Having to look at your phone while you’re in the middle of writing an important report can be incredibly distracting. You pick it up to see who texted, and end up browsing the 300 other alerts that accumulated. There’s tools that lets you receive your text and call alerts on your Macs or PC, but it’s mostly limited to Apple and Samsung devices. The rest of us don’t have a good catch-all solution yet. Dell hopes to change that with its new Mobile Connect software, which will come preinstalled in all new XPS, Inspiron, Alienware and Vostro laptops in 2018.
Dell’s new Mobile Connect software puts your phone on your PC