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Windows 10 Creators Update: all the new features Microsoft didn't mention

Microsoft announced its Creators Update during its press event earlier this week, and a fast-paced video has highlighted a number of new changes. While we're expecting to see features like better trackpad gesture control, blue light reduction (like F.lux), and Windows Holographic integration, Microsoft has a whole lot more planned. Brad Sams over at has surfaced all of the big additions in the Windows 10 Creators Update, and it's safe to say there are some surprising changes.
Action Center
Microsoft is making changes to its notifications center (Action Center) in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Some of the quick actions have been refreshed, but the big change is sliders for both volume and screen brightness. Windows 10 users will welcome this change, as you'll now finally be able to adjust these in smaller increments than the 25 percent levels that are currently offered as quick actions.
Custom Accent colors
If you use a custom color for the Windows taskbar a…

Next Windows 10 Feature Update in March 2017? What would you like to see?

Next Windows 10 Feature Update in March 2017? What would you like to see?:Microsoft plans to release two feature updates for its Windows 10 operating system in 2017. That's all the company communicated so far.A feature update will be similar in size and shape to the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 which Microsoft pushed out in August to Windows 10 devices.Rumors suggest that Microsoft might aim for a March 2017 for the next feature update, codename Redstone 2. This would mean that Windows 10 Version 1703 would be that major version.The proof? A new policy in the latest Insider build of Windows 10 requires Windows 10 Version 1703. Microsoft lists major Windows 10 versions only in the "supported on" section in the Group Policy editor, at least until now.The version is made up of two digits for the year followed by two digits for the month. 1703 would therefore indicate a release in March 2017.If March 2017 is indeed the release date for Windows 10's next feature upda…

Apple Releases iOS 10.0.3 for iPhone 7 With Cellular Connectivity Bug Fix

Apple Releases iOS 10.0.3 for iPhone 7 With Cellular Connectivity Bug Fix:Apple today released the second official update to the iOS 10 operating system, nearly one month after releasing iOS 10.0.2 and a month and a half after providing the new iOS 10 operating system to the public. iOS 10.0.3 comes ahead of iOS 10.1, a more significant update that brings a Portrait mode depth-of-field effect to the iPhone 7 Plus.

iOS 10.0.3 can be downloaded as an over-the-air update on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices.

Today's update includes a fix for a bug that could cause issues with cellular connectivity, a problem that only affected the new iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

iOS 10 is a major update that includes features like a redesigned Lock screen experience, a revamped Messages app with a full App Store, a Siri SDK for developers, new looks and features for Maps and Apple Music, and tons more. Make sure to check out our iOS 10 roundup for details.

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Ubuntu 16.10 Available For Download [See What`s New]

Ubuntu 16.10 Available For Download [See What`s New]
Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog  / (Andrew)

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) has been released. The new version ships with Unity bug fixes, updated applications, including the GNOME 3.20 stack, an alternative experimental Unity 8 session, along with various under-the-hood improvements.

Unity / Compiz changes in Ubuntu 16.10
Unity and Compiz changes in Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak):
low graphics mode improvements:reduced animations in the window switcher, launcher and menus (in some cases to zero);disabled blur and fade in/out;reduced shadows;Also, even if you're not using the low graphics mode, there's now an option to to skip animation in the Expo, Scale, and Show Desktop Compiz plugins;More about the improved low graphics mode in Unity 7, HERE.bottom launcher:properly decorate launcher/panel when the launcher is at the bottom;Expo and Scale Compiz plugins now support buttom offsets, fixing some issues that were oc…

This weird rubber keyboard is actually an entire Windows PC

This weird rubber keyboard is actually an entire Windows PC
The Verge  /  Chaim Gartenberg
I was confused when I first saw the Vensmile K8. It looks like another flexible keyboard, and those have been around as a fun gimmick from novelty technology stores for years.But on a second look, the Vensmile K8 stands out, since it's not a flexible keyboard at all. Or rather, it's a flexible keyboard that's also a full Windows computer.Aside from the rollable rubber keys, the attached box includes a touchpad, along with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of flash storage, and an Intel Atom X5 Z8300 processor, which is actually kind of impressive given the form factor. Obviously, you'll still need a screen. There's both HDMI and VGA video out, so grab the nearest TV or antiquated projector and you're good! And the whole thing can just fold up into a large, possibly pocket-sized wallet-shaped blob for easy transportation. It feels a lot like InFocus's $99 Kangaroo PC, which similarly stu…

First Screenshot of the new Windows Explorer app

First Screenshot of the new Windows Explorer app
gHacks Technology News | Latest Tech News, Software And Tutorials  /  Martin Brinkmann
It is no secret that Microsoft is porting traditional native desktop programs of Windows to the company's new Universal Windows Platform (UWP).Rumors were floating around on the Internet for some time now that Microsoft was working on a Windows Explorer / File Explorer UWP version.Windows 10, just like Windows 8, ships with File Explorer, a rebranded version of Windows Explorer that is a traditional desktop program.If you have worked with Windows Explorer before, you will feel right at home when you start using File Explorer. While there are some changes, most features remained part of File Explorer.Creating an Explorer UWP application on the other hand does not guarantee that. Eagle-eyed users of Windows 10 may have noticed that Microsoft pushed a new system application in the latest Insider build.The app is named Explorer, and does not start when …