Windows News Recap: New Windows 11 Paint App Featured, iCloud Brings New Password Manager Feature, and More
Welcome to our Windows News recap, where we review the top stories from the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Intel’s Thread Director Technology Could Help Improve Overall Windows 11 System Performance
A new technology from Intel has been announced, called Thread Director, which could help improve the performance of Windows 11. The idea is that the operating system can “put the right thread on the right kernel at the right time”.
Panos Panay offers a cool preview of a redesigned Windows 11 Paint app
A redesigned Paint app for Windows 11 has been teased by Panos Panay, with a short clip offering a mini preview of what might be in store.
here is another one @The Windows 11 first glance. It’s the beautifully redesigned Paint app, coming soon to Windows Insiders. Can’t wait to see your creations! # Windows11 #WindowsInsiders pic.twitter.com/jiKyfqQFUV
– Panos Panay (@panos_panay) August 18, 2021
Apple iCloud Microsoft Store app on Windows 10 and Windows 11 gets new password manager app
Apple has released an update to its iCloud app on Windows which brings a useful new feature to Windows 10 and 11. The iCloud update adds a new password manager, allowing you to access your saved passwords. from iCloud Keychain on your Windows 10 or 11 PC, and import them into Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Windows Hello is currently required for the feature to work.
iCloud for Windows version 12.5 is live with a new password manager app
Access and manage passwords
⬇️ Part of the iCloud app on Windows Store
Works with MS Edge, G Chrome
🔒 Encrypted database, the extension uses an encrypted channel pic.twitter.com/ftZsNCMSL1
– René Ritchie (@reneritchie) August 16, 2021
Microsoft begins testing new features in Windows 10 version 21H2 this fall
Windows insiders are starting to test three new features with Windows 10 version 21H2, as detailed below.
- Added support for WPA3 H2E standards for improved Wi-Fi security
- Windows Hello for Business introduces a new deployment method called Cloud Trust to support simplified password-less deployments and reach a deploy-to-run state in minutes
- Support for GPU compute in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows Deployments (EFLOW) for machine learning and other compute-intensive workflows
It’s all for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows news.