Recently, Microsoft introduced the ability to 'stream' Android apps from the linked smartphone. Initially available to Insiders, the feature is now generally available, but still remains exclusive to Samsung phones.
Microsoft has updated the Dev channel with Edge 87.0.637.0. It is a minor release with mostly general fixes and improvements. It includes one new feature - the ability to open the 'Shy UI' with a gesture on touchscreens.
Mozilla has finally made Thunderbird 78 available for the upgrade to Thunderbird 68 users. Till now Thunderbird 68 users had to download and install the app manually to get the latest version. This has finally changed.
Microsoft has updated the built-in translator feature, so it is now possible to select a portion of the text on a web page, and instantly translate it with Bing. The option has landed in the Canary branch of the browser.
Microsoft has released KB4576754, a new update that force installs the Edge browser in Windows 10 version 2004 and older releases. Similar to KB4559309, after installing the above patch Microsoft Edge appears installed and pinned to the taskbar, and the uninstall button is grayed out in the list of installed apps.
Microsoft will soon end support for Windows 10 version 1903, also known as 'May 2019 Update' and '19H1'. The OS will stop receiving security updates starting on December 8, 2020.
As you may already know, not every user is able to get the most recent Windows 10 version right after its release. It usually takes quite long before it lands on all supported devices, due to Microsoft resolving compatibility issues with software and hardware, or just because of bugs in the OS. Many users are getting confused by not receiving the latest stable build, so Microsoft is about to make this process as transparent as possible.
An option to create a shortcut to directly open Chrome in Incognito mode was recently introduced in Chrome. Finally, it has also become available in Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft will soon kill the classic Control Panel applet 'Programs and features' with the corresponding page in Settings, i.e. Apps > Apps and Features. The change is internally introduced in yesterday's build 20211 of Windows 10. This will end the era of the classic Control Panel applet, leaving the Settings app as the exclusive tool to remove apps and manage optional features.
Thunderbird 78.2.2 is now available for download. Version 78.2.2 will be offered as an update package to the Thunderbird 78 branch. There is no corresponding update package for version 68, so you cannot get Thunderbird 78.2.1 automatically installed over Thunderbird 68 or older releases.