Best Of The Web For Windows Users - 10 - 16 May 2015
Another week ended and time has come for us to sum up the most interesting news from Microsoft's ecosystem. Read this recap to learn about the new Universal Office apps, the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10080 for phones or what are the editions of Windows 10 that will be launched later this year. Let's get started:
The Best Tech Related News
These articles are this week's most important news in Microsoft's ecosystem:
Microsoft says it's taking over updates for Windows 10 Mobile devices - Ed Bott confirms that Microsoft intends to keep on their promise to deliver updates for the future Windows 10 Mobile directly, bypassing the mobile carriers. Until now, many were frustrated by the update process, which often meant waiting a lot of time before the mobile operators released the latest updates to Windows Phone users.
Genuine Windows and Windows 10 - Microsoft provides some answers regarding how things will work with Windows 10 and Genuine vs Non-Genuine Windows editions. For now, we know that Microsoft will offer free upgrades for every genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computer. However, if you have a Non-Genuine Windows installed, the free Windows 10 upgrade won't apply to you.
Candy Crush Saga coming to Windows 10 - Windows 10 brings back the popular Solitaire, Heart and Minesweeper games. But not just that. Microsoft teamed up with King and will bring other games too. For now, they announced that Windows 10 will also include the popular game Candy Crush Saga.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10080 for phone now available - A new Windows 10 Technical Preview build for phones is available. It adds support for new smartphones and brings many improvements and new things like the Windows Store Beta, Universal Office apps, new Xbox, Music and Video apps and also a new Camera app.
Office Universal apps for phone have been released - The Office Universal apps for Windows 10 Mobile are available for download. That is, if you are a Windows Insider and you're running the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile (10080).
New rumor claims Samsung is seeking a Hololens partnership with Microsoft - While this could go either way, it might happen that Samsung partners with Microsoft to further develop the HoloLens, most likely for healthcare services.
Windows Phone Recovery Tool now supports HTC devices - Windows Phone Recovery Tool just got updated and now supports HTC devices. This update comes at the same time with the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10080 for phones, which now also supports HTC One (M8).
The World's Largest Tech Companies: Apple Beats Samsung, Microsoft, Google - Forbes Global 200 list confirmes that Apple is the most valuable tech company in the world, with the largest market cap, largest sales, profits and assets among the technology companies. Microsoft is third in this list after Samsung.
Introducing Windows 10 Editions - Microsoft shares a few details on the upcoming Windows 10 Editions. Windows 10 will be available as Windows 10 Home - a consumer focused desktop edition, Windows 10 Mobile - designed for smaller, mobile, touch devices, Windows 10 Pro - a desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s, Windows 10 Enterprise - designed for medium and large sized organisations, Windows 10 Education - designed for schools, and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise - designed to deliver the best experience to business customers on smartphones and tablets.
Skype's real-time translator is now available for everyone to try - Microsoft removed the sign-up requirement for Skype Translator, which is now available for everybody to try. You can use this app to translate English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin, all in real time.
Xbox One May System Update: Voice Messages, Party Chat Improvements Out Now - Xbox One gets a new system update. You can find all the details about what's new from this article.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
We would like to share several tips and guides from other websites in the tech blogosphere:
How can I enable Silverlight in Google Chrome 42+? - If you're using the latest version of Google Chrome, you might have noticed that Silverlight doesn't work with this browser anymore. The Super User community has a solution to this problem.
Why GOG Galaxy Is Worth Trying Out, Even if You Use Steam - Lifehacker points out the reasons for which you should try GOG Galaxy. If you're a gamer, you should read this article. You will learn many new and interesting things about this service.
5 Awesome Tips for a Better Music Listening Experience on Android - If you're both a music and Android fan, the guys at GuidingTech have a few good tips for how to make your music listening experience better.