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.
Windows 10 now active on over 825 million devices, stats on some of Microsoft’s apps revealed, and a “Microsoft Family” app is in the works
Internal documents have revealed the latest stats on Windows 10 usage, as well as Microsoft’s suite apps. Of particular note is the number of active devices using Windows 10, which has increased by 25 million in 2 months to 825 million active devices.
WhatsApp will stop working on Windows phones after December 31, 2019
Windows phone users will have to wave goodbye to WhatsApp at the end of the year. With Microsoft ending support for Windows 10 Mobile at the end of the year, WhatsApp is following suit, so that it isn’t needing to support an unsupported platform.
Microsoft Photos gains internet powered “Similar Search” feature thanks to Bing
The photos app in Windows 10 will let you view similar photos, powered by Bing. It’s not clear if the feature is fully available just yet, as trying to send an image to Bing opens a blank web browser window.
Microsoft kindles nostalgia among old power users by bringing PowerToys back for Windows 10
Rebooting a project from the Windows 95 and Windows XP days, Microsoft is bringing PowerToys to Windows 10. They allow you to tune your Windows 10 machine for extra productivity, allowing you to customise Windows 10 to individual workflow.
That’s it for this week – we will be back next week with more Windows 10 news.Further reading: Microsoft, WhatsApp, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone