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NewsThink that tweet you’re reading is from an official source? You should check again. NewsMicrosoft launches the Games for Work app for Microsoft Teams, which allows you to play multiplayer versions of Minesweeper, Solitaire, and more. UpdatedZoom launches Zoom Spots, a "virtual coworking" space where you can chat with your colleagues 24/7, as well as email and calendar apps that replicate what you already use.
UpdatedMicrosoft said it will take a harder line on what files count against its OneDrive data cap, while also blocking the ability to add new Outlook.com email aliases beginning next year. NewsMicrosoft Create is a new portal designed to help creatives launch presentations, video projects, new designs, and more via the Microsoft Office apps. FeatureThis is the best of the best PC hardware and software released this year, as chosen by the PCWorld editors. NewsThe File Locksmith tool gives you a list of active programs accessing the file and a quick way to shut them down. NewsMicrosoft's PC Manager freeware is on a Chinese language site, but appears to work great for novice users who need quick access to optimization tools. NewsMicrosoft shows off what Image Creator, its new AI art generator tool, will look like within Microsoft Edge and Bing. NewsFirefox 106 helps eliminate one of the great hassles of the modern web browser: dealing with PDF files. NewsVESA announces DisplayPort 2.1, a more restrictive DisplayPort video specification. The good news? Your PC's hardware may already be certified for the new spec. OpinionText expanders save time, but relying on third party programs becomes an issue of trust. It's finally time for Microsoft to step up and include their own version of the macOS text expander. NewsMicrosoft says it will replace the Office app within Windows with a Microsoft 365 app, which will lead to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and their new AI-powered toolbar. NewsMicrosoft continues to frantically add features to Microsoft Teams, including a new Teams Premium experience, scheduled chats, suggested replies…and a music app? NewsMicrosoft is adding the capability to schedule email for a future date or time that doesn't depend on your Outlook client being open, the company says at the Microsoft Ignite conference. NewsMicrosoft said it will soon launch the AI-powered Microsoft Designer and the related Microsoft Image Creator for Edge and Bing. Both will use the DALL-E 2 algorithm to bring AI art to Windows users. NewsStardock Software's latest beta of WindowBlinds 11 allows you to customize the look and feel of Windows, even to make it look like Windows XP. NewsMeta showed off Make-A-Video, a research effort that stitches together multiple frames of AI art to create video. NewsOpenAI has opened up the DALL-E AI art generator for anyone to try for free, with a credit system that replenishes monthly. It's simple, easy, and effective with the right prompts.
NewsThe 2023 versions of Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are smaller and faster to launch, too.