Windows 10 turns three after some ups and downs

Windows 10 was officially released on July 29, 2015. Microsoft’s next-gen OS introduced major changes in terms of features and its business approach.

The Redmond giant adopted a clear strategy with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1: offering its operating systems as products, which was something the company also did with tools like Office 2013 and Office 2016. Office 365 has been one of Microsoft’s major shifts towards a service model, and Windows 10 was born out of that idea.

This means that Windows 10 is not a product anymore but a service, and the updates that the company releases twice a year prove it. Each of said updates are codenamed Redstone, although their release names have had a lot of different nuances (Anniversary Update, Creators Update and the latest April 2018 Update).

The update model adopted by Microsoft has been largely questioned, especially given the major problems it caused users due to errors and compatibility issues, which were not identified during beta testing. However, Microsoft will stick to the same model in the short run, so there will be more updates our way. Continue reading “Windows 10 turns three after some ups and downs”

Redstone 5 will bring Dolby Vision to the Xbox One for better 4K HDR

A few years ago, Microsoft decided to introduce Windows 10 as the ultimate version of its OS, releasing periodic updates with a lot of new features. The latest update is Redstone 4, but Redstone 5 will be available during the second half of the year for PCs and the Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. One of the key new features is Dolby Vision.

We must thanks last-gen consoles for introducing 4K and HDR. The High Dynamic Range technology delivers a wider color gamut and an increased contrast ratio that translates into a greater visual experience. In terms of image quality, HDR is clearly amazing. Microsoft’s Redstone 5 is coming soon to Xbox Insiders. This new update will introduce Dolby Vision, Dolby’s HDR, to complement current HDR10 support.

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Get Android notifications on Windows 10 using Chrome or Firefox

Whether we have an Android or an iOS device, we tend to receive a lot of notifications every day depending of our phone’s settings. Said notifications can be related to any feature or app installed on the phone.

This is one of the reasons why software developers are working to be able to sync mobile and desktop platforms as much as possible. Such a situation would allow us to use devices on both platforms at the same time. Nowadays, PCs are greatly complemented by phones and vice versa.

However, the process of syncing platforms is slowly taking shape in different schedules around Microsoft, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. We can always use third-party apps to get what we are looking for, and that is exactly what we will do right now. We will talk to you about Crono, an app that will allow us to get Android notifications on Windows 10 using Chrome or Firefox.

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