This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft launched its Surface Duo, a new dual-screen device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of memory and Android, and you can now order the new $1399 gadget from the Microsoft Store.
Alongside the phone-tablet device, the company also made available some new accessories in the Microsoft Store, including a bumper and screen protector to protect the Surface Duo, Surface Slim Pen, Surface Earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, and more.
If you want to learn more about how to use the Surface Duo, the Surface YouTube channel recently published a few videos to get you started. In addition, on September 10, the software giant released the first firmware update for Surface Duo to address several problems with camera, system stability, and calling features.
Microsoft officially confirmed that the Xbox Series X will launch on November 10 with a price tag of $499, and announced that there will be a Xbox Series S variant that isn’t as powerful as the Series X, but it’ll cost $299 and it’ll play next gen games. The Xbox Series S is also expected to launch on November 10.
A new rumor surfaced suggests that Microsoft is building a new small and budget-friendly Surface Laptop, and it’s expected to ship before the end of the year.
Windows 10 version 2004 received a new cumulative update to improve security for input devices, basic operations, and Office apps, and includes an update for storing and managing files. The company also made available updates for older versions of Windows 10, including for version 1909, 1903, and older versions. As part of the September Patch Tuesday rollout, Windows 10 20H2 (preview) received a quality update to address a number of issues. Also, Surface Book 3 picked up a firmware update to fix several issues.
Windows 10 build 20211 released this week in the Dev Channel with some changes and improvements for the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. In addition, the company rolled out a follow up update (build 20211.1005) to test the servicing pipeline.
In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Cactus Flowers to refresh your desktop.
Tech tips roundup
This week you also learned a bunch of new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to enable Remote Desktop using Command Prompt.
We looked into the steps to use the recovery image to recover a Surface Duo when it won’t start.
You now know the steps to set default GPU for apps on Windows 10, and the instructions to uninstall the suite of Office apps.
Also, we looked into the steps to mount and unmount physical drives using the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 to access Linux file systems.