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Review: ModernFlyouts (Preview) for Windows 10

First cab of the rank in my new series is the ModernFlyouts app. ModernFlyouts is a Microsoft Store App that changes the look and functionality of the standard Windows 10 UI for things like volume controls. It's easy to install and works immediately once you open it. First thing I tried was the volume control and found it awesome change to the standard UI. In the above example, this is the Volume Control flyout modification. I was immediately impressed that it was able to provide me with additional information and controls from Spotify. Other objects like Airplane Mode and Caps Locks also see a change to the UI. The settings provide a few switches to change the layouts and the selections as you need them, but for a simple utility, it's enough. Known Issues One issue I experienced was that after I uninstalled the app when testing, it did not immediately restore the standard UI flyouts on Windows 10. Cost Free Link Show your support for the app by heading over to the Microsoft St

New Series: Windows 10 Apps Reviews

Through the day-to-day I forget sometimes how customizable the Windows 10 system is. Windows 10 for productivity is often (at least in my line of work) just once Office 365 is install its about getting to work. But there is a lot that developers are creating to make  Windows 10 not only do almost anything these days but look awesome doing it. In my new series, I am taking a look at the latest in Windows 10 apps on the Microsoft Store that give Windows 10 an edge. These apps can either be small utilities that give some visual appeal or something that just adds something extra to your work flow. Why Microsoft Store Apps? The Microsoft Store is often given a lot of flack for being a terrible App Store (and in most case is it a garbage pile), but sometimes there are some gems that you can find and these deserve some exposure. I have tried and tested a lot of operating systems in my time, but in an age where I need to get work done I am always looking for tools, utilities and new software t