Apple iCloud Photos Is Now On Windows 11
Microsoft and Apple are bridging the gap between their services to enhance the general user experience. Consequently, Apple’s photo storage now syncs with Windows PCs.
Moreover, the Xbox video game consoles now have access to the Apple Music service. As a result, both tech firms achieve mutual benefits.
Apple can promote itself on the software inside most of the world’s computers. On the other hand, Microsoft shows its products and services are highly versatile.
How to sync iCloud Photos on Windows 11
Using the new service is quick and easy too. Start by hitting the Windows key, typing “Microsoft Store,” and then opening the first option.
The app’s icon looks like a white tote bag with the Windows logo. Then, search “iCloud” on the store and click the Get in Store app button.
Launch the app, then log in using your Apple ID and password. Afterward, click Options next to Photos, and then select iCloud Photos.
Click the Done button and the Apply button. Also, activate iCloud Photos on your Apple devices. Note that your computer should meet specific requirements to download and install the app.
Other Windows updates
Microsoft has been expanding its services lately. Aside from the new iCloud Photos and Apple Music integration, it released the Microsoft Designer app.
It lets Microsoft 365 subscribers use AI to create photos based on prompts. In other words, it enables people to make AI art like DALL-E and similar apps.
Microsoft understands that gaming is a growing worldwide trend, so it has made related improvements to its operating system, Windows 11.
It has the Game Mode from previous versions but has fixed the persistent issues. As a result, the mode is a viable method of enhancing the performance of your favorite games.
Other Apple updates
Tim Cook’s company has been focusing on new hardware instead of software upgrades this year. Apple released new iPhone and Apple Watch models last month.
The iPhone 14 provides the expected upgrades to the camera, battery life, and processor. However, it sets itself apart from past models with its satellite connectivity.
The theme of this year’s Apple Event is safety, so the new products have SOS features. Consequently, the new iPhone’s Find My feature works without cell service.
Users in the US have access to an exclusive version of the iPhone 14. Unlike the others, the US model does not have a physical SIM tray. Instead, it will use the new eSIM feature.
Meanwhile, the Apple Watch Ultra sheds its comfort zone with its rugged features. You could still access iCloud Photos and use expected features, but it has exclusive ones for extreme physical activities.
For example, it has specific wristbands for hikers, divers, and runners. The Apple Watch Ultra optimizes your sprint workout and contains a dial and compass.
It lets you pin outdoor locations, such as your tent, with its Compass Waypoints feature. Also, its Oceanic+ app provides a depth gauge and dive planner.
Apple recently allowed iCloud Photos access on Windows computers. Also, you may now open your Apple Music service while playing games on your Xbox.
These developments show these companies’ commitment to better products and services. As a result, we could expect better user experiences from both tech giants.
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