Windows Store To Support iTunes Soon

Microsoft wants Windows to play nice with others

Microsoft wants Windows to play nice with others

Earlier this month, we first heard of Spotify coming to the Windows Store on PC and last week, Microsoft announced Apple's intention to do the same with its popular iTunes music library.

Consider the Fall Creators Update: while a fairly underwhelming update overall, three of the features Belfiore highlighted were squarely aimed at helping Windows users get more from Microsoft apps on their iOS and Android devices. The company's also making it easy for developers to follow these principles by incorporating them into Windows itself, which means the fancy lighting effects, textures, parallax scrolling, and other features in Fluent Design can be added to an app by writing a few lines of simple code.

Reuters/Shannon StapletonA Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York.

Windows Story Remix, one of the new applications arriving with the Fall Creators Update, will use deep learning and artificial intelligence to let users organize and present their photos and videos in new ways. This allows users to easily remember uncompleted tasks and provides the option to finish the task on another device with the same OS. This feature will provide users a timeline of their activities given a specific date and time.

Hence, Microsoft has made a decision to add Suse, Ubuntu and Fedora to its Windows Store in order to attract programmers into using Windows 10 for its multifunctionality.

The Fall Creators Update will also bring new capabilities for mixed-reality experiences. The Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers will allow responsive tracking of movement using sensors in a Windows Mixed Reality headset. Acer's going to bundle both devices together at $399 and sell it this holiday season. Unlike some other headset controllers that rely on motion sensors in a room to track a user's movements, Microsoft's are created to be free roaming, as long as the controllers are in their operator's field of view.

The latest build of the Fall Creators Update became available to Windows Insider developers yesterday.

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