san francisco (Uttam Hindu News): To comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Economic Area (EEA), Microsoft has made several changes to the operating system (OS), which now allows users to choose between providers and access most of these. -Box allows uninstalling apps. As Windows Central reports, the changes include the ability to uninstall the Microsoft Edge web browser as well as remove Bing Search from Windows Search. This joins the growing list of in-box apps that can be removed by users.
Additionally, Microsoft is rolling out an update to the Widgets board that will allow users to disable Microsoft News and Ad Feeds, while maintaining the widgets for those who want to use them. The report notes that the company describes these changes as specific to Windows 11 PCs in the EEA, so it’s unclear whether users outside the region will be able to use them.
These changes will be available in preview on Windows 11 through the Insider Beta channel in the coming weeks, before becoming generally available early next year. Microsoft claims that Windows 11 will be fully DMA compliant by March 6, 2024, by which time many of the same changes will be made to Windows 10.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has introduced a new text-to-speech feature with vision capabilities, which enables users to create talking avatar videos with text input and create real-time interactive bots trained using human images.