Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting. 

How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed "Latte," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year.

Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted.

The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications running through WSL.

Project Latte is unlikely to support Google Play services, as Google does not allow their installation on devices other than native Android devices, and Chrome OS. This means that apps that require Play Services APIs will need to be updated to remove these dependencies, before they can be submitted on Windows 10.

To date, users can run Android apps on their PC through app streaming

To date, users can run Android apps on their PC via app streaming, using the “Your Phone” app, built into Windows 10. But this functionality is limited to a handful of Samsung devices and n is not always reliable.

Being able to install and run Android apps locally on PC will provide a much better experience and won't depend on the phone the user has. And the Latte project will allow application developers to deliver applications that do not yet have a Windows version available.

In recent years, Microsoft has made it clear that it no longer sees native Windows applications as the only way to run software with this operating system. Microsoft now hosts many application platforms, including PWA, UWP, Win32, Linux (via WSL) and soon, Android applications.

The introduction of Android apps to the platform will make Windows 10 a near universal operating system when it comes to app support.