Google launches beta of Android games on Windows PCs

Google today is rolling out a limited beta test of its newly announced Google Play Games for PC product. The beta program is available in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. The Google Play Games PC application, which was announced last month during The Game Awards event, allows people to play Google Play games on Windows PCs, in addition to currently supported platforms like mobile, tablet, and ChromeOS. The new PC support will include both laptops and desktops, Google said, and players will be able to pick up from where they left off when switching from another device, like their Android phone, over to their computer.

Cross-platform exploit targets Linux, Windows and macOS

New "SysJoker" cross-platform exploit now can infect machines with different OSes.

Interestingly, this exploit uses Universal Binary allowing it to run on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. Code is signed with ad-hoc certificate. New certificates could be used in the future.

The files and directories created by SysJoker include:

The persistence code is under the path LibraryLaunchAgents/ If the files are found on a Mac, it is advised to kill off all related processes and delete the files.


Reference: macOS, Windows, Linux all targeted by new cross-platform exploit

Windows 11 in the Beta channel allows to use Android Apps

Documentation for the Windows Subsystem for Android was spotted on Microsoft’s website and the company has now officially announced that Android apps are now available on Windows 11 if you’re a Windows Insider. You need to be enrolled in the Beta channel, in order to access the initial preview for Android apps on Windows 11. Another requirement, at least for now, is that your PC’s region is set to the United States, and to access the Amazon Appstore, you’ll also need to US-based Amazon account.

Microsoft says ARM Windows will not be supported on Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft made a comment on the future of ARM Windows on Apple Silicon Macs both on running natively and virtualized.

We asked Microsoft whether running Windows 11 on an M1 Mac in Parallels is supported, and were told it's an unsupported scenario. Running the OS directly on the hardware isn't supported, either.

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Parallels though still provides hints on how to run Windows on M1 Macs.