Windows 10: Microsoft is adding a new way to unlock your computer

Windows 10: Microsoft is adding a new way to unlock your computer

Windows 10: Microsoft is adding a new way to unlock your computer

Microsoft has released a huge batch of updates for Windows 10 apps, including for the tools that are part of the MSN pack available on PCs running the new OS.

Beyond that, Microsoft fixed a ton of issues (yes, by weight) in build 14356.

The latest also fixes a long list of bugs, which you can read in its entirety in the official blog post.

Microsoft is opening up its clever Windows Hello feature to let wearables unlock your Windows 10 computer for the first time.

Until now, Windows Hello has been used to unlock PCs with a fingerprint or a face, thanks to the addition of a 3D depth-sensing and the RealSense webcam on the machine.

But Microsoft is now extending the functionality to other devices, including the Microsoft Band.

The Redmond technology firm announced the new additions on-stage at Computex, demonstrating how to unlock a Windows 10 PC with a Microsoft Band or rival device, like the Nymi, when you are in proximity.

Send a photo from your phone to PCIf you need to quickly transfer a photo from your phone to your PC wirelessly - just ask Cortana "send this photo to my PC" and see what happens. Nothing major here, but when you tap the Microphone button in Cortana, there is a new animation that shows you that Cortana is listening to you as you speak.

Microsoft pointed out that the app has been "built from the ground up" for Windows 10, and "retains the best of Viber while adding welcome new capabilities and a uniform, familiar interface that suits every Windows device".

 

 

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