This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 14905, which is the second test version of the operating system part of the “Redstone 2” update. The update doesn’t bring new features, but it improves some aspects of Windows 10 for PC and Mobile.
In addition, early this week, I added a new hands-on video highlighting the changes and improvements on Windows 10 build 14901 for PC.
Cumulative update KB3176932 released to Windows 10 for devices enrolled in the Windows Insider Preview program. Update that will eventually roll out to everyone who installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
On August 16th, the software giant finally rolled out the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile. However, the update is only available for a small number of phones. If you’re part of the testing program, you’ve already seen all the new changes.
Microsoft announced this week that is planning to release an update next year that will make every mainstream PC ready for virtual reality and augmented reality by integrating the Windows Holographic shell into Windows 10.
The software maker also unveiled the changes included on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that improves many DPI scaling issues to prevent blurry text and incorrect element rendering on high-resolution displays.
Help & How To
On Help & How To, this week you learned a lot of new tricks, including a new way to reinstall Windows 10 without bloatware.
You also learned that disabling the “Windows Auto-Tuning” networking feature doesn’t fix a slow internet connection, and you should probably turn the feature on again if you disabled it.
If you’re not in the US or UK, you now know a great trick to enable Cortana on your Xbox One no matter where you’re located.
You can now play music in the background while playing Xbox One games, and on a new guide, you learned how to use the feature. And now you also know how to deal with the system error E203 on your Xbox One.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is known to be still a little buggy, and if you’re experiencing freezing issues, you can now try the Windows Self-Healing Tool to resolve the problem.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.
Tech news around the web
Here are a few other things that happened this week around the web.
Microsoft brings PowerShell to Linux and macOS
Microsoft announces that is open-sourcing its powerful scripting tool, PowerShell, making available on Linux and macOS operating systems.
Google Duo video chat app arrives
Google Duo is a new video chat app that aims to compete with Apple’s FaceTime, and it’s now available for Android phones.
Windows 7/8.1 to get cumulative updates just like Windows 10
Microsoft announced this week that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be getting monthly cumulative updates starting October 2016. The new move will make easier for users to install the latest patches into the operating systems. The new roll out means that you’ll only need to download one update, instead of one update for each patch.
Xbox Wireless let you connect the controller to your PC without dongle
Yes, you can connect your Xbox One Wireless Controller to your PC in a number of different ways, and even the new controller lets you use Bluetooth to connect. However, Microsoft has now created a new “Xbox Wireless Adapter” that can easily be integrated inside computers. Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is the first PC including the new feature, but the company plans to partner with more manufacturers in the future.
Microsoft launches Surface NFL Type Covers
If you own a Surface tablet and you’re a football fan, you can now pick from 32 Type Cover designs featuring NFL team logos. The new Type Covers are available for Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 for $159.99.