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Here is Windows 11’s New Android Phone Webcam Feature in Action

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Microsoft has finally brought the ability to use your phone as a high-quality webcam on Windows 11. The feature is currently available to Windows Insiders only, but it's coming to all users in the next few months. I tried the connected camera feature and was impressed with the streaming quality. Although the streaming is being done remotely, there were no lags or stutters in the video preview. You can use your phone as a webcam in any video conferencing app or within a browser too.
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Windows 11 is Getting March 2024 Update: Advanced Copilot, Photos AI, and More

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Microsoft has announced the March 2024 update for Windows 11, the last update for the 23H2 build. The new update brings several new features including an advanced Copilot with new skills, plugin support, and the ability to resize, dock, and undock the Copilot window. You can also use your Android phone as a webcam on your Windows 11 PC, however, currently Windows Insiders can only access this feature. Besides that, you can erase objects using AI in the Photos app, quickly snap windows with smart suggestions, and more.
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The Photos App Can Erase Objects Using AI on Windows 11 and 10

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Microsoft has released two new AI features to the Photos app on Windows 11 and 10. With Generative Erase, you can remove unwanted objects from images, and the next feature lets you remove the background from images in a single click. Both features are available on all Insider channels. You just have to update the Photos app from the Microsoft Store.
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The New Sticky Notes App on Windows 11 is Here, and It’s Fabulous

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The new Sticky Notes app, integrated with OneNote, is a great tool for users who are looking for a solid note-taking app for Windows 11 and 10. You can dock it on the desktop for permanent visibility, capture screenshots with the source link, color code notes, press the hotkey to quickly open it anywhere in the system, and more. Best of all, you can sync all your desktop notes with your smartphone as well. You can get the new app by joining the Microsoft 365 Insider program in the Beta channel.
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Show Desktop Button Missing from Windows 11 Taskbar? Here is the Fix

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Rather unsurprisingly, Microsoft decided to disable the classic "Show desktop" button on Windows 11 to give space for Copilot. This has irked many Windows users who want to instantly declutter everything on screen through the button. If the "Show desktop" button is missing from the Windows 11 Taskbar on your PC, do not worry. You can enable it right away from Taskbar Settings -> Taskbar behaviors -> turn on "Select the far corner of the taskbar to show the desktop" option.
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Windows 11 24H2: Features, Release Date, and Requirements

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The new Windows 11 24H2 update is going to bring a number of AI features to PC users. It doesn't have the new visual changes that we expected from Windows 12 this year, but you will get AI-powered features like Super Resolution, Cowriter in Notepad, Voice Clarity, Snap Layout suggestions, and more. Microsoft has also added a new CPU restriction for the 24H2 version. However, CPUs launched after 2010 are safe from the cut-off. The 24H2 update is expected to roll out in October.
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New AI Super Resolution Feature Likely Coming to Windows 11

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Windows 11 could have its very own AI Super Resolution feature soon! A new Auto Super Resolution setting has been found in the Windows 11 insider build version 26052. This is similar to DLSS and FSR features that are present in several games today. The feature can be turned on as a default, but also on a per-game basis as per the Windows Insider member who shared images of the Auto SR feature in action.
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Windows 12 is Not Coming in 2024; It’s Windows 11 24H2 Instead

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In an official Windows Insider Blog, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 11 version 24H2 will be this year's annual feature update. It means Windows 12 is not coming this year, as earlier speculated. You will be getting the Windows 11 24H2 update in September or October this year. Additionally, Microsoft says that Windows 11 will follow an annual feature update cadence, which will be released in the second half of the year.
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How to Create and Run a PowerShell Script on Windows 10 and 11

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PowerShell is used by developers and general users alike to automate tasks on Windows 10 and 11. You can use a simple text editor like Notepad to create a PowerShell script. However, for advanced users, PowerShell ISE is recommended as it offers an integrated scripting environment. You can also run the scripts from the GUI interface or from the PowerShell or Terminal window. Bear in mind that you need to change the execution policy to "RemoteSigned" in order to run a local script.
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usb4 80gbps version 2.0 support launched in new windows 11 update

Microsoft Announces Support for USB 4 80Gbps Standard

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Microsoft has just released a new Windows 11 insider update. This latest build 23615 brings support for USB4 (version 2.0) with support for 80Gbps speeds. This is double than the last-generation USB4 (version 1.0) and is touted to be a major upgrade. The Razer Blade 18 which was unveiled at CES 2024 has support for this latest standard.
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How to Check the Windows Version in Windows 11 and 10

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Finding the Windows version on Windows 11 and 10 is quite easy and straightforward. You can open Windows Settings and move to System -> About to find the OS build, edition, and version. Apart from that, enter "winver" in the Run dialog box to view the Windows version details. And if you are interested in using Command Prompt or Powershell to check the Windows version, you can do that too.
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Copilot Key on Windows Laptops Not Mandatory, Says Microsoft

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Microsoft introduced a Copilot key, bringing forward the most significant change to Windows keyboards in a long time. However, many debated on whether or not it will be a hardware requirement. Now, Microsoft has revealed that while it does have a recommendation for where the Copilot key should be, manufacturers are free to choose where they want to implement it. It is also not a mandatory hardware requirement to have the Copilot key.
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10 Best Android Emulators for Windows PCs in 2024

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Earlier, third-party Android emulators like BlueStacks and Gameloop used to rule the roost, but with the introduction of Google Play Games on PC and Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) by Google and Microsoft, things have changed for better. With better optimization from Google and app developers, Android apps run much better on Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Particularly, Google Play Games on PC consumes less memory and offers better performance. However, you can use WSA to use any Android app on your Windows 11 PC. You can also explore other emulators such as LDPlayer, MEmu Play, and Nox Player.
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Microsoft Is Adding an AI-powered Cowriter to Notepad

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A new AI-powered Cowriter feature has been discovered for the Notepad app. It's currently in the testing phase as Microsoft has just added the placeholder in the latest Windows 11 Insider build. The upcoming Cowriter feature will let you rewrite content, make paragraphs shorter or longer, change the tone of the text, and change the format. There is also an "Explain with Copilot" menu in the context menu of the Notepad app. The feature will have a waiting list and a credit system for using the AI tool.
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How to Speed Up Windows 11 and Improve Performance (2021)

How to Speed Up Windows 11 and Improve Performance

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While Microsoft has worked on the performance front on Windows 11, it still runs slower on older hardware. So to speed up Windows 11, we have added a number of vital steps including ways to disable Startup apps, removing bloatware, optimizing Windows 11 settings for better performance, and more. You can also free up disk space and delete temporary files for a faster Windows 11 experience.
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Microsoft Is Adding a New Copilot Key to the Windows Keyboard

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Microsoft has confirmed that it's adding a new Copilot key on the Windows keyboard. It will be placed on the right side of the keyboard next to the Alt key, replacing the Menu key. New Windows 11 laptops with the Copilot button will start appearing later this month, and it will also be featured on upcoming Surface laptops.
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How to Install Windows Package Manager on Windows 10 and 11

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The Windows Package Manager (also known as Winget) is a nifty tool to search, install, upgrade, and remove packages on Windows 10 and 11. You can enable Winget on Windows 10 and 11 by installing App Installer from the Microsoft Store. Luckily, Windows 11 users have Winget pre-installed on their system. We have also added some helpful Winget commands for you to try the command line tool.
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How to Use Windows Sandbox on Windows 11

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Windows Sandbox is a lightweight tool that instantly lets you create an isolated desktop environment on Windows 11. You can test apps and open shady files to analyze the behavior. To use Windows Sandbox, you need to enable the feature from the "Optional Features" window. After that, you can quickly launch this tool from the Start Menu similar to other programs.
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How to Enable Core Isolation’s Memory Integrity Feature on Windows 11

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Memory Integrity under Core Isolation is an important security feature on Windows 11, and you must keep it turned on. You can enable this feature from Windows Security (aka Windows Defender) under the Device Security menu. Apart from that, if the option is greyed out, or you are unable to turn on Memory Integrity, you can uninstall incompatible drivers, update them, or use other fixes to enable it.
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