Wunderlist’s creators are back with a nifty new to-do app

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Wunderlist was both full of useful features and whimsical in a way few apps manage. Then, long story short, Microsoft bought it in 2015, morphed it into Microsoft To Do (a very good and much less delightful tasks app), and killed Wunderlist forever. But a group of the folks who made Wunderlist in the first place, led by co-founder Christian Reber, set out to bring its spirit back to life.

https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/13/24071136/superlist-tasks-app-wunderlist-productivity-tool

New York Times sues Microsoft and OpenAI for ‘billions’

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The lawsuit claims "millions" of articles published by the New York Times were used without its permission to make ChatGPT smarter, and claims the tool is now competing with the newspaper as a trustworthy information source. It alleges that when asked about current events, ChatGPT will sometimes generate "verbatim excerpts" from New York Times articles, which cannot be accessed without paying for a subscription.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-67826601

Hundreds of OpenAI employees threaten to resign and join Microsoft

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OpenAI employees signing the letter accuse the company’s board of jeopardizing their work and having “undermined our mission and company.” They also reject the idea that OpenAI was pushing ahead too quickly without concern for safety. “Our work on AI safety and governance shapes global norms,” they write.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/20/23968988/openai-employees-resignation-letter-microsoft-sam-altman

Hell freezes over, MS Paint adds support for layers and PNG transparency

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But today Microsoft announced that it is finally adding two features that could make the app a bit more useful for power users: support for Photoshop-esque image layers and the ability to open and save transparent PNGs. The redesigned Paint is rolling out to Windows Insider testers in both the Dev and Canary channels, the two bleeding-edge and less-stable versions of Windows 11. Like other recent app updates, this appears to require Windows 11 and won't be backported to Windows 10.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/09/hell-freezes-over-ms-paint-adds-support-for-layers-and-png-transparency/

Microsoft to detail OneDrive AI plans in ‘future of file management’ event

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Microsoft is holding a special OneDrive event on October 3rd where the company plans to offer a “sneak peek at our AI plans” for the cloud storage service. “The future of file management” event will be live streamed on Microsoft Teams and looks like it will include a redesigned OneDrive interface, alongside new AI-powered search and sharing features.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/6/23861040/microsoft-onedrive-ai-features-october-event