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Tech Recap: Windows 10 Creators Update features, Help & How-To

2016's last recap: new test version of Windows 10 leaks unveiling new features, and learn a bunch new tips on Windows 10 and Xbox One. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone and best wishes for 2017! This week on tech didn’t have major announcements, but a few things happened.

Although Microsoft has stopped releasing new test versions of Windows 10 until after the holidays, build 14997 leaked onto the web unveiling a number of improvements and features coming to the operating system as part of the Creators Update.

In addition, it’s been found in the leaked version of Windows 10 that the company is working on a “Game Mode”, which will allow the operating system adjust the CPU and GPU to boost performance when playing games.

Help & How-To

This week you learned a bunch of new tips using Windows 10 and Xbox One, including the steps to create and manage virtual desktops on Windows 10.

How to select which folders (items) appear on the left rail of Start to quickly access your documents, downloads, network, and more.

Although Windows 10 does a pretty good job automatically adjusting your screen settings, this week you learned how to make icons and text look bigger on your display to adjust it just the way you want.

In addition, we looked at the options available on Windows 10 to select which icons appear on the taskbar.

In preparation to the Windows 10 Creators Update, you learned the steps to use the new “Pause Updates” on the operating system, and you now know how to enable the new “Blue light” feature to reduce eye strain and help you fall asleep easier at night.

Finally, if you got a new Xbox One for Christmas, this week we looked at the steps to set up the console to automatically turn on your TV and audio receiver for quicker access to your games and TV shows.

If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.

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