After a long wait, and just before the holiday season, Microsoft is rolling out a major update to Windows 10 Redstone 4 which brings in features that were expected including TimeLine, Sets, Resume from where you left with Cortana. This should be good enough to keep all users busy throughout the holiday. Let’s take a look at what you get in more detail.
The timeline is a mix of what you been doing before, and what you are doing now. The reason is I say the mix is because not only you can bring back the old activities, but you can also switch between currently running apps, and past activities. It will show you snapshots of most relevant activities from earlier in the day or a specific past date.
Finally, you can resume back from where you left if you use multiple PCs. This is powered by Cortana, and it will show you a list of activities or apps which you were using, and resume back instantly. This of course means, your files have to be on the cloud.
Microsoft Edge Improvements
- Fluent updates
- Dark theme, with darker blacks, and much better contrast with all colors, text, and icons.
- Bookmark button and flyout become one:
- Offline websites and push notifications with Service Workers, Push and Cashe API.
- Edge supports open-source formats (OGG Vorbis and Theora) for media.
- Gesture support for Precision Touchpads now lets you pinch and zoom, or two-finger panning, to achieve the same interactions on websites that is possible with a touchscreen.
Announced a few weeks ago, you get tabbed window on almost anything. You can group a different kind of apps together, so you can club-related things together.
- Lists, Reminders, and Skills are now available together.
- Tabbed view to cleanly segregate your content and configuration and a single page to manage Cortana’s Skills and easy way to discover more.
- You can now use Cortana to control music playback on more of your favorite music apps (EN-US only).
That said, there are lot more features, and improvements that have been introduced. In fact, this is probably the second major update, and the best till now. Check out full details here.