Microsoft says that the next build of Windows 10 for phones will bring the operating system to more devices, as the first public release only supported six Lumia phones. Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 finally heads over to the Slow ring of updates and the company makes the ISO available for download. This new build also brings Cortana to more countries and new multi-finger and touch gestures are also coming to the operating system. The software giant announces this week that OneDrive will stop being an app and it will just become part of Windows 10. Microsoft reveals that Project Spartan is getting help from Adobe to add new features into the next web browser for Windows, and it’s also partnering with major web entities to make the software more compatible with web technologies. The new web browser will also make use of the new Edge rendering engine exclusively, while Internet Explorer will continue to exist a little longer as is, only to provide legacy support. This week Microsoft makes deal with a number of phone makers to pre-install Office, OneDrive and Skype on more Android devices to further penetrate the usage of the company’s software and services on the mobile market, which is an area Windows has struggled to be relevant for years. Big news this week, the software giant finally finds a suitable name for its apps. Before we used to called them Metro, Modern and even Universal apps, but now Microsoft says that moving forward they will be simply called “Windows apps”, which is a name people will easily recognize and understand what platforms are supported. Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Surface tablet that ditches Windows RT and it may launch later this year. Surface Pro 3 receives important system firmware update, which brings support for enterprise disk encryption, adds new security settings, and brings configurable support for provisioning scenarios. Second Xbox One April system update rolls out as preview adding voice messaging, party chat improvements, and more personalized “What’s On” area. Microsoft also reveals that will be doubling the amount of games, to a total of six, for Xbox Live Gold subscribers for the month of April. Google release Data Saver extension to reduce the data usage in Chrome for PCs, phones, and tablets. All this and more. Welcome to Pureinfotech: Tech Recap edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.

Windows 10 for phones to support a huge number of devices in the next release Telescope lets Windows Phone users access to Periscope, unofficially Data Saver extension for Chrome reduces data usage while browsing the web April Xbox One and Xbox 360 (six) free games with Gold Xbox One April update, part two, available now as preview with voice messaging Surface Pro 3 picks up important system firmware update Twitter launches Periscope, a Meerkat-like live streaming video app Microsoft now refers them as ‘Windows apps’, no more Universal, Modern or Metro Windows 10: Project Spartan will use the new Edge engine exclusively, IE will remain unchanged Microsoft working on Surface 2 successor running full version of Windows Windows 10 build 10041: Download the official ISO files Windows 10 build 10041 (Slow ring) ready for download Microsoft’s Project Spartan opens up to third parties to improve the platform Windows 10 build 10041: How to enable Cortana in supported countries Microsoft to expand Office, OneDrive and Skype to more Android devices Bye-bye app, OneDrive becomes part of Windows 10 Windows 10: New multi-finger trackpad and touchscreen gestures

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