One of Apple’s biggest strengths is it messaging platform, iMessage, a lynchpin to keeping a lot of users within the ecosystem.
Microsoft has decided to broaden its scope ever since it axed Windows 10 Mobile, and, as a result, has given more attention to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS mobile operating systems.
Back in March of this year, Apple officially acquired the digital magazine service, Texture. At the time, the expectation was that Apple would be bolstering its own News platform after the deal closed.
In May of last year, Apple announced that it would be launching iTunes in the Windows 10 Store — which, in part, would let users of Windows 10 S (which was introduced with the Surface Laptop) have access to the digital storefront.
Thanks to the use of AI, Microsoft’s Translator app will soon be able to translate plenty of popular languages offline on your iPhone. This is a welcome addition to the app as most people use a translator when they are traveling where they likely have limited or no network connectivity.
SwiftKey has received its first major update after being acquired by Microsoft back in 2016. The v7.0 update replaces the hub part of the keyboard with a new toolbar which provides one with quick access to stickers, GIFs, keyboard settings, and other handy options.
Microsoft is looking to integrate its digital assistant, Cortana, with its popular email client: Outlook. The company is currently testing this integration internally and will release it to the beta and public testing channel depending on the feedback it receives.
Microsoft has released a new Photos Companion app for Windows 10 that allows users to easily import photos from iPhones and iPads. Using the app, Windows 10 and iPhone owners would be easily able to send photos to their PC over a Wi-Fi network by scanning a QR code.
Back in May of this year, it was announced that Apple would be launching iTunes in the Windows Store before the end of 2017.
Microsoft’s Xbox app for iOS is a quick and easy way to check up on your friend’s list, the community feed, and even buy things from the Microsoft Store.