Windows 10 October 2018 Update Available Today

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I did this, not because I wanted to update early, but to check the process. However, exclusive to Windows 10, we got a new feature, Share Charm which will allow you to share content directly with your Skype contacts. It'll drop down to your computer via Windows Update from 9 October.

If you are an impatient type of person it is possible to get ahead in the queue by manually checking for updates in Windows. It says that this will mean that your PC will prompt you to complete the update that it downloads in the coming weeks.

In Ease of Access, when clicking "Apply" on Make Text Bigger the Settings app will crash and the text size will not be applied. As before, you can send a web link to your computer to pick up where you left off. The Folks in Redmond have looked at Apple's closed ecosystem Mostly Phone/Tablet oriented OS/App iOS ecosystem and Apple's high billions, now trillion+, dollar market cap and have decided years ago (Windows 8/TIFKAM) that that's the way M$ is going. At some point, you'll be able to mirror your Android phone to your PC's desktop, so you can use any app without leaving your keyboard.

All in all, it's a reflection of Microsoft's recognition that, without a viable phone platform of its own, it needs to integrate tightly with the iPhones and Androids of today to stay relevant.

Microsoft noted limitations in what you could attach to the Cloud Clipboard. Windows 10 users can also store a history of copied content in the cloud. You no longer have to go back and forth!

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The Windows 10 October 2018 update includes plenty of other tweaks in terms of functionality and design.

Microsoft has carried out several updates to Edge in this Windows release include themes and design refinements. You're also able to highlight particular types of words - like nouns - and adjust text spacing. You can still add custom widgets to it, and reorganise what shows up where.

The addition of DXR support extends beyond games, too: As well as allowing developers to add ray tracing capabilities to their engines without having to rebuild anything from scratch, Microsoft's implementation allows non-gaming applications to accelerate ray tracing workloads - which spells good news for the computer aided design (CAD) industry.

Outlook now has a new Tasks experience that helps you manage your tasks without breaking your flow and now brands can obtain a verified icon to make it easier to identify legitimate businesses. I suppose it's nice to have, especially if you're planning on upgrading to Nvidia's latest 20-series "RTX" graphics cards.

The app formerly known as Screen sketch is now called Snip & Sketch. This is useful if you take a lot of screenshots!