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Microsoft Working on a Feature Testing Android Alerts on Windows 10 PCs

The feature is being tested as part of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18885 (20H1)

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

In its new Insider Preview Build for Windows 10, Microsoft is working on a feature as part of its “Your Phone” software that would display notifications received on Android smartphones on PC screens.

Launched in 2018, “Your Phone” is an app for Windows 10 that allowed users to see recent photos taken on a Android phone directly on a Windows 10 PC and to send SMS messages from a computer.

“If you allow apps to display alerts on PCs, you can find out about an important message or status update without reaching for your handset,” Engadget reported on Sunday.

The new preview build is allowing insiders to see incoming phone notifications in real-time, customise notifications and clear notifications individually or all at once.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

“Boost your focus and productivity by seeing your phone’s notifications on your PC. You are in control and manage which apps you want to receive notifications from. Dismiss a notification on one device and it goes away on the other,” the company wrote in a blog-post.

Users testing the feature need devices running Android 7.0 Nougat with at least 1GB RAM.

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“You can’t respond to notifications (at least not yet), but this could be particularly vital for Snapchat and other apps that don’t really have a presence on the desktop,” Engadget added.

The feature is being tested as part of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18885 (20H1). (IANS)

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Microsoft Joins Hands with Eros Now to Develop Next-generation Online Video Platform

The collaboration would help Eros transform not only how it delivers streaming services to its consumers but also to reimagine the offerings it can provide

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

Over-the-top (OTT) video platform Eros Now on Thursday joined hands with Microsoft to build a next-generation online video platform on the latter”s cloud computing service “Azure”.

“The online video market has brought a paradigm shift in the way technology is used and will be used to enhance the customer journey and user experience. We at Eros Now have been the earliest movers in the adoption of technology which is a core strength of the brand,” Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO-Eros Digital, said in a statement.

Using Microsoft Azure and Azure Media Services, Eros would develop a new, intuitive online video platform that would provide seamless delivery of content for its consumers across geographies and languages, supported by a robust infrastructure including Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN).

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

“By using our combined expertise across technology and media, we have an opportunity to build on that foundation and re-imagine entertainment for the rapidly growing audience of digitally-connected consumers in India,” added Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft.

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The collaboration would help Eros transform not only how it delivers streaming services to its consumers but also to reimagine the offerings it can provide.

“India is one of the fastest-growing digital entertainment and media markets worldwide, driven by the growth in online video content. AI and intelligent cloud tools will be the next drivers of the media business and will impact everything from content creation to consumer experience,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India. (IANS)