Monthly Archives March 2017

Windows 10 receives Picture-in-Picture function

Microsoft announced a new feature for Windows 10, which will allows  watching video content in a window superimposed on the screen, completely  independent of the running applications .

Picture-in-Picture mode could be very useful to those who wish to communicate through video calls, or watch their favorite YouTube channel while using other applications in maximized mode. The new feature is already available in the latest version for Windows 10 Insider Preview for PC (build 15031).

It must be said that this is not just an innovation, Picture-in-Picture mode is already present in MacOS Sierra version for Apple’s PC...

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The reason little known that Microsoft has included Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts games in Windows

Solitaire games from Windows are some of the most popular in the world because it comes preinstalled in Windows. The main reason that Solitaire was included with Windows 3.0 in 1990  wasn`t the need for entertainment users. This was a secondary role. His main goal was to teach people to use the mouse fluently.

At the time many users were not accustomed to graphical interfaces and the mouse. Thus, they had to learn functions such as “drag and drop” which now seems to be reflexes.

Minesweeper too played an important role. The game was introduced in Windows 3.1 in 1992. Its main purpose was to teach people to be precise and fast when they were using the main mouse buttons and the functions left-click and right-click.

Even Hearts was not an easy game...

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Windows 10 Cloud, the alternative to Chrome OS from Microsoft, could start in spring

Windows 10 was presented as an universal operating system, capable to operate on any type of hardware, from powerful PCs to  laptops, tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles, and more recently on the Internet of Things devices. Of course, the fact that this operating system is open, anyone can develop applications for it, and malicious software is still a problem, users can install absolutely any type of application on its devices. Microsoft seems to prepare an alternative through Windows 10 Cloud, a limited version, not very different from Windows RT.

This new version of Windows 10 appears to rather be an alternative to Chrome OS operating systems or iOS on tablets iPad Pro, than an alternative to the classic Windows 10 operating system...

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