Hello, Guys, We’ve been waiting for Windows 10 from the several weeks. We had already tasted the Technical Preview of the new operating system Windows 10. We’re using and loving what have so for. But Now Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 with lots of changes. If we have qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, can able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Let’s take a look at some of the best Windows 10 features.
Top 5 New and Best Features in Microsoft’s Latest OS – Windows 10
CORTANA: Cortana is one of the Top, Best and Awesome windows 10 feature. It’s like your clever new personal assistant. It immediately provides the information as you need. Like Weather, Upcoming flight planes, Trending News and more. She will help you to add things to her new library like your favorite locations, TV Shows, Sports Team, Find things on PC, Manage calendars, track packages, find files, Text with you and entertain you by jokes. She starts a little what kind of things you like. So the more you use Cortana, the more personalized your experience will be.
- How to get started with Cortana: You just simply type a question in the search box on the task-bar. We can also talk to Cortana, Select the microphone icon and talks to Cortana. You must use a headphone with the mic to talk.
- Ask to Cortana: The list below are some things you can say to Cortana. She will reply for it. These are the basic things Microsoft designed to Cortana. You can also customize you Cortana for more things. Now try this queries.
- How old are you?
- Tell me a joke.
- Show me the latest NBA scores.
- How many calories in a boiled egg?
- Put swimming on my calendar for tomorrow.
- Change my 3 PM event to 4.
- What’s happening this weekend?
It can also work as “Reminder”. First thing is, that you need to set a Reminder, then she will remind you. For example: type or say, “Remind me to go Airport at 5 PM.” The reminder will appear at 5 PM, along with any info you’ve added to it. [Note: Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.
Windows Hello: These are the days people are using dumb passwords to their machines or accounts. Because of reusing password may get in to problem. But now they can also be very secure if you’re just taking them to the side of the monitor. That’s why Microsoft built Windows Hello. It’s a biometric base authentication system. It is a more personal way to sign in to your Windows 10 devices with just your look (Face) or a touch (finger). You’ll get enterprise-grade security without having to type in a password. Windows Hello works by scanning your face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock devices, replacing a PIN or password to gain access to your own machine.
Microsoft will able to support existing fingerprint readers. They can ready to use Windows Hello feature. Most current PC’s won’t able to use Windows Hello by facial recognition. Because it requires special Hardware. The software ability that built into Windows 10 but you need a camera that’s got three different cameras it’s gotta have the infrared camera, regular RGB camera or color camera and it has to have the 3D camera, it uses those three in order to login with your face. I recommend you to use Intel RealSense 3D Camera (F200).
- How to set up Windows Hello: Go to Start -> Settings – > Accounts -> Sign-in options -> Windows Hello. Under Windows Hello, There you can see options for face, fingerprint, or iris if your PC has a fingerprint reader or a camera that supports it. Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to sign in with a quick swipe or glance.
CONTINUUM: Continuum will play a huge role in Microsoft’s windows 10 and is a new windows 10 feature. If we want to use our PC like a Tablet, We use it by enabling the feature called “Tablet Mode”. It essentially allows you to switch between a touch-friendly, Keyboard and Mouse mode. If we don’t want to use Keyboard and mouse then will act as Tablet mode. Attaching a keyboard will enable PC mode. It’s like 2-in-1s.
- How tablet Mode works: Start menu, apps, older programs open on the full screen like any other tablet. So it’ll provide more space to work. We can also work on two programs at a time side-by-side, just drag one to any other side. After completing that work, simply drag down to close. That’s it.
START MENU: We’ve already know that Microsoft’s Start Menu back with lots of change. It isn’t quite the Start menu that you’re used from Windows 7 and Vista. In fact, it’s better than older! The Windows 10 Start menu is the best Start menu yet. Now this is the very big feature of Windows 10. A new Start menu is used on the Windows 10 desktop with a list of applications and other programs on the left side. The power button got moved to the top. If you click the “Power” button, you get the option to Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart. But Log off button moved to the user name. When you click on username, there you lock the computer or Sign Out. The right-hand side filled with live tile display similar to Start screen with pinned applications, Recent application, weather report and more. You can keep it nice and smart or can be resized to take over the full-screen display.
Microsoft Edge: Microsoft Edge browser is the new awesome windows 10 feature available to us now. It’s a default browser that enable new ways to find stuff on the web. Also, can read and write on the web. The edge has only one bar that works as the search field and URL address box. Next will move on to the “Hub” feature of Edge, you can keep all the stuff that you collect on the web in one place. Hub keeps you favorites, reading list, browsing history, and downloads. We can also follow up tabs, take a snap-chat of the screen. It is the only browser that allow users to take notes, write, doodle and highlight directly on the pages right from the browser. To do that click on “Make a Web Note” icon at the top right corner (see below picture). Once you click on that icon, there you can find a drawing tools like Pen, Highlighter, Eraser, Clip and Add a typed note. Then save your customized web pages and share it to Mail, One Note, other. Finally, I want to say, Microsoft Edge browser is a much clean, with a fresh design and smarter features.
Conclusion: With these great features and with more other features Windows 10 has become best Windows of all time. What are you waiting for getting Windows 10 on your device and do familiar things in unfamiliar ways with every single new windows 10 feature? I hope this article covered some of Windows 10 features and gave you the brief knowledge about them. If you have any doubts and queries do comment below.