Tech Recap Weekly: Windows 10 previews roll out for PC and Phone, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Xbox One

Microsoft rolls out two preview builds of Windows 10, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book get recovery images, New Xbox One Experience gets a release date, Microsoft Store opens in NYC, and much more.

Microsoft Store open in NYC in this Tech Recap

This week on tech, Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 10576 for PCs and Windows 10 Mobile build 10581 for phones through the Fast ring of updates. These new builds don’t bring many changes, but they include a number of improvements and bug fixes that get both previews closer to the final release.

Furthermore, Insiders who got stuck on the previous build of Windows 10 Mobile, now they can upgrade directly without having to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 first.

Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 became available for purchase this week on the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, and other retailers in the United States and Canada, and follow the launch the software giant made available for download the corresponding recovery images and user guides for the new devices.

As always with new devices, the guys from iFixit got their hands on the brand new Surface Pro 4 and teared it down to give us a closer look inside of the device and to assess how difficult is to repair the tablet yourself — the bad news is that the tablet continues to almost be unrepairable, but the new version is two times more repairable than the Surface Pro 3.

Early this week, Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3 received a new firmware update to address various issues on the devices. And Windows 10 for PCs received two new updates to patch Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, and to prepare the operating system for the next major update.

Microsoft announces that the New Xbox One Experience with backward compatibility to play Xbox 360 games will finally roll out to everyone on November 12th. In addition, the company revealed four new free games that will be available in November for Xbox Live Gold members and noted that starting with November games, all the Xbox 360 games will be playable on Xbox One.

With more than 110 million installs, the software giant says that the time for reserving Windows 10 is over, and it’s now outlining the changes to continue upgrading computers to the new operating system, which also includes a new offer for non-Genuine customers to upgrade with a single click.

New rumor suggests that the next major upgrade of Windows 10, currently known as Redstone, will include changes in Continuum with Apple’s OS X Continuity features, which means that users will be able to start working with apps on their phones and pick up the work on their computers from where they left off, and there is a chance that users will also be able to place calls from their desktop too.

On how-to, this week I added a new guide to help new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 owners fix the Wi-Fi connectivity with a simple workaround.

Finally, Microsoft has opened its largest flagship store in New York City, and I was able to take a bunch of pictures for your enjoyment. All this and more…

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