Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Features in Windows 10 OS you would love

Continuum -seamless switching to desired device type from PC to tablet, touchscreen, mouse or keyboard OK. To go from one to the other release the keyboard and you have a tablet.

Cortana comes to PC beefed up and beaming. Use search bar to call her. You can ask her to do most things like play music, answer questions, send emails; launch apps, open files etc.

Project Spartan browser is a browser made for windows 10 using a brand new engine, very fast, with built-in annotations that you can implement right on the web page; better reading with reading mode, auto saving for off line use, also Cortana integrated. Built-in PDF Viewer included.

Office suite rebuilt for Windows 10 with new mail client. Office apps work across device types from phone to PC.

Photos: auto-saving, grouping; collection-view of photos indexed. auto-enhancement of photos,

XBox enhancements: Xbox app for Windows 10 a more 'social and interactive' interface. Apps can be moved from Windows 10 to XBox One.

How can you get your hands on Windows 10 now?
Become an insider
download a preview copy

Watch this Micrsoft Video from the insiders site;


Verizon sold an orphan phone to me - Nokia Icon


We are getting to the stage of entering the era of Windows 10. Microsoft has promised upgrades (free) for all Windows 7, Windows 8.1 (that means Windows 8 as well) on all devices including Nokia / Microsoft Lumia phones. The story line has changed from this initial announcment.

Read here
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-the-majority-of-Lumia-smartphones-will-be-updated-to-Windows-10_id65122

The story according to the above has changed from all "all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices to "goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 to join the Windows [10] ecosystem"

Presently the list comprises of the following according to the same source:
Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 735
Microsoft Lumia 435

I have a sinking feeling that Nokia Icon is not in entering that list. According to Verizon (Ugh!) "they are seriously working with the manufacturers to upgrade the OS on Windows Phone from version 8.0 to 8.1" The date for this update is up in the skies.

I hope Verizon will come out of this "Seriously working with manufacturer phase' soon so that Nokia Icon can still be relevant.