Microsoft's Your Phone can mirror your Android apps in Windows 10

Microsoft's Your Phone can mirror your Android apps in Windows 10

Generally speaking, if you have automatic updates installed, the Windows 10 October 2018 update will start going out in waves on October 9. It'll become more widely available October 9, according to ZDNet.

As such, Microsoft has now put a block on afflicted machines being offered the Windows 10 update, although users can push things through if they really want to.

The update can also be found via Microsoft's early adopter program, Windows Insider, if the Slow Ring cadence is selected, and the company's Visual Studio Subscriptions, and Software Download Centre.

Users will get a notification when the update is downloaded on their device and ready to be installed. If you're dying to have it now, though, you can go into your PC's settings and have it check for updates, per the instructions from Microsoft here. The Windows update adds DirectX Ray-Tracing support, finally giving those newfangled cards a proper reason to exist.




The Update Assistant is an official program by Microsoft to update older versions of Windows 10 to newer versions introduced by feature updates. The Windows screenshot tool has received an update, and there's a new dark mode for Files Explorer.

The ever useful Snipping Tool gets the axe in Windows 10 version 1809, but picks up a replacement called Snip and Sketch, which provides additional functionality not seen in the original Snipping Tool.

And if the storage device in your PC has less than 10GB of space left, be aware that you'll need to delete some files to make room. Once you select Windows 10 and your download language, you'll be given the option to obtain either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Of course you have to jump into Microsoft's ecosystem with their own to-do lists, Edge browser, and Bing, but if you're willing to make that jump it's a great alternative to the default Google ecosystem on Android. Of course you can use Ctrl+V in the same way, but Windows+V displays a new panel, powered by Windows Timeline. Click See photos and you can start to browse through the photos you have taken recently - you can click a photo to open it, or right-click to copy or share via the context menu.

It can also tell you which apps are using the most battery on your laptop.

. You're now able to use it with a digital pen thanks to the latest update.

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