Trust Science to Help You Build Your Personal Brand

Trust Science to Help You Build Your Personal Brand

Your brain is hardwired to devour visual information. In fact, neurons that process visual information make up 30 percent of the cerebral cortex — compared with 8 percent to decode input from your sense of touch and 3 percent devoted to sorting out auditory cues.

You can’t control the resources your brain allocates to processing what you see. It doesn’t even matter whether you’re particularly interested in the image you’re viewing. Your brain is working to make sense of visual messages. Once it’s completed that work, the frontal lobe takes over. Your higher mental functions kick in, and your brain begins making judgments about what you’ve just seen.

Translate all this neuroscience to the business world, and you’ll realize that your clients and potential customers are judging your personal brand’s appearance, too. Ideally, your identity should accomplish three things: accurately represent your message, convey quality and encourage consumers to take your desired action.

Where to start?

What reaction do you want to trigger in people who come in contact with your personal brand? Should they follow you on social? Hire you for speaking engagements or professional services you provide? Download a white paper? Subscribe to your email list?

While all might be favorable goals, one must emerge as the most important. Decide on that priority outcome, and allow it to guide every choice you make as you develop your brand identity.

 

How can visual cues translate to text?

Next, you’ll choose colors and fonts. These elements should give the correct impression of your brand and reinforce your desired action. You don’t need to go back to the color wheel and start from scratch. Most likely, you already know which colors you like. If you’re not already familiar with the basics of color psychology, do a little research online. You’ll find plenty of reputable marketing resources have invested time and money to understand which hues produce certain emotions in most people.

 

Keep your text uncluttered by sticking with one font for headings and another regular body copy. It’s common to select a sans serif font — without the “little feet” that finish off each letter’s strokes — for headings. League Spartan or Open Sans are a few solid choices. Serif fonts tend to be more readable in longer passages, which is why they are a natural fit for everything else. View samples of Baskerville, Georgia and Times New Roman to get a feel for how they compare.

What impact can colors and fonts really make?

Your color and font choices must do much more than stand up on a static page. You’ll need to try them out in dynamic applications, too. Here’s an example of two “Subscribe” buttons. They appear on identical landing pages, with only the shade of red adjusted to gauge reaction.

 

 

[Source:- Entrepreneur]

 

Windows 10 build 14393.576 rolling out on PC and Mobile for Release Preview and Production rings

A new cumulative update for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile is rolling out this Patch Tuesday, featuring a number of new bug fixes and under the hood improvements. Today’s update is rolling out for both Release Preview and Production Rings, meaning the public is getting this update too.

The update brings the Windows 10 build number to 14393.576 (KB3206632), up from the build released last week which was 14393.479. Here’s a changelog:

  • Improved reliability of Security Support Provider Interface.
  • Addressed a service crash in CDPSVC that in some situations could lead to the machine not being able to acquire an IP address.
  • Addressed issue where a Catalog-signed module installation does not work on Nano Server.
  • Addressed issue with Devices left with Hello on for an excessive amount of time will not go into power savings mode.
  • Addressed issue with gl_pointSize to not work properly when used with drawElements method in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addressed issue where Azure Active Directory-joined machines after upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1607 cannot sync with Exchange.
  • Addressed additional issues with app compatibility, updated time zone information, Internet Explorer.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Uniscribe, Common Log File System Driver.

Update has just started rolling out now, so if you can’t see it just yet, don’t worry, the update is still propagating throughout Windows Update and may take a few minutes to show.

 

 

[Source:- windowscentral]

Windows 10 news recap: No new build, Start Menu coming soon

Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 news recap, in which we recap the top news stories regarding Windows 10 for the week. Let’s dive straight in.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 PC April updates KB3147458 and KB3147461

This week, Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 PC’s which introduced lots of new bug fixes and performance improvements, bringing the build number up to 10586.218. This was not an insider release as it went out to the public at the same time.

The following is new with this update:

  • This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework, wireless LAN, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update, logon, Bluetooth, network connectivity, map apps, video playback, Cortana, USB, Windows Explorer, and Narrator.
  • Fixed issue with connectivity of USB devices until OS restart.
  • Improved discoverability of printers when a device resumes from sleep.
  • Fixed issues with lock screen.
  • Support for visual voicemail on dual SIM phones.
  • Fixed issue with audio playback using Groove music and other music apps on a phone.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight savings time.
  • Fixed additional issues with shutdown delays, Narrator, Cortana, roaming data usage, buying apps in the Store, video playback, facial recognition, Bluetooth pairing, Microsoft Edge, logon, Internet Explorer 11, Live Tile updates, .NET Framework, and Microsoft Installer (MSI).
  • Improved security for CSRSS to address security feature bypass.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Security Account Manager Remote Protocol,HTTP.sys, secondary logon, Microsoft Graphics component, .NET Framework, CSRSS, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11.

WinBeta revealed this week that the next Insider build for Windows 10 PCs should include the new Start Menu and Start Screen designs shown of by Microsoft recently. The new Start experiences are now being flighted internally in the rs1_release branch, meaning Insiders are next in line to receive the bits.

Insiders are able to vote on these new changes via a survey too, so if you don’t like the new Start designs then Microsoft is letting you have a say on why. You can check out all the details about the new Start experiences and voting here.

Gabe Aul announced on Twitter that the planned Insider build for PCs this week was cancelled due to a showstopper bug that the company decided would need fixing before reaching Insiders. He said in a tweet:

We hit a problem with our PC build candidate for this week, so looks likely at this point it will be next week for next Fast ring PC build.

Finally, WinBeta was able to bring an exclusive first look at the upcoming Messaging Everywhere experience that allows SMS texting from your desktop beamed from your mobile smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile or Android.

Yes, Messaging Everywhere finally brings SMS texting to the desktop, beamed straight from your phone. This feature should arrive in preview form in the next Windows 10 Mobile insider build, which could arrive next week at the earliest. Currently, as the feature is still in beta, it can sometimes be slow/not work at all, but when it does work it works well.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14322 available for the Fast Ring and here’s what’s new

As promised, Gabe Aul and the gang over in the Windows development group have delivered Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 14322. Similar to the PC release of the latest preview build, the mobile release comes with a plethora of new features in tow.

The list of new features almost makes build 14322 feel like a new OS to some extent. Here’s what’s new in build 14322 for mobile:

Improvements to Action Center & Notifications

Visual changes to Action Center: Individual app notifications in Action Center no longer show the app icon repeated for each notification and will only be seen in the header that groups together all the notifications specific for that app. This change allows for more space in Action Center to show more content.

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Customized Notifications

Visual Update for Action Center Notification Improvements

  • Visual changes to Notifications: We’re making Action Center richer with support for notifications with more flexible layouts similar to the richness of Live Tiles. Notifications with images will now display larger than they did previously. Notifications can have “hero image” for content that is an even bigger image size to make content in notifications pop even more.
  • Cortana notifications in Action Center: We have also added new insights from Cortana to ensure you are not missing anything important, such as a meeting conflict or anything she needs to remind you about.
  • Notification prioritization in Action Center: You can manage the notification settings for individual apps by going to Settings > System > Notifications & actions and prioritize which app notifications are more important to you. You can prioritize its notifications to be in one of 3 levels: Normal, High, or Top. You can also adjust how many notifications are visible per app. The default is now 3 per app. If an app has more than 3 notifications, just click or tap to expand and see all notifications for that app. This feature is also available on PC starting with Build 14316.
  • Customize your Quick Actions in Action Center: You can add, remove and re-arrange the Quick Actions that show up in Action Center. To customize your Quick Actions, just go to the Settings > System > Notifications & actions. In this settings page, you will see a replica of your Quick Actions as it appears in Action Center, and with a simple press and hold you can move the Quick Actions to the place where you want them to be. Then to add or remove a Quick Action, there is a link below the grid that will allow you to turn on or off the available Quick Actions.

Cortana Improvements

  • More ways to create Cortana Reminders: We are making it easier and quicker to set a reminder in Cortana with 2 new exciting ways to create reminders. You can now create a Photo Reminder by taking a picture of something you want to be reminded about, like that beer you just tried and want to pick up next time you’re at the store. You can also now set reminders on content from UWP apps that utilize the share contract in Windows, like Microsoft Edge and the News app, so you don’t forget to read that article your friend sent you. You can share an article from the News app to Cortana and have her remind you to read it at a later time. This even works with photos from your collection in the Photos app! Give it a try.

Updates to the Settings app

  • Icons for individual settings pages: All pages in the Settings app now have individual icons associated with them. These individual icons will also be shown when you pin a settings page to Start. And we have also added a dropdown flyout with page suggestions that will appear as you type into the Settings search box. These changes are designed to make it easier to find the settings you are looking for.
  • Navigation bar settings page and vibration setting: We created a page for the navigation bar at Settings > Personalization > Navigation bar. You can now use this page to configure preferences for vibration and double tap the navigation bar to turn off the screen.

Navigation bar settings page

  • Glance screen settings have moved: As part of our work to make settings more discoverable and user friendly, we’ve simplified the Glance settings options and moved the page out of the Extras section in the Settings app. These settings can now be found via Settings > Personalization > Glance screen. With this change, Glance settings no longer need to be downloaded or updated from the Store.
  • Updated Battery Settings and Battery Saving Experience: Just like what was seen in last week’s PC build, there is now a single entry point for all battery related settings in the Settings app – including Battery Saver. This also includes the updated the Detailed Battery Use page so you can now manage the per-app background settings inline without going to a second page. You can also adjust the percentage in which Battery Saver turns on (which is at 20% by default) – something we had with Windows Phone 8.1 that Insiders wanted to see us re-implement as we merged Battery Sense into the Settings app for both PC and mobile.
  • Updated Windows Update Settings: You can now also set the time in which you are most active on your phone just like on your PC by adjusting active hours under Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. Windows Update will avoid automatically installing updates during your active hours on your device.

Updated emoji

  • This build brings our new emoji to your phone. As part of this work, the emoji section of the keyboard has been slightly reorganized to better align with the newly available emoji. It’s now arranged as follows: Favorites, Smileys and Animals, People, Celebrations and Objects, Food and Plants, Transportation and Places, Symbols, and ASCII emoticons.
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Updated Emoji options

Microsoft Edge Improvements:

  • Better copy/paste: We’ve made a couple of improvements to copy and paste on the phone. When you are typing into an edit box on a web page, you will now be able to use the paste button above the keyboard. Also, if you select text on a web page the copy button will appear immediately near the selection.
  • Better tab behavior: Microsoft Edge keeps your tabs under control when you use it with apps on your phone. If you tap on a link in an app that opens a new tab in Microsoft Edge, pressing the back button when you’re done will close that tab, then take you back to the app. Your tabs list stays lean and relevant, by smartly closing tabs you’re done with.

You can also check out the Microsoft Edge changelog website for more information on platform changes in Microsoft Edge with Insider Preview builds.

USB Ethernet Support with Continuum (Mobile)

  • Continuum-capable phones now include support for most USB Ethernet adapters. If you connect a USB Ethernet adapter your Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL via the Microsoft Display Dock for example – you will have network connectivity through an attached Ethernet cable. A few notes on this feature:
  • You may see an error message the first time you connect. There is nothing wrong with your adapter, and the message will be eliminated in a future update.
  • Not all adapters are supported yet – more will be added in a future update.
  • In this update, you will not see a visual indicator that you are connected, so if you want to double-check that it’s working you can turn off Wi-Fi and cellular data.
  • Windows 10 Mobile supports proxy configuration for Wi-Fi and VPN connections. Proxy support for LAN connections will be available in a future update.

Improved experience while on Lock screen

  • Camera button on the Lock screen: When your phone is locked, the back button on the navigation bar is now replaced with a camera button. Press and hold this button to launch the Camera app from the Lock screen.
  • Media controls show on top of the Lock screen: We’ve heard a lot of feedback on this so we’re really excited to get this out to Insiders. While you are listening to music, you will now be able to control the music you are listening to right from the Lock screen! If you turn on your phone’s screen, the media controls will now be shown embedded right on top of the Lock screen.

Commenting in the Feedback Hub

  • Just like on PC, you also have the ability to comment on feedback inside the Feedback Hub on your phone in addition to the responses from our engineering team you have seen in the app already (we call these “sticky comments”). So in addition to up-voting on feedback, you can now comment on feedback too.

Messaging Everywhere Preview Coming Soon

  • We will soon be enabling a preview of the “Messaging everywhere” feature in Windows 10 that allows you to send and receive text messages from your phone directly from your Windows 10 PC’s. You will see options for this feature in the Messaging app on PC but not on Mobile. A newer Mobile build is required for this experience to fully light up. More to come on this when the experience is live.

[Source:- Winbeta]

Microsoft internally testing Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.218, arriving this week?

Microsoft is currently testing a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile (and we assume desktop too) that packs more bug fixes and performance improvements. Last week, the company had build 10586.212 in testing but sources now say build 10586.218 has been promoted to the company-wide ring, meaning Insiders are next in line to receive the bits.

WinBeta can confirm that this new cumulative update fixes a bug on Mobile that involved the apps list not dimming the background when opening and closing apps, making it difficult to read text sometimes. There are likely more bug fixes included in this cumulative patch, so when it arrives keep an eye out on any other fixes.

This new cumulative update may arrive this week if history is anything to go by, as Microsoft is rather fond of releasing new updates on Patch Tuesday (which is tomorrow). Fingers crossed, but in the meantime stay tuned at WinBeta for more news regarding Windows 10 updates, features and more.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Microsoft’s Messaging feature gets a bit more refined in Windows 10 Insider build 14316

In 2014, Apple introduced its Continuity feature to its line of Mac and iOS devices in a rather impressive demo at its World Wide Developer Conference. Before that, Google made a seemingly similar play with cross-device communication in its Babel service that was later renamed to Google Hangouts in 2013.

In early 2015, Microsoft held an event for the unveiling of upcoming Windows 10 features and among them was a native messaging service that would span devices (mainly Windows Phones and Windows 10 enabled PCs) that would act similar to both Google Hangouts and Apple’s Continuity. With the release of Windows 10 Insider build 14316, it looks like Windows users are inching closer to a reality of Messaging Everywhere being enabled on devices.

The idea behind Microsoft’s messaging service was simple: begin a conversation via SMS (text) on your mobile device and pick up that same conversation on your PCs desktop without hiccup or interruption. Part of Microsoft’s pitch for the messaging service leveraged its popular in-house video messaging service Skype. With Skype’s cross-platform and cross-device architecture, Microsoft would be able to deliver a truly “Messaging Everywhere” experience for Windows 10 users.

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SMS on Windows 10

Since the January 2015 announcement, the company has gone relatively dark on its development or a time frame on which Windows 10 and Windows Phone users could hang their hat on regarding the feature.

However, in today’s release of Windows 10 Redstone Insider build 14316, the Windows makes an explicit call out to the feature’s continued development as well as hinting at an early implementation of it coming soon.

Messaging Everywhere Preview Coming Soon: We will soon be enabling a preview of the “Messaging everywhere” feature in Windows 10 that allows you to send and receive text messages from your phone directly from your Windows 10 PCs. You will see options for this feature in the Messaging app on PC. However, an update is required for the Messaging app for Mobile for this experience to work. More to come on this when the experience is live.”

Presumably, when the latest Windows 10 Mobile build drops or the Message App on Mobile gets updated, Insiders will finally get their hands on the long-awaited Messaging Everywhere experience. Up until recently, the Windows team had been briefly experimenting with moving text messages across mobile devices to PCs with some relative success. Perhaps, the new Messaging Everywhere Preview builds upon that with better functionality and newer features. We’ll just have to wait and see.

To get your PC and mobile device ready for the new Messaging Everywhere Preview, head over to the Windows Insider website and sign up for free to become a Windows Insider. Set your rigs to Fast Ring (presumably) and allow the Windows team to do the rest.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Microsoft’s Edge Browser gets lots of new features in build 14316

Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 Insider build 14316 for Insider PCs on the Fast Ring, and the latest build brings several new features and improvements such as Bash support, a new dark mode, new emojis, and more. We invite you to read ourdetailed post about all the new features.

That’s not all the new build brings, however. Microsoft is also detailing new Microsoft Edge features included in this build on its developer website, and we will give you all the details below:

New Microsoft Edge features

  • Drag and drop folders: Users can now upload folders to sites like OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive by dragging and dropping into Microsoft Edge.
  • Better tab behavior on Mobile: Microsoft Edge keeps your tabs under control when you use it with apps on your phone. If you tap on a link in an app that opens a new tab in Microsoft Edge, pressing the back button when you’re done will close that tab, then take you back to the app. Your tabs list stays lean and relevant, by smartly closing tabs you’re done with.
  • Better copy/paste on Mobile: We’ve made a couple of improvements to copy and paste on the phone. When you are typing into an edit box on a web page, you will now be able to use the paste button above the keyboard. Also, if you select text on a web page the copy button will appear immediately near the selection.
  • Better favorites importing: You can now import favorites from Firefox, in addition to Chrome and Internet Explorer. When you import favorites from any browser, they will now land in a separate clearly labeled folder, instead of mixed in with your existing favorites.
  • Favorites tree view: Organizing your favorites is now easier using the new “tree” display in the Hub. You can expand and collapse folders to see the contents of as many or few as you like, and easily move favorites between folders with drag and drop.
  • Download reminders: Edge now gives you a reminder of in-progress downloads whenever you close Edge. This gives you the opportunity to complete downloads prior to closing Edge.
  • Default save location: You can now set where downloaded files are saved by default. Just open “Settings”, choose “Advanced settings”, and find the new option under “Downloads.”

New web platform features

New in the F12 Developer Tools:

  • Accessibility tree view
  • DOM API profiling
  • Extension debugging

New JavaScript features:

  • Default parameters
  • Async\await
  • Object.values and Object.entries

Experimental JavaScript features (enable via about:flags):

  • ES6 Regex symbols

New Web Platform features:

  • Opus audio format
  • Time element
  • Data element
  • Output element
  • Input type = color
  • Canvas Path2D objects
  • Web Speech API (Synthesis)
  • Experimental support for Fetch API (enable in about:flags)
  • Experimental support for Web Notifications API (enable in about:flags)

Known issues in build 14316

Some large downloads may appear to get stuck at 99% completion. You can work around this issue by renaming the file in your downloads after closing Microsoft Edge. This workaround skips security checks on the file, so it should be used only with files from a trusted source.

Some of the new features included in this release have already been previewed last week during Edge Summit 2016, so it’s good to see Microsoft delivering today. Please tell us in the comments what do you think of all these new features.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Hands on with Windows 10 build 14316 showcasing new features

Microsoft has released another new build of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders! Today’s drop is build 14316 and is packing lots of new changes for us to walkthrough! Finally, we have a video that is actually worth watching!

Build 14316 includes new personalization options, Cortana improvements, Action Center changes, new and updated apps and a whole lot more. All of this is showcased in the video, which is embedded above.

What else are you hoping to see show up in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Let us know below!

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Windows 10 Insider preview build 14316 is out, here’s what’s new

During Build 2016, Microsoft listed a slew of new features coming to what it’s calling the Windows Anniversary Update planned for consumer release later this year. However, to get to Microsoft’s promise land of bountiful features promised Windows 10, the company is going to begin testing them with it Insider program.

Speaking of which, a new Windows 10 Redstone Insider Preview has just been made available. Build 14316 is now hitting the Fast Ring for Insiders and with it comes a bevy of new features and improvements.

Bash in Windows

  • Run native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows: In this build, you can natively run Bash in Windows as announced last week at Build 2016. To do this, you first need to turn on Developer Mode via Settings > Update & security > For developers. Then search for “Windows Features” and choose “Turn Windows features on or off” and enable Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta). To get Bash installed, open Command Prompt and type “bash”. For more details, see this blog post.
  • Cortana Cross-Device Features: Starting today, we will be releasing new features to Insiders on an ongoing basis that keeps you in perfect sync across all the devices where you use Cortana to stay connected and never miss a beat throughout your day. With today’s build, we are rolling out the below features. If you are an Insider who doesn’t have a Windows phone, these features will also work with Android devices too but you will need Cortana Version 1.5 or higher (Download here for U.S. and download here for China) for them to work.
  • Low Battery Notifications: Cortana will now inform you of low battery power on your mobile devices. For example, if your phone’s battery is low, a notification will pop up on your PC so you can promptly charge it before your next meeting.
  • Find my phone/Ring my phone: We all lose track of our phone from time to time and now you can ask Cortana to find your phone, regardless of device, on your PC using the new find my phone feature. The feature will allow users to locate their phone from their PC through geo-location and by having Cortana ring your phone.
  • Share map directions across devices: To date, people go through a lot of effort to manually connect the dots between devices—emailing links to open on other devices or re-doing a search on the phone to find directions to a location they were just looking at on the PC. Today, we’re breaking down one of those barriers by enabling you to access navigation details across devices through Cortana. Tell Cortana “directions to < place>” on your PC and she’ll send those same directions to your phone.
  • Making Cortana easier to setup on your device: If you are in Cortana supported markets and struggled to get Cortana enabled, this will automatically download the necessary speech language, if needed, and enable Cortana for you.
  • New and Updates Extensions for Microsoft Edge: A few weeks ago, we announced the availability of extension support for Microsoft Edge with more on the way. Today, we are excited to share with you some new extensions that you can try out – Pin It Button and OneNote Clipper. In addition, we have updated versions of Reddit Enhancement Suite, Mouse Gestures, and Microsoft Translator. To install these new extensions, just click on “More” (…) at the top right in Microsoft Edge and click “Extensions” to open the Extensions pane and click “Get extensions”.

Pin It Button and OneNote Clipper Edge Extensions

  • Please note: There is change in this build that will break existing extensions installed on your PC in Microsoft Edge if they were previously installed using an older build. You can download the new installation files and re-install the existing extensions using the new installers.
  • Try out the Skype UWP Preview app: You can try out the Skype UWP Preview app announced a couple of weeks ago on the Skype blog. The Skype UWP Preview app includes a lot of the basic Skype functionality – with more features and functionality to come in the next couple of releases. We are first releasing this for PCs only, but we will be making the Skype UWP app available on for Mobile in a future build.
  • Action Center Improvements: We have added the ability to select which app notifications are more important to you in Action Center. On your device, you can manage the notification settings for individual apps by going to Settings > System > Notifications & actions. Just click or tap on a specific app to adjust its notification settings. You can prioritize its notifications in Action Center to be one of 3 levels: Normal, High, or Priority. Additionally, you can also adjust how many notifications are visible per app. The default is now 3 per app. If an app has more than 3 notifications, just click or tap to expand and see all notifications for that app. This was a top request from Insiders.

New Microsoft Emoji

  • Our new emoji also supports skin tone modification across a wide variety of people glyphs.
  • Personalization Improvements: We’ve added the ability to universally toggle between dark and light modes via Settings > Personalization > Colors.
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New Windows 10 Emoji’s

  • Updated Emoji: We wanted to share some cool work from our design team that is showing up in this build. We are updating the entire set of font-based emoji in Windows 10 that aligns with the Microsoft Design Language with a distinct visual style as well as the Unicode standard.
  • These new emoji are designed to be detailed, expressive, and playful. Their larger size takes full advantage of every pixel and the two-pixel outline allows for emoji to appear on any color background without loss of fidelity.

New Dark Mode

  • When you switch to dark mode, apps such as Settings, Store, Alarms & Clock, Calculator and other UWP apps that listen and respond to theme changes in the OS will change into dark mode. Some UWP apps that control their own theme settings (separate from Windows) won’t change by toggling this setting.
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New Dark Theme

New Personalization Settings in Windows 10

  • We’ve also added a new option under Settings > Personalization > Colors to show color only on app title bars in addition to the option to show color on Start, the taskbar, and Action Center.
  • New PC access experience: Using the new Connect app, you can bring the Continuum experience from your phone (a Continuum-enabled Windows 10 phone is required) to the PC without needing a dock or Miracast adapter. Additionally, it also allows other Miracast-enabled PCs to project to other PCs without needing a dock or Miracast adapter as well. The Connect app will mention the ability to use a USB cable to connect to your PC however this is a bug and the app only supports wireless connections on PCs. This is an early preview of this feature – we have more work coming to make the experience even better.

New Connect app for Windows 10 PCs

  • New PC access experience: Using the new Connect app, you can bring the Continuum experience from your phone (a Continuum-enabled Windows 10 phone is required) to the PC without needing a dock or Miracast adapter. Additionally, it also allows other Miracast-enabled PCs to project to other PCs without needing a dock or Miracast adapter as well. The Connect app will mention the ability to use a USB cable to connect to your PC however this is a bug and the app only supports wireless connections on PCs. This is an early preview of this feature – we have more work coming to make the experience even better.

Better virtual desktop experience

  • Virtual Desktop Improvements: You can now pin a window so it’s available on every desktop. To do this, launch Task View then right-click on the window you want to pin and choose “Show this window on all desktops”. Try pinning Skype or Groove Music so they’re always at your fingertips. And if you have a multi-mon setup, you might enjoy the ability to have your email app on the second monitor no matter which desktop you switch to.

New Upgrade Experience

  • New Update Progress Experience: When you PC installs today’s new build update – you will see a new progress experience for installing the update. This is part of an effort to align the experience of installing updates from Windows Update.

Battery Settings

  • Updated Battery Settings and Battery Saving Experience: We have renamed “Battery Saver” settings page to be “Battery” since we believe a single entry point for all battery related settings including Battery Saver simplifies the user experience.

Battery Usage Details

  • We also updated the Detailed Battery Use page so you can now manage the per-app background settings inline without going to a second page and added a new background settings option called “Managed by Windows”.
  • With this option, not only will the app stop running in the background when Battery Saver is enabled, but it will temporarily turn off apps with high battery drain that you haven’t used in a while or pinned to your Start screen till you next launch the application (shown as “Turned off by system” on the Detailed Battery Use page). We also added a prompt asking the user if they’d like to turn on Battery Saver when battery is at 20% – something we had with Windows Phone 8.1 that Insiders wanted to see us re-implement as we merged Battery Sense into the Settings app for both PC and mobile.
  • Updated Windows Update Settings: You can now set the time in which you are most active on your device by adjusting active hours under Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. Windows Update will avoid automatically installing updates during your active hours on your device.

Commenting in Feedback Hub

  • Commenting in the Feedback Hub: As we announced at Build last week, we have added the ability to comment on feedback inside the Feedback Hub. You have seen responses from our engineering team in the app already, in what we call “sticky comments”. Those comments are now the top items in a comments thread where you can discuss feedback with each other and us. So in addition to up-voting on feedback, you can now comment on feedback too. We hope you will use the discussion feature to share workarounds, discuss suggestions others have made, and share any new info you have about problems you’re seeing. As always, please let us know what you think by going to Apps & Games > Feedback Hub and joining the discussion!

New messaging experience upcoming

  • Messaging Everywhere Preview Coming Soon: We will soon be enabling a preview of the “Messaging everywhere” feature in Windows 10 that allows you to send and receive text messages from your phone directly from your Windows 10 PC’s. You will see options for this feature in the Messaging app on PC however an update is required for the Messaging app for Mobile for this experience to work. More to come on this when the experience is live.

From the looks of it, this new build brings much of what Microsoft demoed at Build 2016 and then some. We’ll be updating our coverage accordingly in the next few days to cover, in depth, all the new features, bugs and improvements we and our commenters discover.

 

[Source:- Winbeta]

Trending This Week: Ivy Park (Oh Bey, Bey), the Pavlof Volcano, Microsoft Build

Trending This Week: Ivy Park (Oh Bey, Bey), the Pavlof Volcano, Microsoft Build | Social Media Today

No April fools here. Oh, no. Instead we’ll just recall some of the most poignant social conversations from the past week. Additionally, as a small favor, we’ll omit any political discussions that I believe we’re all getting real tired of hearing about constantly.

PAVLOF ERUPTS

The Alaskan volcano known as Pavlof erupted over the weekend spewing ash thousands and thousands of feet into the air – much to the chagrin of some travelers. The eruption is said to be the largest since 2009, and social media only mimicked the volcano itself.

The volcano registered nearly 22,000 mentions, with the conversation peaking Monday (over 7,100 mentions) as global news organizations reported on the story.

Sentiment was extremely close to 50/50 within sentiment-categorized mentions, but the conversation turned slightly positive at 53% of mentions. Positive mentions consisted of people enamored with the science behind the eruption.

That’s right. Nothing like a volcanic eruption to get the science conversation flowing. The hashtag #Science appeared organically in this conversation and garnered over 500,000 impressions.

As the week has progressed, Pavlof has settled and so has its corresponding discussion.

SOCIAL’S FAVORITE MICROSOFT BUILD PRODUCTS

This week marked Microsoft’s turn to take to the stage and showcase their latest product launches and updates at their annual Microsoft Build event, and it gained over 163,000 online mentions.

Among the most discussed products and integrations, HoloLens and Windows 10 claimed the two most talked about products with over 11,600 and 9,600 mentions respectively. Other products received:

  • Bash – nearly 9,000 mentions
  • Cortana – over 4,600 mentions
  • Xbox One – over 3,700 mentions.

 

You can see each product had its moment in the spotlight during the keynote presentation, but HoloLens had the largest mention spike in the entire Microsoft Build conversation. In one minute, HoloLens’ mentions peaked at nearly 300 mentions.

Every product was discussed positively within sentiment-categorized mentions, but the least positive conversation belonged to Bash with only 77.3% of categorized mentions being positive.

Cortana had the most positive conversation with 96.8% of categorized mentions being positive. Besides Bash, every product had a positive sentiment well over 90%.

It will be interesting to see how each product’s conversation changes over time as the public gets to use them.

Social Likes Drake’s Controlla more than These Days

Apparently not all Views From The 6 are the same as social media has weighed in on the two tracks Drake dropped Tuesday. Social has “Controlla” as the prefered track over “These Days” with the former beating the latter in both mention volume and sentiment.

“Controlla” has been mentioned over 24,600 times, while “These Days” has only been mentioned nearly 18,000 times.

“Controlla” is also being talked about more positively as 64.9% of sentiment-categorized mentions are positive. “These Days” is still being talked about positively, but only at a 57.7% rate within categorized mentions.

Regardless, the internet starts talking whenever Drake is involved. What more would you expect from the Canadian poet who gave us YOLO?

ONE BRAND TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE RETURN OF ARCHER’S 7TH SEASON

The seventh season premiere of the FX series, Archer, ran on Thursday night, and with nearly 19,000 mentions the cult-like audience was buzzing. Archer fans showed their love with the conversation being 88.9% positive, but the real story is how one brand found their own in the discussion.

With 71% of all unique authors being male, frozen pizza-roll pusher Totinos thought this conversation would be a good place to spend some of their ad budget, and to a successful end.

Totinos had the second most mentioned Twitter handle in the entire Archer conversation, second to only the show’s handle itself.

The beloved pizza roll brand also boasted the conversation’s top tweet. The tweet below was retweeted nearly 800 times for over 500,000 impressions.

 

And that wasn’t the only tweet. Totinos published another tweet in the same fashion that resulted in an additional near 200 retweets for around 250,000 impressions.

These tweets outperformed some of the tweets from the show’s cast members.

BEYHIVE PROPELS IVY PARK’S SOCIAL CONVERSATION

If you haven’t heard the loud scream on social around Beyonce’s athletic apparel label called “Ivy Park” – get ready. Just the day after the brand’s official Twitter handle sent its first tweet, Ivy Park has already been mentioned nearly 100,000 times online, and that figure is growing.

With 73.2% of all sentiment-categorized mentions being positive, Ivy Park is having a successful, social launch.

The conversation is being largely driven by women with 69% of all unique authors being female.

Apart from Ivy Park itself, Beyonce is – unsurprisingly – the other star of this conversation. Her fandom, identified using the hashtag #BeyHive, have found their way into this conversation’s most used.

#BeyHive accumulated nearly 10 million impressions.

It’s easy to see that this new line is being talked about globally, but that’s the power of Bey.

[Source:- Socialmediatoday]