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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is out now

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is out now

As Microsoft has pushed for Windows 10 to be the final major version of the operating system that it releases, bi-annual upgrades to keep the platform up to date are now the norm.

The problem relates to Intel Display Audio device drivers and according to Microsoft, installing the latest feature update can result in "excessive power demand and reduced battery life". And, hey, maybe you'll learn something new that you can incorporate into your daily routine. The company relies on that API for its RTX graphics cards' ray tracing capabilities, so it promptly released the GeForce Game Ready 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10.

Tip: use NVSlimmer to install only the Nvidia driver components that you require or use a manual method to do this instead.

If you've been reading horror stories about the latest Windows update deleting files, Data Doctors' Ken Colburn wants you to know what's actually happening with the latest update. This will allow you to have instant access with a linked Android phone's photos and texts on your computer.

Microsoft has been experimenting with ways to bring phones and PCs together for a little while now, but its efforts have been haphazard, with numerous apps such as Continue on PC appearing on iOS and Android.

Introduced in April, Timeline lets a user find files based on chronology and continue progress on your work from your phone to the PC. If you're dying to have it now, though, you can go into your PC's settings and have it check for updates, per the instructions from Microsoft here.

Boris Johnson turns up heat on PM at Conservative meeting
She was cheered by a Brexity audience after she said "Britain isn't afraid to leave with no deal if we have to". This was despite the Tory leader's team meticulously putting together a media plan to keep off the front pages.

The Device performance & health page isn't getting significant changes, but if Windows 10 detects the wrong time is set on your device, and time-syncing is disabled, you'll now see an option to re-enable it under "Health report" to show the correct time in the clock. And there's now Windows Defender Firewall support for the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 1809. However, exclusive to Windows 10, we got a new feature, Share Charm which will allow you to share content directly with your Skype contacts. Of course you can use Ctrl+V in the same way, but Windows+V displays a new panel, powered by Windows Timeline. As spotted by a Reddit user, the Task Manager tool is not reporting accurate CPU usage after upgrading to Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

There's also a Reddit thread full of users complaining about the issue.

The ever useful Snipping Tool gets the axe in Windows 10 version 1809, but picks up a replacement called Snip and Sketch, which provides additional functionality not seen in the original Snipping Tool.

Microsoft noted limitations in what you could attach to the Cloud Clipboard. I've had this app tell me I'm on "the latest version" even when I'm not.

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