Microsoft Announces October 2018 Update for Windows 10 IoT

Microsoft Announces October 2018 Update for Windows 10 IoT

Microsoft Announces October 2018 Update for Windows 10 IoT

The first devices to see the feature are the newly announced Surface machines which were revealed in NY yesterday.

We don't know when that Android mirroring feature will arrive (we're still waiting on Sets, something Microsoft previewed a year ago), but the Your Phone app is readily available on the October Windows 10 update.

Through a series of publications on its official blog the company, of course, the tech giant Microsoft, Your Phone application was one of the novelties included in the October 2018 update for Windows, as we told earlier. Your Phone app is a neat medium to mirror your phone on your Windows 10 PC.

To get the final build of the new update, head to Windows 10's Settings Update & Security Windows Insider Program and click the "Get Started" button. The new feature will let you jump from your PC's edge browser to the scroll through the same content on your phone and vice versa and also works with documents.

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.

On linked iPhones meanwhile, users will be able to surf the web on their phones then send webpages to their Windows PCs to continue your experience on the larger screen. Now, Android users can install the Microsoft Launcher app, and access that same Timeline, so you can find the website or Office 365 file you wanted.

Oh, one more thing.

Windows 10 already keeps a record of everything you copy, including text and images, with the Clipboard feature.

Windows Security now has been improved where now it can now easily understand current threats, more improvements in the controlled folder access, new device health assessment, windows Account Protection improvements, more complete view of our security and a Fluend Design refresh. DXR also gives all game developers access to Nvidia's RTX hardware support of ray-tracing, according to Nvidia, so it's possible we might see the list of now confirmed RTX-enabled games start to grow.

All in all, it's a reflection of Microsoft's recognition that, without a viable phone platform of its own, it needs to integrate tightly with the iPhones and Androids of today to stay relevant. "With the first few titles powered by DirectX Raytracing just around the corner, we're about to take the first step into a raytraced future".

If you want to hold fire before upgrading, check out TechRepublic's guide to how to defer the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

To update your PC, you can simply check for new updates using Windows Update, or you can wait for the monthly Patch Tuesday implementation and you'll get it eventually.

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