It is almost a whole year since Windows 10 went public and Microsoft are using the anniversary for a couple of changes.
Since it’s launch last year Windows 10 has had it’s fair share of good and bad reviews, the main criticism came from users who were actually forced to download the perhaps unwanted upgrade.
The latest operating system from Microsoft can be found on over 350 million devices, according to the software giant.
When Windows 10 was launched almost 12 months ago, Microsoft made it available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 or 8 users on any device that it was compatible with. That will remain the case but only until July 29th and then the price will be £89.
Now on to the new features available on the Windows 10 upgrade that is to be released on August 2nd.
Microsoft’s voice activated assistant, Cortana, will be available without unlocking your device. This is already done with Android and iOS. Better late than never.
If you want to quickly take down a note on your device then that becomes easier with Microsoft Ink.
Microsoft Ink will also appear before you unlock your device which helps you to take quick and easy notes.
A feature you may not of heard of before is Windows Hello. This piece of software allows you to log into a Windows 10 device by recognising your face or fingerprint. Microsoft do hope to extend this service and make it compatible to sign into websites using your face. Quite ideal these days as passwords seem to be getting more vulnerable, as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found out.
Microsoft’s Edge browser is the first and only browser that supports biometrics. It is also the most battery efficient web browser according to a Microsoft study.
To download Windows 10 for free then visit their website.
Before you download Windows 10 please make sure that all your current programmes are compatible.