This week on 10Alert: Facebook announced that the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps are now available for Windows 10. These apps are brand new and designed specifically to take advantage of the new Microsoft operating system features. In addition, the social network giant also released the official Instagram app, but it’s only available for Windows 10 Mobile.
Only days after dropping one of the biggest build for Windows 10 to testers, the software giant released Windows 10 build 14332 to the Fast ring of updates. However, the new preview part of the upcoming Anniversary Update only contains bugs fixes and a few improvements — nothing more.
Windows 10 build 14328 also reveals that the software giant has already begun integrating Project Rome into the operating system to offer OS X Handoff-like experience to allow users to start a task on a phone and pick up where they left off on the PC and vice versa.
If you haven’t got hands on the new features, you should check the latest hands-on video highlighting all the new features and changes of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Speaking about the upcoming version of the operating system, this week we heard from sources that Microsoft is targeting July as the release date for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Windows 10 version 1511 gets a new cumulative update with a few improvements and fixes, but no new features.
Microsoft announced this week that is now prohibiting users from changing Cortana behaviors to use Google as the default search engine. Moving forward Cortana will only use Bing as the search engine and Microsoft Edge as the default web browser.
If you’re in the market for a new phone, this week you can get a free Lumia 950 when you purchase a new Lumia 950 XL from the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft releases its Word Flow Keyboard on iOS, and if you own an iPhone you can download the app now from the App Store.
Xbox Games with Gold got announced this week, and for the month of May, you will be able to download four new titles for free — two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360.
This week you learned how to use the Opera web browser to protect your online privacy using the new VPN feature, and how to secure the connection even more by preventing the leak of your local and public IP address information into the internet. And we also looked at 4 extensions you can install on Chrome to get fast and free VPN access through Google web browser.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.