Microsoft Edge: 5 key improvements with the Creators Update
Windows 10 privacy settings: What's new in the Creators Update
Edge is still catching up to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but the browser now offers a few welcome new additions, as well as one significant change that can’t be beat on Windows 10, at least not yet. Here are the five key improvements you should check out.
1. Tab organization
2. Read ebooks in the browser
3. Import bookmarks
4. Translate extension
5. Streaming Netflix in 4K
Other changes include click-to-run Flash by default, a full 25 extensions in the Windows Store, and support for InPrivate windows in the Edge jump list (which was almost non-existent in the Anniversary Update). Edge still has some work to do, but with the Creators Update it took a big step toward becoming a browser you’d actually want to use on a daily basis.
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In previous versions of Windows 10, managing privacy was, to put it mildly, an insane process. Settings were strewn all over the operating system and the web.
Privacy isn't much better in the recently released Creators Update, but Microsoft has consolidated its web-based privacy information related to a user's Microsoft Account. In addition, privacy settings on the PC are a little more helpful.
How to enable Windows Sonic virtual surround sound in the Windows 10 Creators Update
Handy tool for bad patches: Wushowhide
Incremental backup: File History
Tip-top zipper upper: 7-Zip
Bring back deleted files with Recuva
The other best system admin tool: Process Explorer
Double-check for infections with Malwarebytes
Free online storage with Dropbox
Free Office productivity with Office Online
Get to your music, videos, and photos anywhere with Plex Media Server
Rip and burn CDs and DVDs with HandBrake
The Creators Update includes a feature called Windows Sonic for Headphones. It's a spatial sound format that is supposed to make audio more immersive and give even the most bland pair of headphones a more 3D Audio feel.
It appears developers have to enable this feature via some new APIs from Microsoft. To be honest, in my tests with a cheap pair of smartphone earbuds and then a pair of desktop speakers I didn't hear a difference. Both were routed through the headphone jack; perhaps a nicer pair of headphones would've made a noticeable difference.
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