Weekly Digest: Floating Cortana UI, Windows 10, Firefox, tech tips

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft is testing a new Cortana user interface that floats above the desktop for the next feature update, which looks and feels very similar to Spotlight on macOS. The new experience isn’t yet officially available for testing, but a Registry tweak starting on Windows 10 build 17040 enables an early preview of the experience.

In addition, the rumor has it that Windows 10 (Redstone 4) will make it super easy and fast to connect Bluetooth devices to your computer with a new feature internally known as Quick Pair.

Windows 10 build 17046 released for testers with PCs enrolled in the Fast ring, and even though, this is a minor update, the new flight introduces a number of new features and improvements.

The guide with everything you need to know about the Windows 10 version 1803 (Redstone 4) has been updated with all the changes until the most recent build released to Insiders.

If you own a Surface Book 2, the recovery image to reset the laptop is now available for download along with the first firmware update that address a number of issues with the laptop.

If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, the software giant announced the four new titles you’ll be getting through the Games with Gold program this December.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Wintertime Sports to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you’ve also learned a number of new tips to get the most out of your Windows 10 device, including the steps to change the drive letter using PowerShell commands.

In preparation to the Redstone 4 update coming in 2018, you also learned to manage sound and microphone settings using the Settings app, and the steps to change the “Near Share” default transfers folder location.

If you’re a Firefox user, or you’re planning to switch, this week, you learn the steps to disable Pocket integration, manage the toolbar Flexible Space, and how to switch to the dark or light theme.

Finally, for Xbox One owners, we also looked at the steps to reset any of the consoles to their factory default settings.

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