Windows 10 news recap: solar-powered Surface Pen patent, Video Editor app gets added to Windows 10, and more

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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.

Microsoft files patent for a solar-powered Surface Pen

Microsoft’s vision for a future Surface Pen that doesn’t require the changing of batteries could include a solar-powered Surface Pen, removing the need both for changing batteries and recharging, placing it a step above the Apple Pencil, according to a new patent filed by Microsoft.

Microsoft adding ability to remotely install apps to any of your Windows 10 PCs from the Microsoft Store website

Taking a feature from Windows phone and recreating it to work for Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft is adding the ability to install apps to your other Windows 10 PCs from the Microsoft Store website, providing you’ve installed that app elsewhere before.

Microsoft Store - remotely install apps on Windows 10 PC

Microsoft adds a surprising new Video Editor app to Windows 10 PCs

A new Video Editor app has been quietly added to Windows 10 PCs without users’ knowledge. The app is an official app by Microsoft, but appears to be a shortcut for accessing the video editing features of the built-in Photos app.

Video Editor Windows 10 app

Official Realtek app spotted in the Windows 10 Microsoft Store

Realtek looks to be releasing its own official app to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, after it was spotted in the listings. It provides the ability to adjust audio effects and other audio settings.

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