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Microsoft integrates Windows 10 with smartphones

by Brandon Russell | May 7, 2018

Microsoft on Monday introduced a new app designed to mirror your smartphone to your Windows 10 PC. Called “Your Phone,” the app will allow iOS and Android users—sorry, Windows Phone—to access text messages, photos, and notifications right on their desktop.

Microsoft is promising Your Phone will be easy and intuitive to use, creating a seamless link between your computer and mobile device. It’s a bit like Dell’s Mobile Connect and HP’s Orbit. Android users will apparently enjoy a more robust experience compared to users who own an iPhone.

The goal of Your Phone is to bridge the gap between a user’s desktop workflow and their mobile device. In addition to being able to quickly access texts, photos, and notifications, users will be able to act on them.

“Imagine being able to quickly drag and drop your phone’s photos into a document on your PC in one swift movement—without having to take your phone out of your pocket,” Microsoft explained.

Your Phone will be available to Windows 10 users this week to those who are enrolled in Microsoft’s Windows Insiders program. Everyone else can likely expect the feature to roll out on a wider basis this fall.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...


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