Every build of Windows 10 that Microsoft releases is like another turn of the crank on a jack-in-the-box: At some point, the code will actually be the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and Microsoft’s going to pop up and yell, “It’s shipping!”
Build 14393 for PC and Mobile is the latest release on the Fast Ring of Windows 10. As before, the new update primarily offers bug fixes, rather than new features. And Microsoft’s being somewhat obtuse about what’s new, if anything:
- Microsoft said it has improved the reliability of Start, Cortana, and Action Center.
- You should now be able to mount iPods as USB mass-storage devices.
Microsoft has said publicly that the company will roll out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, complete with enhancements to Cortana, Windows Ink, and more. Before it can, however, the company is busy seeding final builds to its Insider beta testers, asking them to find and help fix last-minute bugs.
Skype is bringing a new app to smartphones, computers, and tablets running Windows 10 on Monday, ahead of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update launch.
People who are beta testing Windows 10 through the Windows Insider Program now get a new version of the Skype Preview App, which will allow them to call mobile and landline phones from their computers, leave and receive voicemails, and put calls on hold.
The new Skype app will replace the existing Skype desktop app, along with calling and messaging apps that were bundled with the original release of Windows 10. It’s unclear when the app will be released to all Windows 10 users, but this announcement brings that closer to reality.