Here is what’s trending in the tech world this weekend!
Microsoft Considers Naming Next Windows Version 11.1
Microsoft is considering naming its next version of Windows 11.1.
This change in naming convention is likely because Windows 11 has received multiple significant updates since its release in 2021.
Calling the next version of Windows 11.1 would be more consistent with Apple’s naming convention for its operating systems.
Apple uses point releases for iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS, even if it stubbornly sticks to naming macOS releases after locations.
But there are also some drawbacks to calling the next version of Windows 11.1. First, it could confuse users who need to become more familiar with Microsoft’s naming conventions.
Second, it could make it seem like the new version is a minor update. Third, it could break compatibility with the existing software.
The pros and cons of calling the next version of Windows 11.1 are mixed. Microsoft will need to carefully weigh the options before making a decision.
ChatGPT With Voice Now Available To All Users
ChatGPT voice feature is now available to all users on iOS & Android devices.
The feature was previously available to paid subscribers only, but it is now rolling out to all users for free.
ChatGPT with Voice allows users to interact with the chatbot using their Voice instead of text.
The voice feature is still developing, but it can already understand and respond to various prompts and questions.
To use ChatGPT with Voice, open the ChatGPT app and tap the headphones icon. You can then start talking to the chatbot, which will respond in a human-like voice.
WhatsApp Brings Back Sending View Once Photos and Videos to All Desktop Apps
WhatsApp is ever-evolving with new features like passkey support, Whatsapp Flows, and Whatsapp Channels, and now it has announced that it is bringing back the ability to send view photos & videos to all desktop apps.
The feature was removed last year but is now being reintroduced in response to user feedback.
View once photos and videos are a popular feature on WhatsApp that allows users to send sensitive or temporary content that disappears after the recipient has viewed it once.
As a result, users can now send view photos and videos from their desktop computers. To do so, select the “View Once” option when sending a photo or video.
This change will surely be welcomed by WhatsApp users relying on desktop apps to communicate with friends and family.
Ubisoft Blames ‘Technical Error’ for Showing Pop-Up Ads in Assassin’s Creed
A fullscreen pop-up ad appeared in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for some players this week.
The ad was for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Mirage game. Ubisoft blamed the ad on a “technical error” and said it’s fixed.
Players were understandably annoyed by the ad, and many took to social media to express their displeasure.
The company has apologized for the inconvenience and has said that it has taken steps to prevent it from happening again.
This is not the first time that Ubisoft has been criticized for using in-game advertising.
In 2019 the company was criticized for adding in-game ads to Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Ubisoft eventually removed the ads from the game after facing backlash from players.
Ubisoft’s use of in-game advertising will likely continue to be a source of debate. The company must find a way to balance its desire to make money with its desire to keep its players happy.
YouTube Introduces Playables
YouTube Playables is a new feature from YouTube that allows users to play games directly within the YouTube app.
This feature is a collection of casual games that can be played directly within the YouTube app.
The games are designed to be mobile-friendly, quick, and easy to play, and they are perfect for taking a break from watching videos.
The feature is currently in beta testing & is only available to a limited number of users.
However, it is expected to roll out to more users in the coming months.
YouTube Playables is still in its early stages, but it has the potential to be a popular feature.
The feature could help YouTube attract new users and keep existing users engaged for longer periods.
YouTube Playables could also be a lucrative source of revenue for YouTube, as the company could sell in-app advertising and other monetization options.
Sonos to Launch High-End Headphones in 2024
Sonos is set to release its first pair of over-ear headphones in April 2024, as Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported on Tuesday.
The headphones are expected to be priced at over $400 and compete with Apple’s AirPods Max, Sony’s WH-1000MX5, and Bose’s QuietComfort Ultra.
The headphones feature active noise cancellation, Dolby Atmos spatial audio support, and a long battery life.
They will also be compatible with Sonos’ multi-room system, so users can seamlessly listen to music on their headphones with their Sonos speakers.
The launch of Sonos headphones is a significant step for the company, allowing it to compete in a new and lucrative market.
The company’s reputation for high-quality audio products suggests that its headphones will be well-received by consumers.
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