Samsung’s SideSync utility now works on all Windows computers
Samsung is bringing its SideSync utility to all Windows machines. The utility was exclusive to Samsung’s ATIV line of notebooks and tablets before, but with SideSync 3.0, anyone running a Windows machine can download the utility. SideSync offers automated backups, file transfers and the ability to use a connected Samsung mobile with a traditional mouse and keyboard. SideSync also allows users to mirror their mobile screen onto their Windows machine. In this mode, users would be able to navigate their Android device’s screen from their Windows machine. The two devices can be connected either via a data cable or Wi-Fi.
To use SideSync, you need a Samsung-branded Android handset on Android 4.4 KitKat and a machine that has Windows installed. The latest version of the program adds support for the Galaxy S5, although users who have downloaded the latest version are stating that there are connectivity issues. Get the SideSync Windows installer here, and the client for your Android handset here.