Poll: Which Windows 11 feature do you want Apple to copy for the Mac?

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9to5Mac 26 June, 2021 - 07:05am 41 views

How do I get Windows 11?

Most users will go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking Check for Updates. If available, you'll see Feature update to Windows 11. Click Download and install. (Here's more information on how to download Windows 11. CNETWindows 11: Price, compatibility, release date and features for Microsoft's new update

Does Windows 11 require TPM?

TPM 2.0 was only released in 2019, suggesting that PCs made prior to that year may be incompatible with Windows 11. In an email to CRN on Friday, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that “TPM 2.0 is a minimum requirement; Windows 11 will not install without it.” CRNMicrosoft Now Says Windows 11 TPM Requirement Is For Version 2.0 CRN 2 hrs ago

When does Windows 11 roll out?

Upgrades to Windows 11 will begin to roll out late in 2021 and continue into 2022. During this time, we will be doing some behind-the-scenes testing and validating for your specific PC. Windows Update will provide an indication if and when your PC is eligible. You can check by going to Settings/Windows Update. microsoft.comUpgrade to the New Windows 11 OS

- Jun. 26th 2021 5:05 am PT

Microsoft introduced this week a redesigned Windows 11. Of all the features unveiled, do you think Apple should copy one of them for the Mac?

With Windows 11, Microsoft likely was inspired by macOS with its new Start Menu. It combines apps, recent documents, and a separate search interface. Although similar, Microsoft uses a solid color in the menu rather than Apple’s translucent one.

Snap Layouts and Snap Groups are a handy feature that resembles, at the first glance, Apple’s approach to iPadOS 15 with Split View and Slide Over.

This new Snap Layouts function on Windows 11 allows the user to quickly snap apps into the various modes supported by the new system. Snap Groups, on the other hand, will remind the user where the apps are stored. These features could be useful for multiple monitors support, as the user can make sure everything looks exactly as he wants.

One of the big features of Windows 11 it’s the new Microsoft Store. With it, not only Microsoft says it will not charge commission as it will let users download Android apps via the Amazon App Store. Although Apple is enabling M1 Mac users the ability to enjoy iPhone apps on the Mac, they often not work as expected or they are simply not supported yet. To the Verge, Microsoft also confirmed that will be possible to sideload Android apps on Windows 11.

The new operating system will also improve gestures you can use on tablets and hybrid computers. Instead of flipping into a tablet mode, Windows 11 will make all the icons bigger and easier to touch.

Last but not least, Microsoft is heavily working on integrating its new platform. For example, Microsoft Teams will be a native part of Windows 11 and Xbox Game Pass app will also be available for all users with its xCloud integration into the Xbox app.

Of course, Apple does integrate its operating system but, at the same time, wouldn’t it be nicer to have natively the Xbox Game Pass rather than Apple Arcade?

Which of these Windows 11 features do you want Apple to copy for the Mac? Vote in the poll and tell us in the comment section below.

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CNET 26 June, 2021 - 06:00am

It's official -- Windows 11 is coming. Microsoft unveiled new upgrades at Thursday's Windows 11 event (here's everything Microsoft announced) with the No. 1 goal being simplicity and efficiency for its devices and apps. Microsoft introduced new ways you can customize and personalize your devices to give you more control -- whether browsing or working. 

More people are working in hybrid office situations, between work and home. And they may want to switch between work and personal browsing on their PC. With new Windows 11 features, it should be easier to toggle between your personal and work tabs, apps and desktops. 

You can expect some design changes from the normal Windows interface and some features that are similar to iOS. Even though a lot will remain the same, there are some big updates you can look forward to. We'll break it down for you. 

Stay current on the latest Microsoft news, plus reviews and advice on Windows PCs.

The new Windows Widgets create an AI-powered personalized feed of the latest news, sports, weather and other updates, based on your interests (similar to those found in a recent Windows 10 taskbar update). Once you download Windows 11 (more on that below), you'll access Widgets from a new tab on the Taskbar. You can resize and arrange the widgets to see what's most important to you. 

Microsoft's Widgets feature is similar to iOS widgets. But the information can even be localized, and you can support local content creators and writers by giving them a tip. 

You'll find Windows Widgets on touchscreen devices, too.

A new Snap Layouts feature helps multitaskers organize apps and windows for easier access. You can group the apps and websites you're using together, and then open the group at once from the Taskbar, instead of individually minimizing and maximizing windows. 

If you're used to docking your computer to a monitor, you'll no longer have to rearrange open apps after undocking. Everything stays in place on your PC desktop with Snap Groups, to make it easier to jump back into a project from your monitor to your laptop screen. 

Snap Layouts let you keep multiple windows grouped together.

Windows also added several new features that make your PC desktop more Mac-like. Now, you can easily toggle between different virtual desktops that you can design for gaming, work or personal interests to keep you organized and working efficiently. 

Windows also introduced voice typing and commands across Windows 11, a popular feature for Apple users. 

For artists and note-takers, Windows 11 adds pen haptics to make drawing, writing and highlighting more immersive. 

Other popular Windows 10 interactive features remain, like snapping and gestures for Windows tablets, so you can detach the keyboard and still make the most of the tablet as you would with a laptop touchpad.

If you're looking at buying a new device to get the latest software, it's best to check whether your current laptop will work with Windows 11 first to cut costs. 

For more, check out everything to know about Windows 11, every big difference between Windows 10 and Windows 11, and how to use Android apps on Windows 10 right now

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