What’s new with Windows 10?
Last updated: 15 July 2016
The latest Microsoft Windows phones are here – and they’re a powerhouse of productivity – thanks to Windows 10 software and built-in Microsoft Office apps. It’s not all work and no play on phones such as the Lumia 550 though. Windows 10 works hard and plays hard too. Here’s how…
Power in your pocket.
With Windows 10, your Office documents – like your Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc – are in sync across all of your devices. That means you can pick up work on your Windows 10 laptop, tablet and phone, and apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint adjust to whatever screen you’re on. And with a new feature called Continuum for Windows 10 phones, you can actually connect to a big screen, and use your phone like a trackpad.
Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in personal assistant, can pretty much do everything for you – apart from make you a cup of tea. But the thing is, she’s getting better all the time, so we wouldn’t put it past her.
Cortana can help you find your fave films on Netflix, give you directions, send emails on your behalf and pop events in your diary. She’s super smart. And she doesn’t just wait for you to ask her what’s up – Cortana keeps you in the know. She’ll remind you of upcoming gigs, for example, let you know what your day looks like and how your favourite team’s doing.
With new Windows 10 Microsoft phones, you can take some cracking photos with advanced imaging features – and top-notch cameras that come as standard. You get proper professional grade controls and Living Images that help you take great shots on the go and share them with mates quickly and easily.
New Windows 10 phones look good and sound good too. With Cortana and Groove for Windows 10*, you’ll spend less time searching for music and more time enjoying it. Just ask Cortana to play whatever guilty pleasure is on your mind and she’ll search Groove’s huge catalogue of new hits and familiar favourites for you. Get ad-free access with Groove Music Pass, plug into personalised playlists with MixTapes, and rock out to iHeartRadio on your Microsoft phone.
* Cortana and Groove Music Pass provided by Microsoft and subject to Microsoft’s terms and conditions of use.