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Microsoft Starts Testing Your Phone Windows 10 App That Mirrors Phone Content to a PC

Additionally, the tech giant is also working on narrator improvements, fixes for the PC, keyboard command changes and more

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Microsoft has released the test version of its “Your Phone” app for Windows 10 that is being designed to mirror a phone straight to desktop, with texts, photos and notifications.

The test app has rolled out for “Insiders with Android” testing devices first.

“Need to add a photo to your presentation? Want to spruce up that selfie with some Windows Ink action? Just ‘drag and drop,'” Dona Sarkar, Head of the Windows Insider Programme and Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Programme Manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

The “Your Phone” app will be compatible with Android 7.0 and above and Microsoft is also planning to extend this same feature to iPhone users in the future.

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The test app has rolled out for “Insiders with Android” testing devices first. Pixabay

“For iPhone users, surf the web on your phone, then send the webpage instantly to your computer to pick up where you left off to continue what you’re doing – read, watch, or browse with all the benefits of a bigger screen,” wrote Sarkar and LeBlanc.

“You will receive an app from Microsoft which you must download to your mobile phone and follow the setup prompts,” the post added.

The app is being tested as part of Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, codenamed “Redstone 5” which is expected to be available by October.

Also Read: Microsoft Will Become an AI First Industry, Will Improve Lives, Says CEO

The software maker first unveiled the app back at the company’s Build developer conference in May.

Additionally, the tech giant is also working on narrator improvements, fixes for the PC, keyboard command changes and more. (IANS)

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Microsoft now Fixing ‘Surface Pen’ Inaccuracy Issues

Earlier, this year Microsoft launched a warranty replacement programme for Surface Pro 4 units affected by screen flickering issues

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Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro firmware update fixes Surface Pen accuracy issues
Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro firmware update fixes Surface Pen accuracy issues. Pixabay

Microsoft has reportedly curated a software fix for the inaccuracy of its stylus called “Surface Pen” for Surface Pro tablet users who have been facing issues on using the digital pen, while resting the hand on the screen.

“Microsoft has been investigating a fix, and the latest Surface Pro firmware update, available on Windows Update now addresses problems with ‘palm rejection affecting Surface Pen accuracy’,” The Verge reported late on Thursday.

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Microsoft had claimed earlier that “Surface Pen” was the fastest digital stylus in the world shortly before Apple fired back with an even faster “Apple Pencil.” Pixabay

The solution comes as a relief to the Surface Pro owners because the inaccuracy of the “Surface Pen” got treated by a simple software fix instead of involving unit replacements.

“Affected users have confirmed pen strokes are now fully accurate when resting a hand on the Surface Pro screen,” the report added.

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Microsoft had claimed earlier that “Surface Pen” was the fastest digital stylus in the world shortly before Apple fired back with an even faster “Apple Pencil.”

Earlier, this year Microsoft launched a warranty replacement programme for Surface Pro 4 units affected by screen flickering issues. (IANS)