Microsoft ditches passwords in latest build of Windows 10 S

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Microsoft addressed privacy concerns with the Diagnostic Data Viewer in build 17083, and the company continues down that path in the latest build. Users can now navigate through the settings app to delete the diagnostic data associated with the current device. But thankfully, Microsoft appears to have a new solution to this old problem: Kill the passwords!

Progressive Web Apps will be supported in Windows 10 and across all major browsers, and will offer a simpler way of developing cross-platform apps that work very similarly to native software.

Following the next Windows 10 update, codenamed "Redstone 4", the Microsoft Store will start listing the PWAs inside the Microsoft Store, with Microsoft getting ready to add what it considers to be the best PWAs to the Store.

Privacy: All companies collect user info on the pretext of further enhancing their service. However, it is only available for Windows 10S and users of the said OS have the option to unlock their devices suing their Android or iOS devices. Microsoft is expanding the list of hardware capable of being calibrated for HDR.

Options in Build 17093 include mobile authentication, where a one-use code is generated by an app, and FIDO keys, such as those made my Yubico which allow a USB device to act as authentication. Also, there might be some consumer-centric announcements related to Cortana, Windows 10, and Microsoft Edge. This update adds a calibration tool to the platform: just go to Video Playback settings and click "Change calibration settings for HDR video on my built-in display".

Microsoft explained that it makes more sense for developers focusing on fully-tailored UWP experience to build things from the ground up using native technologies.

There are also new graphics settings for multi-GPU systems (Settings = System = Display = Advanced graphics settings). You can also now print web pages without ads and unnecessary clutter from the web.

Another improvement under the graphics banner involves enabling HDR video on more Windows PCs.