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).
Build 10547 also debuts the separation of downloads and updates in the Windows Store.
One change that has not yet come to Windows 10 is tab previews in Microsoft Edge. However, we learned this week that Insiders should see this addition 'really soon'.
Microsoft is also working to add new features to the Windows 10 Store, such as personalized app recommendations based on user interests.
Other notable items:
- Windows Hello – What's the difference between an iris scanner and 3D facial recognition?
- New Video shows how Surface and Windows 10 works together with Salesforce
- Leaked release notes for Windows 10 build 10540 shows jump list support for Store apps
- Leaked Windows 10 build 10540 screenshots show minor changes
- Windows Store updated for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile
Invites went out for a big Microsoft event in New York City on October 6, and anyone who was lucky enough to get one got a nice little surprise with it.
Speculation is that this will be the day that Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 4 and their new line of Windows 10 Mobile phones. The source code for the press event web page seems to confirm that speculation.
Windows Central will be there to bring you all the happenings, of course. In the meantime, here's our take on what to expect.
In other news, Microsoft announced their plans to retire Zune services. On November 15, Zune will be no more, and current subscribers will be converted to Groove Music Pass.
Other notable items:
- Windows 10's Ninja Cat-Trex appears on Microsoft's home page as an 8-bit Easter Egg
- Satya Nadella to speak at the 2015 Dell World conference on Oct. 21
- Microsoft helps promote 'The Martian' movie with its Hacking Mars contest
- Microsoft is working Cortana with windshield projection into the connected car
- All you need to know - Microsoft Edge devs answer your top questions
- Microsoft posts workarounds for common DVD Player app problems
- Surface Pro 3 owners can download the new September firmware update
- Microsoft hit with gender discrimination lawsuit by former employee
- Skype text messages can now show short movie and TV show-based 'Mojis' clips
- Bing Maps Preview gets some highly-requested feature tweaks on the web
- Nadella expounds Microsoft's vision on partnerships and competition in computing
Qualcomm detailed some of their upcoming products, including some new processors. The mid-range Snapdragon 430 and 617 mobile processors will have faster modems and will be available Q2 2016 and by the end of 2015, respectively.
The Snapdragon 820 will come with a X12 LTE modem, capable of CAT 12 downloads, CAT 13 uploads, and 4X4 MIMO.
Qualcomm also officially announced their new Quick Charge 3.0 technology. This latest version will get your device charged up from 0 to 80 percent in a meager 35 minutes.
Sonos, the smart speaker system that lets you stream audio over Wi-Fi, now officially supports Microsoft's Groove Music . The feature started out in beta back in July but has now been opened up to everyone.
Lastly, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the social media giant is working on a 'dislike' button. But don't get all excited to shoot down your buddy's latest political statement. Rather than expressing disapproval, the button's purpose will be geared more toward empathy:
"If you are sharing something that is sad...then it may not feel comfortable to 'like' that post."
Other notable items:
- Adobe Document Cloud is a surprisingly neat subscription if you handle a lot of documents
- Apple's move into living room gaming was inevitable, but it's not yet a 'console killer'
- Samsung's rumored 12-inch 4K tablet running Windows 10 heads to India for testing
- HP will lay off up to 30,000 employees as part of its spin-off plans
- Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse review
- Afternoon fun – 'Apple iPad Pro Blows Fanboy's Mind'
- Nvidia releases GeForce Experience Share beta to help you team up with friends
- AT&T to sell Surface 3 LTE to business customers, but with Windows 8.1 Pro
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