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Windows 10 Creators Update
March 30, 2017

On 11th April 2017, Microsoft will release its Windows 10 Creators Update –  the first major upgrade since it’s anniversary update last year.

Many of the new features are designed to inspire creativity, such as the Paint 3D app. But most of the updates and new additions have nothing to do with ‘creativity’ as such, but will still be very useful for day-to-day productivity.

Here’s a look at some of the best updates coming your way:

Night Light
The update will introduce a “Night Light” feature (previously referred to as “Blue Light” in earlier updates). It will reduce the amount of blue-light emitted by your screen in the later hours of the day, by making colour temperatures warmer at night, and easier on your eyes. This – in theory –  means it’s easier to go to sleep after using your PC at night.

Paint 3D app
Paint is possibly one of the most familiar built-in Windows apps, and this is set to see a major upgrade in the Creators Update. The aim is to make it easy for anyone to create 3D content. This remains exclusively to PCs for now, with the promise of it coming to Windows 10 Mobile in the future.

Edge Improvements
Edge (Microsoft’s replacement of Internet Explorer for Win10) will now offer a preview bar, to show you a visual preview of every tab you have open. But more significantly, it will block Flash content by default, which means improved security and performance, as well as battery life improvements on mobile PCs.

Updates to Cortana
Amongst other updates, Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, will be able to turn off, restart, lock and send your computer to sleep using the voice commands.

Security enhancements
Microsoft are introducing new features to help users stay safe using their devices, such as a new Windows Defender Security Centre and enhancements to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

PC Gaming
The Creators Update will introduce a new PC ‘Game Mode’, which will “optimise your PC for an improvement in game performance.”

We’re really excited to see the full range of updates that come with the latest upgrade – let us know what you think!

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