There’s a huge new update to Windows 10 that’s going out — here are the 9 best new features and upgrades (MSFT)

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Microsoft is rolling out the October 2018 Update to Windows 10 users now, and with it comes a ton of new features.

Microsoft releases these updates twice a year, and they’re packed with too many new features and changes in one place — especially when most of them probably won’t be noticed by the majority of PC users.

So, here’s a list of new Windows 10 features that might have the most impact for users on a day-to-day basis. And, hey, maybe you’ll learn something new that you can incorporate into your daily routine. The headlining features: The ability for Android phone owners to send and receive texts straight from their PC.

Personally, I’ll be making an effort to use Timeline and the new Cloud Clipboard more often.

Generally speaking, if you have automatic updates installed, the Windows 10 October 2018 update will start going out in waves on October 9. If you’re dying to have it now, though, you can go into your PC’s settings and have it check for updates, per the instructions from Microsoft here.

Check out nine of the best new Windows 10 features and updates:

SEE ALSO: The latest version of Windows 10 lets you easily transfer photos and send text messages from your Android phone — here’s how to do it

You can now link your Android phone to your Windows 10 PC for text messages and photos

With the Your Phone app, you can now link your Android phone to your Windows 10 computer to send and receive texts and transfer your photos from one to the other.

It’s a pretty significant feature, and a good start to making your mobile devices more connected to your computers.

You can check out how to set it up here.

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Source:: Business Insider


Amazon eliminates monthly bonuses and stock grants after minimum wage increase

Amazon garnered praise for raising the minimum wage for its hourly workers to $15 yesterday, but the widely-publicized move also came at the expense of monthly bonuses and stock options. The company explained its decision to shift to a new stock purchase program in the announcement blog post yesterday, citing that hourly employees preferred the “predictability and immediacy of cash to RSUs,” or restricted stock units, but the post doesn’t mention the loss of monthly incentives, which Bloomberg reported earlier today.

Several Amazon warehouse employees have criticized the move, stating they would actually be losing thousands in incentive pay. Currently, warehouse workers get two shares of Amazon stock when they’re hired ($1,952.76 per…

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It’s officially Fat Bear Week at an Alaskan national park — meet the chubbiest ones

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At Katmai National Park and Preserve, the beginning of October can only mean one thing: Fat Bear Week.

To celebrate the beginning of hibernation season for the park’s brown bears, Katmai pits them all against each other on Facebook, asking the internet to vote on which bear they think has gained the most weight since coming out of their last hibernation.

In its fourth year, the competition now has a bracket for people to predict who they think will take home the crown on Fat Bear Tuesday.

Keep scrolling to meet this year’s chubbiest contenders.

October 3 marks Katmai National Park’s 4th Annual Fat Bear Week!

The park regularly posts hilarious photos and videos of the bears that reside in the park on Facebook — like this one of a bear belly-flopping off a waterfall.

You might be asking… what is Fat Bear Week? Well, it’s a joyous celebration of the bears that call the national park home, and of their frankly astounding weight gain over the past few months, which prepares them for hibernation.

In fact, they need to gain the weight, in order to survive — bears can lose up to a third of their body weight during hibernation.

The park would like to make clear that “there’s no fat shaming here.” It’s all love for these bears and their extra junk in the trunk.

According to their website, “In brown bears, large amounts of body fat are indicative of good health and strong chances of survival. The bears need stores of fat to help them survive hibernation, which can last for up to half of the year.”

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Source:: Business Insider


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