This week on 10Alert: Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Windows 10 feature called “Home Hub”, which unlike previous rumors it’s a feature for the operating system, instead of a standalone device. However, Microsoft’s Home Hub will still be a project to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Microsoft released cumulative update KB3201845 for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but it’s currently available for devices enrolled to receive previews of upcoming updates (Release Preview ring). Once the update becomes stable, the company will push it out to everyone running the latest version of Windows 10.
Windows 10 build 14977 is now available for Insiders, but only for mobile devices with a small set of features and improvements.
The Microsoft Store unveils its 12 Days of Deals and unlike previous years you can now preview all the discounts the company will be offering from December 5th through the 16th.
In addition, Surface Studio gets ripped apart by iFixit revealing that the all-in-one computer from Microsoft hides an ARM chip, which is unusual to find on an Intel-based device, and you can only upgrade the hard drive.
Help & How-To
This week you learned a few new tricks on Windows 10, including the steps to stop Windows 10 from trying to install drivers automatically, which can come in handy on an array of scenarios.
We also looked at Public folder on Windows 10, which is one of the quickest and easiest way to share files with users on the same computer or over the network.
Finally, Netflix has added the ability to download movies and TV shows for offline playback, and we looked into the steps to download and how to manage the content you download to optimize storage space and video quality.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.