How to use Windows 10

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Four tips for using Microsoft’s new operating system on mobile
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How to use Windows 10

Windows 10 comes to mobile

Microsoft’s most anticipated operating system is finally here, and if you’re looking to get your hands on the new Lumia 550, 950 or 950 XL, you’ll find the software preinstalled. In celebration, we’ve rounded up four of our favourite features and detailed how they work.

PureView camera

The Lumia 950 and 950 XL come with the PureView camera, offering a wealth of manual photography options to help you get the perfect shot. Few other smartphones allow you to manipulate the white balance, shutter speed, ISO and focus - normally reserved for DSLR cameras.

Cortana

Cortana has been part of the Windows experience for a while (starting life in the Xbox series, Halo), but now she’s even smarter than ever. She’s now embedded within loads of apps, meaning if you’re right in the middle of something and need some back up, she’s just a tap away.

Continuum

Continuum is by far the coolest Windows 10 function. Using Microsoft’s Display Dock, you can transform your mobile experience into a full scale desktop computer. Which means you can take your work with you everywhere, and edit on the go.

Live Tiles

The Live Tiles have quickly become an iconic part of the Windows experience, but now they’re more customisable than ever. You can change their transparency, allowing your favourite photo to shine through, while also being able to resize and reorder in a flash.

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