Windows Dev Kit 2023

Weekly Digest: Windows 11 updates, Mac mini-like PC, tech tips

In case you missed it, Microsoft launched a new mini-PC, Windows 11 received a lot of updates, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech, Microsoft launched a new Mac mini-like PC called the “Windows Dev Kit 2023,” a mini-computer running on an ARM processor to allow developers to build ARM-based apps, but anyone can purchase it.

The company started to discontinue the OneNote app for Windows 10 in favor of the legacy OneNote, which includes new features and improvements. Also, the software giant updated the processor support list for Windows 11 to include the new chips from Intel and AMD.

If you are an Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass member, during the month of November, you will get the Praetorians HD Remaster and Dead End Job games for free as part of the Games with Gold Program.

This week, the Windows team has made available a bunch of updates, including the Windows 11 build 25231 in the Dev Channel with a few improvements, fixes, known issues, and an updated version of the Phone Link app, which now makes it easier to connect to your phone’s hotspot. Windows 11 builds 22621.875 and 22623.875 (KB5018486) were released in the Beta Channel with various fixes but no new features.

The original release of Windows 11 received the update KB5018483 (build 22000.1165) with non-security fixes and improvements that will release during the next Patch Tuesday. The update KB5018496 (build 22621.755) was also rolled out in the stable channel as a preview for Windows 11 22H2 with various fixes, including the Task Manager option to the Taskbar context menu. Furthermore, Windows 10 build 19044.2193 (KB5018482) was released as a preview for versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 with many fixes and improvements.

Windows 10 22H2 recently became available, and shortly after the release, the company published the current known issue with the new feature update.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the different ways to uninstall apps and change the account profile picture on Windows 11. 

We looked into the steps to install Hyper-V on Windows 11 Home, different ways to close apps when they are not responding and are stuck, and how to enable dark mode on Windows 11.

You now know the steps to disable hardware acceleration on Google Chrome, remove a static TCP/IP network configuration, and the different ways to find your IP address on Windows 11.

On Windows Terminal, we looked into the steps to change the background image. Also, on Xbox, you now know the steps to shut down the console completely from the settings or power menu by changing the Power settings and the steps to disable the startup sound on Xbox Series X, S, and One.