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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Windows 10 Has Been Unveiled With New Looks and New Browsers

Microsoft has finally unveiled operating system Windows 10 with new looks and new browsers. As expected the company has replaced Internet Explorer with new browser Spartan which has some quite impressive features. It is specially designed for Windows 10 which is a cleaner browser with a lot of new features and integration with other Microsoft services. There is a 'note-taking mode' that lets you draw all over pages with stylus or add comments with a keyboard then save on OneNote. Windows 10 start menu also has a new look but it is very similar to the one debut in Window 8. If you have used the Windows phone then you must be familiar with Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant, is coming to the PC. Long available on mobile, Cortana will now live to next to the start button on the task bar and serve as a natural-language interface for windows 10. It will answer typed or spoken queries, searching documents across local documents as well as ones stored on OneDrive. It will also propose web links or other suggestions- if you type Skype, for example, or link to the store if you have not installed already. Cortana will also integrate into Maps app, reminding you where you parked your car. Microsoft demonstrated its version for getting all its Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones to work together. First up was the unified office, the phone and tablet versions of which look very similar to the desktop one. Most of the same formatting options are there and the recent document list sync between devices, so you can collaborate on documents on the go. Microsoft ran a Powerpoint presentation from a phone and said you can print documents wirelessly from the mobile as well. One of the Windows Phone's fatal flaw, of course, was that it did not work well (or at all) with other major app like instagram or Gmail. But with a heavier focus on universal apps and an assurance that this is not just 'Windows Phone" but actual Windows, it is possible Microsoft will be in better shape this time around.

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