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Tech Recap: Windows 10 on ARM, build 14986, Help & How-To

Microsoft reveals Windows 10 running on ARM chips, a new Creators Update preview releases for PC, new updates roll out, learn a few new tricks, and more.

This week on PUREinfoTech: During WinHEC 2016 in China, Microsoft announced that is working to bring a full-blown version of Windows 10 that will run on ARM processors. The company even showed off its progress, and here’s the full demo of Windows 10 running on Qualcomm ARM process 820.

Windows 10 build 14986 rolled out to Insiders with PCs enrolled in the Fast ring. The new test preview part of the Creators Update adds various new enhancements to Cortana, such as the ability to turn off your computer using voice commands, and the assistant also gets a new full-screen mode. Build 14986 introduces a new Windows Defender dashboard, and a lot more.

If you’re not planning to install Windows 10 build 14986 on your PC, you can see all the new features and changes on my hands-on video with the Creators Update latest preview. (For details, check out all the new features coming to the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017.)

Cumulative update KB3201845 was first released to those users with PCs enrolled in the Release Preview ring, but on December 9th, the update became available for everyone running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update with a few new improvements and fixes.

Android 7.1.1 rolled out to mobile devices this week bringing a few new features, previously only available for Google’s new Pixel phones, including support of image keyboard, app shortcut, and more.

Help & How-To

This week you learned to close and restart an app on Xbox One. You also learned how Xbox One brings supports for MKV file format to the console.

And we looked at Microsoft’s Clip Layer app to enhance your copy and share functionalities on Android.

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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