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Office Mobile now available for free on iPhone and Android

Published by on Mar 28th, 2014, No Comments

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Not only has Microsoft made Office available on the iPad this week, but they have also announced that it is now available for free on iPhone and Android devices.

If you’re a home customer, you can both edit and read documents without paying for an Office 365 subscription. (more…)

WeCam – video calling app that connects all your social networks

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

WeCAm Chat

All you social networking addicts, listen up – this new app is right up your alley and will definitely make your life easier.

Meet WeCam; a new, video calling app that connects all of your social networks in one place. Yes, that’s right, with WeCam you can have all your social networks in one place, and chat to your friends face-to-face.

WeCam is any social networking junkie’s dream. It allows you to connect your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts in one place, while giving you the option to live video chat with your friends.

The video chat function is integrated with these social networks when you sign in with your account. With this activated, you can chat, face-to-face with any of your contacts on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ (more…)

Google’s new Android version will focus on businesses

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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It seems that Google is targeting the corporate world with its next version of Android. According to experts, the operating system isn’t very well suited to business needs and demands, something iOS does with aplomb.

The new OS will reportedly allow apps that require their own authentication, as well as data storage on secure chips. Remote management controls will also be introduced. Google will unveil the new version of Android at its annual I/O conference in June 2014. (more…)

Candy Crush maker’s IPO valued at $7 billion

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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The company that created that vastly popular Candy Crush mobile game, King, has filed for its IPO. It is tipped to be one of the bigger internet IPOs this year, but questions were immediately raised. Other mobile game companies like Zynga, which created Farmville, have lost most of its value on the stock exchange due to the inability to retain profitability once a game falls out of favour.

Nearly 100 million users play Candy Crush every day, and while the company’s titles remain free to play, it depends on virtual goods. (more…)

HTC’s BlinkFeed coming to all Android devices

Published by on Mar 27th, 2014, No Comments

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HTC Sense is our favourite Android skin, with a brilliantly thought out feature set complementing the inherent capabilities of Google’s software perfectly. It’s clean, beautiful and simple to use. One of the most impressive features of Sense is called Zoe, which takes the videos and photos you have shot with the device and creates a ‘story’ of that event – a video homage created automatically.

We knew HTC would like to bring some of these features to other devices, but we weren’t sure how they would do it. (more…)

Emojis to become more ‘racially diverse’, says Apple

Published by on Mar 26th, 2014, 2 Comments

EMOJIS

Whether you’re an avid emoji-user or prefer to express yourself solely with words, you should’ve noticed by now that the standard, iOS emoji range offers a lot of different emojis – the only problem is, they are mostly of white people.

The issue of the ‘predominantly white’ emojis has reared it’s head a couple of times, with people asking why there are not many emojis that depict people of colour. So it should come as no surprise that the issue has been brought up again. Although this time around, Apple has responded.

There have been many outcries over the past year by people, and even celebrities like Miley Cyrus and actor Tahj Mowry, to diversify the standard iOS emoji range. However, it wasn’t until MTV Act blogger, Joey Parker, sent an email directly to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, that an official response was given.  (more…)

Nokia to show off ‘more’ Lumia at April 2nd event

Published by on Mar 26th, 2014, No Comments

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Windows Mobile fans have something big to look forward to on the first day of Microsoft’s annual Build Conference on April 2nd. It will be the official unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1, but will also be a launch event of possible multiple Nokia Lumia devices. (more…)

Gmail testing promotional image cards

Published by on Mar 26th, 2014, No Comments

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Your promotions tab in the Gmail client may soon become a much more interesting place. Presently it functions as a glorified spam folder, but that might soon change. While it’s not really spam, most emails that hit that folder are probably ignored, according to data from Google. (more…)

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