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Windows 10: 10 coolest features to check out | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

In looks and usefulness, Windows 10 outdoes Windows 8.1. Network World points out 10 favorite features.

  1. The Start menu shows Live Tiles of apps next to shortcuts, with options to expand to full screen, or unpin apps and resize.
  2. Metro apps open in desktop windows rather than in full screen.
  3. Action center notification pop-ups provide helpful info.
  4. Digital assistant Cortana, from Windows Phone 8.1, intelligently controls search functions.
  5. New browser Project Spartan lets you access Microsoft’s Edge rendering engine, digital inking tools, and Reading View.
  6. New Mail and Calendar apps offer POP email and Google Calendar support.
  7. Virtual desktops organize apps the way you like them.
  8. Xbox app streams Xbox One games to PC or tablet.
  9. “Continuum” feature switches the interface between desktop and tablet mode.
  10. One Settings menu, rather than two, streamlines use.