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Latest Windows 10 build offers support for e-books

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The new Insider test build does not include the new "My People" feature that surfaced in October and was supposed to be included now, but it is important to see that e-book support is coming to Windows 10.

Windows 10 is apparently heading in the right direction, at least as the latest Insider test build shows. More than just adding e-book support to Edge, the flagship operating system by Microsoft will soon allow its users to purchase digital books directly from the Windows Store. 

For now, only testers will get the ability to purchase e-books from the Windows Store. The first ones to be allowed this are US testers, with more regions to be added soon. Sadly, the "My People" feature that was unveiled back in October 2016 and was supposed to arrive now has been postponed. Getting back to e-books, it should be added that Edge will get support for all the formats available for purchase via the Windows Store. 

Microsoft will also retire the Apps Corner in Mobile due to its lack of use. Given the free fall of the Windows-driven handsets, it would not be a surprise to see Microsoft drop support for smartphones in less than a year. PCs also get a few new features in the new Windows 10 build (tagged 15014) - custom accent color option, merging of WiFi settings in a new section, a new power slider, automatical removal of not needed files, and more.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-20 (Update: 2017-01-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.