Shedding light on the new Windows Insider build

It hasn’t been long since Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14915 for PC and mobile. Though there are very few new additions, Windows enthusiasts have been digging into the new build to see what’s inside.

One discovery is that there is a reference for “Blue Light Reduction” in the build. According to reports, the setting for blue light reduction can be toggled from Windows 10’s Action Center.

Blue light, if you are not familiar, is part of the visible light spectrum that reaches deep into the eyes. Research has shown that long-term exposure to blue light can affect a person’s circadian rhythm, thereby diminishing the ability to sleep better at night. This, of course, can lead to a negative effect on a person’s overall health.

Some of the culprits that emit blue light include LED lighting, tablets, TVs, computer screens, and smartphones.

There have been numerous efforts to decrease blue light exposure, especially at night. One of them is Apple’s Night Shift, which when activated automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen of your iOS device depending on the time of the day. The later it gets, the dimmer the screen’s device gets. By automatically adjusting the light on the device, it conditions the brain that it’s time to get ready to sleep.

One of the most popular options for Windows users to help them deal with blue light is f.lux, a free downloadable software for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Just like Apple’s Night Shift, the display brightness adapts to the time of the day. During daytime, the screen is bright while at night the screen emits only a warm light.

As for Build 14915, other updates include improved app and update downloads with Delivery Optimization, the power button on the Start button is once again usable, and Cortana’s text-to-speech issue has been fixed. Also fixed are some translation issues and assorted crash problems.

Image source: Pixabay

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