Why we love the Windows 10 Creators Update
From Paint 3D to 4K gaming, the new Windows 10 Creators Update is the most impressive yet and promises a whole lot of innovation. See what’s new.
Since its release in 2014, Windows 10 has been revolutionary. And Microsoft show no signs of slowing down on the innovation front. Their second Creators Update has a whole new wave of cool tech updates. Here are 5 of our favourite features:
Microsoft’s classic Paint programme has been brought into the 21st Century with a new 3D mode. You can still draw, add text and generally edit images in 2D, but now you can easily convert them into 3D with Paint 3D Preview. We can’t wait to see 3D versions of our favourite Paint creations.
If you’re a committed gamer, you’ll love the Creators Update, promising to “take you to the next level of epic”. Think 4K gaming, built-in Beam broadcasting, and Xbox Arena tournaments created by the players.
Plus, there will be a new dedicated game mode for Windows 10 which minimises background tasks and focuses on the game.
We all know that the blue light from digital devices is bad for your eyes and your sleep pattern. The Creators Update for Windows 10 adds a Night Light feature to the Settings app, allowing you to reduce the amount of blue light your screen emits. You can even schedule a transition time so it will automatically adjust.
Updated privacy and security feature highly in this new update. Dynamic Lock is a new security feature that automatically locks your PC when you’re not sitting in front of it. This clever idea uses a Bluetooth-paired phone to determine where you are and lock the computer if you’re away for more than 30 seconds.
Cortana gets smarter
Manually updating your computer can be pretty tedious. However, with the new Windows 10 Creators Update, virtual assistant Cortana can manage the update for you. All she needs is a yes or no answer to her questions.
Cortana will also make it easier to transition between devices, by displaying quick links to your most recent documents. The free Windows 10 Creators Update is available now.