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Tech Recap: Windows 10 updates, Cortana everywhere, Help & How-To

Windows 10 and Xbox One received new updates, Cortana coming smart appliances, you can now experience Xbox games on VR, and you learned why SSD degrade performance and a bunch new tips.

This week on PUREinfoTech: Microsoft rolls out a new cumulative update (KB3206632) for Windows 10 addressing a number of issues, including the one that was causing network connectivity problems.

Xbox One also received an update adding faster download speeds for games and apps — this comes in addition to various other new improvements.

You can now stream Xbox One games to Oculus Rift VR headset thanks to the new Xbox One Streaming app, which lets you play games on a gigantic virtual screen.

Cortana will soon be everywhere, as Microsoft has unveiled its plans to bring its digital assistant to Windows 10 IoT devices, including fridges, toasters, and thermostats.

On a related news, Microsoft has already announced that no new test preview builds will release until next year.

Help & How To

This week for the second time in a year Yahoo reported yet another hack that compromised over 1 billion accounts, and if you happen to have an account you should consider deleting it or follow the necessary steps to protect it.

Are you looking to stream content to other devices in the network? Then use this guide to turn your PC into a DLNA media server on Windows 10 without additional software.

Virtual reality is now a trend and the Windows 10 will include this technology built-in with the Creators Update, but will your PC be able to handle the new experience? If you want to find out, check out the minimum tech specs required to support VR on Windows 10.

Solid-state drives slow down performance over time, and in this guide, you learned the reason why and what you can do to keep your SSD at top speeds.

Additionally, you now know the steps to configure your computer to sign-in automatically into Windows 10 bypassing the Lock screen.

The Mail and Outlook app don’t include an option to create and share a calendar with other people, but if that’s something you need to do, in this guide, you’ll learn the steps to create and share an Outlook.com calendar, which you can also sync across applications.

And we also looked at the steps to make Chrome Material Design UI a little smaller to get more screen real estate to fit more content, and how to bring back the light theme for incognito mode.

If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.

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