Internet Explorer 12 seems not to be part of the current leaked version (9834.0.140908-0936.FBL_PARTNER_EEAP), however new information surfaced this week details that IE12 is in the works and Microsoft is planning a brand new look for the internet software and extensions like Chrome are also coming. New report early this week claims that obtained confidential Microsoft internal document points out that Microsoft is gearing up to abandon the “Nokia” and “Windows Phone” brands from advertisements by the holiday season, opting to simply Windows. Microsoft also this week announced that is rebranding the collection of Bing apps to “MSN apps” and it’ll be porting all the apps to Apple’s iOS and Android. Xbox One October system update will bring a lot of improvements for consoles without Kinect, like double-tapping the Xbox button to launch Snap Center, Friends and Messages apps received a few changes too. You can now “record that” by double-tapping the Xbox button and pressing (x), the media player app support network streaming from home servers and now you can also play MKV files. Microsoft details the next Lumia update, Denim, which will include Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and additional features exclusively to Lumia devices. Intel released a new driver early this week, which you can install in Surface Pro 3 resulting on an up to 30% performance improvement. Surface Pro 3 also gets a new firmware update to finally improve the wireless connection and fixes thermostat icon on boot. Windows 8 and various other products, including Internet Explorer 11 received its Patch Tuesday this week fixing a total of 42 vulnerabilities. Finally OneDrive gets updated and get file upload support up to 10GB, lifting preview 2GB limit, and adds super-fast syncing. I detailed how Windows as a Service might work in Windows 9, and HP Stream laptop gets priced at $299 to compete with Chromebooks. 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 9: notification center shown in action from leaked build 9834 (video) Windows 9: Storage Sense appears in leaked build 9834 Windows 9 Start menu: second video from leak shows more details Windows 9’s virtual desktops demonstrated on video Windows 9: first evidence of Cortana spotted in leaked build 9834 Leaked Windows 9 video demos new Start menu fully ‘Windows as a Service’: how does it fit in Windows 9 (Threshold) Internet Explorer 12 brings new look and extensions like Chrome Windows 9 Technical Preview build 9834 leak: analyzing the features within Windows Technical Preview first screenshots leaked ahead of release Microsoft to distance from Nokia and Windows Phone brands to simply Windows and Lumia OneDrive increases file upload limit to 10GB and adds faster syncing HP Stream to cost $299: not so cheap for a Chromebook killer Microsoft Patch Tuesday September 2014 brings a total of 42 fixes for Windows, IE, .Net, and Lync Surface Pro 3 gets firmware update to fix Wi-Fi and thermostat icon on boot issues Lumia Denim: complete list of features coming to Windows Lumia phones Surface Pro 3 gets 30% performance boost with new Intel driver Microsoft details Xbox One October update: improvements without Kinect Bing apps rebranded to MSN apps and they’re coming to iOS and Android tool

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