OK, we have no phones, but look how much we love Android

OK, we have no phones, but look how much we love Android

The company is also adding an app mirroring feature called Your Phone app with the Windows 10. You can drag and drop photos, or copy and past text from the SMS app, allowing you a fairly broad range of functionality from your Windows 10 desktop. The most important addition to Microsoft Launcher is Timeline support, which allows users to sync activity between their PC and phone when signed into the same Microsoft Account. So if you don't get the update for a month, there's a chance Microsoft is actually trying to save you from headaches.

The Your Phone app extends Android smartphone and iPhone use to PCs. Each game will use ray tracing differently, with Tomb Raider adding more realistic shadows, Battlefield 5 deploying ray traced reflections, and Metro Exodus using ray tracing for improved ambient occlusion and global illumination to create more natural lighting.

As with previous rollouts, the update is first available via the download tool for those actively looking to update, but will roll out via Windows Update for all users, starting in this case on October 9. Along with a cleaner layout and a new, dedicated Game Bar app, you'll also find it's been upgraded with all-new audio controls in the October update so you no longer have to alt-tab out of your game to adjust your sound levels. The new version of windows includes the first public release of Microsoft's ray-tracing API, DirectX Raytracing. Of course you can use Ctrl+V in the same way, but Windows+V displays a new panel, powered by Windows Timeline. Here, you will have to click on Check for updates to begin the download and installation process.

Microsoft have also made their Windows 10 Game Mode easier to use as well, which should hopefully result in fewer interruptions when you're mid-game. Microsoft says now we will get a consistent user experience across all platforms. But before you go off and take time to manually update your operating system, you might be wondering why you should bother.

As is the case with Windows 10 update releases, not everyone will receive it at the same time. I've had this app tell me I'm on "the latest version" even when I'm not. As spotted by a Reddit user, the Task Manager tool is not reporting accurate CPU usage after upgrading to Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

As you may have no doubt read in our RTX 20 series review and others, one of the main reasons it was hard to test ray tracing was due to the lack of support on Windows.

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