Dell soft­ware

The Punch - - GADGET SMART -

Source: Bloomberg

DELL Tech­nolo­gies Inc is try­ing to make its lap­tops more at­trac­tive to iphone users.

The Round Rock, Texas-based com­puter maker said re­cently it was re­leas­ing soft­ware that will let users mir­ror their iphone’s screen on Dell lap­tops.

The fea­ture will roll out in com­ing months as an up­date to Dell’s Mo­bile Con­nect soft­ware, which added sim­i­lar func­tion­al­ity for An­droid hand­sets in 2018. The up­date, will also let Dell users drag pho­tos, videos and other files from their iphone to their PC. The soft­ware re­quires the down­load of an iphone app and works with Dell XPS, In­sp­iron, Vostro and Alien­ware lap­tops run­ning Win­dows 10.

Peo­ple us­ing Mo­bile Con­nect with an iphone were pre­vi­ously able to get no­ti­fi­ca­tions and send texts. Dell said more than 150 mil­lion calls and texts have been sent via the soft­ware, with half of those hap­pen­ing via Ap­ple Inc. de­vices.

Dell, the third-largest PC maker, sees the soft­ware as a way to get more peo­ple to buy its prod­ucts. Ap­ple has of­fered deep in­te­gra­tion be­tween its Mac com­put­ers and iphones for years, in­clud­ing easy file trans­fers, mes­sag­ing and calls, but does not of­fer a screen mir­ror­ing fea­ture.

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