News tagged: Windows 10
Since the release of Windows 10, users asked Microsoft to address the privacy concerns. Many users have expressed concerns regarding Windows 10 privacy, since the operating system sends to Microsoft location, text input, voice input, touch input, website visit, and other
The second major update for Microsoft Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 2 is now confirmed to launch in April. After Dell accidentally confirmed that Microsoft plans to launch the Creators Update in April, Fitbit did the same via message posted on its forums.
To better compete with relatively inexpensive Chromebooks, Microsoft might reduce its Windows 10 licensing fee for OEMs. A supply chain source claims the fee will drop for notebooks measuring under 14.1-inches that are set to be released during 2017.
Windows 10 is receiving a Game Mode that'll improve in-game performance. Microsoft hasn't detailed the feature, but it says it'll help "optimize" PCs "for increased performance in gaming." It works with both Universal Windows Platform and Win32 titles.
Microsoft is working on a new Windows security feature that'll automatically lock your computer when it detects you've stepped away. Called Dynamic Lock, the feature is present in Windows 10 test builds. It's easy to see how Windows Hello facial recognition could be utilized.
Windows 10 Insider Build 15002 includes a handful of changes that'll be released publicly with the Creators Update. Among those changes are a built-in blue light filter that aims to replace third-party tools like F.lux. You have multiple options for controlling the feature.
Windows 10 will receive a significant interface appearance update later this year with "Project Neon." MSPowerUser reports the updated UI comes with some animations and transparency/blur effects like those from Windows 7's Aero Glass. It'll come after the Creators Update.
The Creators Update for Windows 10 is reportedly going to be released to users in April. According to MSPoweruser, the update's features will be finalized later in January and it'll then enter a testing phase to get rid of any bugs. The update includes Windows Holographic.
Microsoft plans to bring full version of Windows 10 to ARM devices and one of the first chipsets that will support the Windows 10 is Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 835. The company confirmed that the first devices running Windows 10 on ARM chips would launch in 2017
For CES 2017, Samsung is expected to unveil several new products, among which are new Windows 10 tablets. SamMobile, who has been very accurate in the past with Samsung reports, has received a tip that Samsung is preparing two new Windows 10-powered tablets.
The long-standing Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is going to change in some situations. Included in a leaked preview build of Windows 10 is a green version of the error message that appears to replace the BSOD. Multiple users have reported its existence in the build.
Windows 10 users who aren't pleased with the OS' automatic update system may get some extra relief. A feature included in a leaked build of the Windows 10 Creator Update lets users push back updates for 35 days. The option doesn't apply to Windows Defender updates.
An update to Windows 10 that'll maximize game performance might be on the way. The latest developer build includes "gamemode.dll," which appears to let the operating system dedicate more resources to an active PC game. It'll adjust CPU and GPU performance.
Lenovo has introduced a new set of mid-tier ThinkPads and unlike some competing laptops, they'll be bloatware-free. They're running the Signature Edition of Windows 10, which Microsoft promotes as "cleaner" and "faster" given the lack of unnecessary preinstalled software.
Blue light filter is a feature that was first reported a few months ago, but we haven't heard much about it. It looks like the feature is almost ready, as it has appeared in the latest Windows 10 build 14997, which has leaked online today. The feature will probably find its ways
Microsoft has been working on the Windows 10 Creators Update for the past few months and we are now hearing more about some new features. Rob Lefferts, Microsoft's director of program management for Windows Enterprise and Security, highlighted some of the business-focused
Microsoft's last-gen Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 weren't very successful, and the company put a lot of hope to Windows 10. To improve the adoption rate, Microsoft offered an option for a free upgrade to Windows 10 only if you were running Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems.
There was some talking that Lenovo could launch its recently launched Yoga Book with Chrome OS platform, but until now there was no official confirmation. Jeff Meredith, vice president and general manager of Lenovo's Android and Chrome Computing Business Group
Tablets aren't having much success nowadays as most smartphones are big and good enough for almost every user. On the other hand, there are some people that need tablet for some other things and Xiaomi is counting on them with its upcoming Mi Pad 2 successor.
Smartphones with Windows OS aren't very popular, but they are still holding in Europe, unlike other regions where the market share is below 1%. Therefore, Alcatel has decided to launch its high-end Windows 10-based Idol 4S smartphone in some European countries.