Microsoft Launcher 5.0 for Android adds Timeline support, redesigned Feed

Kelley Robertson
October 5, 2018

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.

Is it not clear how many users have been affected and others have reported upgrading without issue, but there are users reporting issues across Reddit, here and here, Twitter, and Spiceworks, as well as in Microsoft's Windows 10 Feedback Hub. And, hey, maybe you'll learn something new that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Just go to Settings Update & Security Recovery, scroll down to "Go Back to the Previous Version of Windows 10", and click "Get Started".

When jumping between pages, you'll notice that the left pane includes a notch that takes the system color to indicate the page you're viewing, and the title of the page no longer changes color when hovering over it. Clever stuff. You can change settings for this in Settings System Clipboard. Windows has decided it's update time, and also that you can go fuck yourself. With the new app, you can access photos and text messages on your Android phone at any time, with the ability to drag and drop photos from your phone and copy and paste text from your messages.

It might not be the most feature-rich app on Windows 10, but the Your Phone app will prove incredibly useful for those of us who are constantly bouncing between our phones and our computers.

A new app called Your Phone offers functionality similar to what OSX provides iPhone and iPad users in the Apple ecosystem.

You can download the new update today by manually checking for it under "Check for Updates" and this will work well if you have been constantly updating your PC.


Additionally, the Timeline interface introduced in the April 2018 update can now be synced to your Android or iOS device, allowing you to sync documents and tasks seamlessly between the mobile and desktop platforms.

Then there's Windows Timeline on Phone that performs a similar function and lets you find websites and files across devices. Now, as we already told you guys that the tech giant Microsoft has finally set an official date for its launch and it would be much closer than expected. And there's now Windows Defender Firewall support for the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 1809. With this, you can monitor and modify navigations, track state across navigations, monitor navigation errors, and run code before views are activated. Of course you can use Ctrl+V in the same way, but Windows+V displays a new panel, powered by Windows Timeline. The user added, "Files were located at C:/Users/rober/Documents/".

The best features available in the Windows 10 October 2018 update are listed below. On the software side, leveraging DXR (and by extension, Nvidia's RTX technology) requires the latest Windows 10 build and updated GPU drivers.

Few games, if any, now support ray tracing, and it has yet to be seen how it will affect your day to day on Windows 10.

Microsoft has improved Search on Windows in two ways: Enhanced homescreen so that you save time and keystrokes.

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