When people think of the technology behind video games and movies, they often just focus on the visuals. True, when creating an immersive experience, the video is probably the most important aspect from a technological perspective. With that said, audio quality is very important too.
Today, Microsoft announces that both Xbox One And Windows 10 will be getting Dolby Atmos support in future updates. If you aren’t familiar, it is a surround sound technology with a focus on immersion. Don’t have compatible audio hardware? Don’t worry — the Windows-maker is promising a “virtual” Atmos experience too.
Most users spend a big part of their computer lives in restarting the machine after installing a software or a system update. And it has kind of, become a habit for us to restart our machine as soon as we receive a prompt following the installation process.
But why does the computer do that? More precisely, it’s the operating system which is to be blamed for taking many important minutes of our lives.
Microsoft last week unveiled its new vision for bringing 3D to the masses through a modernized version of its Paint application for Windows 10. Paint 3D will be available in the Windows 10 Creators Update.
Anyone who would like to start creating and sharing in Paint 3D can do so by joining the Windows Insider Program — available for PC and Phone — the company said.
Following the course of last year’s October event, Microsoft is hosting its special press event with a theme around 3D and creativity.
At the event, Microsoft announced that the next big Windows 10 update will come in early 2017. It’ll be called Windows 10 Creators Update.
Microsoft calls this update a way to bring “3D for everyone” and empowering the next generation of creators. This update will bring Microsoft’s 3D Paint app. The refreshed app enables one to easily create 3D objects, edit pictures, and share creativity in a new way.
There are now 400 million active machines running the company’s latest operating system, Windows 10. After the not-so great reception that Windows 8 and 8.1 had, not to mention its really unintuitive Metro UI, Windows 10 brought a souped up version of Windows 7 with elements of Windows 8.1 built-in.
Just a few short months ago, Windows had 350 million active devices just a couple of weeks before it stopped offering free upgrades to Windows 10.
George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones (the complete series titled A Song of Ice and Fire) is one of the most popular television shows to have aired in the last decade, and it’s no wonder, it has all the makings of an excellent drama, love, war, betrayal, and vengeance (full disclosure, I haven’t read the books, but I have enjoyed the show).
Although, when you examine things a little more thoroughly, you notice that the notions are not so fantastical at all and the themes are all too familiar.
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to mark the one year of Windows 10. It looks like Redmond is already working on the next big Windows 10 update i.e. Redstone 2. The technology giant has even started to push initial builds to the Windows Insiders.
Just yesterday, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14915 for PC and mobile. While the release brought along very few noticeable changes, users have spotted some big features planned for future releases.
In an attempt to get more users to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft announced early this year that it would drop support for Intel Skylake processors on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 after July 17, 2017. The controversial policy was short lived though, as a few months later the software giant gave its customers a one-year reprieve, pushing the deadline to July 18, 2018.
But, as you can see, that is not the end of the story, as Microsoft has changed its mind once again. Today, it announces that Intel’s sixth-generation processors will actually be supported for an even longer period of time on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 has finally completed 1 year. This milestone also marks the end of free Windows 10 offer for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. That’s not all. Microsoft is also rolling out Windows 10 Anniversary Update this week.
This Windows 10 “Anniversary Edition” is bringing tons of nice refinements to the operating system. Some of the biggest changes coming to Windows 10 include improvements in Cortana, browser extensions in Microsoft Edge, better Windows Hello integration, Windows Ink, Dark theme and UI fixes etc.