Telex: Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses, Wikipedia is getting a makeover, Twitter Blue available on Android

– Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses. According to notices posted on the Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Workstation pages on the firm’s site, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 10 downloads on January 31. Clearly, it will no longer be possible to purchase a Windows 10 license, except from third-party resellers of existing licenses. This means that in the future, Windows 11 will be the only operating system that Microsoft will allow purchases. January 31, 2023 will be the last day this Windows 10 download will be offered for sale. The OS will remain supported with security updates that help protect PCs from cyber threats until October 14, 2025, the Windows 10 Home and Pro product pages say.

– Wikipedia is getting a makeover. At first glance, the changes are far from obvious. Yet there are. The Wikimedia Foundation has unveiled changes to the desktop version of its open online encyclopedia, an update that spans more than a decade and caps three years of development. First, we note that the top logo has been made smaller. The Article and Discussion tabs have now been moved below the article header. When searching, users will also see a small sample of the main article image. The page is also more customizable with the introduction of a collapsible table of contents to instantly scroll through different sections of an article. This feature will scroll down the page. Other equally subtle changes were made to the header and a few other widgets set to scroll with the user, to make it easier to see which page you’re currently reading and find another page. Finally, the language selection bar is now also at the title level, making it easier to switch to another language version of Wikipedia in the middle of the page.

– Twitter Blue available on Android. The social network is expanding its paid subscription to Twitter Blue on Android after launching it on iOS. For now, the service is only valid in six countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Individuals will have to pay $11 per month if they purchase the Twitter Blue plan via Android or iOS. Those who subscribe through a web browser will pay $8. Users who choose to pay annually get a rebate of a few dollars, and will pay $84 per year or $7 per month. As a reminder, Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue version includes features such as the blue verification mark, 60-minute video downloads, and priority ranking in replies in a conversation. They also benefit from the thread reader and a tweet editing function, as well as custom icons and themes.

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