Published on November 16, 2023, 3:24 pm
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Microsoft is set to release a new Windows App that will allow users to run Windows apps and devices on various platforms, including Mac, iOS, and web browsers. Unlike previous versions, this new app does not require a local PC to act as a host. It is essentially a rebrand of Microsoft Remote Desktop, which received a major update on Mac last year.
According to Microsoft’s blog post, the Windows App serves as a gateway to several services such as Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365, Microsoft Dev Box, Remote Desktop Services, and remote PCs. It securely connects users to Windows devices and apps. The app can be used on different devices and platforms like desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and web browsers. Users can even connect through a web browser without the need for any software installation.
Currently available for Mac via TestFlight, the Windows App requires macOS Monterey or later. For iPhone and iPad users, it requires iOS 16 or later. While the app also supports web browsers, it does not support mobile web browsers. However, it is compatible with Safari version 11 or later (from 2017), Firefox 55 or later, Chrome 57 or later, and Microsoft Edge 79 or later.
This release opens up possibilities for running Windows on many devices that were previously unsupported. However, it is worth noting that Android devices are not included in the current list of supported platforms.
The introduction of the Windows App may raise questions for some users who have actively avoided using Microsoft products in the past. However, there could be potential benefits such as improved stability compared to traditional Windows setups.
In other news related to Apple technology:
1. The third release candidates for macOS Monterey 12.7.2 and macOS Ventura 13.6.3 are now available for testing by developers as updates for legacy operating systems prepare to ship.
2.Apple has distributed the third beta build of macOS Sonoma 14.2 to developers for further testing.
3. The annual App Store Awards for 2023 have nominated nearly 40 apps that demonstrate excellence on the platform.
4. Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted a dinner in San Francisco on November 15, 2023, with the intention of convincing top business people, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, that China has a positive impact on the world.
As we can see, advancements in technology continue to shape our digital experiences, making it easier for users to access a wider range of applications and services across different devices and platforms.
Original article posted by Fox News