Resuming some Windows 10 updates: In Microsoft’s recent Windows 10 press conference they have demonstrated its new web browser, which is codenamed Project Spartan, for the first time. There are a few features that they took the time to show off and share with us.
The first feature of Spartan was a way to let you mark up web pages just as you would do if you were using a marker on a piece of paper. It also lets you share marked-up pages with people you’re collaborating with and can work on both touch-based and non-touch devices.
The second feature is improvements to improve your overall reading experience on the web that will include the ability to save content offline through a reading list that essentially freezes bookmarks in place and lets you read them later even if you have no web connection. It will also sync your reading list across all devices so you can read them on your phone if you’ve saved them on your PC and vice versa.
Finally, Microsoft allowed access to Cortana, their voice assistant, in the Spartan web browser so that you can use voice search when surfing the web. Here’s the cool part, since Cortana learns and adapts to your behavior, Cortana can let you know things about pages you’re looking at. Are you looking for a specific type of computer? Well, if you shop on a site, Cortana can tell you if that particular computer is available there.
Sounds promising! 2015 is sounding like a good year for Microsoft. My thoughts? Buh bye Internet Explorer… This. Is. Spartan!