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Office downloaded 100 million times on iOS and Android
Microsoft has been morphing itself from a software company, to a device and services company. Since new CEO Satya Nadella came on board, the company has been focused on making its apps available everywhere. Office is the number business for Microsoft, and they want it to be used on all devices. Af....more
04/24/2015
Chrome for iOS gets widgets and app extensions
Google has updated Chrome for iOS and added a couple of important features. Chrome for iOS now supports widgets and app extensions. Widget support allows you to add a widget to your Notifications Center and launch a new Chrome tab or voice search from there. App extension support means users of password ma....more
04/17/2015
News Republic shuts down their Windows Phone app
Although Windows Phone has seen some growth recently, and Windows 10 for Phones holds a lot of promise, another high profile app has bailed on WP. News Republic has dropped their Windows Phone apps because it is simply not sustainable. The company dropped their News Republic and Appy Geek reader apps. ....more
04/16/2015
Skype for Android gets major update
Microsoft has updated Skype for Android, iOS, and Qik, but the Android update is the most significant. The latest update takes Skype to version 5.3. Microsoft upgraded the chatting environment, and Skype now supports emojis. Skype also introduces speech-to-text via Android Auto with this update. Ot....more
04/02/2015
Microsoft releases new firmware for Surface Pro 3 with enterprise encryption
Microsoft released the second firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 in less than a month. The latest firmware update adds enterprise level security to the Surface Pro 3 with full disk encryption. This update is a bit of a surprise as Microsoft recently released a firmware update for the Surface Pen, but it'....more
03/26/2015
Alaska Airlines using Windows tablets for in-flight entertainment
Alaska Airlines is upgrading their in-flight entertainment tablets and they're going with Windows Toshiba Encore 2 tablets. I flew Alaska Airlines a couple of years ago and they handed me a tablet, but it was clunky and odd. It looks like they will upgrade to Windows 8.1 tablets for a better experience. more
03/26/2015
Apple TV gets CNN Go and more
Apple is continuing to add channels to the Apple TV. They recently added channels for TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood, and today they have added CNN Go. You still need to have an account to authenticate to before you can watch CNN, so customers of Cox, Dish, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FiOS are i....more
03/26/2015
Two user experience issues Apple should fix now
I love AirPlay. If you have an iOS device and an Apple TV you probably use AirPlay. You can mirror your device on your television, or you can stream content from your device to your TV. When AirPlay first launched it seemed like a dream. All of a sudden I could get the content from my iPhone on my TV. Ap....more
03/24/2015
FaceTime calls on Android Wear via iPhone possible
Android Wear does not support iOS at the moment, yet one developer was able to get phone calls between the two devices working. Devekioer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh posted a video showing an Android Wear smartwatch receiving a FaceTime from an iPhone. He even picked up the call just to show that it actually works....more
03/17/2015
BlackBerry does not have a fix for FREAK yet
The world was informed of a flaw in nearly every computing platform a couple of weeks ago. The FREAK flaw is an OpenSSL vulnerability that allows man in the middle attacks on devices that could be tricked to use lower forms of encryption. Nearly every copy of Windows, Mac OS, BlackBerry, Android, iOS, etc.,....more
03/13/2015
Two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10 released
There are several two-factor authentication apps for BlackBerry, but Cyphercor Inc. is throwing their hat in the ring for BB10. The company announced their native two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10. According to the page in the BlackBerry World, the LoginTC app allows users to securely log on t....more
03/12/2015
Google finally releases calendar app for iPhone
Google has finally released a Google Calendar app for the iPhone. Google released a calendar app for Android last year, but iPhone users were left waiting. iPhone users can subscribe to Google Calendars using the native iOS calendar app, but it lacks several features specific to Google. Google Cale....more
03/10/2015
iOS 8.2 installs Apple Watch app that cannot be removed
Apple pushed the iOS 8.2 update yesterday after the company's Spring Forward event. The update includes stability improvements and bug fixes, but the main focus of the update is obviously Apple Watch. The update installs a separate Apple Watch app that helps you pair your watch to your iPhone, but some user....more
03/10/2015
Apple releases iOS 8.2
Apple's Spring Forward event was held today and the company just dropped an update for iOS. The update takes iOS to version 8.2 and supports the new Apple Watch. As you know the Apple Watch relies on the iPhone for connectivity so Apple needed to allow both devices to talk to each other. This update brings....more
03/09/2015
iPhone 6 vibrates twice on mail messages - FIXED!
Have you noticed mail notifications feel like text message notifications on the iPhone 6 when in vibrate mode? The iPhone used to vibrate twice (staccato) for incoming text messages and once (quick) for incoming email, but ever since the iPhone 6 was released mail messages seem to vibrate twice. It is frustr....more
03/05/2015
Gmail for iOS updated with new share extension
Google updated Gmail for iOS today taking the app to version 4. Gmail for iOS added a new share extension as well as allowing actionable notifications. The share extension allows you to to share files via Gmail for iOS with any app that supports share extensions. You can view a photo or file, tap "Share" a....more
03/05/2015
BBM for Android downloaded 100 million times
BlackBerry announced today that BBM for Android has been downloaded 100 million times. This is a significant milestone for BlackBerry who only opened up BBM to Android in 2013. The company says 100 million installs puts BBM "in the top tier of messaging apps on Google Play." BBM for Android has 3.7 million....more
03/04/2015
YouTube Kids hits Android first
Google announced last year they would make a YouTube app for kids 13 years old and under. The younger demographic is an important onel for YouTube as family friendly videos are growing on YouTube at 4 times the rate of other videos. Google finally made good on their promise to create a kids-only version of ....more
02/21/2015
Google adds native iPad support to Inbox
Google's latest attempt to revolutionize email is their new app called Inbox. Released last year, Inbox promised to change the way we use email by grouping different categories of emails together, and guessing at what is important to you. The app was released on Android and iOS phones. Tablet support was d....more
02/19/2015
Dropbox adds Save to Dropbox extension
Dropbox updated its iOS app today with a much needed feature. One of the frustrations with Dropbox on iOS was the inability to upload files to Dropbox from any app. Apple attempted to solve that problem with their Share Extensions, but not every app took advantage of the extensions. With the latest update ....more
02/17/2015
Apple releases updates for iOS and OS X
Apple has released a couple of updates for iOS and OS X. The iOS update takes iOS 8 to version 8.1.3. The update has a few fixes in it, but is not the major update to version 8.2 that we have been waiting for. One of the key features of this update is it allows future updates to take up less space. Users ....more
01/27/2015
Edward Snowden says iPhone has secret spyware
Does the iPhone have secret spyware that can be turned on without a user's knowledge? We have never heard such a claim, but that is apparently the opinion of Edward Snowden, according to a recent report. Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, recently made the claim while speaking with Russian ....more
01/20/2015
iWork apps for iOS and OS X get bug fixes
Apple has updated its iWork apps for iOS and OS X today. The update promises bug fixes and stability improvements. All iWork apps including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on both iOS and OS X were updated. You should receive a notification about the update on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Apple did not release sp....more
01/09/2015
BBM coming to Android Wear
BlackBerry is on a bit of a roll in their comeback effort. In addition to launching new hardware in the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, BlackBerry also released BBM on rival platforms Android and iOS. The company has done quite well monetizing BBM. They apparently signed up 140 million new users and made ....more
01/08/2015
Rdio updates Windows Phone app
Rdio is one of the most popular streaming services, and luckily, they support Windows Phone. The only problem is, development of their Windows Phone app has seriously lagged behind iOS and Android. Well, Rdio has updated their WP app and it takes more advantage of Windows Phone 8.1 Rdio's app now....more
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