Day: October 5, 2018

  • At the Surface Event, Microsoft confirmed the RTM build of Windows 10 October Update following which the update was made available for the public. While Microsoft has planned a phased rollout, users have started getting the October Update. One of the highlighted features of the new update is Your Phone. The app will allow users to sync their Notifications (under development), Messages and Photos directly from Android/iOS to Windows 10 PC. This will allow them to transfer photos or send messages without touching their smartphones. The feature looks to be a hit as Your Phone Companion App is #1 trending app on the Google Play Store. MSPowerUser This to me is the highlight of 1809.
  • Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 October 2018 Update appears to be broken for some users. The users have explained that Edge and other apps might not connect to the internet after upgrading the PCs to Windows 10 October 2018 Update. “For example, Microsoft Edge is unable to connect to any websites, displaying the message, ‘Hmmm…can’t reach this page’. Apps like Mail, Calendar, and News are not working properly,” a user writes on Microsoft forum. It’s not a widespread issue as the bug seems to be impacting the devices that have the IPv6 connection disabled. It’s a unusual behaviour and Microsoft has acknowledged it in a forum post. Windows Latest Well according to Microsoft that must be 330,000,000 people affected since they claim to have that many people on Edge.
  • Although Windows 10 feature updates undergo a lot of testing via the Windows Insider program, it’s only once a new update gets released that any major unresolved problems come to light. The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is set to begin rolling out officially next week, but anyone can install it now via Windows Update, and of those who have, a growing number have reported that the upgrade has wiped their personal files. According to reports on both Reddit and Twitter, some users have found that the upgrade wiped files stored in their Documents and Photos folders. I updated my PC on Tuesday and can report that all my files are exactly where they were — thankfully — but complaints are building. BetaNews Microsoft is pushing people so hard to Windows 10 and that’s great but they got to remember with this great power comes great responsibility. They can’t keep making mistakes like this if they want people to move over to Windows 10 and get off old operating systems.