Microsoft has revealed a new “ugly” sweater with the Bliss wallpaper from Windows XP

Microsoft has unveiled their latest "ugly" holiday sweater, paying homage to the iconic "Bliss" wallpaper from Windows XP. This follows previous designs that celebrated Windows 95, Windows XP, Paint, the game "Mine Mines," and the beloved Clippy paperclip.

Google drops Calendar app support on Android 7.1 and older

Google Calendar will no longer work on devices running Android 7.1 (Nougat) and older. The latest manifest version of the application has a new line, UnsupportedOperatingSystem__enabled. It contains a message that users need to update their OS to Android 8 (Oreo) or later to continue using the application.

There was a ‘USB Cart of Death’ at Microsoft to debug early Windows versions

Raymond Chen, a developer at Microsoft, provided an explanation of how the "death cart" was utilized to test and improve early versions of Windows by causing the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) with USB devices.
The cart, resembling a mail cart, consisted of over 60 USB devices connected in a daisy-chain configuration. Each device had different types and functions, and when connected to a PC, it would trigger the BSoD.

Some Google Drive users may have lost their files from May to November 2023

In recent months, Google Drive users have reported that files uploaded to the cloud service have been disappearing. In a post on the support portal Google officially confirmed that files from May to November 2023 may have vanished from the storage.

Google will start deleting inactive accounts on December 1st

According to Google, abandoned accounts often have weak or compromised passwords and lack two-factor authentication. Google's analysis revealed that inactive accounts are at least 10 times less likely to have two-step verification compared to active accounts, making them vulnerable to malicious activities such as data theft and unwanted content distribution when compromised.

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