Microsoft Flight Simulator (Weekly Digest)

Weekly Digest: Windows 10, Flight Simulator, Edge end of life, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft Edge legacy will retire in 2021, Flight Simulator releases for PC, Windows 10 gets new Disk Management tool, Surface Pro X gets Eye Contact feature, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft has revealed that it’s planning to end support for its legacy version of Microsoft Edge and support for Internet Explorer 11 across the company’s different services in 2021.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Steam. If you’re planning to get the simulator, you can purchase the standard version for $59.99, the deluxe version for $89.99, and the premium version for $119.99.

Microsoft will handle updates for its Surface Duo, and the company recently revealed that it’s committing to release Android updates for the device for three years.

Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro X received firmware updates. On Surface Book 2, the update is meant to improve Windows Hello experience and fixe processor throttling, while the firmware for Surface Pro X is intended to address security, improve system stability, and enable Eye Contact.

The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge gets vertical tabs navigation, and here’s a closer look at the experience.

The software giant has announced that it’s building a new dashboard design for its upcoming Xbox Series X and a new Xbox mobile app that will better integrate your phone to the social experience on the gaming platform.

Also, updated documentation for Windows 10 unveiled that the company is removing the ability to permanently disable the Microsoft Defender Antivirus using the Registry.

Windows 10 build 20197 released in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program with a new Disk Management tool built into the Settings app.

If you’re planning to build a new computer for gaming or purchase a new laptop or desktop and you don’t know which version of Windows 10 to get, in this guide, you’ll learn the differences to pick the right edition.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Wish You Were Here to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a number of tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including the steps to enable automatic Registry backups and the steps to restore the Registry after an error has occurred.

We looked into the steps to share pages and images using a QR code on Microsoft Edge as well as the instructions to enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in the Chromium version of the browser. If you’re a Google Chrome user, you can use these steps to enable DoH on Windows 10.

Finally, you now know the steps to enable Bluetooth Swift Pair and view installed apps with PowerShell on Windows 10.