Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update aims to shield us from notifications

Notifications are both one of the most revolutionary inventions of the mobile age, and one of the most hated features on our devices.

The little nudges typically appear as a number sitting atop an app’s icon or a text alert telling you about anything from President Donald Trump’s latest tweet to a friend’s beautiful vacation photo posted to Instagram. And they’re everywhere. Which is why they need to be tamed.