Microsoft injects social DNA in Office 365

Microsoft has announced new features to make most of its Office 365 suite and has highlighted how working like a network can do wonders for businesses.

Apps/Software March 6, 2014

Siri, meet girls, don't fight

"Hello Siri, I'm here to beat you." People familiar with the development of Microsoft's purported digital assistant have revealed how Cortana essentially works.

Apps/Software March 4, 2014

Microsoft cheerfully reminds us just 35 days and a few hours until Windows XP support ends!

Microsoft is gleefully anticipating an end to Windows XP support. Every now and then, Microsoft will send Windows XP users a message reminding them that support ends on April 8th and that they should really, really, really buy a new Windows 8 device. Preferably one with a very expensive touchscreen.

Apps/Software March 3, 2014

Nokia X series Android smartphones hacked to run Google Play Store, Google Maps and more

Nokia's first Android smartphones are locked into using Nokia and Microsoft services, but a new root guide opens them up to run Google Android apps.

Apps/Software March 4, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 will launch in April with $500 worth of free (maybe useless) content

Samsung is making all the right moves to keep the competition at bay by offering $500 worth of free goodies to the new owners of Galaxy S5. However, how many Android fans will bite the bait?

Apps/Software March 3, 2014

New BBM update will bring more goodies, BlackBerry promises

BBM is set to get an update soon and the new version will pack in more enhancements, including bigger file support.

Apps/Software March 3, 2014

Apple leaves OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users at mercy of malware

Apple seems willing to move on from Snow Leopard, despite the number of users who could be affected by malware. The last time Snow Leopard was given an update was back in September of 2013.

Apps/Software March 3, 2014

Apple preparing to release software update to fix iPhone 5s Touch ID problems

Apple is planning to release a software update to address issues with Touch ID on the iPhone 5s.

Apps/Software March 2, 2014

PC Industry chatter has Microsoft mulling free Chrome-like version of Windows 8.1

Microsoft could once again be a day late and a dollar short if the rumor that it is looking to compete with Google's Chromebook platform with a stripped down, and possibly free, version of Windows 8.1 proves true.

Apps/Software February 28, 2014

Is a Tizen takeover imminent? Why Samsung thinks Android should be worried

Tizen is the ultimate darkhorse of the mobile operating system world. It's been undercover for years, but now Tizen is emerging from the shadows. Samsung displayed the OS on several prototype smartphones at MWC 2014, making a convincing argument that Tizen could one day overtake Android.

Apps/Software March 2, 2014

California drivers less likely to get lost as court allows smartphone map viewing while driving

Texting and talking are still, rightly, a major no-no on California roads, but a court of appeal has ruled checking your phone to see if you are correctly going from point A to B is legal. The court said such use does not conflict with the state's hands free phone use law.

Apps/Software February 28, 2014

Google Hangouts for iOS 7 gets a huge makeover, almost looks as good as the Android app

Google Hangouts for iOS 7 just got a whole lot cooler. The updated app now has animated stickers, a new layout and video messages. The app is also optimized for iPad and matches the hallmarks of iOS 7's beautiful design aesthetic.

Apps/Software March 1, 2014

Google Verify Apps feature set for big update

Google Verify Apps feature is set to get a big update in the coming weeks.

Apps/Software March 2, 2014

Facebook to shut down Messenger for Windows and Firefox and focus on mobile apps

Facebook Messenger is coming to an end so far as Window and Firefox version of the messaging app is concerned. Make way for the future that will be based on mobile devices and apps.

Apps/Software March 2, 2014

Printicular turns your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pictures into frame-worthy photographs

Printicular lets users choose their favorite Facebook, Twitter and Instagram photos and send them to Walgreens to be printed. The app is now available on every mobile platform from iOS and Android, to Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Apps/Software March 2, 2014

Google Now Launcher brings Moto magic voice commands to Nexus devices and Google Play editions

Google has released the Google Now Launcher, bringing the exclusive launcher to more devices. The launcher is also giving Google a chance to separate itself from the rest of the smartphone pack.

Apps/Software March 1, 2014

Blippar gives Google Glass a whole new perspective with AR and ads

Blippar added image recognition and augmented reality advertising to Google Glass. The app was on display at MWC 2014.

Apps/Software February 28, 2014

No way Jose - Google says it never bid on WhatsApp

Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai denied that Google ever bid on WhatsApp. He said that "reports to the contrary are simply untrue."

Apps/Software February 26, 2014

LINE battles Google Hangouts and Skype with new Internet-based calling service

Internet-based calling is slowly taking over and LINE makes the latest push. The popular Japanese messaging app will be offering VOIP-based calling service, a move that will pose a threat to Skype and Hangouts as well as network operators.

Apps/Software February 27, 2014

IBM wants software developers to create apps around Watson: How will it stack up to Siri and Google Now?

After what seemed like forever, IBM is finally pushing Watson commercially. The company has invited developers to create apps using Watson.

Apps/Software February 27, 2014

Apple closes gaping 'gotofail' security hole for OS X

After much ado, Apple finally issued a software update to OS X users whose laptops were plagued with a serious "gotofail" security hole. Once users install the update, their Macs should be secure once more.

Apps/Software February 26, 2014

WhatsApp plans calls over the Internet: Network carriers and Skype should be worried

WhatsApp is sticking it to the carriers with the addition of voice calls to its services, a move that might be seen as extremely hostile.

Apps/Software February 26, 2014

Facebook's $19 bn headache: WhatsApp embarrassing outage traced to network router fault

WhatsApp services went down on Saturday for a few hours, causing a major disturbance on the Internet. And probably a major headache to Facebook.

Apps/Software February 24, 2014

iPhone can be hacked because of iOS vulnerability, Apple finally admits with iOS 7.0.6 update

Did Apple just confirm earlier reports that its iPhone can be hacked? With the latest iOS 7 update, it could be a resounding "yes."

Apps/Software February 24, 2014

iOS 7.0.6 patch quietly released to fix SSL authentication vulnerability

Apple has released an update for the iOS 7. While there was no involved fanfare, the patch seals off a potential hole that makes users vulnerable to hacking.

Apps/Software February 23, 2014

Office Web Apps reincarnates as Office Online: What you should know

Microsoft has renamed Office Web Apps as Office Online and tweaked the service for a more cohesive user experience.

Apps/Software February 23, 2014

Microsoft Office Online has replaced Office Web Apps: What you should know

In its fight against Google, Microsoft has re-branded Office Web Apps as Office Online.

Apps/Software February 22, 2014

You'd be oh-so easy to stalk - Tinder revealed users' exact locations for months

Popular hookup app Tinder reportedly revealed users' exact locations for months without permission. Following the report, new concerns arose about users' safety on Tinder.

Apps/Software February 20, 2014

Will BlackBerry reconsider selling BBM in light of WhatsApp sale?

Shortly after Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, BlackBerry's stocks rose under speculation that BlackBerry Messenger is worth a big pile of money. However, the important question isn't how much is BBM worth, it's will BlackBerry consider selling BBM?

Apps/Software February 23, 2014

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 bn: What does this mean for users of the messenger app?

Facebook surprised everyone by acquiring WhatsApp for a record $19 billion. What's up next for WhatsApp users?

Apps/Software February 21, 2014

Typing just got a whole lot easier - Fleksy opens iOS SDK to all developers

Fleksy opened its iOS SDK to all app developers on Thursday. Several iOS apps now come with an integrated Fleksy keyboard option.

Apps/Software February 20, 2014

OneDrive to rule them all - Microsoft aims to take out Dropbox with rebranded cloud storage

Microsoft made the transition from SkyDrive to OneDrive official today. The company is offering many incentives to users in hopes that they switch over to OneDrive.

Apps/Software February 19, 2014

BlackBerry Messenger finally supports Android Gingerbread

BBM app finally offers support for devices running Android 2.3 Gingerbred.

Apps/Software February 20, 2014

Bing joins fitness craze with new Health and Fitness app

Bing announced several new applications recently, including a Health and Fitness app. The new app aims to help users keep track of their workouts, diet, medicine and overall health.

Apps/Software February 18, 2014

Lync and Skype join forces as Microsoft adds an Android app

Microsoft announced increased compatibility between Lync and Skype at the Lync Conference on Monday. The company also said that it will release an Android Lync app in June 2014.

Apps/Software February 18, 2014

New Taco Bell app lets you place orders with a tap: What you should know

Taco Bell has been beta testing a mobile application that will make ordering, pickup, and overall experience better for its Millennial customers.

Apps/Software February 20, 2014

Microsoft teams up with Docusign to bring eSignatures to Office 365

Microsoft has inked an agreement with DocuSign so the latter's electronic signature apps will be integrated to its Office 365 services. ow users will be able to sign Office documents with a true eSignature.

Apps/Software February 18, 2014

Scary! Tinder hookup app security flaw lets stalkers know your precise location

Tinder didn't want you to know that there was a time when hackers could easily track you via the app and a little effort.

Apps/Software February 23, 2014

This message will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Blink app comes to Android

Anonymous messaging app Blink is now available for Android users. The app allows users to send anonymous messages, which self-destruct once the time limit for viewing the message has expired.

Apps/Software February 17, 2014

Windows 8 sells over 200 mn licenses but Windows 7 still king

Windows 8 is not performing up to the same level as Windows 7. Huge problem for Microsoft as PC sales continues to decline.

Apps/Software February 14, 2014

Trapped in a box - Android may not be so open after all

Android became popular with OEMs because it is a free and open operating system. However, new reports indicate that Android is taking away a lot of manufacturers' freedom to get creative.

Apps/Software February 16, 2014

Pick your pronoun - Facebook offers new gender options

Facebook will now offer more gender options for LGBTQ users. Users will be able to pick their preferred pronoun and customize their gender identity on the social network.

Apps/Software February 15, 2014

Can Tizen take on Android? Samsung and 15 new partners think so

Samsung is gearing up for the launch of Tizen at MWC 2014. After months of difficulties and reports that Tizen was dead in the water, 15 new partners have pledged allegiance to the open source OS.

Apps/Software February 13, 2014

New BBM app adds Voice, Channels and Dropbox support for iOS and Android

BlackBerry announced the release of new versions of its BBM app for iOS and Android. The new app now includes, Voice, Channels, Dropbox and more.

Apps/Software February 13, 2014

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