The Bicycle Ride theme features 9 desktop wallpapers with great outdoor views you can spot riding in Taiwan. This beautiful themepack was initially created for Windows 7, but you can use it in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Recent Windows 10 versions come with a new Cortana feature - taskbar tidbits. It allows Cortana to not only remind you of your planned events, appointments, and give you suggestions, but also provide you with various thoughts, tips and greetings right in the search box on the taskbar. For example, Cortana can greet you "Good Morning!" via the taskbar. If you are not happy with this feature, it is easy to disable it.
HEIF is the next-generation image container format to succeed and hopefully replace JPEG. It leverages HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding compression) to encode image data. While over the years, many superior or modernized image formats have appeared to replace JPEG, none have succeeded because of lack of ubiquitous support in various software. HEIF is from the Motion Picture Experts Group and its use is subject to licensing of patents. MPEG has standardized several audio and video compression formats over the last many decades - some popular examples being MPEG-2, MP3, H.264 and HEVC (H.265) among several others. In this article, we will see how to get Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 to view HEIF images.
Shortly after the release to Insiders in the Fast ring, Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17120 (RS4, "Spring Creators Update") to Windows Insiders in the Slow ring. Along with a number of improvements and bug fixes, this build with a couple of new features for enterprise users and regular consumers.
Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17623 from the "Redstone 5" branch to Windows Insiders who have opted into Skip Ahead. This release comes with a number of new features for enterprise users and regular customers, along with a few user interface changes.
Microsoft today released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17123 (RS4, "Spring Creators Update") to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build replaces the previous build 17120, which was released just a few days ago. Along with a number of improvements and bug fixes, this build comes with a new feature - High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) support in Photos.
As you may already know, the recently released Firefox version 59 features a reworked user interface for web site permission options. A new section under Privacy in settings allows the user to control Location, Camera, Microphone and Notification permissions. It is not obvious, but you can use these options to disable notification permission requests for all web sites at once.
In Windows 10, there are a number of system icons in the notification area on the taskbar (system tray). These icons include Volume, Network, Power, Input Indicator and Action Center. Most of them are visible by default. Here is what to do if the volume icon is missing in the system tray area.
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.