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Microsoft Edge on iOS Updated with Windows Inking Syncing

Microsoft Edge on iOS is now up to Version 42.5.3 with the ability to see Windows Inks notes written on a PC in the browser.

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If you run on an or iPad, you can grab a new update. On iOS, is updating its web browser to Version 42.5.3. Bundled into this release are a couple of new tools but no specific new features.

Microsoft Edge has already tested these features through its Beta experience on iOS. Now the features are all ready to roll out to general users. One of the new additions to the app is protected organizational websites for users singing in through work or school Microsoft Accounts.

Users can now also sync notes jotted with Windows Ink on their PC to Microsoft Edge on iOS. In terms of books, Microsoft has made ebook tools more robust. Specifically, the browser now allows users to search for words within a text.

Here are the full release notes:

  • Sign in with a work or school account to get to protected organizational sites
  • PDF Books: See inked notes (from PC) on your phone
  • Books: Search for words in your e-books
  • Performance improvements

Recently, Microsoft has rolled out some interesting features for Edge on iOS. Visual Search lets users upload an image to the web to find information. Objects of interest are denoted by Bing, which will detect and mark items in an image. Clicking one of these marked hotspots allows Visual Search to automatically select it.

Recent Edge Controversy

Moving away from iOS, Microsoft has received criticism over the last week for a App Recommendations feature. A new feature called “App Suggestions” will be turned on for all users by default. This will result in a popup windows appearing when a third-party browser is installed.

While users were concerned, Microsoft insisted it was just an experiment and not scheduled for any upcoming Windows update.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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