Wednesday Newsbytes – News for You
Every day we scan the tech world for news that affects all of us who use Windows computers. Today we’re featuring three news articles that grabbed our attention over the past week. This is something new we’re trying and we’re calling it Wednesday Newsbytes. Tell us if you like this idea. If so we’ll feature it once every week. If not, enjoy this edition of Wednesday Newsbytes!
Whether you’re watching one of your favorite classic movies or binging a brand new show, Netflix has become a household name. Netflix is the most popular streaming service in the world, with over 74 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada and 214 million globally as of November 2021, according to CNBC. Unfortunately, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns that this has also made Netflix a tool for potential scammers targeting unsuspecting victims with a specific message. Read on to see how you can avoid putting your personal information at risk.
Microsoft has apparently noticed an issue with Windows devices staying fully up to date. In a blog post shared on January 27, 2022, a member of Microsoft’s team noted the tech giant has been looking into reasons behind Windows PCs falling behind in updates. According to the post, the company believes there are several reasons for the updates not always triggering, including how long your PC is turned on, as well as the power settings that you use with it.
How does this affect you? Well, based on the information Microsoft has shared, it looks like you’ll need to keep your computer on for several hours at a time to ensure that it’s connecting to the Windows update servers.
Microsoft previously confirmed that Windows 11 will be getting some new features this year, but now a leaker just revealed three major features for the operating system that are yet to be revealed by the company.
Over on Twitter, @thebookisclosed has a series of threads that look at the new features in action. Included is a stickers option for the desktop wallpaper, improvements to tablet mode, and changes to notifications. All the features aren’t actually active and were enabled with a debugger, according to the user. The most significant of the new features, the changes in tablet mode, doesn’t have a screenshot just yet, either.
The new sticker options are apparently intended to spice up your wallpaper…