Microsoft bringing one-click Bluetooth accessories pairing to Windows 10

Windows 10 S to dump passwords in latest Windows 10 Insider Build 17093

The latest build of Windows 10 - now being made available to Insiders - is looking to replace passwords with a variety of different authentication methods - at least for the stripped down Chrome-clone Windows S. With the app, users will have to set up "Windows Hello".

These apps will run in a sandboxed AppX container in Windows 10 and won't carry any browser window.

Progressive Web Apps work now on recent Windows Insider Program builds of Windows 10, and they should ship as a default to everyone "later this year".

The update will give Insiders early access to Windows 10's HDR features.

Find the Advanced graphics settings in the Settings System Display section and then you will see the dialogue box above. Users watching HDR video on a laptop might want to approach the feature with caution because HDR playback uses the full brightness of the display.

Microsoft explained that it makes more sense for developers focusing on fully-tailored UWP experience to build things from the ground up using native technologies. Microsoft is expanding the list of hardware capable of being calibrated for HDR.

Other new features include: A Game bar makover (in terms of appearance);an expansion of HDR video access to more Windows PCs; better Bluetooth device pairing; and a new graphics settings page for multi-GPU systems.

The software giant has also incorporated basic privacy measures, including being able to delete data gathered by the Diagnostic Data Viewer, which was installed by the Windows Insider Build 17983.

If reports are to be believed, Microsoft may also have some plans to discontinue Windows 10 S as a separate product in the future and instead offer it to Windows 10 users as a separate mode. It's a move that improves security and makes devices easier to manage in school settings, asserted the company in the operating system's May 2017 debut. And there's a new "clutter-free printing" option in the print dialog for Microsoft Edge.

If you don't want to go all Windows Insidery, you can already get most of these perks from desktop Chrome already, and Apple's WebKit engine which powers Safari is in the process of adding the necessary tech to support PWAs as well.

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