Microsoft launches Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Now that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5) is done and rolling out to the mainstream, Microsoft is moving its Insiders on to the next feature release. The mirroring app is known as Your Phone, and it's an attempt to integrate the mobile phone ecosystem with Windows.

At today's #MicrosoftEvent, @ShilpaRan showed how to get texts on your PC with Your Phone app as part of the #Windows10 October 2018 Update. Also, you will be able to mirror your Android phone to your PC desktop without any wire or installing any third-party app.

NVIDIA is slowly but surely getting its next-gen GeForce RTX graphics cards into the hands of gamers, with Microsoft delivering some great news in the form of Windows 10 October Update and its ray tracing/DXR features.

If something does go wrong with the update, and you want to roll back to the previous version, you can do so within 10 days.

If you are an impatient type of person it is possible to get ahead in the queue by manually checking for updates in Windows. You can use this feature to find files and websites you were using on your phone or computer.

I'll be running some Windows 10 October 2018 and Windows Server 2019 tests against Linux (and maybe BSDs) soon.

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Apparently, the information enables Microsoft to regulate the number of updates taking place and to avoid issues by making sure a PC is absolutely ready (so no compatibility issues) before beginning the install.

Microsoft have also made their Windows 10 Game Mode easier to use as well, which should hopefully result in fewer interruptions when you're mid-game.

The latest Windows 10 version is also compatible with Nvidia's latest "Ray Tracing" technology that's said to make lighting more realistic for video games.

You can now name your tile folders within your Start menu.

New icon for disconnected internet: First seen on Always Connected PCs, as some keen eye'd Insiders noticed, we have brought the disconnected internet icon to all devices running Windows 10. Microsoft says now we will get a consistent user experience across all platforms. Larger Windows updates seem to have settled into a bi-annual rhythm. What are your thoughts on the latest Microsoft Launcher for Android? Clever stuff. You can change settings for this in Settings System Clipboard.

By pressing the Windows key + Shift + S buttons, you'll be given the option to take a full screenshot, an adjustable rectangular screen shot, or a free-form screen shot of any shape.