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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.