Windows 10 news recap: Edge extensions, Feedback Hub, build leaks

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Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 news recap, in which we recap the top news stories regarding Windows 10 for the week. Let’s dive straight in.

Windows 10 build 14278 leaks online from internal development branch

A new, older build of Windows 10 leaked onto the web this week, build 14278. What’s interesting about this leak however is that it appears to have come from an internal source, as the build in question is from an internal development branch under the name “rs1”.

No new features are present in the leak, but it does serve as a collectable for those few who still do collect builds. Regardless, the leak itself is a x86 leak in en-US.

Microsoft pushing Windows 10 cumulative update KB3140768, bringing PCs to build 10586.164

Microsoft also pushed a new cumulative update for the latest public version of Windows 10, bringing the build number to 10586.164 matching that of mobile. This is what’s fixed:

  • Improved support for Bluetooth, wearables, and apps accessing contacts.
  • Improved reliability in app installation and Narrator.
  • Improved performance for hibernation, content entry in apps, and downloading and installing updates.
  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow login to an Xbox from a PC running Windows 10.
  • Fixed security issue created when attempting to play corrupted content.
  • Fixed security issue that could allow remote code execution while viewing a PDF in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed additional issues with .NET Framework, Internet Explorer 11, and networking.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, USB storage driver, kernel mode drivers, .NET Framework, graphic fonts, OLE, secondary logon, PDF library, and Adobe Flash Player.

Windows 10 Redstone: Microsoft now preparing release of Extensions for Edge

WinBeta exclusively revealed this week that Extensions for Microsoft Edge are set to show up in the next Insider build, finally giving developers a chance to port extensions over from Chrome for use in Edge.

Extension support for Edge is now being flighted in the latest internal builds of rs1_release, meaning Insiders are next inline for receiving support. Microsoft has been working on this for months internally, so it’s good to finally see it come to Insiders.

Windows 10 Redstone: New ‘Feedback Hub’ merges Insider and Feedback apps

Furthermore, WinBeta also revealed that Microsoft is working on a new Feedback Hub that merges both the Insider Hub and Feedback apps found on todays Insider builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

This change is apparent on both desktop and mobile, but the app itself looks identical to the current Insider Hub, only with the added addition of Feedback support integrated.

Page Analyzer extension for Edge on Windows 10 shown off in leaked screenshot

On the heels of our report regarding Edge Extensions, a leaked set of screenshots appear to have revealed a new Page Analyzer extension for Edge that we assume will be part of the upcoming wave of test extensions for Insiders.

Not much is known about the extension, given only screenshots leaked, but it does confirm recent rumors that extensions will be managed via the Windows Store.

So there you have it, what was your favorite story of the week? Let us know below.