Helpful new features coming to Windows 10

Helpful new features coming to Windows 10

Windows updates are notorious for taking too long to install and providing few tangible benefits. But Microsoft aims to make amends with the forthcoming Spring Creators Update, which takes half as long to set up and introduces several new features. Brush up on what’s coming so you can take full advantage of the update on Day 1.

Timeline

Replacing the Task Viewer icon that sits along the Windows taskbar, Timeline lets users view their desktop’s activity history.

Expect better accessibility in Windows 10

Expect better accessibility in Windows 10

If you feel like Windows 10 should improve its accessibility features, you’re in luck. Microsoft is introducing major upgrades on its OS’s display and audio features with significant tweaks on its Ease of Access, Narrator, and related settings.

Better Ease of Access settings

Some users rarely tinker with their computer’s accessibility settings because they’re difficult to locate and adjust.

Why are Windows 10 updates so slow?

Why are Windows 10 updates so slow?

Windows 10 users are well aware of the fact that installing updates can take a long time. In fact, you’ll find many users venting about this issue in online forums and complaining to their service providers. So what kind of feedback are they getting, and why are Windows 10 updates so slow?

Why do updates take so long to install?
Windows 10 updates take a while to complete because Microsoft is constantly adding larger files and features to them.

Which Windows 10 package is right for you?

Which Windows 10 package is right for you?

With fast performance, regular updates, and a helpful digital assistant, Windows 10 is a must-have operating system (OS) for both individual consumers and entire businesses. But before you purchase it, you’ll have to decide between Windows 10 Home, Pro, and 10 S. So which one is right for you?

Windows 10 Home
This version, as you may have guessed, is designed for home and personal use.

How to turn off intrusive Windows 10 settings

How to turn off intrusive Windows 10 settings

With Cortana following you around — from spamming helpful suggestions based on what you’re typing to displaying extremely precise and personalized ads based on your online search — Windows 10 can often feel intrusive. Here are a few tips you can follow to leave Microsoft’s watchful eye behind.

Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

Are you tired of buying a new PC and getting a load of pre-installed crapware you don’t need? This unnecessary software runs concurrently with the app you’re using, often prompting you to upgrade it ASAP. Signature Edition PCs let you do away with all of it.

Facial recognition technology in Windows 10

Facial recognition technology in Windows 10

Facial recognition technology has been around for some time, but its underdeveloped capabilities meant it could be fooled by masks, photographs, or even painted faces. However, the technology has come a long way since its inception and companies like Microsoft are including it in consumer products like Windows 10.

Say hello to fingerprint, iris, and facial scans

Windows Hello is an advanced biometric identity and access control feature in Windows 10. With it, there’s no need to enter a password; all it needs is your fingerprint, eye scan, or just your face.

Microsoft enhances Windows 10 with Follow Me

Microsoft enhances Windows 10 with Follow Me

PC users might soon get an extra pair of hands when navigating Windows 10, thanks to a new feature called ‘Follow Me.’ It will significantly enhance the capabilities of Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant (VA) — from answering questions about the weather to being a considerably more capable Windows guide.