Microsoft announces Android app mirroring on Windows with the 'Your Phone' app

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Available Today

MANILA, Philippines - Microsoft both announced and released on Tuesday, October 2 (October 3, Manila time) the October 2018 update for Windows 10. It'll become more widely available October 9, according to ZDNet.

Well, in the recent Surface event that was held by Microsoft, the company introduced a new app that will allow Android users to mirror any app to the Windows 10 computer.

Microsoft has run into similar issues in the past, which is why the company rolls out major feature updates in phases.

As for the workaround, Microsoft recommends selecting the back button when you see the "what needs your attention" notification to just go back to your current Windows 10 version.

Did you know that there are multiple ways to download and install feature updates for Windows 10? This time, however, it's actually got a bunch of neat gaming goodies in store, especially if you're one of the three people who have already bought one of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 or RTX 2080Ti graphics cards since they came out a couple of weeks ago.

Microsoft made a decision to rename Windows Defender Security Center into now we call Windows Security.

The new feature will help to bridge the gap between the mobile ecosystem and the Windows 10 platform. The first thing that users are likely to notice is support for a dark theme to use with File Explorer.

While most users are reporting an issue where Edge is unable to connect to sites, we have received multiple reports where Edge deleted bookmarked websites after the update was installed.

Then there's a Windows Mixed Reality flashlight feature built in too, and revamped AI inking and 3D features for Office.

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

There's also some really nice features that should improve productivity, like a cloud clipboard that will let you save and pin items you often copy and paste, rather than only having the previous copied item in memory.

The headlining feature: An app, called Your Phone, that lets you send and receive texts and view photos right from your Android device. Of course you can use Ctrl+V in the same way, but Windows+V displays a new panel, powered by Windows Timeline.

Head on over the following download page, where you'll find a drop-down menu box under "Select Edition". However, it isn't yet clear if Microsoft will be adding more features for iOS users.

However, if you're still not keen on receiving the update, read our tutorial on how to put it off for as long as possible, whether you're a home user or a business.

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