Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Edge, shell, notification, input, gaming, Task Manager, and Hyper-V improvements. This is the sixth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September).
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Link: Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Edge, shell, notification, input, and Task Manager improvements
One high-profile departure in connection with Microsoft’s latest reorganization is a longtime executive, Chief Information Officer Jim DuBois.
DuBois will not be returning from a sabbatical as planned, a decision he made at least in part due to the reorganization, according to Geekwire.
Link: Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois Departs Amid Reorganization
Technology is offering a new fix for one of the most confounding health-care challenges: getting patients with chronic disease to take better care of themselves. About half of all adults suffer from one or more chronic diseases, which account for seven of 10 deaths and 86% of U.health-care costs. But preventing and treating such ailments requires time that doctors don’t have in brief office visits, and a degree of daily self-management that many patients have been unable to handle.
Link: How Apps Can Help Manage Chronic
Even though the first two days of this week were spent by most Americans celebrating the Fourth of July, there were still a ton of happenings in the iOS gaming arena. Kicking things off was a story surrounding a puzzling update from Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon. Now, this comes with the massive caveat that Cawthon is no stranger to (intentionally or unintentionally) trolling his audience with updates on the state of development of games in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, but, you really never know.
Link: TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Five Nights at Freddy’s, Minecraft Story Mode, Honor of Kings, and More
Combo deals are a great way to kick start a new build without paying full price. If that is what you’re looking to do, then check out Newegg’s combo deal for a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard and Intel Pentium G4400 processor. Normally the two parts would run over $200 if purchased separately.
Link: Build a cheap gaming PC with this motherboard and CPU bundle
Apple’s app store launched nine years ago. Just last month, it announced its biggest update since, which will roll out with the iOS 11 update, expected in autumn of this year. Given the important of the app store in the app developer community, I knew I needed to know more, so I spoke with Glu Mobile’s Chief Revenue Officer, Chris Akhavan.
Link: How the Apple App Store Redesign Will Impact the Gaming Industry
Microsoft will lay off approximately 3,000 workers, mostly in its sales division, as the tech giant focuses more intensely on its Azure cloud business. Approximately 75% of the job cuts will be outside the U.S., and the total amounts to less than 10% of the company’s sales force, according to CNBC.
Link: Microsoft Layoffs Signal Shift To Cloud Services Focus