Tech Recap Weekly: Windows 10 Redstone, new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 go on sale, Microsoft’s recall

Microsoft delivers a new preview of Windows 10 Redstone to Insiders, more powerful Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 go on sale, Microsoft begins voluntary AC power cable recall for its Surface Pro line, and more.

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This week on tech, Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 build 11102 to the Fast ring of updates without major changes and several known issues that may make some users want to skip this flight.

According to a recent report, the software giant is focus on deliver a much improved version of OneCore for Windows 10 Redstone, which will cause the company to delay many of the features planned for this year update of the operating system until future update.

Microsoft begins the voluntary recall of AC power cables for it Surface Pro line due to fire hazard. While it’s unlikely that the power cable of your Surface Pro device will burst into fire, you can now order a free replacement.

Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 featuring 1TB of storage, 16GB of memory, and Intel’s Core i7 is now shipping in the United States and Canada for $3,199 and $2,699 respectively.

With the new hardware policy changes that Microsoft announced last week, the company is now offering various lists of over 100 Skylake-based PCs supported on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and NEC.

January firmware update arrived this week to Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 bringing a huge number of improvements for the tablets and even the LTE version of Surface 3. Improvements varies on each device, but both updates improve and fix problems with sound, graphics, Wi-Fi adapter, and UEFI BIOS.

Microsoft announces 10 more Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One Backward Compatibility and the company says that moving forward it will announce new titles as soon as they are ready, instead of waiting until a certain day of the month to announcement them.

Continuum for phones will no longer be a feature for premium devices anymore, Microsoft is now lowering the hardware requirements, which will help the company to bring the feature to emerging markets, where sometimes their phones are the main and only computing device.

New rumor suggests, Microsoft will soon unveil the Lumia 650, which it’s also known as the last Lumia, as the company is reportedly already working on the Surface phone, which is likely to debut later this year.

On Windows 10 How-To, this week I added two more guides to help you setup and configure File History on any Windows 10 PC, and we also looked at how to fix the sound problem in Surface 3 running Windows 10. All this and more.

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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.