August has been quite an eventful month for Microsoft. The company released the much awaited Windows 10 anniversary update for the Windows 10 OS and Windows 10 Mobile OS users. They also released the very first build of the Redstone 2 update for the Microsoft Fast Ring. In addition to that, the company acquired Beam, a streaming service that is all set to take Streaming on XBOX to the next level. More recently, the company released IFTTT competitor, Microsoft Flow for the Android OS. The company has been coming out with a number of updates and upgrades.
Let us take a look at the top 3 features of their latest update – the Windows 10 Anniversary Update:
- Dark Theme:
The Dark Theme seems to be the flavor of the month. With Twitter having introduced it a few weeks earlier, and with iPhone and Android too, working on similar night-modes, it is on Windows too now. In the past this used to be a hidden feature, but after this update, it has now become a full-fledged feature that Windows offers. It can be found in Settings > Personalize > Colors.
- Windows Hello for Apps:
Back when Microsoft originally released Windows Hello, the only thing it was useful for, back then, was for logging in on to the OS at large. However, with newer features coming in after the Windows 10 Anniversary update, users can now use it to log into apps too. This is quite similar to what we saw with the Iris Scanner that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 provides.
- Music and Cortana on Lock Screen:
Another major feature that has now been introduced is that the users can now control music from lock screen. However, it can only control the music that plays on the Microsoft Groove app. In addition to that Cortana too, can now be controlled from the lock screen. Users need to select the options from Settings. Select Personalization then Lock screen and Cortana lock screen settings.