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Windows 10 users will soon be able to unlock their PCs with a paired wearable GETTY • MICROSOFTWindows 10 users will soon be able to unlock their PCs with a paired wearable
Sherri Watson | 06 June, 2016, 04:24

Well it was a number of mistakes that Microsoft made through the years with Windows Mobile or Windows Phone.

You will soon be able to unlock your Windows 10 PC with a wearable or a non-Microsoft device.

A surprise build was released to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders late last night, possibly to mark the first day of Sarkar as the face of Windows 10 development.

Over 1.2 million users have taken to Chinese microblogging website Weibo so far to complain about Microsoft and Windows 10, reported the BBC.

Though Microsoft has tried to keep its upcoming Surface Phone under wraps, some alleged images and specifications of the device leaked online revealing more about the next home of the Windows Phone operating system.

But, hold on! Don't rush out and upgrade to Windows 10 just yet.

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For the moment, however, there's still plenty of work to do in this regard, as some top apps are missing from the store, including Google's, as the Mountain View-based search giant doesn't seem to be in any way interested in bringing its apps to Windows 10. This is surprising because we've never heard of a smartphone with 3GB of RAM and the newest, most powerful processor deemed as entry level before. As a result, they're stepping up their campaign to get you to upgrade and users are pushing back.

If you want to stop receiving phone notifications, go to Cortana settings toggle off Send notifications between devices. In the email, a support employee said Samsung is still coordinating with Microsoft to address the issue.

Cortana can send phone notifications and what Microsoft calls "critical alerts" to your Windows PC with the updated version of Windows 10 Mobile. Which means Samsung laptop users will just have to watch and wait until such a time as it does.

When you tap the mic icon in Cortana, there is a new animation that shows Cortana is listening to you as you speak. The free app blocks Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 from automatically downloading Windows 10, without interferingwith other system and security updates.

Game Troopers also shared some information about their experience with publishing games on the Windows platform, including quite a bit of success with Windows 10. If your computer is a work device, it's worth checking to ensure it can do everything you need it to on Windows 10, for example.