The Windows 10 Creators Update is here! Microsoft's latest major update is now seeding in a phased manner starting with newer Windows 10 PCs. A similar software update for the Windows 10 Mobile devices would be available later this month.
The Creators Update has a dozen of new features and under-the-hood improvements to make Microsoft Edge the best browser.
The update brings a new tab management feature for Microsoft Edge, which lets users to set all tabs aside for later, moving them to aside in a different section for easy access.
To move all your tabs just click the "Set these tabs aside" button. And, when you want to open the tabs click the "Tabs you have set aside" icon. Also, you can now preview the open tabs at once, so that you can go to the tab you are looking for. Simply click "Show tab previews" at the right of the new tab button for the preview.
With the update, it is now possible to get e-books in Windows Store and read them in Edge. To find books, go to the Books section of the Edge Hub, where you will find wide selection of books in the Windows Store. You should also notice improvements over performance and usability. Edge can play Netflix movies and TV shows in 4k ultra HD resolution.
Kyle Pflug, senior program manager at Microsoft Edge, in a blog post released on 11 April on Windows Blog says the Edge browser on Creators Update uses 31% less power than Google Chrome version 57 and 44% less power than Firefox 52.
Microsoft Edge introduces two layers of security measures in the Creators Update. The company claims to have added a series of mitigations to prevent online attacks. These mitigations make it more difficult for attackers to load malicious software into the memory. Secondly, the resiliency of Microsoft Edge sandbox has been improved, which in turn makes it difficult to exploit any vulnerability.
The company also claims Edge browser blocks 9% phishing websites and 13% more malware than Chrome.
What's more? The update includes a new Paint 3D app that lets users create 3D objects from scratch, changing colours, sampling textures or turning 2D images to 3D.