A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle.
Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!
Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
The number of people running Windows 10 just keeps growing. Just over a month after its launch, it is on over 75 million devices. That includes over 90,000 unique PC and tablet models.
Windows Insiders in the Fast ring were treated to Windows 10 preview build 10532. Here's what's new and what's broken in the new build, as well as a look at what's changed in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 preview build 10532.
It's hard not to get excited about Windows 10 given its new look and features. However, it is important to point out that upgrading your PC might not be a good idea at this time. If you are considering an upgrade, be sure to read our 14 reasons why you might not want to.
And lastly, happy birthday to Windows 95. The iconic operating system turned 20 years old this week. Despite hitting the one-fifth century mark, many of its features are still alive and well today, even in Windows 10.
Other notable items:
- Here is why torrent trackers banning Windows 10 is naïve and premature
- Windows 10 Enterprise users can set up Microsoft Edge to open legacy sites in IE11
- Windows 10 build 10240 has three small updates to download
- Store app for Windows 10 updated with some new features and polish
After disabling some of its features last year, Microsoft announced that it will be shutting down Groups in OneDrive completely on October 16.
The public beta of Cortana for Android went live in the US this week, letting you replace Google Now as the default assistant. We took Cortana for a spin to see how she measures up her Windows counterpart.
It looks like Office 2016 for Windows will be released on September 22. In the meantime, Microsoft updated their Windows 10 Office Mobile suite, although they didn't include a changelog.
We also got word this week on some new hardware that Microsoft is working on. One device is a tablet cover that combines a keyboard with a touchscreen.
Another report claims that Microsoft will put out a 12-inch and '13- to 14-inch' Surface tablets.
One thing that we know they won't be releasing is a so-called "Xbox One Mini." Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said over Twitter that tiny console was "not real.".
Other notable items:
- Microsoft IT Showcase is the first app to add support for HoloLens
- Perfect (Windows) 10 Part II: Microsoft's mastermind CEO Satya Nadella & value phones
- Xbox Preview program is at 'near capacity', so new invites will be cut back
- Show off your Microsoft pride in Skype with these hidden emoticons
Back at E3 2015, AMD showed off Project Quantum, a miniscule concept computer that packed a whole lot of power under the hood. PC World got their hands on one of the PCs and showed us just what makes Project Quantum tick.
VMware released Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro, which let you run Windows on your Mac. The new version not only supports Windows 10, complete with Cortana, but brings with it better 3D graphics rendering with OpenGL 3.3 and DirectX 10 support.
The IDC predicts that personal computer sales will continue to dwindle through the rest of 2015 and even through 2016. Free operating system upgrades, smartphone use, and the rise of "good enough computing" all appear to be contributing factors.
And finally, Google made things right by fixing the bug that caused the 64-bit version of Chrome beta to crash on the latest Windows 10 Preview build.
Other notable items:
- Intel updates RealSense camera drivers with fixes for Windows Hello
- Alienware refreshes X51 desktop and laptops, launches new 27-inch monitors
- Apple finally lets 75 million Windows 10 users stream their Sept 9 event
Share your thoughts on this past week of news! And we'll be back again next week to do it all over again.