Microsoft is readying the release of its semi-annual update to Windows 10. Following last fall's Fall Creators Update, the upcoming update is expected to be called Spring Creators Update (or something along those lines). I've been using the final beta of the update -- Windows 10, version 1803 -- to get a sense of the new features and design tweaks it'll bring to Windows 10. You'll find more elements of Microsoft's Fluent Design System that it introduced last fall but nothing in the way of drastic changes to the way Windows looks. There are, of course, a number of new and useful features coming your way with Spring Creators Update. Here are the headlines.Editors' note: This story will be updated when the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is officially released.TimelineTask View now understands the passage of time. Prior to Spring Creators Update, when you clicked the Task View button to the right of Cortana (or pressed the Windows key + Tab), it showed you thumbnails of your active … [Read more...] about The 7 best new features of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update
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Windows 10 ships with a wide range of options to customize the look and feel, with custom lock and desktop backgrounds, color accents, and a variety of settings to tweak the interface, allowing anyone to personalize the experience. In this Windows 10 guide, we walk you through the steps everyone should know to customize the appearance and make the experience a little more personal. How to change the desktop background Perhaps one of the simplest ways to add some personality to your device is to change the desktop background with a custom image or collection of images. Changing the desktop wallpaper To change your desktop background use these steps: Open Settings. Click on Personalization. Click on Background. Using the "Background" drop-down menu, select the Picture option. Click the Browse button to select the image you want to use. Using the "Choose a fit" drop-down menu, select the option that best suits the image, including fill, stretch, center, span, etc. Quick Tip: If you're … [Read more...] about How to customize the look and feel of Windows 10
If you want to run Windows 10 on a Mac there are really only two options worth considering: a native install using Boot Camp or virtualisation through Parallels. Each is excellent in its own right, but which one best meets your needs?Trying to answer that question can prove to be a daunting task for many Mac users, based on my experience. The conundrum: Boot Camp is easy to use and readily available in OS X, while Parallels is the most versatile software of its kind for OS X. It's not easy. Fortunately, this article will help you understand which one is right for you.Fundamental DifferencesTo start, let's talk about what sets Boot Camp and Parallels apart.Apple has created Boot Camp with the goal of making it easy for Mac users to natively install Windows on their device, alongside OS X. The tool, which officially supports Windows 10, will create a bootable USB installation media of the operating system, adding the necessary drivers for your Mac in the process.It also helps you … [Read more...] about Boot Camp vs Parallels: The battle of Windows 10 for Macs?
A clean installation of Windows 10 is the best way to start fresh with your device when it's having performance issues. It can help to quickly get rid of errors, viruses and other type of malware, and fix system corruption. It's also the best way to upgrade from a previous version. You can use a number of different tools to upgrade, but sometimes they may not work properly, and they can carry over unwanted files, settings, and applications to the new installation. If you really want a fresh start with your PC, you want to do a good old-fashioned clean installation, which involves erasing everything on your computer, reformatting the hard drive, and installing a clean copy of Windows 10 using a bootable media. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to prepare and perform a clean installation, whether you're upgrading from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, or if you're simply want to start fresh installing a new feature update (e.g., Windows 10 Creators Update). Update May … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide: How to do a clean installation of Windows 10
In order to differentiate their products from the ones offered by their rivals, pretty much every manufacturer on the planet adds his own touch on top of the existing Android base. That's right, even though your Samsung device looks markedly different from a Nexus one on the outside, they share the same core that is Google's mobile operating system. But it's not just about the skin (the overlay) -- the available feature set across Sony, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and LG devices differs. Sometimes significantly.Samsung and LG handsets, for example, are well known for their massive arsenals of extras and perks, while, in comparison, Sony and Motorola phones are relatively down-to-the-point with not too many additional features on top of the stock Android experience. But the truth is that all of them have at least one feature that we love using and would like to see trickle down to other devices. Or, alternatively, for the traditionally conservative vanilla Android to include them out of the … [Read more...] about 10 best features of manufacturers’ custom Android UIs that should be on more phones