Did not have time to follow the news yesterday? Here is what marked Thursday, October 29: the new certificate of displacement during confinement, Trump which gives way to Huawei and Microsoft which is preparing an update of Windows 10. To not miss any news, consider subscribing to the Frandroid newsletter.
Certificate of movement during confinement: form on smartphone, PDF, Word and the TousAntiCovid application
That’s it, since last night, the second confinement has entered into force on the whole of French territory. As last March, people who wish to travel exceptionally, and for valid reasons, will have to complete a travel certificate. This can be done on plain paper or printed, but also filled out directly from your smartphone with the export in PDF format. Small novelty for this reconfinement, the TousAntiCovid application will allow direct access to the certificate. A way for the Government to highlight its application for monitoring contact cases.
Huawei breathes: the US embargo slackens a bit
Huawei has been in trouble for a year and a half. The Chinese manufacturer, victim of the American embargo, can no longer use Google services, but is also limited for the supply of the various components of these smartphones. Finally, good news fell on Thursday, since we learned that the Trump administration had dropped ballast. From now on, Huawei will again be able to supply itself with chips, as long as they are not linked to 5G. Huawei will thus again be able to obtain supplies from ARM for its Kirin chips, and from Sony for its photo sensors.
Windows 10 ++: Microsoft is working on a design overhaul for 2021, codenamed “Sun Valley”
It has now been more than five years since Microsoft launched the last major version of its operating system, Windows 10. If the publisher intends to remain on the same version in the future, it would however foresee a leap forward in the next months: Windows 10 ++. This would actually be a major change to the Windows user interface, be it the Start menu or File Explorer. The idea would be to make the whole system much more coherent. The update is reportedly scheduled for late next year.