Tech Recap Weekly: Windows 10 gets two updates, build 10512 rolls out to phones, Xbox app secret setting

This week Google creates Alphabet, Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 RT Update 3 date, Windows 10 gets two important updates (KB3081436 and KB3081384), Windows 10 Mobile build 10512 rolls out to Insiders, you can unlock very high quality Xbox One game streaming on the Xbox app, and much more.

Google Alphabet on this Tech Recap Weekly

This week on tech, perhaps the biggest announcement that took the tech community by surprise was Google announcing its new parent company called Alphabet. The move of creating a new company is to allow Google not to lose focus on the core business while expanding in other areas with other companies and avoiding becoming Microsoft.

Early this week, Microsoft confirmed on the updated Windows 10 FAQ page that Windows 8.1 RT Update 3 is arriving sometime in September and it’ll bring a number of improvements, including a new Start menu similar to the Start menu in Windows 10, but it won’t be equal, and the Lock screen will also get updated, but no major changes will be included, and universal apps won’t be part of the update either.

Microsoft promised Windows as a Service and in less than a week the company rolled out two cumulative updates, including KB3081436 and KB3081384, both updates brings bug fixes and a number of overall improvements, but not new features. It’s worth pointing out that Microsoft also already explained that every update for Windows 10 will be cumulative, which means that every update will also include all the previous released patches. However, if your machine received the previous update, then only the new changes will download and install in your system.

While the software giant offers a way to roll back to your previous version of the operating system after upgrading to Windows 10, the option is only available for a month, after that time you won’t be able to go back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

This week, the software maker finally rolls out a new preview for its mobile operating system. This time, the company is releasing Windows 10 Mobile build 10512; the new version brings a number of improvements over the last build, but it does come with a big number of known issues.

Those of you using a Mac computer, Apple this week updated its Boot Camp software to bring official support for Windows 10.
This week, I also added a number of new Windows 10 tutorials to help configure DPI scaling on a multi-monitor setup. In addition, I published a new guide to enable a new hidden feature in the Xbox app for Windows 10 to unlock very high quality for Xbox One game streaming. Finally, I added a new tutorial to help you step by step creating a Windows 10 system image backup to have a way to recover if your computer fail due to a Windows update or system failure. All this and more…

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