Windows 10 gets a major update and Google's got appsMicrosoft rolled out some new features to Windows 10 and the Xbox One. Meanwhile Google's got apps and Apple's iPad Pro is out now.
These are the top stories of the week. Windows 10 gets a big update. Smart watches get smarter. Google's got apps. And everything else you need to know. Microsoft released a major update to Windows 10. Cortana can now recognize handwritten notes and is now available in Australia, Canada, Japan and India in English. Microsoft's Browser Edge syncs favorites and reading lists between devices. For people who like to do clean installs, you can finally activate Windows 10 using WIndows 7, 8, or 8.1 license keys without installing and upgrading. The update also include integrated Skype video calling and messaging. TAG Heuer introduced its smartwatch It's called the Connected Watch and it only costs $1500. It's powered by Google's Android Wear operating system and inside is an Intel processor. The Connect Watch is built out of titanium, and uses scratch resistant sapphire crystal to protect its screen. Otherwise, there isn't a lot to distinguish this watch from competitors. And in other Android wear news, Google announced cellular support for Android wear. That means your smart watch wouldn't need bluetooth or WIFI to get data. The first watch to sport cellular connectivity is the LG watch Urbane second edition LTD. Google updated it's Google maps app with offline support. All you have to do is search for a city, and choose download on the next sheet. If you lose wireless coverage, you'll still have those maps. The updated app is rolling out to Android first, then iOS. The company also released a new YouTube app, called YouTube Music Available for iOS and Android, it can create personalized music stations, give recommendations, and will play music in the background. People who pay for YouTube Red get to enjoy offline playback and add free videos. Lots more news to know. Let's go rapid fire. Apple's iPad Pro is available now The new Xbox one dashboard update is released. It includes backwards compatibility for 104 Xbox games. Apple music for android is now available in beta. And J. J. Abrams says Star Wars Episode Eight's script is written, episode eight. Now you're all caught up in tech, to get your daily dose of tech news, check out cnet.com/update for a weekly dose, hit up cnet.com/radar. I'm Iyaz Ahltar, signing off.