Microsoft Windows cell phone update includes 'Driving Mode' that blocks incoming calls

NEW YORK - Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cell phones to include a new feature called Driving Mode.

Driving Mode will automatically silence incoming calls and texts so that you can focus on the road. You also can configure the feature to automatically send out a reply to say that you're driving.

What the Driving Mode won't do, however, is block outgoing calls or texts.

The new update also will allow for better resolution to accommodate larger phones.

Devices with this update will start appearing in the coming weeks, and older phones will be eligible for a free upgrade, too.

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