Redmond has just pushed an update to its Windows remote desktop app on mobile platforms. While there is nothing groundbreaking in this maintenance release, in a way it is reassuring to see Microsoft's commitment in maintaining its app on other platforms.
Chrome browser will no longer support extensions loaded from outside the Web Store. Google says they’ve had complaints lately regarding the security issues brought on by such extensions, with things like browser settings being altered without permission. The new policy will go into effect starting in January.
Microsoft also has a surprise for Android users. It has just launched its promised Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS earlier than the expected end of the month release.
Microsoft seems to be on a track of trying to make nice with other operating systems. First, there have been rumors of the tech giant seeking to dual-boot with Android, and now we're getting word that Microsoft will be bringing its remote desktop feature to Android and iOS soon.
Microsoft. One who left in November of last year, and now has no problem announcing that he uses an Android device, not Windows Phone.
Samsung SideSync with their Windows ATIV branding announcement, but today we're now getting additional details. Samsung has introduced what they're calling SideSync, which will allow your PC and Galaxy smartphone to work together as one. It doubles as a backup solution, and can you even use your keyboard and mouse on your phone.
Linux and Unix users might be pleased to know that work on an Android port of Wine has started. Those who were attending the Free and Open Source Software Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM) in Brussels had the opportunity to see Wine on Android in action, despite the fact that the port is still in the very early stages of development. How early are we talking? To give you an idea, today we were shown Wine running on an emulated version of Android.
Android app you wanted to have on your PC, then we've got some encouraging news for you. The folks over at Socketeq have released a piece of software they're appropriately calling WindowsAndroid. The biggest draw of WindowsAndroid is that it runs Android natively on your Windows machine, meaning that there's no need for emulation.
Dell in the smartphone space these days, and it looks like that's only going to continue. The company has announced that it will be exiting the smartphone market entirely, as it wants to focus on its Windows PC and laptop business. Little surprise there, considering that Dell is a PC maker first, but it has dabbled in the smartphone space a few times in the past.