Windows 10 Feature Update

Windows 10 could see Cortana spread into all versions of the new OS, including desktops, laptops and tablets. The new Notifications feature for Windows 10 is very similar to the Action Center on Windows Phone 8.1. Featured as a button on the task bar, Notifications collects alert data from plenty of sources.

“You’ll see notifications from the system and apps – from new emails and invites to IMs, Facebook posts and more – all in one place, so you don’t miss a thing,” Microsoft Director of Windows Program Management Gabe Aul wrote in a blog post.

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore teased new trackpad gestures that will soon come to Windows 10 during his TechEd Europe keynote in October 2014. Similar to the gestures that Mac users are used to, the new OS will soon respond to three-finger swipes in three directions. Swiping downward with three fingers will return you to the desktop from within any app, while an upward gesture will summon the new task view. Swiping with three fingers either to the left or right will switch between open apps. Users will also be able to resize snapped windows with a unique three-finger gesture.

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