Here is the top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Microsoft is bringing Co-pilot to Windows and other popular services
At its annual Microsoft Surface event, Microsoft announced that it is incorporating its AI tool Copilot to Windows 11 and its all-other popular services like Edge, Bing, Outlook and Microsoft 365. Copilot will make a debut on all these platforms on 26th September. Following this integration, users can use Copilot for fulfilling variety of simple and complex tasks. For instance, users can use Copilot to help them write an email in Outlook, create a presentation in PowerPoint, or design a website in Edge. Additionally, it can also be used to generate creative content like poems, stories and scripts as well as translating text in over 200 languages. Microsoft has claimed that it has built this AI tool keeping in mind the privacy and security of its users.
Apple releases emergency updates to fix new Zero Day vulnerabilities
Apple on Thursday released emergency security updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watch OS to fix three new zero-day vulnerabilities. Two of these vulnerabilities were located in WebKit browser engine and the third one was located in the Kernel framework. Before releasing the latest security patch, Apple has released many updates to fix zero-day vulnerabilities since the beginning of this year. Hackers are known to exploit the zero day vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code on affected Apple devices and then take control of the devices and steal the precious data. Zero day vulnerability is a new phenomena in the hacking world where vendors and developers are largely unaware about the security flaws in the software unless it is spotted by security researchers.
YouTube to add more AI feature for making better videos
YouTube on Thursday announced that it is adding more generative AI features to YouTube Studio that will eventually help creators in creating better quality videos. Among all the features, particularly two features stand out the most. First is the AI-powered music search that will help creators find the perfect music for their videos. Creators can search for music by mood, genre, and even specific keywords. The second feature is AI-powered dubbing that will help creators add dubs to their videos in different languages and eventually help them in reaching to the global audience. Although these features are still in beta stage, they are expected to be released to all creators in the coming months.
X is closing down Circles
X, previously known as Twitter, is all set to pull the plug on Circles feature on October 31, 2023. Circles was a feature that allowed users to share posts with a limited group of people instead of all of their followers. X has not given a specific reason for shutting down Circles but its lack of traction and popularity could be one of the reasons. Following this decision, users will no longer be able to create new posts that are limited to their Circle, nor will they be able to add people to their Circle. Users may even consider downloading their Circle data before the feature gets officially shut down. They can do this by going to their Circles settings and clicking on the “Download Circle Data” button.
GitHub Passkeys now available to all users for Passwordless sign-ins
GitHub announced on Thursday that its passkeys are now generally available to all users. GitHub had introduced passkey support in July as part of a public beta passwordless authentication push. Back then only limited number of developers were able to access it. To use passkeys with GitHub, you will need to register a passkey on your device. Once you have registered a passkey, you can use it to sign in to GitHub without having to enter a password. Passkeys are a new form of passwordless sign-in that is more secure and convenient than traditional passwords. The passkeys are so secure that even if hackers have been able to gain access to your device, they still won’t be able to steal it. As a result, all the data of your device will remain 100% safe.