Windows 10 news recap: more details on Microsoft’s “Lite OS”, Your Phone app update begins rolling out to Windows Insiders, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

New details emerge on Microsoft’s “Lite OS”

Microsoft has been rumoured to be working on a new operating system that will be different from Windows 10 as we know it, aimed at offering a lighter footprint and more casual user features, similar to that of ChromeOS and iOS.

Cybersecurity firm finds 8 apps on the Microsoft Store that secretly mined cryptocurrencies

Symantec has found 8 apps in the Microsoft Store that have been secretly using users’ computers to mine for cryptocurrency. Microsoft has since removed the offending apps from the store.

Microsoft Store crypto mining apps Symantec

New patent reveals Microsoft is working to improve accuracy on the Surface Pen

Microsoft is working on improving the accuracy of its Surface Pen, according to a new patent that has been found. The patent describes how Microsoft would allow the device to predict where the user is likely to drawn on, and increase the scanning duration only in that area, reducing the impact of increased latency.

Microsoft begins rollout of Your Phone app for Windows Insiders, adds unread message indicators

Windows Insiders are receiving a new update for the Your Phone app, which currently appears to only be rolling out to half of those in the program. It adds an indicator for when there are unread messages.

That’s it for this week – we’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!