As a result of the number of isolated problems with the new version of Windows 10, you should now consider delaying the upgrade until a few cumulative updates rollout to further stabilize the operating system. Reports suggest that Microsoft is currently working on a low-cost version of Surface to compete with the new cheaper version of the iPad. Alongside the new Surface rumor, this week, the Surface Laptop received a second firmware update, and older versions of Windows 10 also received cumulative updates to address a number of issues. In addition, Microsoft published a new standalone update that includes the Intel microcode to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability for a number of processors running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. In gaming, the software giant officially unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which is a new controller designed for users with disabilities. If you’re a Windows 10 tester, build 17672 was released this week in the Fast ring with several minor changes. Even further, HP unveiled its 2018 line of Envy and Elite laptops, desktops, and tablets, and Google announced “Google One,” a new name for its paid storage service that comes with cheaper plans. In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Macro Flowers to refresh your desktop.

Tech tips

This week, you also learned a few new tips on Windows 10, including the steps to enable the ransomware protection option included with the April 2018 Update. Also, Microsoft published a massive PDF document that includes the references for all the commands you’ll ever need when using Command Prompt. 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.