Good news Microsoft has officially launched Windows 10 as it was expected by today, Windows 10 is the next generation version of its operating system series. The latest version of Windows 10 download is available as a free upgrade for most of the Microsoft Windows existing users.
Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience. The most secure Windows ever, Windows 10 is delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates. Windows 10 offers one experience that will become available on the broadest range of devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more — with more than 2,000 devices or configurations already in testing. The new Windows Store and Windows Software Development Kit also become available Wednesday, opening the door to new and innovative app experiences on Windows 10.
“A new era of Windows starts today. From the beginning, Windows 10 has been unique — built with feedback from over 5 million fans, delivered as a service and offered as a free upgrade,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, at Microsoft. “Windows 10 delivers on our more personal computing vision, with a natural, mobile and trusted experience. Along with our partners, we’re excited to deliver the best Windows ever, which will empower people and organizations around the world to do great things.”
Here’s a look at what Microsoft is bringing to Windows 10…
Windows 10: Best Windows ever
Windows 10 is fast and familiar — with the return of the Start menu and Live Tiles for instant, streaming updates of what matters most. Windows 10 is the most secure Windows Microsoft has ever released, with enhancements to Windows Defender and SmartScreen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing and innovations such as Windows Hello, which offers a fast, secured, password-free way to log in. Keeping up-to-date is also simple, as free updates will help people stay current with the latest features and security updates for the supported lifetime of the device.
Windows 10 is more personal and productive, with voice, pen and gesture inputs for natural interaction with PCs. It’s designed to work with Office and Skype and allows you to switch between apps and stay organized with Snap and Task View. Windows 10 offers many innovative experiences and devices, including the following:
● Cortana, the personal digital assistant, makes it easy to find the right information at the right time.
● New Microsoft Edge browser lets people quickly browse, read, and mark up and share the Web.
● The integrated Xbox app delivers the Xbox experience to Windows 10, bringing together friends, games and accomplishments across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.
● Continuum optimizes apps and experiences beautifully across touch and desktop modes.
● Built-in apps including Photos; Maps; Microsoft’s new music app, Groove; and Movies & TV offer entertainment and productivity options. With OneDrive, files can be easily shared and kept up-to-date across all devices.
● A Microsoft Phone Companion app enables iPhones, Android or Windows phones to work seamlessly with Windows 10 devices.
● The all new Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 tablets are available today in the Windows Store. Built for work on-the-go, the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps offer a consistent, touch-first experience for small tablets. For digital note-taking needs, the full-featured OneNote app comes pre-installed with Windows 10. The upcoming release of the Office desktop apps (Office 2016) will offer the richest feature set for professional content creation. Designed for the precision of a keyboard and mouse, these apps will be optimized for large-screen PCs, laptops and 2-in-1 devices such as the Surface Pro.
Windows 10: Best platform for businesses
Feedback from millions of IT pros has shaped Windows 10, the most extensively tested version of Windows ever. Ready for corporate deployments, Windows 10 will help companies protect against modern cyberattacks, deliver experiences their employees will love and enable continuous innovation with a platform that keeps companies up-to-date with the latest technology. Businesses will be able to control the frequency of their updates and select the features and functionality that are right for each group of their employees.
Windows 10 includes built-in, enterprise-grade security, so customers can replace passwords with more secure options, protect corporate data and corporate identities, and run only the software they trust. New management and deployment tools simplify device management, help lower costs, and enable companies to power their business with the enterprise strength of the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Top apps available on Windows 10
The new Windows Store will open Wednesday and begin accepting new apps for Windows 10. The Windows Store offers one-stop shopping for popular free and paid apps, games, movies, TV shows and the latest music, which can work across all Windows 10 devices. The new Windows Store is the only store where people can use Cortana to control apps with their voice5 and get real-time notifications on their app tiles. All Windows Store content is certified by Microsoft to help keep devices safer. In addition to existing Windows 8.1 apps such as Netflix, Flipboard, Mint.com, “Asphalt 8: Airborne” and The Weather Channel, the Windows Store provides a constant stream of new and updated Universal Windows Apps and games, including Twitter, “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta,” Hulu, iHeartRadio, USA TODAY, “Candy Crush Saga” and others including WeChat and QQ, which will launch soon.
Easy upgrade, devices now available
Upgrading to Windows 10 is easy for customers running a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC or tablet. Starting Wednesday, people who reserved their upgrade to Windows 10 will be notified in waves when their upgrade is ready to be installed. For business customers, Windows 10 is available to start deploying within their work environments, and starting Aug. 1, organizations that have volume licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.
Retail partners are ready to help people upgrade to Windows 10 with our largest tech bench program ever, including more than 100,000 trained retailers and tens of thousands of stores around the world. Free upgrade programs will be available Wednesday, with Windows 10 software becoming broadly available in retail stores around the world between mid-August and September. Devices running Windows 10 will be available in some retail stores on Wednesday, with many, many more devices to become available in the weeks and months ahead.
Love it or loath it, email is an essential part of any modern technology device. the truth remains that for the vast majority of people it is one of the first things they set up on a new phone, tablet or PC. Using a good client then is very important if you want to get the best out of your electronic missives, and there is no shortage of apps on offer across the iOS platform.
Since the release of Windows 8 Microsoft has been using a new design language that feels modern and sparse. In some ways it’s reminiscent of Google’s simplistic, clean approach, one which is very easy on the eye.
outlook vs Apple mail, Which is Better?
The new Outlook app is a very good example of how this refined approach can look quite at home on the iOS platform, and bears a passing resemblance to Apple’s own Mail client.Outlook features support for a number of recognized email services, including Exchange, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo, all of which share a unified inbox when set up. This means that you don’t have to jump between different account to see any new email, as it is all controlled from one single inbox. This is the same as Apple’s Mail app, and a feature that makes using both offerings much easier than some of their competitors.
By contrast Apple Mail is a straightforward design that features the same two column layout with just the search bar at the top of the left hand column. Both apps have options to display the various mailboxes that make up the inbox; this is useful if you use tags to sort your mail – say for example on Gmail – as you can navigate to these within a couple of taps.
Apple has stuck with its tried and tested menu tree, but somehow it seems cluttered, or at least somewhat scruffy when compared to the elegant font and layout that Microsoft has chosen for Outlook. It’s a little thing, after all both show very similar results, but it’s noticeable that Outlook feels more modern and polished in this area.
Long time ago, Google maps was the “go to: app for mapping needs and not just for android mobiles but also for iOS devices, but later in 2012 apple developed their own application. The new app still needed a lot of fixing and a lot of work had to be done in order to make it remotely user friendly. iPhone Maps Vs. Google Maps are discussed today in this article.
For starters both the applications are free across the world and can be downloaded by anyone. No special instructions are needed. Google maps is in comparison a little simple and easy to use and it also supports voice commands while on the other hand the apple app has a remarkable 3D view with a turn by turn navigation system.
iPhone Maps vs. Google maps – A brief Comparison:
Both the apps exhaust your devices battery. Google maps needs a little work on their turn by turn navigation as their visual is still not so satisfying, while the search results on the apple app need to be updated and need to be more resourceful.
Google has an upper hand with the accuracy of the locations, as they have Skybox a high resolution satellite imagery company under their belt, the price rounds up to $500 million. They bought it only to improve the accuracy. So when we compare the iPhone Maps vs. Google maps we come to know that at the Google office they have their own little army that manually checks the map and looks for errors to fix. They are also fast and active in reporting or responding back to daily reported issues by users, and fixing them as they go along.
Apple didn’t stay behind, it bought Locationary, which is a company mainly focusing on crow sourcing location data and also stop. Which only gathered data from thousands of agencies of transit helping people with public transport? This does not end here, they also bought Embark Inc. after reading this iPhone Vs. google Maps you can easily understand the basic difference between the android and iphone apps.
As we know Phones have had a monopoly over the past half-decade. They are used not only for calls and texting but they are getting more advanced like an all-capable device that can do anything. Phones can run apps, surf the internet, video call, and provide business help and more. Windows 10 mobile phone is ready to be launched in upcoming months.
Rumors are spreading that Microsoft has finally announced the when it will be undulating out the newest version of Windows. Yes, they say July 29th will be the big day for Microsoft as they are going to release Windows 10 on it.
Windows 10 Mobile Features and News:
Actually, Windows 10 Mobile is the most recent often-changing name of Microsoft’s phone and tablet operating system. It is said that it’s not coming alone. It is formerly known as Windows Phone 10 and then Windows 10 for phones. It will bring some friends or rivals, with Android and iOS app compatibility. This phone will have easy port for app developers because more apps will run on Windows 10 Mobile devices.
Microsoft has a goal and grand vision of having Windows 10 on one billion devices in two to three years. It will be a big help to increase its Lumia phone sales by providing the free Windows 10 download for all W8.1 devices. Every device which is running with Windows Phone 8.1 will be updated to Windows 10 in time. According to Microsoft, it will update all the devices. After many months of rumors and conjecture Windows 10 Mobile has been officially unveiled by Microsoft.
Windows 10 Mobile Features and News:
Now, it looks like that it’s Microsoft’s turn. After many years of relative gloominess in the world of smart phones, Windows Phone with good ideas and positive reviews never got commercial success. Hence, Redmond decided to take a different direction: Microsoft incorporates its weakest asset into the biggest and it has now become Windows.
Since January 2008 the number of search queries handled by the major search engines in the US has increased by 68%, this was mentioned in a recent US search market report prepared by Statista. You can check below graphs for different type of views of the data collected. It is clear that the Google has retained its dominance in the search market despite the launch of Microsoft Bing, also it is interesting to see that in 2012 the Bing is crossing the Yahoo. [Source: Statista.com.]
If you are using Windows then definitely you will be interested in Windows 8 the next operating system from Microsoft, which is expected to be released in October 2012. Recently Microsoft has provided list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts which can be very useful instead of using your mouse every time, if you are following the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview you can check below shortcuts to make navigation and interaction easy with new Windows OS.
Below is the list of 30 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8:
Windows key – Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu.
Windows key + B – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and select the tray notification area.
Windows key + C – Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings.
Windows key + D – Brings up the old Windows desktop.
Windows key + E – Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.
Windows key + F – Brings up the Metro File search screen.
Windows key + H – Opens the Metro Share panel.
Windows key + I – Opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness.
Windows key + J – Switches focus between snapped Metro applications.
Windows key + K – Opens the Devices panel (for connecting to aprojector or some other device)
Windows key + L – Lock PC and return to Lock screen.
Windows key + M – Minimize all Windows on the desktop
Windows key + O – Locks device orientation.
Windows key + P – Choose between available displays.
Windows key + Q – Brings up the Metro App Search screen.
Windows key + R – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box.
Windows key + U – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center.
Windows key + V – Cycles through toasts.
Windows key + W – Brings up the Metro Settings search screen.
Windows key + X – Launch Start Menu.
Windows key + Y – Temporarily peek at the desktop.
Windows key + Z – Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application.
Windows key + Page Up / Down – Moves tiles to the left / right.
Windows key + Tab – Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications.
Windows key + , (comma) – Aero Peek at the desktop.
Windows key + . (period) – Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen. (Right side)
Windows key + Shift + . (period) – Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen. (Left side)
Windows key + Space – Switch input language and keyboard layout.
Windows key + Shift + V – Cycles through toasts in reverse order.
Windows key + Enter – Launches Narrator
Windows key + Arrow Keys – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and enable Aero Snap
If you want to save these shortcuts for future you can download Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8 in PDF or XPS file format.