microsoft

windows 10 is smarter as you’d might think

check out these features to improve your daily work

dynamic lock

since Microsoft doesn’t offer own smartphones anymore, they integrate some clever/smart features to connect with mobile devices – e.g. ensure that your windows 10 is locked when your away from keyboard with dynamic lock

picture password

to get rid of long passwords with complex characters for login – choose picture password – lock your desktop with secure pattern

windows hello

login with face recognition like already known from your smartphone @microsoft


your phone app

as already reported > windows is (still) mobile < will add the ability to receive push notifications from your mobile device directly at your desktop screen


breaking news: microsoft blocks in his june update unsecure bluetooth devices like google’s fido-stick titan @google – read more about secure 2 factor authentication


quick assist

already in 1607 was this features introduced to easiely share you screen with onboard tool quick assist – the your phone app even added a beta feature to remote display of your mobile device (currently for some Samsung and OnePlus devices available)

continue on PC

when you connect your mobile device with your windows 10, there is some kind of seamless handover to share links in between


one drive

is microsoft’s cloud storage to easy access and share files from any devices, even for automatic photo backup from your mobile

where are cool new features, there are also some limitations, or at least considerations …

  • running the latest Insider builds (1903)
  • metered wifi networks are currently not supported
  • disable optimize battery settings at your phone
  • Batterysaver mode on your PC is turned off
  • your windows10 needs Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode
  • iris scanner, a fingerprint reader or a special near-infrared 3D camera
  • conditions defer for each feature …

read more about microsofts’s capabilties

apple, google, innovation, microsoft, technology

windows 10 is (still) mobile

by the end of this year microsoft will end the support for windows 10 mobile on december 10 2019, the october release 1709 was the last update back in 2017

since microsoft wasn’t able to get a markable footprint in mobile business, windows phone failed, relaunched a windows 10 mobile .. there are still ways to combine windows 10 and mobile

launcher 10 – android launcher

i was a huge fan of windows 10 mobile and it’s live tile design, but missing enterprise features und apps forced me to look for other opportunities

launcher 10 offers the beloved windows phone design for android smarthphones as seaperate launcher, sort and resize your tiles including a paid feature of live tiles

live tiles are deprecated of microsoft, and microsoft missed to remove all refences, so it’s possible to do a sub domain tack over, the the service is still online http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/

your phone app companion

every windows 10 embed a feature to connect your ios or android phone to be able to remote use features like sending messages or access media remotely from your device or synchronize file changes between devices

with is current windows 10 insider preview build 18885 (20H1) microsoft added notification for android devices – stop reaching for your phone to check your with features like

  • see incoming phone notifications in real-time
  • view all of your phone notifications in one place
  • customize which notifications you want to receive
  • clear notifications individually or all at once

read more about productivity with a second screen

3rd party services

other apps like airdroid pushbulltet, mightytext and others offer the also the ability to compose and receive messages from desktop , transfer files without a wired connection and for sure receive push notifications directly from device – additionally
possible within your browser, independent from your platfrom os or even device with when using a webservice

apple

if your using an apple device you’d probably own a mac and should use features like
universal clipboard, make calls with your mac, send and receive messages or handoff immediately between devices where your stopped before, everything connected to icloud

use continuity to connect your mac, iphone, ipad, ipod touch, and apple watch

apple

apple services from non apple devices

apple provide it’s appstore for all apple devices, but from webbrowser or windows devices it’s hard to browse apple services

you can use the ios appstore search from the folling webservices that utilize apple api – search for app’s and bungle id’s – https://theappstore.org or https://fnd.io


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also apple music is designed to be used from app for ios and even android, this webservice offers capabilitys direct from the web – https://musi.sh



while icould.com is a well designed service to work from every webbrowser, from mobile it’s not supported, you may have to switch to desktop mode



think different

innovation, technology

progressive web apps

progressive web apps (pwa) getting more popular due to their ability to send push notifications – provide offline content and add to homescreen – no need to install pwa, improve functionallity above browsers with less costs compared to apps – load faster than web – enhanced conversion – scroll 60 frames per second

@google developers training

test your browser online, the featureset differs a lot between mobile platform and browser-  compatibility estimated by appswithlove.com

https://whatwebcando.today

2015 a chrome developer coined progressive web app, adopted by apple and even windows 10 joined as well


Some good examples what pwa’s can do and how already using it:

how to deal with acceleated mobile pages (amp) in times of pwa, how to choose between faster loading or offline functionality, it’s possible to combine both like washington post

read more: acceleated mobile pages


in an enterprise perspective it is about how to deploy applications, with mdm it is quite easy to push an app to a device, even silent installation is possible with android enterprise or apple vpp…

…but pwa’s aren’t that apps anymore and there is no api to remote set homescreen icon 

apple, general, innovation

touch @macos

apple introduced the “all news” touch bar in 2017 for macbook pro, but what most mac users missing is a touchscreen – the addon airbar, extra hardware attached to the screen, looks unbeautiful

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every smartpsmartsmaand a lot other notebook own a touchdisplayt, so what to do if you don’t want to run or carry separate device – vitualize it – get the comfort of 2 devices in one and have to ability to use your touchscreen on macos

psp-mini-hero-configurator-icon_2xadditionally some features and software are just available to macos, like apple configurator, xcode or imovie – guides how to use apple configurator are recorded and online at madereal youtube channel

not allowed to run macos on other then apple hardware, but inside are also intel chips, thats why it is possible to run it on windows – see also “hackintosh”

a fews steps are necessary to host macos in vmware running on windows…

  1. download – vmware player, macos iso or vmware and unlocker
  2. intel vt-x & amd virtualization – enable in bios and vmware settings
  3. vmware player – install software, but do not launch
  4. vmware unlocker  – execute win-install.cmd and “run as administrator.”
  5. macos iso – mount in vmware player and launch

…now your ready to use the macos features right at your finger tips

macos_with_touchscreen4.pngOther more detailed guides at @techsviewer and @tactig – virtualbox is also possible

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wine

wine enables linux, mac, freebsd, solaris and android users to run windows applications – “wine is not an emulator” – instead of simulating windows it translates windows api calls on-the-fly – wine is free software under constant development – codeweaver sells a supported version as crossover – commented from wine:

this brings us to the chicken and egg issue of linux on the desktop. until linux can provide equivalents for the above applications, its market share on the desktop will stagnate. But until the market share of linux on the desktop rises, no vendor will develop applications for linux. how does one break this vicious circle?

… wine is an answer, they released wine3.0 with is higlights @winehq

  • direct3d 10 and 11 support.
  • direct3d command stream.
  • android graphics driver
  • improved directwrite and direct2D support

update: domino10 is out – finally the administrator und designer able to rum natively on mac

cheers

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