August 22, 2014
August 11, 2014
We’ve all been there: Someone sends us a document that we need to review, edit or approve and the only device we have handy is a mobile phone. Sure, there are some who schlepp around phones, iPads and laptops for this, but there’s no way I’m going to do that on a 10 mile run, while...
July 14, 2014
Apps like Instagram have made photo filters commonplace. I actually don't mind the vintage look for quick cell-phone snapshots, but a filter can do only so much. At first glance, Repix is another one of those "make your photo cool" apps that does little more than add a border and change saturation levels. more>>...
July 9, 2014
Though it appears there will be some relief for the besieged PC market in Gartner’s second quarter predictions for 2014, the relief will be be only temporary.
Overall, the global devices market will witness a revival in 2014, increasing by 4.2 percent over 2013.
The PC market, which falls under the devices umbrella, will contract 2. 9 percent — considerably less than last year’s 9.2 percent .The driving force behind this trend, according to Annette...
July 3, 2014
When Satya Nadella took the reins as Microsoft’s CEO, he set a new vision for the company.
Microsoft would now be designing, developing and delivering solutions for a Mobile First, Cloud First world.
This is a world where there are multiple types of mobile devices that run on multiple operating systems. To succeed in this world, as a software provider, you have to play nicely with all of them and in all of them.
Nadella knows this....
June 20, 2014
Microsoft and Google will incorporate a kill switch into the next version of Windows-based and Android smartphones. The feature, which is already featured on Apple’s iPhone 5, allows users to remotely wipe all data and information on the device in the event of theft.
At a press conference yesterday, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced they had reached agreements with both companies to...
June 12, 2014
For those that have been waiting for Microsoft’s Outlook Web App for Android, it’s here. Sort of. Microsoft, which flagged it at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in March, finally announced a limited release, which it described as a precursor to a future full release.
The new app works pretty much the same as Outlook on Windows, offering users access to contacts, calendars and email. However, before you rush to download it from the Google Play store, keep in mind...