Windows 10 news recap: classic Skype returns, Microsoft Store adds “Devices” tab, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Microsoft Store on Windows 10 gains new “Devices” tab dedicated to Windows PCs and hardware

To help users on Windows 10 discover new Windows PCs and hardware, as well as make it easier to purchase and pre-order, Microsoft has added a new “Devices” tab to the Microsoft Store app on Windows 10.

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Twitter app for Windows 10 is back from the dead, and is now a PWA

While many have seen how Twitter’s official app on Windows 10 had become abandoned, it seems that Twitter has come back with a vengeance. It has released a whole new version of the app that is a Progressive Web App (PWA). The only downside is that it has no dark mode, something that many relished when Twitter first released it to the web edition of the social network.

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Skype “classic” for Windows desktop is once again available to download

After removing the classic version of Skype last month due to a security issue, Microsoft has now brought it back again and it is now available to download, coming in at version 7.41.

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Microsoft reduces “offline time” for Windows 10 featured updates to an average of 30 minutes

To reduce downtime during Windows 10 updates, Microsoft has made a number of improvements which has seen the average time that a user cannot use their Windows 10 machine during updates down to 30 minutes.

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That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!