful internals,…

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It also fixed the issue causing live captions' Add a language menu icon and label to overlap. News 

Windows 11 Beta expands “Live subtitles” to support five additional languages: Learn more

Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 11 to Insiders in the Beta channel and added live subtitle support for five more languages. “Language support has been expanded to include Danish, English (Ireland), French (Canada), Korean, and Portuguese (Portugal),” Microsoft said in a blog post. The technology giant also fixed several bugs and problems during the update. In the new version, it fixed an issue where the touch keyboard would not correctly recognize the available hardware keyboard in some cases, as well as an issue that caused Live Captions…

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The feature has been included in the latest Windows Insider Build 23435, which allows users to access the Gallery view quickly through the File Explorer's navigation panel. News 

Microsoft adds a new photo gallery to Windows 11’s File Explorer

US tech giant Microsoft has introduced a new feature called “Gallery” to Windows 11, which aims to simplify access to users’ photo collections in File Explorer. According to the company, the content displayed in the gallery is the same as what users can find in the All Photos view of the Photos app. “We’re introducing Gallery, a new feature in File Explorer designed to make it easier to access your photo collection. The content you see in Gallery is the same as the All Photos view in Photos,” Microsoft said…

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The latest updates for the affected apps can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store by clicking Library, then clicking Get updates. News 

Microsoft releases an update to fix a screenshot editing vulnerability in Windows

Microsoft has released an update to fix a screenshot editing vulnerability in Windows 10 and 11 that could allow threat actors to restore edited portions of screenshots. According to The Verge, a security issue dubbed “aCropalypsi” could allow threat actors to recover edited portions of screenshots, potentially revealing sensitive information that was cropped out or masked. According to Microsoft, the problem affects both the Snip & Sketch application in Windows 10 and the Snipping Tool in Windows 11. However, it only applies to photos made through a very precise set…

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The app now supports group video calls with up to 8 people and audio calls with up to 32 people. News 

WhatsApp brings a new desktop app to Windows with improved calling: all the details here

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Meta, has announced that a new Windows desktop app is now available. The new Window application loads faster and enables group video calls for up to 8 people and voice calls for up to 32 people. It also offers end-to-end encryption for messages, media and calls across devices, with improved sync and new features. “WhatsApp started as a mobile app, and its roots remain as strong as ever. But with hundreds of millions of people using WhatsApp on computers and tablets, we’ve…

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Windows 11 also helps you capture select parts of the screen with the snipping tool. News 

Windows 11 Snipping Tool has a privacy issue: learn more

Windows PCs have this useful cropping tool, which is an alternative way to capture specific parts of images instead of screenshots. Windows 11 also got the tool, but this week Windows 11 PC users got a worrying update about the privacy of this tool. Security experts have discovered a bug that allows people to essentially harvest data from images taken with a snipping tool. The same problem has been observed in the marking tool of Google Pixel, but now Windows 11 users also need to be careful about this error.…

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The tech giant will introduce a new deep link "uniform resource identifier" (URI). News 

A new feature from Microsoft that allows users to set default apps in Windows 11

Microsoft has announced significant changes to the way Windows controls which apps open certain files by default and how users can pin programs to the taskbar or the Start menu on the desktop. The tech giant is introducing a new deeplink “uniform Resource Identifier” (URI) that lets developers send users to the right section of the Settings menu when they want to change the way Windows 11 reacts to certain links and file types. “We will soon introduce a new Settings deeplink URI for apps that will take users directly…

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This new gallery option can be accessed from the right sidebar of File Explorer, allowing users to view all of their photos in one place. News 

Microsoft is working on a new File Explorer feature in Windows 11: everything you need to know

Microsoft is reportedly developing a new gallery view for Windows 11 File Explorer that will allow users to browse photos by date and through a built-in search field. This new gallery option can be accessed from File Explorer’s right sidebar, allowing users to view all their photos in one place, reports BleepingComputer. It’s similar in some ways to the Microsoft Photos app, but Microsoft uses XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) to bring the best of the web to desktop apps. Extensible Application Markup Language is a declarative language widely used…

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It is now possible to select multiple messages after clicking “Select” within the context menu of a conversation over a message News 

WhatsApp introduces multi-selection feature for messages on Windows: what it means

Good news for WhatsApp users worldwide, the Meta-owned instant messaging app is reportedly working on several new features, including a new multi-select mode on Windows. According to a new report, WhatsApp is rolling out a new update to its Windows native app through the official beta channel of the Microsoft Store. According to WhatsApp-tracking website WABetaInfo, the instant messaging app is rolling out a context menu option to select messages for some beta testers. “Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2309.2.0 update available from the Microsoft Store, some…

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Microsoft has added a 'Paste Text Only' keyboard shortcut to Word that allows users to paste plain text, which is available for Windows and Mac. News 

Microsoft is adding a “Paste text only” shortcut to Word for Windows and Mac

Microsoft has added a “Paste Text Only” shortcut to Word that allows users to paste plain text, available for Windows and Mac. “You may be familiar with this keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V (Cmd + Shift + V on Mac) — also called “keep text only” or “paste plain text” — because it’s popular in other apps like Microsoft Teams, Word. the web, Google and Gmail. Whatever you call it, the Paste Text Only shortcut is now available in Word for Windows and Word for Mac,” Microsoft said…

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This feature can be useful for one-time calls with people you may not know very well, but only with the ones you shared the link with. News 

WhatsApp Brings ‘Call Links’ Feature to Windows App: Here’s How It Works

Good news for WhatsApp users: The popular instant messaging app owned by Meta is rolling out a new update to its native app for Windows. The instant messaging platform is said to release the ability to create a link to the call of some beta testers. “The team is releasing an improvement to WhatsApp calls by introducing a new feature: call links. This feature allows anyone to join a call by opening a link. It’s coming in the latest WhatsApp beta for Windows 2.2307.3.0 update to the Microsoft Store,” WABetaInfo,…

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You might be wondering how can Windows run on an Apple Mac machine. Well, turns out there are a few official ways for that. News 

Apple’s M-series Macs can now run Windows 11: Here’s how

Apple offers its macOS platform on Mac computers, but what if we tell you that there is an official way to run Windows 11 on Apple computers? Properly. Microsoft is now allowing Apple MacBooks, iMacs or Mac Minis to run the latest Windows operating system thanks to this app called Parallels Desktop 18. The Parallels team together with Alludo has developed a software package compatible with M-series Apple Macs. Most of you might wonder why we need Windows on Mac? There are organizations that use Macs but need to use…

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Microsoft pulls Cortana Android launcher in April

Since the spring, the technology giant Microsoft makes productivity the focus of the handheld device and as part of the change, the handheld computer Cortana will lose some of its better features for consumers, such as the ability to play music and control your smart home devices. The move is part of a broader transformation of Microsoft’s Cortana strategy. Instead, the assistant to the different devices, Microsoft would focus on the backbone of the AI Cortana to make people productive, Windows Central reported on Friday. According to the technology giant,…

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