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Intel just released Unison. Their mobile connect platform....FINALLY!


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Intel finally released Unison, their Dell Mobile Connect style app.  Back in 2021 they purchased screenovate, who developed Mobile Connect for Dell. They showed it at CES 2022, with great fluidity of communicating between windows devices and apple ios phones. They released it yesterday and I downloaded it this morning.


It works great and fast.  My wife was sitting with me on the sofa and I sent her an imessage from my notebook, and she got it intstantly, and she replied and I got it instantly.  You can also move photos/videos etc all through the app.  I am happy they finally got this going as its one feature I was missing via iOS phone that I wanted. 

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I would pay money to buy software that does that if it worked reliably for any CPU and for Windows 10 as well as 11.  It sounds like Unison does currently work on Qualcomm and AMD CPUs (although that may not continue indefinitely?), but they appear to have partnered with Microsoft in making it a Windows 11 exclusive.  Slight shame that it requires Bluetooth as well, it would be nice if it also supported USB.

 

I guess that's the crux of it though, if I were willing to buy a computer just to have that integration I'd be running a Mac, since I'm not, I'm not going to buy a Wintel 11 computer just to have it if that's not otherwise the computer I want.  And they'd rather sell CPUs with this as a value-add than sell it as standalone software.  Which one would be more profitable?  I don't know.

 

Some day though, I'll get back to the golden era of being able to send an SMS from my computer, just like I could with my Sony Ericsson and the right software setup on Windows 7...

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Well, that was short lived.  It works great with my notebook, but it does the same thing mobile connect did on my desk top.  Connect then have Bluetooth issues.  I am not sure if I change to the AX210 wireless card would help or not. 

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Huh, I didn't realize that this is out.  I am also interested, as an iOS user, I do prefer to do messaging on my PC and I actually use a Mac Mini via VNC to handle iMessage sometimes; a clunky solution that I'd like to do away with.

 

......But I'm not upgrading to Windows 11 until there is a LTSC version, so, I guess that gives them plenty of time to fix up the bugs 🙂

 

There are new regulations coming out of Europe that might force Apple to open up their platform a bit, and I'm interested to see what comes from that too.  In addition to allowing some form of side-loading on devices, the rumor mill says that Apple is (reluctantly) considering allowing third-party browsers (that don't use the OS-provided Safari rendering engine) and also opening up iMessage in some way to comply with the new regulations.  Any such changes are probably at least a year out.

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"Intel EVO Laptops"?

 

WHY are they doing this to themselves? The EVO laptops with 1260p does not have any special hardware that my 12700H doesn't have as far as I know?

 

Unless one of y'all got a link to the software that should work on any pc running windows 11?

 

AW connect I tried once and it was cool but no where near the speed/integration of macOS + iPhone. 

 

Hoping this has improved things quite a bit 

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On 1/15/2023 at 7:26 PM, ssj92 said:

Unless one of y'all got a link to the software that should work on any pc running windows 11?

From what I've read the Windows Store version was not enforcing the CPU check, at least as of a week ago.  Pretty sure that's the one that people reported using on Ryzens, and if so I see no reason it wouldn't work on older Intels.  Can't verify myself as I haven't "upgraded" any PCs to Windows 11.

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