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Tech Recap: Windows 10 Redstone 2, Desktop Bridge, Yoga Book, Help & How-To

Redstone 2 test update for Windows 10 releases, desktop apps coming to the Windows Store, we take a look at Lenovo's Yoga Book, and you learned new tips to get the most out your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft rolls out a new test version of Windows 10 part of the Redstone 2 update. The update brings minor changes and some apps get updated with new features, such as the ability to send and receive SMS and MMS messages on Skype.

Microsoft releases update KB3184143 to stop nagging Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10. So, if you’re still running an older version of the operating system, make sure to install the update as soon as possible.

As new feature updates of Windows 10 release, it’s becoming very confusing to keep track of versions. In a new guide, which will be updated with every new release of Windows 10, goes in details with information to help you know exactly what’s the latest version of the operating system available.

Yes, of course, keeping your computer updated with the latest version of an operating system is a good practice. However, forcing an update of Windows 10 these days can cause more harm than good. In a new guide, I go in details highlighting the reasons why you shouldn’t force a big Windows 10 update on your PC.

Unless you’re a tech-savvy user or a developer chances are that you never heard of Desktop Bridge. This is a new process that Microsoft created to help developers bring their existing desktop apps to the Store. However, this isn’t only a good thing for developers, it’s also good for users and here’s the reason why.

This week I also updated the list of Xbox 360 games that you can play on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility.

Are you looking for a tablet that stands out with innovating technology and beautiful design? Then look no further than the new Yoga Book. Lenovo’s Yoga Book is super thin and beautiful 2-in-1 tablet that lets you sketch and type in the touch panel, and it’s available with Windows 10 or Android.

Help & How-To

Apple officially released version 10.12 of its popular operating system, and this week I added a new guide to help you step-by-step to download and install macOS on your Mac computer.

If you’re a Windows 10 Home user, you may have come across many tutorials to change things in the operating system, but they require to change settings using the Group Policy Editor. The problem is that this is not a feature in the home version of Windows 10, but on a new guide I added this week walks you through the process to install the Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home.

This week, I also added a guide to help you repair Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 documents when they’re damaged. I updated a previous guide that help you set up Opera’s VPN feature, and seeing that ridiculous hack on Yahoo that end up compromising over 500 million user accounts, I published a simple guide to delete your Yahoo account forever.

If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.