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Windows 10’s first big update now available

Microsoft have just pushed out the first major update for Windows 10, the operating system that is taking Steam by storm. If you’re running the OS, you’ll find Windows Update has probably already downloaded and applied it.

The Windows Blog details the update’s additions, core among which is that boost times are now nearly 30% faster than Windows 7. Improvements have also been made to the key apps on the system: Mail, Calendar, Photos, Groove, Xbox, Store, OneNote, and Solitaire. 

Edge, the Internet Explorer replacement browser, now has improved security measures, and hovering over a tab will allow you to preview it. Your Favourites and Reading List items will now be synchronised across all your Microsoft devices. 

If you’re using a Microsoft Surface or other device with a pen/stylus, you can now write notes into the Cortana Notebook, where the personal assistant will be able to recognise phone numbers, email address, and physical addresses and help set reminders. Cortana can also now track things like event and film ticket bookings.

As ever, the update also improves security for the OS to try and keep pesky hacks at bay.    

Thanks, PC Gamer.

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Acantophis3rD Avatar
2 Years ago

So Win10 gets a big "cosmetic" upgrade and slight security changes but Home/Professional owners are still treated like third class people / being spied (even more cortana features that penetrate your privacy / collect data) on & forced to allow every available update (even if it destroys your Win10 installation)? Wouldn't call that a "worthy" update tough.

MaliceAlyce Avatar
2 Years ago

I use none of those features, all disabled, and have blocked Edge's access to the Internet. They should allow you to select what updates you want as an advanced option instead of assuming we are all mindless sheep.

AnAuldWolf Avatar
2 Years ago

It seems like the attitude toward Windows 10 is expectedly negative. The thing is is that with each big update they're going to slip in more telemetry (spying), encryption weaknesses, and backdoors. The further it goes, the more they build it into the core of the OS, the less chance you have to disable all of that nastiness. They knew that.

What they don't realise is how ready for a mass exodus this'll make Steam gamers who don't want to have their identity, bank accounts, and private data stolen by clever fraudsters. When Vulkan happens and Windows 10 has had a chance for thousands more of articles from security experts about how you're a sitting duck now more than ever before?

Let's just say that Gabe Newell is a clever bastard who knows how to play the long game.