Cortana

Remember that email you sent telling someone you’d send them something by Friday? Oh. You forgot. Well now you won’t … with Cortana. Cortana can now help you remember these things. She will give you reminders.

Just launched last week, Cortana’s reminders work on Windows 10 and will eventually support Android and iOS. It works with Outlook.com and Office 365 work and school addresses with support for other email services coming soon.

You can also have Cortana add a reminder to your list by talking to her. Unfortunately, you cannot link them all yet if you have an Office 365 Home edition. Hopefully that is in the future as well.

Happy Anniversary Windows 10

In August, Microsoft pushed out the Windows 10 Anniversary update. So what’s new? Here are just a few of the new things you will find:

Cortana
Cortana has had an update to compete with the other assistants out there. You can call her from the lock screen now. She can also push items to and from your mobile device (and is also available on Android.)

Themes
There was a hidden dark theme that the anniversary edition brought out into the open in settings.

Edge
The Edge browser will now support extensions. It will use Chrome-style extensions and can be installed through the Windows Store.

Other
You will no longer see your email on the lock screen (unless you tell it to.)
Better battery options – can turn off applications temporarily if they use a lot of resources and aren’t currently being used.
Apps can take over when you visit a website.
New emojies.

See more.

The Victor Crew

Windows 10 date announced

We already talked about Windows 10 being free. Well we can get it soon! It will be available July 29.

They’ve brought back the familiar Start menu and claim Windows 10 is faster than ever before. It comes with Windows Defender for free anti-malware protection.

These are some new features the Victor Crew found will come with Windows 10:

You will find it comes with Cortana to learn your preferences and provide recommendations accordingly. If you purchase a new PC you can get Microsoft Edge – a new browser that allows you to share comments on the web easier than before. Office 2016 will be available. Xbox Live integrated with the Xbox App for gamers. New photos, videos, music, maps, people, calendar, and mail apps. Start something on one device and finish on another synced through OneDrive. With Windows Hello, you will be greeted by name with a smile.

For full list of features and descriptions:
https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/01/hello-world-windows-10-available-on-july-29/