Two days ago Microsoft has released build 14316 of Windows 10 to Windows Insider on the Fast Ring. This was actually a build which brought a couple of new features again apart from the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. It was the first version of Windows 10 to include the Ubuntu Bash natively in Windows which has been announced by Microsoft at their Build Conference in San Francisco. This is probably not that interesting for consumers, however, this was also the first build to allow Cortana cross device features. If the phone of your battery runs low, Cortana on your PC will notify you about that so that you can do something against it. It’s of course not only the low battery which makes Cortana poking you, for more details head over to the Windows Blog.
Also mentioned in this article at the Windows Blogs, the new dark theme which is now available for Windows 10. What is a matter of course in Windows 10 Mobile already, is totally new to the desktop version of the operating system. Sure there have been some apps which supported the dark theme by turning it on or of in their settings, however it is nice to have this finally in settings. This way you can set the dark theme for all apps in one place.
At least theoretically this is probably what Microsoft’s plan is all about with adding this to the personalization settings. In practice things are looking a bit different. Most apps are changed to the dark theme if you turn it on in settings. However, the new Maps app for example has not got a dark theme yet. There also the app bar at the top of the app which isn’t switched to dark in every app.
The dark theme can be found inside the settings app in Personalization –> Colors, at the bottom of this page you can find the option to set the dark or light theme. It is nice to have it finally implemented in Windows 10. Although there is some work to do for Microsoft, to implement it in the public version of Windows 10.
What do you prefer on your Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile phone, light or dark theme? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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