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Dell Mobile Connect App Update Allows Screen Mirroring of iPhones on Windows PCs

Wednesday March 25, 2020 5:38 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Dell this week updated its Mobile Connect iOS app with new features that offer seamless integration between Apple iPhones and Windows PCs, including wireless screen mirroring. Version 3.0 of the app lets users control their phone with their PC's touchscreen, keyboard and mouse, which also enables drag and drop for photo and video files to transfer them between devices. In addition to...

Apple Hiring to Build 'Next Generation of Media Apps for Windows'

Tuesday November 19, 2019 3:22 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple is looking for software engineers to build "the next generation of media apps for Windows" according to a new Apple job listing shared earlier today by Microsoft-focused site Neowin. In macOS Catalina, Apple eliminated the iTunes app and replaced it with new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, but similar changes were not made to Apple's iTunes for Windows app. Windows 10 users currently need...

Apple Launches New iCloud for Windows App in Microsoft Store

Tuesday June 11, 2019 11:28 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today introduced a new iCloud for Windows app designed for PCs, according to a blog post shared by Microsoft. The new app is designed to allow Apple users to access their ‌iCloud‌ content on their Windows 10 PCs. The ‌iCloud‌ app for Windows includes iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks, and more. What you can do with ‌iCloud‌ for Windows ...

iTunes For Windows is Sticking Around

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:39 am PDT by Juli Clover
In macOS Catalina, Apple is sunsetting the iTunes app and has split it into three apps instead: Music, Podcasts, and TV, which has left questions about what's happening to iTunes on other platforms. Apple told Ars Technica that on Windows, there will be no changes. Those who use iTunes on a PC to manage their devices, listen to music, and make iTunes purchases will be able to continue to do...

Nearly One in Four Windows Users Surveyed Plan to Switch to Mac Within Next Six Months

Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:32 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
Nearly 21 percent of current Windows laptop owners and 25 percent of current Windows desktop owners intend to switch to a Mac within the next six months, according to a recent survey conducted by market research firm Verto Analytics. Verto Analytics told MacRumors the survey is based on 6,000 current Windows PC owners age 18 and older in the United States. Of the respondents, those with...

Microsoft Says Windows PC Makers Seeing 'Continued Growth' in Premium Market Led by Apple

Friday January 27, 2017 6:36 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Microsoft on Thursday reported a 5% increase in revenue from licensing Windows to PC makers as part of its latest quarterly earnings results. In a subsequent conference call, Microsoft's chief financial officer Amy Hood said its "partner ecosystem continued to see growth and share gains in the Windows premium device category," according to Business Insider. The comment has been interpreted...

MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Will Display Function Keys When Running Windows With Boot Camp

Friday October 28, 2016 6:48 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
One of the biggest questions about the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro is how it will work with Windows through Boot Camp. That led MacRumors reader Abraham to send an email to Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi, who shared good news for dual-booters.Question from Abraham: Craig, am I correct in assuming that the Touch Bar becomes a row of visual function keys when using...

Apple Ending Support for QuickTime For Windows, Users Should Uninstall

Thursday April 14, 2016 4:20 pm PDT by Juli Clover
The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team today issued an alert recommending Windows users with QuickTime installed uninstall the software as new vulnerabilities have been discovered that Apple does not plan to patch.Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from...

iCloud for Windows 5 Adds iCloud Photo Library and Two-Factor Authentication

Friday October 23, 2015 11:09 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple has released iCloud for Windows 5 with support for iCloud Photo Library and two-factor authentication for Apple ID accounts. Windows users were previously limited to accessing iCloud Photo Library through the web interface. Apple recommends that iCloud for Windows users have Windows 7, 8 or 10 installed. For email, the software currently supports Outlook 2007 through Outlook 2013,...

Microsoft Announces Intel Atom-Based Surface 3 With Windows 8.1 for $499

Tuesday March 31, 2015 6:32 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface 3 tablet with Windows 8.1, available in May for a starting price of $499. The latest iPad competitor is designed to be a complete laptop replacement, running full Windows, including desktop applications, and delivering all-day battery life. Surface 3 also includes a quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, a significant shift from ARM processors used in...