Apps

How users are engaging with Inbox, a look at the stats from Google

How users are engaging with Inbox, a look at the stats from Google

In late October Google introduces Inbox, a new way of dealing with; well… your Inbox. For the purists, it’s quite a change from the traditional “keep your email separate” and dealing with all of your electronic life management in one place. Reminders, Calendar appointments, email (including those that would be filtered to the Social, Promotions, Updates or Forums tabs in[Read More…]

by 2:08 pm on January 30, 2015 11 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone

Microsoft announce that Office for Android now available to everyone

Microsoft has moved ahead with availability of Office for Android – at least on Tablets, announcing their Beta program which began in November is now over, with their Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps now available to all on Google Play. Office for Android offers free core editing functions for personal use, with premium features requiring a matching Office 365 subscription.[Read More…]

by 8:26 pm on January 29, 2015 3 comments Apps
Twitter announces group Direct Messaging and native video capture and editing

Twitter announces group Direct Messaging and native video capture and editing

Twitter continues to innovate in their own space, offering more and more reasons to use their own client. Today Twitter has announced they are bringing better ways to communicate privately, offering the ability to now Direct Message (DM) groups of people, as well as offering a way to capture, edit and share video through Twitter. New! Use Direct Messages to[Read More…]

by 8:21 am on January 28, 2015 0 comments Apps
Humble Mobile Bundle 10 adds three more premium titles to the bundle

Humble Mobile Bundle 10 adds three more premium titles to the bundle

The Humble Mobile Bundle 10 has been running for a week now and that means it’s time to add some games. The Humble Mobile Bundle 10 has added three new games this morning, adding them at the premium level which means you’ll have to have paid above the premium price of US$3.89 to grab them. The games added this morning[Read More…]

by 6:13 am on January 27, 2015 1 comment Apps, Deal
Facebook takes aim at developing markets with a lightweight Android app

Facebook takes aim at developing markets with a lightweight Android app

Last year Facebook engineers made a trip to Africa, where they experienced first-hand what it’s like to use their app on networks with low bandwidth in the wild. This lead to a cut-down version of the app and today they’ve gone even further releasing Facebook Lite for a limited market. The Facebook Lite app is a cut-down version of the[Read More…]

by 1:45 am on January 27, 2015 3 comments Apps
Presto TV arrives on Android, Chromecast in tow

Presto TV arrives on Android, Chromecast in tow

Presto, the Australian Foxtel-owned movie streaming company, has announced that its new Presto TV service is now available on Android. An update to the Presto app now delivers TV series alongside its existing Movies if you’ve subscribed to Presto TV. “Better late than never” is a phrase we’ve often heard in relation to app releases on Android, and this seems[Read More…]

by 4:20 pm on January 25, 2015 7 comments Apps, Chromecast
A Love Letter to Google Keep

A Love Letter to Google Keep

Remember Google Keep? It’s that note taking, list making, reminder service offered by Google, which perhaps has lost a lot of the momentum and publicity that it once had. It seems from the people I’ve spoken to about it, that “I’ve already got an app to do that” is the common response when you speak to people about the capabilities[Read More…]

by 5:29 pm on January 22, 2015 24 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Field Trip 2.0 comes with material design

Field Trip 2.0 comes with material design

One of those useful apps that you’ve probably never installed unless you went on holidays somewhere, is Field Trip. It’s released by Google subsidiary, Niantic Labs, creators of the social game Ingress. They’ve updated the app to version 2.0 which brings with it Material Design, better location capture and some cleaner, easier to use features. The ease of locating local[Read More…]

by 1:52 pm on January 22, 2015 2 comments Apps
Google+ App Update

Google+ App Update

It’s update Wednesday, or as the time-zones would have it Thursday! That means we’re seeing various updates to Google apps, and today Google+ is getting an update. For those of you using the social network, there’s a few interesting new items included in the update. The new bits You’ve got Home instead of Everything as a listing for the default[Read More…]

by 10:40 am on January 22, 2015 1 comment Apps, Google Services, News
Google Docs, Slides and Sheets receive updates – iOS users get TouchID integration

Google Docs, Slides and Sheets receive updates – iOS users get TouchID integration

Google’s update Wednesday has begun again after the Christmas/New Year break and is updating a number of their apps, including Docs, Slides and Sheets for Android. The three apps get a couple of handy new updates mainly focused on editing on mobile. Docs now has the ability to perform real-time spell-checking, Sheets now has the ability to hide rows and[Read More…]

by 8:11 am on January 22, 2015 0 comments Apps