Windows 10 news recap: Microsoft Edge continues to deliver longer battery life than Chrome, Windows Phone 8.1 users set to lose some Cortana features in 2019, 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.

Latest Windows Insider build adds AVIF image format support

Windows 10 is set to gain built-in support for the AVIF image format, as the latest Windows Insider build brings support directly into the operating system.

New Windows 10 Camera UI being tested with some Insiders

Some Windows Insiders are currently testing a new interface for the Camera app in Windows 10.

Microsoft Edge still holds battery life edge over Chrome in Windows 10 version 1809

Windows 10 version 1809 is not letting go of the accelerator pedal when it comes to battery life with Microsoft Edge, as Microsoft’s default browser continues to hold its own when compared against Chrome.

Windows Phone 8.1 users to lose some Cortana features in January

Users still hanging on to Windows Phone 8.1 are set to lose out with Cortana come January 2019, as Microsoft is to remove some Cortana features from its older mobile operating system. Cortana is warning affected users with a message when opening Cortana that engineers are working on improvements, but that it will lose features on Windows Phone 8.1.

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