To date the Your Phone app has had various names, but has been underwhelming.
Naturally the games themselves have to be programmed to benefit from ray tracing, and the catch right now is that there are no titles currently on the market which do so. Still handy, but less so.
At Microsoft’s Surface event today in New York City, the company launched some new Surface computers.
That’s not all for Windows-related gaming fun times, either, as Microsoft are also taking the opportunity to introduce a new-look Game Bar as well (which, if you’ve got it turned on, lets you record clips, screenshots and broadcast your game using Microsoft’s various gaming tools). We tested its availability on several machines and the October 2018 Update was available for download on all. This includes the “Your Phone” feature, which will allow users to mirror an Android device to a Windows 10 PC, providing access to apps, texts and regular notifications. It says that this will mean that your PC will prompt you to complete the update that it downloads in the coming weeks. It also keeps the history of the things you have copied and gives you access when you need it across different devices. But before you go off and take time to manually update your operating system, you might be wondering why you should bother. However, the Sets feature did not make it into the latest release.
Google has tried to close that particular gap with the recent introduction of an Android messages app for the web browser. Finally, Microsoft-owned Swiftkey is available in the touch keyboard. While it’s clear that there’s a lot of work left to do, this is a promising first step.
Microsoft has tried to refine Task Manager in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809).
“Real-time raytracing is often quoted as being the holy grail of graphics and it’s a key part of a decades-long dream to achieve realism in games”, Microsoft said in a Developer Blog update, apparently without concern about overselling the feature.