Tag: iOS

Microsoft tweaks Outlook mobile apps for iOS, Android platforms

Broadband, Business, Internet
Microsoft tweaks Outlook mobile apps for iOS, Android platforms reports ZDnet The coming changes to the Outlook mobile apps -- which, on iOS and Android are the rebranded Acompli email apps, are outlined in an October 28 blog post from Javier Soltero, the newly minted Corporate Vice President of Outlook and former CEO of Acompli. For Outlook on iOS users, the revamped Outlook mobile app begins rolling out today. Android users will get the updates to Outlook beginning in early November. And what about Windows Phone? Microsoft plans to release an updated Outlook app for Windows Phone in November, today's blog post says, which will coincide with the start of the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile (the latter part of that statement is not in the blog post).The revamped Outlook for iOS features ...
Google Has Made It Even Easier to Make Calls For Free

Google Has Made It Even Easier to Make Calls For Free

Internet, Mobile, social media
The rumors finally came true: Google just officially announced the integration of Google Voice and Google Hangouts, meaning you'll easily be able to send messages, video chat, and now call your friends and family all from one app on Android, iOS, and desktop. Before, you had to download a separate Google Voice app to make calls.  Reports BusinessInsider Good news for your relationships and your bank account: Calls are completely free in the U.S. and Canada, and international rates are pretty cheap, too (it's only 5 cents a minute to call a friend in Mexico, for instance, compared to 28 cents on a regular phone). The new version of Hangouts that supports calling will roll out to users over the next few days. If you use Hangouts on your Android phone, you'll also have to install th

What’sApp with that? Facebook to shut down chat function forcing users to install its Messenger app

Business, Mobile, social media
For many people, chatting to friends is a major reason to use Facebook’s app on their smartphone. But soon they will have to download the social network’s partner app, called Messenger, to carry on their instant conversations. Facebook is reportedly notifying users of its popular app that they will no longer be able to send 'chat' messages and will instead have to swap to Messenger, which was launched three years ago. It follows the company's acquisition of another popular messaging app, WhatsApp, for US$19billion As Guardian Reports, Facebook will remove chat from its iPhone and Android app, forcing users to download its separate Messenger app if they want to continue sending and receiving private messages. Facebook plans to eventually require that users in all countries install the Mes

Cyber Dust: New App Deletes Texts As They Are Sent

Cyber Dust could just be the genesis of managing privacy.  How does the execution of this messaging app affect how privacy issues are percieved? A new app released in the App Store this week allows users to send texts, photos and other information and then erases all information shared by the app's users. "Cyber Dust is the newest and hottest way to chat," the app's description reads. "Don't leave a trail of everything you say. Messages disappear forever and cannot be traced. Send safe, secure & fully encrypted messages. Don't limit yourself to sending only self destructing photos when you can have entire conversations with text, photos, stickers and more." Features in Cyber Dust include: fully encrypted messages that are deleted forever, send and read confirmations, screenshot de