The latest Microsoft Window’s 10 update is here, and it’s packed with tons of great features
Having arrived on 30 April 2018 (but only for PCs and tablets), the Windows 10 update is full of features that improve the software without drastically altering the platform we know and love. We’ve tested out the Windows 10 April 2018 update, and we think you’ll be as impressed as we are with the new features. Check them out below:
1. Timeline: This feature replaces the Task View button, and lets you see what apps are currently running on your system, as well as what apps you’ve used in the past 30 days. Bonus: This feature syncs across all your devices, so if you’ve been reading a document on your desktop PC, you can you can pick up where you left off on a tablet.
2. Dictation: You can now access this feature much faster than before: simply select windows key + H, and you can dictate into just about any app.
3. Microsoft Edge tab muting and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs): Good news for those of us who hate spam: you can now mute loud and annoying ads, videos and popups from websites with this feature. Microsoft has also added support for PWAs.
4. Blurry apps: The latest April 2018 update makes scaling desktop apps more seamless. Windows will now automatically detect blurry apps, and will scale it better to suit your display settings.
5. Audio preferences per app: The new audio settings let you set the input or output audio devices according to each app. For example, this means you can have YouTube audio blasting from your speakers while your headset plays browser audio.
6. Fast Bluetooth pairing: It’s now easier to pair Bluetooth accessories. A pop-up notification appears at the corner of the screen with a prompt to connect.
7. Windows Defender alert reduction: You can now suppress those constant and erratic notifications alerting that Windows Defender has just scanned your device and found nothing wrong.
8. Nearby sharing: You can now share images, websites and documents to nearby Windows 10 devices via Bluetooth.
9. Focus Assist: This feature is a smarter way of stopping alerts popping up at the worst possible time, such as when you’re playing a game or projecting a presentation to a screen in an important meeting.
10. Gaming changes: You can now customise graphics performance per game. This feature can be found in “graphics settings” in the main settings app.
Have you installed the latest Windows 10 update? Let us know what you think about all these new features in the comments below!