At a recent Microsoft event, there was an interesting new option that will be added to an upcoming update of Windows 10, which is currently being tested (not ready for primetime yet). It's called "incoming Android call notifications." What the feature will do is send a notification to your Windows PC that a call has come into your Android phone, and you'll have the choice of either declining the call or sending a text from your PC to the caller. (For this to work, you'd need to have Microsoft's Cortana app installed on your Android phone, and enable the "cross-device" feature in your phone's Settings.)
Obviously, if your phone is at hand, this isn't a critically necessary feature, but people often leave their phones in random rooms around their house while working or playing at their computer. And besides, typing a text on a full keyboard is far easier than from a phone.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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