Continue on PC

4 09 2018

The majority of computer users is into Microsoft’s Windows as their preferred desktop operating system because of many good reasons.

But when it comes to smartphones Microsoft tried it but failed miserably. Devices running Android and iOS dominate with a market share of 99%. If you don’t have a significant share in the mobile market just support the behemoths Android and iOS. So Microsoft now focuses on software to bring their services to Android and iOS users. And it works.

An interesting and quite useful service is “Continue on PC”. It allows to start actions on an Android or iOS device and continue it on a PC running Windows 10.

Look at my image.

It shows an iPhone with an installed version of Microsoft’s browser Edge. I opened Apple’s homepage, tapped on the smartphone control top left and chose Surface Pro4 as the device to continue browsing on. The website immediately opens on my Surface.

This feature works perfectly with my Surface, an iPhone 6s Plus running iOS 11, a Microsoft Lumia 550 running Windows 10 Creator’s Update and a Nokia 6.1 running Android 8.1 Oreo.

More about how to connect devices …

Connect phones to Windows 10 PCs

Other Microsoft products for iOS

• Office
• Outlook
• One Drive
• Office Lens
• Authenticator
• Remote Desktop

I use them all and they are really great.

Thanks for reading
and thanks to Aditya Tivari.





Hey Apple, what’s your take on Microsoft’s new Surface Pro?

25 05 2017

A mobile device with the power of a computer? You don’t have it. Have you ever asked yourself why iPad sales continuously decline? For normal people a big-sized smartphone does it all. There’s no need for a tablet which runs the same OS like the smartphone does.

Decades ago – and supported by lots of scientists of different academic disciplines today – Alan Kay already told us that people should learn the basics of programming. But with an iPad Pro you can’t do it.

The MacBook isn’t that mobile as Apple wants us to see it. And the iPad still lacks some essential features a computer is capable of, e.g. programming.

So the next step (since years) should be a real hybrid like Microsoft created it already in 2002 with the Tablet PC.

Btw,
I was a proud owner of a Siemens T4010 Convertible running Windows Tablet PC Edition. And I tell you, it was a great experience at that time and it’s a great experience with my Surface Pro 4 today.

So again,
what’s your answer to the Surface Pro, making use of a fanless architecture, with a powerful Intel Corei5, running a full version of Windows 10, ready to install millions of powerful applications?

Just create a mPad running macOS with the option to also run iOS apps and Windows 10 via Bootcamp.

Forget your Macbooks and give us an ocean-boiling new Mac Pro instead.

It’s just my very personal opinion. Apple is the most successful company in the world led by excellent staff so they’ll have their good reasons not to do so. Sadly.

Thanks for 💦ing by.





Let’s get ready to rumble

24 05 2017

Another BIG deal from Microsoft and it also can open the door for a successful mobile phone marketing with low-budget devices. A rebirth of the Lumia series with a Chinese OS version would get Apple more and more into dire straits on the world’s biggest market.

Forget iPads and Macs in China when the Government Edition is preinstalled on the new Surface Pro and the OEM Partner Lenovo is massively starting its advertising efforts.

Windows 10 Chinese Government Edition

Thanks for reading.