Microsoft has rolled out the first preliminary version of Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones and a bunch of new changes, features and improvements are added and updated. One of the less glamorous, yet still essential, new apps is the Calculator.
The all-new Modern UI calculator is very different from the one included in Windows Phone 8.1, which was quite limited in basic calculations. With a clean look, the new one offers options for standard, scientific and programmer calculators. Instead of installing a third party app, you’ll have the stock option to take care of you.
There are also a plethora of categories for converting values, which is incredibly useful for your daily life. Here is the full list:
1. Volume: For conversions between millimeters, cubic centimeters, cubic meters, liters, teaspoons, tablespoons, quarts and gallons.
2. Length: To perform conversions between meters, kilometers, centimeters, nanometers, inches, feet, microns, and millimeters.
3. Weight: To interchange between grams, kilograms, hectograms, dekagrams, metric tons, ounces, pounds and stones.
4. Temperature: For converting Celsius to Fahrenheit or Kelvin.
5. Energy: Quite useful for conversions between joules, electron volts, kilojoules, thermal calories, food calories, foot-pounds and British thermal units.
6. Area: Comes in handy when converting square meters to square kilometers, square centimeters, square millimeters, hectares, square inches and square feet.
7. Speed: Extremely useful for students studying Physics which involves conversions between meters, centimeters and feet per second. It can also be used to convert kilometers to miles per hour and for knots and machs as well.
8. Time: Ever faced difficulties in converting minutes to seconds, milliseconds, microseconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks or even years? This converter has you covered.
9. Power: Used for conversions between watts, kilowatts, horsepower, foot-pounds and BTUs per minute.
10. Data: This calculator will also come in handy when one needs to convert data between kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes and terabytes etc.
11. Pressure: For conversions related to pascal, PSI, bars and atmospheric pressure.
12. Angle: This converter can be used for basic calculations between degrees and radians.
As we said before, it’s not glamorous. But it’s surely handy and reducing the number of third-party apps you’ll need to use, especially for students, programmers and engineers.