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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 Working to Introduce a Consumer Version of Microsoft 365 Bundle

Microsoft's 365 plan for businesses currently includes bundles for Windows 10, Office 365, and Azure for some plans

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Microsoft planning consumer version of Microsoft 365 bundle.

Microsoft is working to introduce a consumer version of its Microsoft 365 bundle that would be the consumer-focused complement to its existing Microsoft 365 subscription bundle for business users.

Microsoft’s 365 plan for businesses currently includes bundles for Windows 10, Office 365, and Azure for some plans.

A job listing spotted by a Microsoft watcher named Mary Jo Foley confirmed the existence of a Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription.

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“One job posting for a Product Manager for the ‘M365 Consumer Subscription’ notes: The Subscription Product Marketing team is a new team being created to build and scale the Microsoft 365 Consumer Subscription,” ZDNet reported on Wednesday.

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The job post notes that the team behind Microsoft 365 Consumer oversees the Windows platform, the Microsoft Surface device portfolio, Office 365 consumer plans, Skype, Cortana, Bing search, as well as the Microsoft Education team, the report added.

Currently, the series of available Microsoft 365 bundles include Microsoft 365 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Business, Microsoft 365 F1 for firstline workers, Microsoft 365 Education, Microsoft 365 Government and Microsoft 365 Nonprofit. (IANS)