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.

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.

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.

Get more space with OneDrive Files On-Demand

Get more space with OneDrive Files On-Demand

We truly comprehend the meaning of scarcity when our local disk is running out of space. Trying to sort out which files to keep and which to delete takes time and doesn’t guarantee a desirable outcome. But with OneDrive’s new feature, you can just move them to the cloud and get your storage space back — in just a few clicks.

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.