This week on Pureinfotech: After mistakenly making the information available, Microsoft announces that it’ll be rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2nd, and not July 29th, as previously assumed. The Anniversary Update is a new major update for the operating system that will roll out to customers as a free update with new features and enhancements.
This week the software giant released two new test versions of Windows 10: build 14376 and 14379, both of these releases contain a slow of bug fixes and improvements, but as we’re getting closer to the Anniversary Update roll out no new features have been added.
If you’re in the Slow ring, or you want to do a clean install of the pre-release version, Microsoft made available the ISO files for Windows 10 build 14366.
For the month of July, Xbox owners are getting four new games through the Games with Gold program, including TRON: Evolution and Tumblestone.
This week we also heard that Microsoft is reportedly adding a new Surface member to the family. It’s an all-in-one PC running Windows 10. There is no much information at this time, but it’s said that the company is planning to release its new Surface AiO next year alongside the new Surface Phone.
If you’re looking for an interesting app this week, you should try the new SiriusXM app for Windows 10. You can listen high-quality radio on any Windows 10 device — that being on your PC, laptop, or tablet –. The app is free, but you’ll need a subscription to access the programming. However, SiriusXM gives you a month trial when you sign up.
Microsoft lure students into buying new Windows 10 PCs by offering free Xbox One when buying a new Surface Pro 4.
Google announced this week that it has figured out the official name of Android N. The next version of the popular mobile operating system will be known as Android Nougat.
Facebook now has two new extensions for Chrome, including “Save to Facebook” and “Share” to make easier for users to bring web content to the social network.
In celebration of The United States Independence Day, the Microsoft Store is having a big sale on Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and other Windows 10 PCs that can save you up to $300.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.
Short takes around the web
Here are a few other things that happened this week around the web.
Microsoft changes Windows 10 upgrade prompt
If you’re a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 user, you probably came across the annoying Windows 10 upgrade prompt, which was very difficult to get rid of. Now a new update makes it clear and easier to either install the upgrade or decline the free offer.
Microsoft pushes final notification to upgrade to Windows 10
Along with the changes in the Windows 10 upgrade prompt, Microsoft is also making a final push to get customers to upgrade to the new operating system. Now the company is rolling out a new update defined as KB3173040 to remind you in full screen that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29, 2016.
The new message will appear throughout the month of July, and it will re-appear if you choose the “Remind me later” button.
You won’t see the message if the following are true:
- You have a recent version of the “Get Windows 10” app installed.
- You have selected the Do not notify me again option.
- Your computer is detected to be incompatible with Windows 10.
- You have previously uninstalled Windows 10 after you upgraded.
- Your Windows 10 installation failed and rolled back.
- You have hidden the “Get Windows 10” app notifications.
- You have disabled the Windows 10 upgrade or you have disabled the offer screen through registry key settings.
The most powerful Surface models come to new markets
Up until now, you were only able to buy a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book with 1TB of storage, Intel’s Core i7, and 16GB of memory in the United States and Canada. Now Microsoft is making available the most powerful model of Surface in 10 additional markets, including Australia, Austria, China, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Germany and Japan to follow later this month.
You can enjoy Google Music and YouTube Red free for four months
Google already offer 90 days for just $1 to try Google Play Music and YouTube Red, but through the 4th of July weekend the offer gets a lot better. The company is now offering four-month free trial of the $9.99 unlimited music and video streaming service, and of course without ads.
Windows Insider Program MVP program
Microsoft introduced this week the new Windows Insider MVP Program. This is the new home for MVPs focus on Windows and Devices for customers. The new program is now available for existing MVPs, but the company will open the doors for new people that want to join in early 2017.
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