The Recap: Office 2016 apps, Windows 10, Spartan, Xbox One

Tech Recap: Universal Office 2016 apps

This week on tech, Microsoft releases the first preview of its touch-optimized version Universal apps, part of Office 2016; now anyone running Windows 10 can download and test Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The software giant practically confirms that Windows RT is dead on the water, when it announced early this week that it is no longer manufacturing the Lumia 2520 running Windows RT.

The company also announces that it will offer Windows 10 free for the newly released Raspberry Pi 2.

This week Windows 10 Technical Preview gets an update KB3036140 bringing a bunch of bug fixes and improvement, such as improvements on the Start menu, fix error 0x8E5E0E2 while installing apps, prevent system crash and a lot more.

Xbox One receives the February system update with many changes. In this new update, Xbox One consoles will get tile transparency, new game hubs, party chat has been updated, there is a live TV major update, and the wireless controller gets firmware update fixing bugs and it also offers faster connection to the console.

The Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is rolling out soon and Microsoft confirms that the preview will include a rollback feature and support for 512MB of RAM devices. Also new leaked screenshots from Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones build 12493 show a bit more about what’s coming to Windows Phone.

Project Spartan web browser shows up on leaked version of Windows 10 build 10009 giving us a new glimpse of the new Microsoft’s internet software.

Microsoft offers $50 discount to purchase an Xbox One with Kinect, now for a limited time customers can get an Xbox One console bundled with Kinect for $449.

Microsoft will bring Cortana to Office through a new app called “Work Assistant” and releases a Picturesque Lock Screen app for Android.

This week you learned to configure Windows Update in Windows 10, how to configure Cortana for non-native speakers in Windows 10, I talked about why you shouldn’t install the preview version of Microsoft next operating system, and finally you learned how to uninstall Windows 10 if it’s causing issues or you just want to opt out of the program. All this and more…

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