Within the October update for Windows 10, Microsoft is including a new Your Phone app, that lets you send and receive text messages from your Windows computer (see above). "Available now in the Windows 10 October 2018 update".
While we've yet to hear more specifics, Microsoft kicked off its keynote by emphasizing that it wants its software to help users get more organized, allow them to stay more present in their real lives, and enjoy more seamless connectivity between their Android and iOS devices and PCs.
You'll know if this gremlin pertains to your machine if when you attempt to install the October 2018 Update, you get a "What needs your attention" notification, which warns that the Intel Display Audio driver causes stability problems and will be disabled. One of these provides the option for the system to switch off Windows Updates automatically, letting the system prioritise running games, and also stopping the system pestering you about impending updates while you're playing.
Sorry, iPhone users - Your Phone only lets you send links to view on, uh, your phone.
Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled Timeline, a Windows 10 feature that kept track of which files and webpages you were accessing, and when, so you could figuratively trace your digital steps and find what you were looking for. It's also coming to Android phones, too via Microsoft Launcher.
The update is now available for Windows Insiders and will be released to the public later. NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX line of graphics cards will be the first to make use of the new API for its RTX-enabled games. However, only phones with Android Nougat and later are compatible with the Your Phone App. That will perform a hard pull and start the download/installation process for you.
Mixed reality users can open a portal into the real world via the Start menu, a button shortcut, or a voice command. The first thing that users are likely to notice is support for a dark theme to use with File Explorer.