Major Windows 10 update coming August 2The update will include new features like Cortana on Xbox One and extensions for Microsoft's Edge web browser.
A big Windows 10 update is coming August 2nd. Microsoft announced the Windows 10 anniversary update will arrive on 2nd of August. The anniversary update is named as such, since it will arrive about a year after the original introduction of Windows 10. Windows 10 machines will receive the update for free. Microsoft says there are over 350 million active Windows 10 devices. So what's the big deal? What's new in this anniversary update anyway? First up, Cortana integration comes to the lock screen. You can ask Microsoft Digital Assistant questions without having to unlock your machine. Cortana also gains the ability to recall information like where you parked your car at an airport. A new version of Microsoft Edge, the Internet Explorer replacement, promises better battery life and support for extensions like [UNKNOWN] Pass. Windows Ink comes with the anniversary update. Ink will let you use a Stylus to sketch or write notes. Office, Maps and Microsoft Edge will support Ink. The x box and PCs will gain x box play anywhere with the anniversary update that will let you start certain games on an x box one, and continue them on a Windows 10 PC and vice versa. Game play syncs up too. Cortana commands will also hit the x box one. There security improvement including using windows hello with windows apps and edge. Windows hello use your face, eyelids or fingerprints as your password. If you haven't upgraded to windows 10, Microsoft's free update offer ends on July 29th. That's it for CNET news update, i'm Mieres Hector and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at CNET. COM/UPDAT.