The same version of Windows 10 also received a new cumulative update KB3176925 to fix a few bugs and add new improvements before the August 2nd release. After a few months, Surface Pro 3 finally gets a new firmware update, which addresses some battery life issues, and includes some updated device drivers. However, it’s still unclear whether the July 2016 firmware update for Surface Pro 3 addresses the Simplo battery issue users have reported. In addition, Microsoft has announced that the new Xbox One S will be available for purchase on select markets on August 2nd. The company also unveiled the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 bundled with a custom design, which is available for pre-order now. The free upgrade Windows 10 offer for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will end on July 29th. However, if you’re not ready for the new operating system, in this video tutorial you’ll learn a simple trick to upgrade after the promotional offer ends. Microsoft is offering a great deal on over 240 eBooks. Similar to previous years, the company is now offering hundreds of books on Windows 10, Office 365, PowerShell, and many more for free. Just click download and enjoy! No catch. This week, I added a few new guides to help users permanently remove OneDrive from Windows 10. You also learned to remove Store apps from your app library on Windows 10 to have a more manageable list of apps and games. Twitter is now making it a lot easier to get verified, and this week I added a guide to help you send your request to get the blue badge on your account. If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.

Short takes around the web

Here are a few other things that happened this week around the web.

OneNote gets new inking effects

A new version of OneNote begun to roll out with new inking effect like rainbow, galaxy, gold, and silver — just to make your notes more fun. Then the OneNote Web Clipper gets updated with new preview, support for YouTube and Vimeo embedding, highlight text, and a bunch other small improvements. For more details, check the Office Blog.

Intel’s makes available its 7th processor generation

Early this week, during a conference call Intel confirmed that its 7th processor generation, Kabe Lake, is now shipping to manufacturers. The company notes that Kaby Lake processors are based on the previous Skylake architecture, as such customers won’t see a significant physical change in the processor. However, Intel has managed to boost performance and add new features in a relatively small piece of silicon. Kaby Lake processors are based on 14-nanometer architecture, and it’ll improve graphics performance, better 4K video and native USB 3.1 support, and a lot more.

Windows Store apps on Xbox One

Microsoft finally brings Windows 10 apps to Xbox One. Ahead of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update a number of Reddit users (1) (2) has been spotting a few Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps in the Store for Xbox One, including Netflix, Hulu, and the Weather app. The apps are not yet available for download, but they will be soon when the Anniversary Update rolls out.

France doesn’t like Windows 10 tracking users

It’s not a secret that services and software track user activities to make their products better or target customers with ads. However, it seems that Microsoft is crossing the line in France. The France’s data protection commission has recently ordered Microsoft to halt collecting excessive user data. Now the company has three months to comply with the French privacy law.

Microsoft introduces Steam for business

Microsoft Steam is a new service for business that allows anyone in the company to share videos with other employees. The new service is available now for those on Office 365 Business. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.