Windows 10:Your phone app

Linking your phone to PC helps you to start a task on one of your devices and continue it on another.Your Phone app ( 1.0.12674.0) is preinstalled in Windows 10 version 1809 or,October 2018 Update and it’s available to download in Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803).

What do you do with Your phone app?
  • See recent photos from your Android phone on your PC.
  • View and send text messages from your PC to other Android phones
  • Your PC must be running Windows 10 version 1803 and later. If you running version 1803 then you have to download Your phone app from Microsoft Store. If you are running Windows 10 version 1809 then there is no need to download the app as it comes preinstalled.
  • To view Windows version running, press W+R keys together and in the Run menu type Winver and press the Enter key.
  • Your Android phone must be running Nougat (Android 7.0) or later.To view Android version of your phone open Settings > About Phone > Software information > Android version.
  • The WIFI connection must be enabled, both for PC as well as for Android phone.
How to install:
On Desktop PC 

1. Click on Your phone app on your PC.
2. Sign in with your Microsoft User account.
3. Click Link phone.
4.Put your mobile number in the given box with correct country code.
5. A text message will be sent to your mobile phone.






On Mobile Phone :

1. Open Message on your phone.
2. You will find the message ‘Install this app and sign in to link phone and pc’ followed by a link.
3. Click on the given link.
4. The link will take you to Google play store where Your Phone Companion app from Microsoft is waiting for installation.
5. Click on Install tab.
6. The app will get start installing.
7.Click Open tab to open the app.
8. You will get a pop up message Microsoft Apps is now called Your Phone Companion.
9. It will be followed by another pop up message Your Phone and PC are linked.
10. Allow Your Phone Companion to access photos, media and files on your device.

Viewing photos:

  • Take a snap on your phone.
  • Now open camera of your Android mobile and take a picture.
  • Open Your phone app on your PC.
  • Click Photos on the left side of the Your Phone app.
  • You will be able to view all the recent pictures of Android phone on your PC.
  • To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, your 25 most recent photos and screenshots from your phone are shown on PC.
Viewing and texting messages:
  • On your PC, select Messages on the left side of the Your Phone app.
  • You will see all the messages of your phone on PC.
  • If you like to compose a message click New message.
  • Select the person’s phone number and enter the message and finally click send.
  • SMS,MMS are supported. But you cannot attach any media eg. photos or videos. The Your Phone app does not support messages sent via RCS (Rich Communication Services). To minimize network bandwidth and maximize performance, the text messages that you’ve received or sent within the last 30 days are shown.
See Also:
Linking your phone and PC help  

What’s new in Windows 10, version 1809 for IT Pros  

The above article of mine was first published in Microsoft TechNet WiKi


Google Pixel Slate Vs. Surface Pro 6 Vs. iPad Pro

Google’s Pixel Slate is the company’s first Chrome OS tablet, it will be released sometime in 2018. Like its competitors it  doesn’t come with a keyboard included. Price wise it is the cheapest (when compared to Surface Pro 6 and iPad Pro).


Here is the comparative chart among three:

Category Google Pixel Slate Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Apple iPad Pro
Starting price $599 $899 $649 (10.5-inch), $799 (12.9-inch)
OS Chrome OS Windows 10 iOS 12
Display 12 inches (3000 x 2000) 12.3 inches (2736 x 1824) 10.5 inches (2224 x 1668,) 12.9 inches (2732 x 2048)
Processor 8th Gen Intel Celeron, Core m3, i5, or i7 8th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 A10X Fusion
RAM 4, 6, 8GB 8, 16GB 4GB
Storage 32, 64, 128, 256GB 128, 256, 512GB, 1TB 64, 256, 512GB
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth
Ports Two USB-C ports, keyboard connector Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connector, microSD slot, one USB-A port, headphone jack Lightning port, Smart connector, headphone jack
Cameras Front: 8MP Rear: 8MP Front: 5MP Rear: 8MP Front: 7MP Rear: 12MP
Battery life Up to 13.5 hours Up to 13.5 hours Up to 10 hours
Weight Starts at 721g Starts at 775g 469g (10.5-inch), 677g (12.9-inch)
Dimensions (mm) 290.9 x 202 x 7 292 x 201 x 8.5 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 (10.5-inch), 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 (12.9-inch)
Biometrics Fingerprint sensor Windows Hello Touch ID
Includes keyboard? No (Slate Keyboard costs $199) No (Surface Touch Cover Keyboard costs $159) No (Smart Keyboard costs $159)
Includes stylus? No (Pixelbook Pen costs $99) No (Surface Pen costs $99) No (Apple Pencil costs $99)
courtesy: The verge

Files Go:Offline Files Sharing Now Four Times Faster

Files Go is sharing files with people nearby without needing any internet.

Google has now released a major upgrade to this feature.

Here are key features:

Updated Share Tab :Nearby sharing is now available in its own dedicated tab called “Share.” This tab has a simplified and smoother interface.

Five Seconds connections:  connect two phones is now just five seconds.

Faster transfers:  Users have seen speeds up to 490 Mbps—that’s four times faster than before, or 100 original quality photos sent in less than five seconds.

More secure: Files Go  encrypts all your transfers for additional security.

Site Blocking Feature Added To Microsoft Edge For Android Devices

Microsoft Edge is already  available for Android devices in Google Play Store.

Now Microsoft has added site blocking feature to it which is identical to the edge present for PCs. According to Microsoft it is “extending this feature to you and your family’s Android devices. If you have set up a Microsoft family group, any websites you have already tagged as allowed or blocked for your kid(s) will carry the same settings as they try to access websites in Microsoft Edge on their Android devices. The update will begin rolling out today.”

AI-powered translation to end users and developers, whether you’re online or offline


Microsoft Translator has added new capabilities that allow users and developers to get artificial intelligence-powered translations whether or not they have access to the Internet.

Microsoft Translator supports more than 60 languages for text translation.Translator Local Feature works on the most recent version of the Microsoft Translator Android App.

Face Swap


Search and transport yourself into fun, inspirational scenes. Just take a selfie, choose a scene from your camera roll or the web, and swipe through your results. Its easy with the power of search and the intelligent face tech.

  • See yourself with a new hairstyle
  • Try on different fashions
  • Pop yourself into trending scenes
  • Swap multiple faces on a group photo
  • Put your friend’s face onto some funny pictures
  • You can swap any face into any picture.
  • Choose a picture:

    • Pick an image with faces from your camera roll
    • Search for an image from internet right inside the app
    • Choose a scene from one of our fun categories

    Choose a face to swap:

    • Take a great selfie with our special face swap camera with real time hints and instructions
    • Pick an image from your camera roll
    • Search for a face on the web

    Using a sophisticated face swap engine:

    • Match skin tone (or any tone try a stone statue!)
    • Automatically find faces in images and place your swap
    • Match lighting conditions
    • Match head turns and tilts
    • Process and place multiple faces in a single scene

    Once you start searching and face swapping, you won’t want to stop.