Microsoft's SmartGlass App Now Available to Android and iOS
SmartGlass, the application from Microsoft that allows smartphone owners to control and interact with their XBox 360 gaming consoles, is now available to both Android and iOS devices. The Android version reached the Google Play Store in late October, and the iOS version became available this week. Both apps allow Android and iOS smartphones and tablets to beam content to the XBox. The idea is to allow consumers invested in Microsoft's products to consume media on one device and then transfer the experience to another without losing their place. Smartphones and tablets can also act as companion devices, and can receive and/or reveal ancillary content associated with the video or other media being consumed. SmartGlass is also available to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. The software was first announced earlier this year.
Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Window 10 for smartphones builds on the foundation created by Microsoft for its desktops, laptops, and tablets. Windows 10 is a unifying platform that boasts universal apps and common, key functions that make for a seamless experience across form factors.
Microsoft Adds OneDrive Streaming to Android and iOS Xbox Music Apps
Microsoft has rolled out updates to the Android and iOS Xbox Music apps that adds the ability to stream music stored in OneDrive. The free feature doesn't require a subscription, so people can upload songs to OneDrive and stream them to their Android or iOS device.
Microsoft's New Photos Companion App Acts Like AirDrop, But for Windows PCs
Microsoft's garage team has released a new application that lets Android and iOS users easily transfer photos from their phone to their Windows 10 PC. Photos Companion works in coordination with the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft Lets Android Owners Compare Apps
Microsoft has released a new tool aimed at helping people switch from an Android smartphone to a Windows smartphone. AppComparison, an app for Android handsets, scans the device for apps and then finds the corresponding Windows apps.
Microsoft Revises Its Skype Strategy
Microsoft today charted a new course for its Skype platform as realized on mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and PCs. Late last year, Microsoft announced its intent to offer a universal app for PCs and tablets, with separate apps targeting Windows 10 smartphones.