Tech Recap: Windows 10 build 9901 download, Microsoft now takes Bitcoin, Xbox One transparent tiles

Windows 10 build 9901 Tech Recap

This week on tech, build 9901, a private version of Windows 10, leaks onto the web on torrent and file sharing sites, allowing users to get a sneak peek of the new features Microsoft is working to introduce in January 2015, during the special press event in Redmond, Washington. Those willing to download the ISO of Windows 10 build 9901, can expect to test Cortana and see new changes for the Windows Store, Settings apps, and numerous changes in the UI.

Also new information revealed early this week could indicate that Microsoft is likely to release Windows 10 in early fall 2015.

Microsoft this week announced that it’s accepting Bitcoin for the purchase of digital goods, including games, apps, movies, and music from the Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows Store.

Although, Microsoft made it clear that it won’t be releasing any more updates for Xbox One in 2014, during a Twitch stream, Microsoft’s Major Nelson, showed a Xbox One dashboard with transparent tiles. Feature we can only assume will be coming on a future update.

This week also, Microsoft began giving away 100 free albums through the Xbox Music app. The giveaway has a limited time, so you should download all the MP3 files as soon as possible. In addition, the company kicked off its 12 Days of Deals promotion, which offers a new technology product each day for a very low price.

This week MSN apps (Sport, News, Weather, Food & Drink, and Heath & Fitness) arrived to iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire OS.

Bing now integrates with Office with a new feature called “Insights”, which allows users to find more relevant information, because Bing search within Office analyzes the text in the document to provide the results.

An update this week to the Surface Hub app for Surface Pro 3, now brings an easy way to disable the Windows button. Windows 8.1 gets native MKV file support. And Microsoft said that users testing Windows 10 preview will be able to upgrade to RTM when available. All this and more…

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