Xbox Adaptive Controller on this Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest: Windows 10, low-cost Surface, Xbox Adaptive Controller

In case you missed it, Windows 10 April 2018 Update has problems, a $400 Surface is in the works, Microsoft unveils a new Xbox controller for players with disabilities, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft confirms two additional problems with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). This time, the company acknowledged issues with Solid-State Drives from Intel and Toshiba.

As a result of the number of isolated problems with the new version of Windows 10, you should now consider delaying the upgrade until a few cumulative updates rollout to further stabilize the operating system.

Reports suggest that Microsoft is currently working on a low-cost version of Surface to compete with the new cheaper version of the iPad.

Alongside the new Surface rumor, this week, the Surface Laptop received a second firmware update, and older versions of Windows 10 also received cumulative updates to address a number of issues.

In addition, Microsoft published a new standalone update that includes the Intel microcode to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability for a number of processors running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

In gaming, the software giant officially unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which is a new controller designed for users with disabilities.

If you’re a Windows 10 tester, build 17672 was released this week in the Fast ring with several minor changes.

Even further, HP unveiled its 2018 line of Envy and Elite laptops, desktops, and tablets, and Google announced “Google One,” a new name for its paid storage service that comes with cheaper plans.

In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Macro Flowers to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a few new tips on Windows 10, including the steps to enable the ransomware protection option included with the April 2018 Update.

Also, Microsoft published a massive PDF document that includes the references for all the commands you’ll ever need when using Command Prompt.