The next Windows 10 update completely changes copy paste way and even bring it to Android - It is clear that the fusion between smartphone, tablets and computers is getting closer and being able to move the task from one screen to another without problems and at the moment is something that would improve productivity on many levels.
At the moment it is a rumor that has been echoed Tech Radar, but Microsoft is working on a functionality that will completely change the classic way of copy and paste and that would come with the next update of Windows 10.
With it, you can use the clipboard between your Windows computer and your Android mobile. If it is not clear to you, this means that you can copy a photo or text on your smartphone and paste it on your PC —or vice versa— practically immediately.
What is clear is that Microsoft is working hard on the October Update, from which major changes are expected, especially in the Start Menu, which you can already access even without the need to update your PC.
It's not something new for the Redmond-based company, as they were mulling the possibility of adding this feature in 2018, but it was postponed and with no expected release date so far.
Next Windows 10 update completely changes copy paste way
It is also not something new within the sector, since Apple is known for the fantastic ecosystem that its devices share and that allows things to pass between them practically immediately, so it would be a very smart step on the part of Microsoft.
As for the details, it would be a functionality that Microsoft has developed to be able to implement it on the Swiftkey Keyboard, a popular third-party keyboard available on Google Play that in addition to having such interesting features as smart typing prediction or other benefits, would also have this clipboard in the cloud.
Next Windows 10 update completely changes copy paste way
From limiting advertising to aggressive labeling: this is how France or Chile have managed to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and unhealthy foods beyond raising taxes
"In Spain, it is estimated that 25% of the adult population is overweight or obese; while the rate in children is in excess of 30%," explains dr Ana Zugasti, of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition, in an interview with Business Insider Spain.
With the aim of attacking this problem, the budget Plan sent to Brussels this Thursday establishes several fiscal adjustments, among which the increase in VAT on sugary drinks from 10% to 21% to "favor healthier habits", as explained by the Ministry of Finance in a press release.
The measure has garnered reactions of all kinds, highlighting that of the Coca-Cola employer (Association of refreshing drinks-Anfabra), which has called the measure "unfair and discriminatory", since it will affect consumption in an era of economic uncertainty.
In addition, La Anfabra assures that the measure will not change habits among consumers and only has a revenue eagerness.
For its part, the platform sinAzucar.org he has calculated how much the price of some drinks will rise with the new government measures. A can of Coca-Cola, for example, will have a rise of 0.06 euros.
One of the most prominent reactions has been that of Marcos De Quinto, vice president of Coca Cola between 2015 and 2017, who has accused the government that the measure has ideological tints and does not watch over health.
It is not the first time that such taxes have been approved in Spain. In 2017, the Generalitat of Catalonia taxed sugary drinks, a measure that ended up in court by distribution and catering companies.
However, the experience of Catalonia— and that of other countries that have implemented similar ones-reveals that it could be useful by reducing sugar consumption. A year after the tax came into force in Catalonia, a study by researchers Judit Vall Castelló (IEB-UB and CRES-UPF) and Guillem López Casasnovas (CRES-UPF) said that it had led to a decrease in consumption of 22% and a reduction of 107 calories per person per week.
In fact, the World Health Organization itself argues that a tax that increases the price of sugary drinks by 20% results in similar reductions in the consumption of these substances.
The United Kingdom and California (United States) have adopted similar measures that are being effective and also devote the investment to healthy habits programs.
In the debate on how to reduce food consumption, the positions of those who advocate measures that attack product prices or those who choose to create informed consumers are often confronted.
In fact, Zugasti assures that "the limitations inherent in any front-end food labeling must be compensated with an educational campaign aimed at the consumer with the aim of raising awareness and guiding them to healthier food selection".
"The experiences in front labeling in Chile or France demonstrate the effectiveness of opting for labels with easy-to-understand code that help families in making nutritional decisions," says the doctor.
In 2016, Chile was the country with the highest per capita consumption of sugary drinks and with serious problems of obesity and diabetes among the population. That same year, the food labelling and Advertising Act came into force, under which sugary drinks, unhealthy snacks and processed foods must have an identification label on the packaging.
An investigation into the impact of the measures found that sales of sugary drinks had fallen by 23.7%.
This type of tax also obliges brands to reformulate their products to reduce the amount of sugar. The Coca-Cola spokeswoman in Chile explained months ago to the sixth that in two years 36,000 tons of sugar had been eliminated from the Chilean market and that 95% of its drinks do not have seals.
"In addition to serving as a help to the consumer, to have more information and make a healthier buy, with the warning front labeling for food and drinks in Chile has been achieved that the industry reformulates 17.7% of their products to prevent them from being placed SEALs when they exceed the established limits of sugars, saturated fats, sodium and calories", says Zugasti.
The tax also appears to yield similar results, as another investigation into the levy in the UK notes that only 15% of soft drinks were subject to the tax after one year of its entry into force compared to 54% which had been subject at the beginning.
Despite everything, studies seem to suggest that labeling and limiting advertising are more effective than taxes.
"Chilean law imposes the strictest limits in the world on how and where food companies can advertise their junk food products to children. The decrease in the sale of sugary drinks has been significantly greater than that observed after the application of isolated policies, such as the tax on sugary drinks, in other Latin American countries," says Lindsey Smith Taillie, one of the authors of the report on Chile, according to the report. eldiario.es
Other measures by which Zugasti Bet are to ban in schools "the sale of foods and drinks high in sugar, saturated and trans fatty acids, salt and calories"; as well as "limit the advertising of unhealthy foods aimed at children under 15" and include "nutritional training in schools". The doctor also believes that it would be necessary "to develop guidelines on public procurement of menus, catering and vending to prevent the presence of unhealthy food in public institutions or centers".
In fact, in Chile, in addition to labeling warning of calories or the amount of sugar in the product, it is forbidden for unhealthy foods to carry childish images.
"All national and international bodies (including the WHO), and consumer associations— especially the European BEUC and the OCU in Spain —recommend calculating the nutritional logo per 100g of food to allow the consumer to compare the nutritional quality of products with the same criterion and not per serving," explains Zugasti.
In that line, France uses Nutrescore labeling, which gives a letter and a color to packaged foods based on different parameters, including calories, saturated fat, sugar and salt, but also proteins, vitamins and fiber.
"The goal is to make it easier for the consumer to know the nutritional profile of the products— whether it is more or less healthy compared to the rest of the references in its same category —with just a glance in the linear. It has 5 levels fixed by a letter (A, B, C, D, E) and a color (dark green, light green, yellow, orange, red) with which a food is characterized as more or less healthy," explains Dr. Zugasti.
"We now have specific results in Spain from a study carried out with a rigorous methodology (published in Nutrients 2018). In this work we analyze how the fact of adding different logos on the packaging allows to improve the ability of the consumer to correctly classify foods of the same category, but with different nutritional quality", says the expert.
"In the 12 countries that participated in the study, and particularly in Spain, it is found that the Nutrescore logo, is the one that most helps consumers to judge foods according to their nutritional qualities," he concludes.