Microsoft’s new app helps Mac users switch to Windows

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Microsoft is taking another swipe at Apple with its newest app that makes it super easy to transfer all your data from a Mac onto a PC.

The new macOS app is called “Mac to Surface Assistant” and is similar to to the “Move to iOS” app that Apple created years ago that makes it easy for Android users to move their files and apps to iPhone.

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Microsoft’s app is very basic and easy-to-use. Once the Mac to Surface Assistant has been downloaded and installed, you can use it to transfer all of your music, movies, photos, files, contacts and other info. The app requires users to have an external hard drive.

The app asks you to select the folders that you want to keep. All of the data in the folders are then compressed into a Zip folder that you can access on your Surface Book. Microsoft advertises it as tool for its Surface tablets, but it can also be used with any other PC running Windows.

Microsoft has been more vocal on its attacks on the Mac and iPad. In its most recent video, Microsoft mocked Apple’s new iPad advertisements saying, “just because you call something a computer doesn’t mean it fits the description.”