Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Fast Ring Insiders get two-factor authentication, Instagram gets several new features and more

Michael Cottuli

Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 Mobile news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Let’s get started.

Fast Ring insiders get 2FA and more

Windows 10 Mobile Insiders in the Fast Ring got access to build 15250 this week, granting them a few new security-related features as well as the characteristic bug fixes. Probably the biggest addition was the two-factor authentication that was thrown in – something users have been wanting. Opting into 2FA, “a phone user will have to enter a numeric pin followed by an enterprise-defined factor” in order to use their device.

Instagram gets several new features

On both Windows 10 PC’s and mobile devices, Instagram has received a big update. There’s a ton of new features that have been thrown into the app, including the ability to view insights data from each of your posts, and the ability to respond to stories with your own photos.

TeamViewer updates with tweaks and new search feature

TeamViewer, one of the leading remote desktop services, has received an update with a few key changes. Most of the update was focused on small tweaks and quality of life fixes, but the most noticable change is the new ability to search through your list of supported computers, to help speed up the work of people who need to manage several machines.

Bitcoin Miner receives an update, supporting more devices

Remember when Bitcoin hit the scene, and was all the rage? Well, there are still people out there who are mining for the digital currency. If you’re one of them – or would like to see what all the fuss is about Bitcoin, you can check out the Bitcoin Miner app. It’s just been updated to have better performance, as well as support for some more devices.

Bitcoin Miner app on Windows 10 and Mobile

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