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7 New Features on Windows 10

Windows 10 is finally here! Unsure whether or not to update? Maybe these features may give you a better idea on what to expect. Take a look as we’ve gathered the top 7 notable features found in the new update.

  1. Start Menu

The start menu is back! Microsoft has improved this beloved feature by combining a scrolling Start menu with an extra column where users can pin application tiles.

  1. Cortana

With the new update, Microsoft brings users a built-in virtual personal assistant, Cortana. Much like Apple’s Siri, the system is fully voice control and can be activated by command. Users are now able to set reminders, send email, create events, and do more with the control of your voice.

  1. Microsoft Edge

Introducing the newest way to browse the web, Microsoft Edge is included with the Windows 10 update and offers a note-taking mode that allows users to draw on the web page and share with others. The browser is also fully integrated with Cortana which will provide users more support for faster web search.

  1. Action center

The Action Center is a vertical panel located in the right side of the screen. The Center lets users when a new notification appears. The feature allows users to filter through their notification, snooze, or dismiss the reminders.

  1. Xbox to PC streaming

With Wi-Fi users are now able to stream from theirs Xbox’s USB controller to their computer screens. While streaming, the feature also enables players to easily record their gaming sessions right to the laptop’s drive.

  1. Continuum Mode 

Flexibility is one of the main qualities Microsoft has been trying to incorporate. With the Cotinnum Mode provided in the update, users now do can easily switch modes from touchscreen, mouse, and keyboard. According to CNET, once users connect a mouse and keyboard, or flip the laptop around, Windows will go into desktop mode. Apps turn back into desktop windows that are easier to move around with a mouse and users will be able to see their desktop again.

  1. Windows Hello

According to Peter Bright, this newly integrated biometric system allows users to log into their system without a password.  Windows 10 users will be able to log in using their faces, their fingerprints—already common on many laptops—or their eyeballs, using iris recognition.The system will support automatic sign-in simply by sitting in front of the PC, Kinect-style (Bright).

 

Sources:
http://bgr.com/2015/07/29/windows-10-features-top-5/
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/10-great-new-features-in-windows-10-1267365
http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/29/9060177/microsoft-windows-10-update-changes-browser-start-menu-cortana-xbox

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