Microsoft brings a big update to Windows 11
Microsoft has released several updates for its Windows 11 operating system, including adding the new Bing search service to the taskbar and adding support for linking with iPhones through the Phone Link feature. However, these features are currently only available for certain participants in the Windows Insider Program.
Microsoft had previously announced that it would integrate OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology into the new mobile version of Bing search, the new preview version of the Microsoft Edge mobile browser, and the Skype service and that it would apply this technology to more services in the future. The new taskbar integrated into the Windows 11 operating system allows users to easily access the Bing search service and conduct searches through natural conversation.
In addition, the addition of the iPhone linking feature to the Phone Link function will be convenient for many Windows 11 laptop users who also use iPhones. Currently, the feature can sync messages, calls, and contacts, but there are still differences compared to the linkage between Mac and iPhone, such as the inability to directly transfer files or respond to group text conversations or send photos in messages.
The new Phone Link feature is currently only available to a small number of participants in the Windows Insider Program and is expected to be officially released after accumulating sufficient feedback and adjustments.
However, there are already many third-party designs on the market that allow iPhones to be more easily linked to Windows computers, and Intel itself provides the Unison feature for laptops with Intel processors and designed to meet the Intel Evo standard.
In addition to adding the new Bing search service to the taskbar and adding iPhone support to the Phone Link feature, Microsoft has also made Windows 11 compatible with more screens designed for visually impaired users and has added a preview of new voice commands for complete voice control of the computer.
Other updates include making it easier for users to access the Notepad function, improving the Microsoft Teams user experience, adding more widget options, and allowing Microsoft 365 apps to be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, making it easier for users to create cloud-based PCs.