This week on tech, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 expanding the new operating system to the Lumia Icon / Lumia 930 and Lumia 640 / 640 XL. In addition, build 10080 brings support for the HTC’s One (M8) for Windows, which is the first non-Lumia handset to run Windows 10 Mobile preview.
Although, the latest preview of Windows 10 Mobile brings a number of improvements and changes, the company warns of various known issues, including the possibility of users losing MMS messages.
On the desktop, this week a video was uploaded to YouTube unveiling new changes in build 10114 for Windows 10. For example, elements in the Start menu has been relocated, now the full screen version of the Start menu actually looks like the Start screen in Windows 8.1, and there is a new hamburger button to access all the apps and power options. In the build 10114, the Settings apps receive additional tweaks, and there is an updated Insider app with a new fresh UI.
The leaks didn’t stop there, as screenshots of Windows 10 build 10123 has recently surfaced, offering a new look on what’s to come in the operating system. Build 10123 reveals various improvements to the Microsoft Edge browser, including InPrivate browsing, auto fill forms and password save options, and Windows 10 build 10123 includes a new “New Tap” features.Furthermore, Cortana shows up with a new look and “Backup and Restore” feature from Windows 7, makes a comeback in build 10123.
Very important news this week, Microsoft finally announces that Windows 10 will have seven editions, including: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, and Windows 10 IoT.
Microsoft’s Alex Kipman talks in more details about Microsoft’s HoloLens on an interview with Channel9.
Xbox One May system update rolls out to all consoles with voice messaging, new power-saving options, and new party chat improvements.
Continuing with updates, this week was Patch Tuesday, and for May, Microsoft is releasing 13 new updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and various other products. Also, Surface 3 gets the first driver preview to allow users to run Windows 10 preview using the new Intel Atom processor. In addition, Microsoft releases the firmware and drivers pack for Surface 3, in case you need to reinstall the operating system or specific set of drivers.
Finally, this week I published a new unboxing of the Surface 3 video giving you a first look of the device, Type Cover, and Surface Pen. All, this and more…
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- Surface 3 May firmware and drivers pack now available for download
- Surface 3 gets Intel preview drivers to make Windows 10 usable
- Windows 10 build 10114 brings new Start menu and Settings changes
- Windows 10 build 10123 includes tweaks on Microsoft Edge and Cortana
- Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 known issues
- Windows 10 Mobile build 10080 now ready for download with significant changes
- The next Windows 10 Mobile preview likely to arrive today, May 14
- Google Chrome to block extensions not listed in the Web Store
- Here are all the Windows 10 editions coming later this year
- More details about HoloLens unveiled by Microsoft’s Alex Kipman (video)
- Microsoft Patch Tuesday May 2015 brings 13 updates to fix Windows, Office, IE
- Unboxing the Surface 3: The thinnest and lightest tablet ever created by Microsoft (video)
- Xbox One May update rolls out to everyone with voice messages and new power options