AAAAAAH! aka Windows 10 is going to blow my mind

Last night I watched the live stream of the Windows 10 event. It was really long, but wow. My favourite bits (in no particular order):

  • Action Centre on PCs: Schweet.
  • Expandable Action Centre: Like on Android, more icons can be added to the Action Centre. Finally, I won’t have to choose my 4 most used settings anymore!
  • Start Screen personalised backgrounds: Instead of transparent tiles with a background, we will have the option to place a static background behind the tiles. Cute.
  • Recently installed apps promoted to top of Start Menu: Yes! I’ve sometimes discovered new apps on my phone that I installed during a download spree a week earlier but never actually launched because it’s buried in my alphabetical Start menu. As I have all my apps pinned to my Start Screen, I rarely open the Start menu.


  • Dedicated settings app: Sure, why not?
  • Detach and move keyboard around screen: Not sure I would really use this, but I think it’s one of those things I would need to see on my phone before I use it.
  • Reply to texts from toast notification: yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssss
  • Cortana will text for you: She recognises when you say hashtag!
  • Outlook mail app modernised: It’s now a universal app, looks much better and includes swipe gestures for quick actions Tinder style
  • Same for Calendar app: It’s now actually usable!!! With colour coding and everything!
  • Cortana integrated with Maps: She’ll even suggest an alternative route if there is traffic, and send the route to your phone.
  • Spartan!!!!: Will come to phone also!!! Can use notetaking mode to write on the webpage!!! Add comments to the webpage like in Word!!!
  • Xbox app now on Windows: It will auto record the last 30 seconds of gameplay for any game you are playing on windows, to catch those epic moments. So when my Sims do something wacky, I can capture the moment forever!
  • Stream games: The demo showed an Xbox One game being streamed to a Windows 10 PC, but I’m assuming it will work between two Windows 10 devices as well.
  • Windows Holographic & HoloLens: ?!?!?!?!? I think Microsoft just pulled a Google Glass, but to use at home/work, not outside in the general public areas.

Now to wait until February for the first build for Phone…

Ron excited

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