This week on tech, Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 10061 with a bunch of new features and changes for those coming from build 10049. The company also warns several known issues, such as bugs launching desktop programs from the Start menu, issues with the new Mail and Calendar apps, and Project Spartan.
While users got their hands on a new build of Windows 10, a newer build (10064) of the operating system surfaced onto the web, showing very slight improvements.
AMD’s CEO reveals Windows 10 launch date by mistake. So, be sure to mark your calendar for late July.
Microsoft also warns that Windows 10 Technical Preview builds have expiration dates and if you don’t keep up with updates, Windows will stop booting.
Xbox’s Avatars app arrives to Windows 10 and Microsoft details new updates coming to the Xbox app for Windows 10 with features like Game DVR for PC games, screenshots, user profile update, and a lot more. In addition, the next Xbox One update will include Miracast support, voice messages, new power-saving options, and over-the-air-TV.
This week the software giant made available Windows 10 for phones build 10052, but it’s only a minor update to fix a few issues found in build 10051.
It also appears that Windows 10 for phones build 10070 leaked onto the internet showing a new Live Tile arrangement in the Start screen, and a new video published in YouTube show Windows 10 for phones build 12544 running the new version of Word for mobile devices.
The Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health app receive new updates adding new features and improvement to the Microsoft’s health ecosystem. And the software giant brings support for OneDrive and PowerPoint to the Apple Watch.
This week I also shared seven tips to make the Apple Watch a lot less annoying and more useful by simple enabling the necessary features and restricting alerts to specific type of notifications.
We also looked at how to enable transparency video player for YouTube in Google Chrome and Firefox. You also learned how to send Google Maps directions from your desktop to your phone with a single click.
Finally, Google unveils Fi, a new low-cost cell phone service, which launches initially in the United States using the Sprint and T-Mobile networks. All this and more…
Welcome to 10Alert: IT Digest edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
- Windows 10 for phones build 10070 emerges with new Live Tile arrangement
- 7 Tips to make the Apple Watch less annoying and more useful
- How to ‘send directions’ from Google Maps on your PC to your phone
- Windows 10 Technical Preview builds could stop booting soon
- How to get a sneak peek of the new People app in Windows 10 build 10061
- Fi, Google’s low-cost cell phone service launches in the US
- Windows 10 build 10061 known issues
- Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10061 ready for download
- Xbox app on Windows 10 receives massive update and Xbox One gets Miracast support
- Microsoft Band and Health: April update brings new features and improvements
- Windows 10 build 10061 available for download, but it’s a build you can’t install
- Windows 10 for phones build 10052 now available for download as a minor update
- How to enable the new transparent YouTube player in Chrome and Firefox
- Windows 10 Avatars app now available for download from the Store (beta)
- Windows 10 build 10064 surfaced onto the internet
- Windows 10 will launch in late July, AMD’s CEO says