This week on 10Alert: Microsoft introduced Windows 10 build 14946, which is another test version of the Redstone 2 update. The new update includes a few new features and improvements over the previous release. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this rollout was the “Windows 10 version 1703” notation found in one of the new policies, which indicates that Microsoft plans to launch the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update in March 2017.
If you missed this flight, you can catch up on all the new changes for build 14946 on the new Windows 10 hands-on video.
Microsoft also rolled out cumulative update KB3194798 for Windows 10 version 1607 adding a number of fixes and improvements to the most current version of the operating system for PC and Mobile.
This week, an early preview of the Paint app for Windows 10 leaked onto the web giving us a glimpse of what to expect of the app that has been part of the operating system since Microsoft introduced a graphical user interface.
While the software giant said that doesn’t have intentions of releasing a new version of its now discontinued fitness tracker. Leaked images show that the company was working on a Microsoft Band 3 that included features like waterproof, blood pressure tracking, and RFID.
On October 11th, Gears of War 4 finally launched worldwide and to celebrate Microsoft has created a number of Gears of War 4 themed products, including Xbox One S console and accessories.
Instagram app is now officially available on Windows 10 PC and Mobile, and you can download it from the Store, but you can only post new images on devices with touch-enabled display and back-facing camera.
HP launched the new Envy All-in-One 27 PC with an elegant design, super-narrow bezel and thin display with a 4K resolution model coming soon.
Help & How To
Although you should only install modern app from the Windows Store, there will be time when you’ll need to install apps from different sources. As such, this week I added a new guide to install unsigned Windows 10 apps using PowerShell.
If you use a Windows 10 PC as your media center to watch TV shows online, it can be annoying when you have to hear loud commercials. Thankfully, you can normalize the sound volume of Windows 10 by enabling a simple feature, and in this guide you can see how to do it.
This week I also added a new guide to import Gmail, iCloud, and Exchange contacts to Windows 10.
If you can’t wait until Google Assistant becomes available on your phone, I also added a new set of instructions to trick Android Nougat into thinking your phone is a Pixel device that let you access to the Google Assistant on any phone.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.