Yesterday, nothing yet portended any important events for Windows, as Microsoft today introduced the Project Centennial
tool, which creates the so-called "bridge" that allows you to port Win32 and .NET applications to UWP. This means that soon most computer programs will appear in the form of universal applications for Window 10, in which it will be possible to integrate Cortana and other wisdom of the new operating system. Well, in the meantime, I propose to enjoy what is, but there are five of the best programs of the week, which you will learn about later.
After mobile phones “evolved” into smartphones, they were waiting for new devices to simplify their lives by introducing applications that would greatly simplify the human life needed, all of which should be as user-friendly as possible. The first popular application that millions of people began to use was Notes, but it was nothing more than an electronic notepad.
Todoist are those developers who rethought the standard "notes", making an excellent organizer, which has gained popularity around the world on all platforms. In 2015, the first beta version for WIndows 10 was released, and today we can download the universal application in the full version on our devices. As you might have guessed, Todoist presents a functional organizer in an easy-to-read shell.
Throughout its history, Microsoft has developed various innovative and interesting technologies, most of which are used today in many industries. Recently, this corporation was no exception, because without taking into account the technologies presented in 2016, last year at one of its conferences an interesting invention was presented by HoloLens, which should simplify the life of people in the future.
One of the first applications available for HoloLens was 1Password, which, incidentally, is also present on Windows for smartphones. This application allows you to generate passwords for anything of varying complexity and length, after which you can store these created passwords directly in the same service. The application itself generates keys using the PBKDF2 protocol, which means that hacking the system is almost impossible. The service is available on all popular platforms, as well as online, so if you need passwords that are difficult to crack, 1Password is perfect for you.
Recently, most well-known developers have nevertheless begun to release their applications for the mobile operating system from Microsoft, but in most cases the attention of Windows Phone is paid much less than competitive mobile platforms. VKontakte is one of those developers who put mobile Windows on a par with Android and iOS.
Even more, some features, such as the new design, as well as new “tested” features appear primarily in the client for Windows Phone, after which the latest updates apply to other operating systems. For example, the latest update can be called really important, because in addition to the necessary functions, such as the ability to view conversation materials and search for records in groups and profiles, the developers added a new display of GIF images - in full screen with the ability to save a file to your documents, and also a new content display feature.
From the distant past, not the best memory of the built-in browser on all versions of Windows was hidden in the minds of users - Internet Explorer, which stood out among other terrible work, which consisted in constant freezes, errors and incorrect display of web pages. I must admit that when I purchased my smartphone on Windows Phone 8.0 and found this browser on it, I immediately wanted to replace it, but there was nothing. Time passed, third-party browsers appeared in the Windows Phone Store, but the best that was was the UC Browser, which was not better than Internet Explorer.
But during this time, I also realized that the built-in browser in Windows Phone 8.0 is not so bad, and with the update 8.1 it acquired the remaining necessary functions, so that the need for third-party browsers disappeared, but still wanted something new. After some time, Opera introduced Opera Mini, which had a problem on the issue, from design to performance and backward features. The current version (which, in the near future, will remain the last available version - according to the official Twitter account) has a pretty good design, but the performance leaves much to be desired. This browser should be used only in those rare cases when you lack functions in the standard Internet Explorer.
While Microsoft announced Windows 10, they also presented two interesting projects: Continuum and the Cortana enhancement. For what Continuum is needed, users initially did not understand, but after this function became available for the flagship Lumia, it immediately became clear: thanks to this feature, you can connect a smartphone to the monitor and use the stuffing of your device as a computer, and its sensor as a touch touchpad . Of course, the list of supported applications by the mobile processor was quite small, which disappointed users.
But time passes, third-party developers are slowly improving their applications for working in Cointinuum, among which TeamViewer will soon appear (according to official data), which means that you can control any computer from your smartphone as conveniently as possible. For those who do not know this wonderful application, I’ll explain: it provides remote access between devices, it is available on all popular operating systems - so from any device you can go in to control a computer you know.