Cortana is a virtual assistant bundled with Windows 10. Cortana appears as a search box or an icon on the taskbar and comes with tight integration with the Search feature in Windows 10. In recent builds of the OS, you can make Cortana listen to your voice commands when you press the Win+C keys. Here is how it can be done.
File History is a very useful feature of Windows 10. It allows you to create a backup of the important data stored in your Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos and Desktop folders. You can specify the drive where you plan to store your backup. It will prevent data loss in case something goes wrong. In this article, we will see how to manually create a file history backup in Windows 10.
By default, Windows 10 comes with an opaque taskbar. The user can enable transparency for the taskbar, and even increase the transparency level with a Registry tweak. Many users would like to make the taskbar totally transparent and retain the blur effect. In this article, we will see how it can be done.
If you are following Windows 10 IoT development, you might be happy to hear that a new build 17120 is out for Insiders. This is from the upcoming "redstone 4" branch, also known as "Spring Creators Update", and comes with a couple of new features. Also, the release includes bug fixes and minor improvements.
Microsoft is releasing an updated version of Outlook.com, their mail and calendar service which requires a Microsoft account. The update features a fresh design, a smarter inbox, and better personalization.
Windows 10 can download extra software for connected devices automatically. This software is created by the device's vendor and can add extra value for your smartphone, printers, scanners, web cameras and so on. It can be extra drivers, tools or useful utilities. By default, Windows 10 doesn't download such software when your network connection is set as metered. You can override this behavior using three methods reviewed in this article.
Starting with Windows 10 version 1607 "Anniversary Update", Windows 10 includes a new feature that allows apps on your device to communicate with other devices and open the same apps on them. This will allow you to continue your work faster when you change your device. This feature provides synchronization between apps installed on your Windows 10 PC and other devices, saving your time.
Microsoft Edge will get full support for Variable Fonts soon. The feature will be deployed with the next release of EdgeHTML. This will allow the browser to render rich typography on all web sites.
Today is Patch Tuesday for March 2018, so Microsoft released a number of security updates for all supported Windows versions, and Microsoft Office. Here is the list of updates released today for Windows 10 users.