MICROSOFT is releasing its next big Windows 10 April 2018 update tomorrow and here’s all the big new features coming to your PC and why upgrading will be far more simple.
Windows 10 users are getting some big new features tomorrow as Microsoft unleashes its Windows 10 April 2018 Update on the world.
This latest upgrade is part of the US technology firm’s promise to release two big updates every year.
This new software will bring all the usual security patches and fixes but there’s also some new features aimed at helping users get a better experience when using their PCs.
And don’t panic about upgrading as Microsoft reckons they’ve made that easier as well.
After listening to feedback from its customers things should be a lot faster when switching to this latest software.
In fact, rather than the 82 minute update time of the Creators release, or the 51 minute offline update time of the Fall Creators update, the April update should take just 30 minutes.
So, if you’re thinking of hitting that upgrade button here’s some of the new features arriving in Windows 10 from tomorrow.
Microsoft is aware that we’re all getting distracted by emails, messages and the endless barrage of social media notifications.
In the April update, Windows 10 adds something called Focus Assist which is aimed at disabling these digital distractions.
Users can either switch on Focus Assist when they feel the need or have it enabled automatically at certain times of the day.
When you’re finishing with your work or important assignments, you’ll then receive a full summary of what you missed while you were in Focus mode.
And don’t panic about missing an important message as Microsoft says users can set specific contacts to break through the block.
EDGE IS GETTING BETTER
Google Chrome continues to lead the way when it comes to internet browsers but Microsoft is still working hard to make sure its Edge browser keeps up with the competition.
A new update to this software is adding a range of features to help users surf the web more easily and with less interruptions.
Once updated, Edge adds a new audio icon to mute and unmute a tab that is playing sound.
Books, PDFs and Reading View pages can go full-screen for a distraction-free reading experience and shopping online now gets easier as your address, payment and other information can be securely saved with the option to autofill on web payment forms.
There’s also a nice feature when printing from the web with a new option to print with a cleaner and clutter-free format.
Microsoft wants to make it more simple for its Windows 10 users to find the things they’ve been working on.
That’s why they are introducing something called Timeline.
This feature allows users to go back in time up to 30 days to find their files.
It even works across multiple platforms so you can serach for things you’ve been working on when using a phone, tablet or laptop.
TALK TO YOUR PC
If your fingers are feeling the strain then the new Windows 10 April update will help.
Microsoft is improving its dictation experience with users now able to interact more accurately with their PCs via speech.
The firm says it will now be easier than ever to take a note or write a paper, with just your voice.
With your cursor in any text field either in Windows 10 or in an app, simply press Win+H and start talking.
The April 2018 Update will be available as a free download beginning Monday, April 30.