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Starting today, Windows Update will never interrupt your games again

04 October, 2018, 14:43 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update Available Today

Microsoft has officially released the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, bringing with it official support for DirectX Raytracing when coupled with compatible hardware - along with, for some reason, a pair of noise-cancelling headphones.

It's similar to Samsung's SideSync (but much more basic) or the open-source scrcpy display server. With You Phone, users of the latest Windows 10 release and Android mobile devices can enjoy easy cross platform access to media and texts.

A new app called Your Phone offers functionality similar to what OSX provides iPhone and iPad users in the Apple ecosystem. So there's plenty to do. Additionally, you can now have multiple items held on the clipboard and can choose which gets pasted into your document or entry field by using Win+V.

To date the Your Phone app has had various names, but has been underwhelming. Microsoft has been talking for a while about DirectX-level support, and the new Windows update delivers. It will also allow you to view, send and receive texts from your Android phone to your PC.

After downloading the tool, run it to upgrade your computer to the latest version of Windows 10.

Not everyone is a fan of Windows 10's frequent updates, which over the years have triggered show-stopping bugs on some PCs.

This is a nice little addition that gives you more control over what's using up your Windows 10 laptop's battery life.

HDR is created to bring better contrast and colours to content that supports it. Windows 10 was meant to support it, but it rarely worked properly. To further minimize disruption (in case your system is updating overnight), Windows also silences audio when it wakes for Windows Updates.

Naturally, support for the new tech is limited, with only three games with API support right now - and two of those games aren't even out yet.

Microsoft bought ace to-do app Wunderlist in 2015 and, as is the way with these things, it was then turned into a not-as-good version when Microsoft To-do was launched. That patch is usually rolled out in stages, but you can speed up the process by installing it forcibly here. Manipulating your snipped content beyond simple highlighter markups is now possible with the new tool. If you want to snap a screenshot, all you have to do is press the Windows key + Shift + S, and a snipping toolbar will appear.

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