Technically speaking, after plenty of attention and pressure put on Apple, the company does allow for cloud-based streaming services to be used on its devices. However, it's not via the App Store, and it's not with an app via the App Store. Instead, services like Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google's Stadia, and Amazon's Luna are accessible via Safari. But it sounds like Apple's considered something else for its own service.
Way back in June of this year, Microsoft unveiled the next big update for Windows -- Windows 11. There was a lot to go over at the time, of course, but one of the biggest shining spots for Microsoft's upcoming desktop OS update was a change to the Microsoft Store. The company confirmed that the digital storefront would not only allow for developers to utilize their own payment options within apps, but that it would support Android apps, too.
Today, Microsoft hosted its own event for the fall. Like Apple, the company had quite a few different products to show off. There's a new phone, a brand new Surface Pro that appears to add a lot of oft-requested features, a new inexpensive Go model, and, finally, a Laptop Studio for pro users. It's a lot of new Surface products!
Way back in February of this year, Microsoft announced that its newest version of its ridiculously popular suite of productivity apps, Office, would launch sometime later in the year. And now, all these months later, and just a few weeks out from the newest version of Windows arriving, we now know when we'll get to install the new Office. And it just so happens to coincide with the launch of the new version of the company's desktop OS.
You can now use Microsoft Teams on Apple's CarPlay system as well as take advantage of a bunch of new hybrid remote work improvements, the Windows maker has announced.
Microsoft is testing a new version of the software powering its older Xbox controllers on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Windows 10, Android and other platforms.
Microsoft has announced a release date for Windows 11, saying the update to its desktop operating system for consumers will begin to roll out beginning October 5, 2021.
Thanks to the new Parallels Desktop 17, macOS users can officially run Windows 11 on their Macs despite Apple not supporting Microsoft's latest operating system via Boot Camp.
If you're a Mac user who is remotely interested in Windows, or has to use some of Microsoft's desktop OS for work or other tasks, Microsoft has a new solution for you. Traditionally, Mac users would need to rely on software to run Windows on their Mac, but, as of right now, that's not an option for Apple Silicon owners. (That's changing in the future, though.)
It hasn't been all that long since Microsoft officially announced the next major update to its wildly popular Windows desktop operating system. With Windows 11, the company is welcoming a lot of big changes to the mix, some major polish across the UI, and much more. And support is in the works for macOS, too.
We surely hope that Microsoft's attempt at a campy viral campaign for when Windows 11 launches won't be a promotional blunder as this cringe-worthy Windows 7 launch party video.
Microsoft Windows 11 preview is now officially available to download for testing for Windows Insider members ahead of its public launch sometime in the fall of this year.