tech2 News StaffMar 30, 2017 13:31:03 IST
Microsoft has announced that the Creator's Update for Windows 10 is arriving on 11 April. The major update was first announced in October last year and will come free for all owners of Windows 10.
As the name suggests, the new update is more for the art enthusiasts, but then there are other areas of improvement as well. The update brings new features and update to Paint, Edge browser, gaming and security.
Here is a quick summary of what to expect from the new update:
Microsoft is focusing on providing 3D tools for the masses. The new Paint 3D app in the Creators Update will allows users to create 3D objects from scratch. One can also transfom a 2D picture into a 3D art. Users can share and get access to 3D content from Remix3D.com. According to Microsoft, the 3D industry is estimated to grow by over 62 percent by 2020, and it wants to empower everyone to experience, create and share in 3D with the Creators Update.
Game broadcasting via Beam and Game Mode
The new Beam feature on the new Creators Update users on Windows 10 and Xbox One can stream their gameplay and interact with community in real-time. According to Microsoft, this doesnt require any extra hardware or software. Along with streaming your game, one can chat, interact and participate with other streamers on the community.
There is also the addition of the Game Mode which is said to offer a consistent gaming experience on Windows 10 PC by dedicating more system resources to PC games. Once enabled, the Game Mode can be applied to any game.
Edge browser gets smarter
Microsft has bumped up its Edge browser. The company has been boasting how better it is than Google Chrome in terms of security and battery life. With the new update Microsoft has added new features like advanced tab management which makes finding, organizing and opening tabs without leaving the page you’re on. Microsoft is also offering e-books in Windows Store which can be read directly on Microsoft Edge across all Windows 10 devices. The browser will also support Netflix movies and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD resolution.
Other features that will be coming with the update include a 'Night Light' feature which adds a blue-light filter on the display. There is also a mini view feature that lets user keep an ever-present small window on top of what they are doing. The update will also bring screen time limits for Windows 10 similar and Xbox One. With screen time limits parents can manage how much time their children play games across the console and PC. Also, Windows Hello can use any paired iPhone, Android or Windows Phone to detect when you step away from your PC or tablet to automatically locking it behind or an extra measure of security and privacy.
Along with the update, Microsoft also announced that the new Surface Book and Surface Studio devices are coming to more markets soon. Sadly India is still not in the list. The new Performance Base Surface Book is available for pre-order in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and will be available for purchase on 20 April. The Surface Studio and Surface Dial are available for pre-order in Australia, Canada and New Zealand and will be available for purchase in Canada starting 20 April and in Australia and New Zealand on 27 April.
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