And adds support for RTX 4000 cards
Productivity theater: bosses believe workers are less productive at home, according to Microsoft survey
Are you being dragged back to the office?
In context: Does your boss think you spend all day 'working' from home in your dressing gown, taking regular breaks to stuff your face/get drunk/watch Pornhub? They aren't alone in believing that remote work makes employees less efficient. According to a new study from Microsoft, 85% of bosses are convinced that home comforts make staff less productive, and that's causing 'productivity theater.'
It wouldn't be a Windows update without unexpected issues
American companies haven't lost faith in China
In a nutshell: Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 11 2022 update, also known as the 22H2 update, in over 190 countries. It introduces several upgrades and new features to the company's most recent operating system, including an updated Start menu, better search, and a revamped File Explorer. Microsoft is also adding improved security and gaming-focused tools to the OS.
A hot potato: One of the biggest questions surrounding Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is what will happen to the latter's games, especially the popular Call of Duty series. They are fears that it will become exclusive to the Xbox consoles and PC, but at least one person appears to be hoping this scenario will happen: EA boss Andrew Wilson, who says CoD exclusivity would bring more success to the company's Battlefield games.
From only the main story to 100% completionist
"Click-To-Run" promises four-second updates that you won't even notice most of the time
This is starting to feel like Nvidia and Arm
In a nutshell: Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is expected to face increased scrutiny from regulators in the UK and Brussels after the company failed to address concerns that the deal is anti-competitive and will prevent rival consoles and cloud gaming/subscription services from accessing Activision Blizzard games.
One-time purchase and get Office 2021 for Windows or Mac
A new way to add more features to Windows
Screen Ruler, Quick Accent and the anticipated Text Extractor to copy text from an image using OCR are the new utilities found on Microsoft PowerToys version 0.62.0. Free to download here.
Initial tests of the controversial devices have proved successful
A tool that helps users could also help hackers
The new plan is live in Ireland and Colombia
Regulators are worried about not just consoles, but also subscription services
The Xbox Series X remains at $499 for the time being
Dedicated OCR tool comes to Windows
There's no such thing as a free lunch
It wasn't Clippy, even though he did come out of retirement last year
A redesigned Task Manager, Start Menu changes, touch improvements, and more
No mention of current-generation numbers, though
Microsoft thinks Sony is afraid of Game Pass, says Call of Duty has plenty competition
Only some CPU series were affected