Microsoft has launched new Outlook applications for iOS and also Android, and they may just be light-years much better compared to those internet apps the company has released in the past. View, these are the outcome of Redmond’s Accompli acquisition in December, & seeing as we liked that start-up’s e-mail application when we examine drove it last year, we have high wish for these new ones. The company says the new Outlook for the mobile platforms includes a built-in schedule & makes attachments simpler to bringing in for higher attachments . They’re obviously a lot more tightly integrated with Office applications and Outlook for desktop, too. Continue reading
Microsoft’s smart take on an Android front end, Next Lock Screen, simply acquired much more valuable if you’re a music maven or love to talk online. An updated version not just brings music controls to the lock screen (as you’ll sometimes see in other places), however surfaces your Line, Hangouts, and Skype messages – you’ll understand at a look whether or not that friend returned to you. The new software reveals MMS chats, also. While it could still really feel a bit odd to use an Android interface add-on from the people in Redmond, the revamp is big sufficient that you’ll would like to provide it a shot if your phone’s existing lock layout just isn’t cutting it.
Despite having the assistance of modern innovation, holding a conversation in 2 different languages could be tough. Google Translate permits you to talk with an people and also have each utterance translated as message and audio, however previously you needed to by hand toggle each time the other person talked. As expected, Google is speeding the procedure with smarter language recognition & speaker switching, which comes as component of a new upgrade. So when you boot up the application and press the microphone symbol, it’ll acknowledge which of both languages is being talked, provide a translation then instantly alternative whenever the conversation flips over. No more tapping on the screen repeatedly. Continue reading
Evernote’s bringing Context, among its even more interesting announcements during its 4th conference in October, to Windows and Android. This feature, which was first provided to iOS & Mac users in November, pulls content [based upon just what you're typing, for this reason its name] from different sources and displays them on screen. By ‘Different Sources,’ we mean your old notes, your co-workers’ notes & a handful of websites, which includes The Wall Street Journal, Rapid Business and also TechCrunch – just click an entry inside the Context panel to read it. Continue reading
Despite the ongoing battle between Android and iOS, the truth is you’re likely loading up Google services on it either way. Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Drive – take your pick, as Homescreen.is shows, they’re popular. Now Google has a new web-series devoted just to iOS developers (to go along with its community efforts for everyone busy making Android apps) but as the first entry demonstrates, getting the dialogue started can be a little awkward on the Mountain View campus. Google has its reasons for pulling iOS developers deeper into the fold including cross platform gaming and wireless file sharing, so we won’t hold our breath expecting to see a similar move from Apple any time soon.
Microsoft’s Torque is handy if you would like to search the web through a fast shake of the wrist and a voice command, however you have actually had to make use of an Android Wear Smart-watch to try the Bing-powered app. That’s very little help if your wrist is bare, is it? You won’t have sit on the sidelines any type of longer, however. A revamped version of Torque now runs on any kind of reasonably modern Android phone [4.3 or later], no wearable needed; you just have to shake your phone to bring up a mini window and start speaking. The app also provides streamlined answers for even more of your questions, including flight statuses as well as events. Torque is still a bit superfluous when Android is virtually built around Google search, however it worth a look if you cannot (or just don’t want to) use of ‘OK Google‘ to get a quick answer.
Good information for those of you who use Microsoft’s cloud storage service on Android. Earlier today, the OneDrive app got an upgrade that now lets it send push notifications for shared files and also folders to your device, making it much easier to keep up with collaborators on the modifications being made to documents. In addition to that, this new version also allows you to get customized pin code timeouts within the application, in addition to adding thumbnails to OneDrive for Business files. These improvements must help make OneDrive for Android much better on Google’s platform, something that’s going to be appreciated by people who make use of Redmond’s virtual locker consistently.
Opera Software has actually revealed the first beta variation [simply for Android] of its very-popular Opera Mini browser, ultimately enabling end-users to use upcoming features in advance of general release. The company is additionally working with a subscription model for applications called the Opera Subscription Mobile Store.
Notably, Opera Software launched the beta version of its main browser back in March, following with in Google and Mozilla’s footsteps. The Opera Mini beta web browser comes with a fresh new look in-line with the Google’s Material Design. Continue reading
WhatsApp Android users won’t even have to lift a finger to take advantage of the strongest encryption but for a significant mobile messaging client. The application’s most recent Android upgrade will include strong end-to-end encryption by default, meanings that your messages are simply visible to you and the person you’re chatting with, The Verge reports. Most significantly, the company won’t be able to decrypt messages by itself, also if they obtain demands from law enforcement. It’s a step above the conversation file encryption Facebook & Google offer, which they can perhaps decrypt. WhatsApp tapped Open Whisper Systems, developer of the safe called app Signal & TextSecure, to implement the file encryption. Continue reading
Just as Apple is dispersing its wings right into the online & mobile repayments markets, Google seems to pulling back from it. Google has actually posted notification on the Wallet developer site that it is closing down the API powering digital goods purchase on internet and mobile web sites.
Do not worry- Google Wallet is right here to stay. You could still make in-store purchases, and you could use your Wallet credentials to buy applications, content and also goods from Google Play & make in-app purchases in Android applications. But the 3rd-party payment handling feature that allows online merchants to permit you acquire their wares with your Google Wallet will disappear on March 2. Continue reading