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Microsoft wants to stream Windows to all your screens, including your Android devices

Microsoft wants to stream Windows to all your screens, including your Android devices

Cloud-hosted virtual desktops aren't anything new, but Microsoft, as a first party to Windows, hopes to do the competition better with Windows 365. Built on Azure Virtual Desktop, the subscription service will be available to businesses starting next month.

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More Chromebook models can now run Windows apps in Parallels

More Chromebook models can now run Windows apps in Parallels

Parallels, a Windows virtual machine app for Chrome OS, is now available on more Chromebooks with the inclusion of AMD Ryzen processor support. VM users are also getting further access to USB and other peripherals as well.

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Microsoft Edge Beta now syncs tabs and history across Android and Windows 10

Microsoft Edge Beta now syncs tabs and history across Android and Windows 10

It's good to have the luxury to seamlessly switch between your laptop and your smartphone while browsing. Google Chrome is one browser that syncs tabs across devices. It seems like Microsoft is also on the verge of rolling out this feature to its Edge users, although only between Android and Windows 10 devices.

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Microsoft wants to make it easy for Android apps to run on Windows

Microsoft wants to make it easy for Android apps to run on Windows

Earlier this year, Microsoft began rolling out new Your Phone features that enabled tighter integration between select Android and Windows devices. Now it looks like the company is setting its sights on something higher than merely mirroring apps across screens — Microsoft reportedly has a new plan to make it easy for Android apps to run directly on Windows.

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Microsoft Surface Duo can stream apps to Windows PCs, just like the Galaxy Note20

Microsoft Surface Duo can stream apps to Windows PCs, just like the Galaxy Note20

Microsoft's 'Your Phone' app allows you to connect any Android phone to a Windows 10 PC, but some features require deeper system integration. If you have a Galaxy Note20, you can use your mobile apps from your Windows PC, and the same functionality will be available on the Surface Duo at launch.

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Your Phone app lets you control your handset's music and podcasts from your PC

Your Phone app lets you control your handset's music and podcasts from your PC

If you have a phone paired to your Windows 10 machine with the Your Phone app, you'll be able to take advantage of a small improvement that may be useful to those of you who prefer listening to content on your Android device while you're working on the desktop.

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Microsoft Your Phone now supports cross-platform copy and paste and RCS on the latest Samsung phones

Microsoft Your Phone now supports cross-platform copy and paste and RCS on the latest Samsung phones

Microsoft and Samsung partnered up to bring us an enhanced version of the Your Phone service that connects Android phones with Windows machines. The Korean company promised to add even more exclusive improvements to the syncing utility for the Galaxy S20 and the Z Flip, like cross-platform copy and pasting and RCS support. As part of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build announcement, the partners took the chance to make good of that word.

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Microsoft's Your Phone screen mirroring drops Bluetooth support, only works on some Samsung models

Microsoft's Your Phone screen mirroring drops Bluetooth support, only works on some Samsung models

Microsoft bringing screen mirroring to Your Phone was a big deal since it was supposed to work irrespective of your phone or PC make, unlike some branded applications. Besides ironing out some bugs, the company now wants to make "Phone screen" compatible with more Windows 10 computers. But its approach pulled a classic one step forward, two steps back, as the feature has dropped support for all phones except for some newer Samsung models.

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Everyone can now mirror notifications between their Android phone and Windows 10 PC

Everyone can now mirror notifications between their Android phone and Windows 10 PC

Microsoft's been toying with the idea of mirroring your phone's notifications (and more) to Windows 10 for quite a while. The feature was previously present for beta-testing folks running the so-called "insider" builds, and yesterday the company formally announced that notification mirroring has arrived for the rest of us — though reports indicate that the rollout is happening gradually.

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Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

Microsoft may launch a dual-screen, foldable Surface that runs Android apps and iCloud

As Samsung and Huawei attempt to re-engineer their foldable phones so that they don't break so easily once they limp to market, we're left with smartphones with tack-on screens, laptops, and convertible or so-called 2-in-1 tablets. Microsoft seems to have mastered the folding aspect of its hardware with its Surface lineup of PCs, but it may be stretching to produce a new "foldable" tablet that will run, of all things, Android apps.

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