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We mentioned a few days ago that the Windows 10 19H2 insider preview build was available and talked about it being rather boring as for as updates go. However, Microsoft has a made some changes in the latest Windows 10 preview that includes Eye Control and Your Phone improvements that are expected to be seen in a Windows update that will land in the first half of next year. Eye Control has some new options including mouse drag-and-drop, allowing you to combine click and drags with Shift and Ctrl modifier keys. The launchpad can now be hidden by selecting the pause button and reappears when the user briefly closes their eyes or looks away from the screen. A second activation method has been... Read more...
Microsoft started talking up the Your Phone app that lets you share content and control some phone functions between your PC and smartphone last summer. Now that the app is available for users, a new feature is rolling out that is only currently supported on a handful of devices. The feature is called Phone Screen and lets you mirror the screen of your supported smartphone to the Your Phone app on the PC. When the feature is active, users can interact with the apps on their computer screen using the mouse and keyboard. To access the functionality, PC users do need to be running the latest Windows 10 19H1 Preview Build (18335 or higher), you must be on the Surface Go, and using a small subset... Read more...
Windows users keeping an eye out for new versions of the Microsoft operating system have a new version that is now out bringing Windows to build number 17741. It's worth pointing out right up front that one big change is that Redstone 5 is now officially Windows 10 version 1809. Folks in the Windows Insider program are expected to get hands on that build in September. The feature set is expected to be identical to the 17741 build number that is out now. There are no major new features in this build, but Microsoft is still talking up Your Phone first and foremost. Your Phone is the feature that aims to allow iOS and Android users to access more of their phone information on a Windows PC. With... Read more...
Microsoft made a mistake in making available an early build of its Your Phone app for Windows 10, which is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application that enables users to access text messages, photos, and other notifications from their smartphone on their PC. For a brief period yesterday, it was available for all users to download from the Microsoft Store, but that is no longer the case. Prior to being available to the public, the unfinished app landed for Windows Insiders earlier this month in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Built 17728. As we noted yesterday, however, users who are not part of Microsoft's Windows Insider program were able to download and use the app for Android devices.... Read more...
Microsoft has been talking up the Your Phone app as a way to easily get content from your smartphone to your PC. In May we first talked about Your Phone, which is a Windows Universal Platform App that promises to allow users to access text messages, photos, and notifications from your smartphone on your PC. Your Phone landed for Windows Insiders early this month in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17728. Now, however, it appears that many many people that are not part of the Insiders program were able to download the app for Android devices and get it to work without having to run an Insider Preview of Windows 10 on their computers. The My Phone app has been available on the Microsoft Store (here)... Read more...
Microsoft had a trick up its sleeves at the Microsoft Build conference last week, one that integrates Windows 10 with your smartphone. The app is called "Your Phone" and it is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app that will be pushed for Windows Insiders in the coming weeks. No exact ETA is known at this time. What it does is allow users to access text messages, photos, and notifications on any Windows 10 PC from your phone. Microsoft's Windows 10 'Your Phone' Microsoft has also suggested that it will allow users to drag and drop photos from the phone to the PC without having to touch the smartphone. The demo shown off at Build used an Android smartphone and showed that you can drag a photo... Read more...