Thursday, September 22, 2016

Windows 10 Advantage

Although our Computer Department continues to say, if you like your Windows 7 computer, just stay with it and do not upgrade to Windows 10. That said, our Innovation Research Department has found the first Windows 10 advantage worth mentioning. Thanks to the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can now get Android notifications on your Windows 10 PC.  This feature works through Cortana and the Cortana app for Android (there's a Cortana app for iOS, but iOS doesn't support this kind of fancy notification-mirroring). Once set up, yourWindows 10 action center will be able to tell you when you miss a call, receive a text or have a low battery on your Android phone. You will also be able to receive app notifications from any app you have installed, and you can even control your phone via your computer with voice commands -- for example, you can say "Hey, Cortana, find my phone," and Cortana will locate your phone on a map.

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