News: Apps and Software
Friday, 5 Apr 2013
According to Paul Thurrott of SuperSite for Windows fame, Outlook RT exists and looks to be edging closer to release. Regarding Office for iPad, he's heard that it would only arrive after Microsoft ships Outlook RT.
Thursday, 4 Apr 2013
Disney has announced that it will down LucasArts, in the process killing off two upcoming Star Wars games and laying off some 200 employees.
According to ZDNet, Windows Blue will be officially named as Windows 8.1. As we have reported in August last year, the Redmond software giant has alleged plans in the pipeline to speed up the release cycle of their new Windows operating system. This development is in line with its decision.
Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013
ASUStor has added a series of Usenet download and media streaming tools to its App Central library. These free apps include SABnzbdplus, Sick Beard, CouchPotato, Headphones, and Subsonic.
Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013
According to data from Net Applications, market share of Windows 8, though increasingly steadily, is only at 3.31%. More than 80% of Windows users are still using Windows 7 and XP.
Thursday, 28 Mar 2013
Android users will be pleased to know that the Google Translate app is now available offline for their mobile devices running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and later, with support for fifty languages from French and Spanish to Chinese and Arabic.
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013
The new Flipboard update to version 2.0 now allows users to create and curate their own private or public digital magazines with content from all over the web. The update is only available for the iOS version of the app, but Flipboard promises that the Android update is on its way.
According to a recently commissioned white paper, an amazing 33% of software used today is counterfeit. In addition, consumers will waste 1.5 billion hours this year dealing with malware.
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013
The update brings the integration with Evernote Smart Notebook. Users will get to enjoy this enhancement, along with several other new features and improvements such as multi-shot mode for taking photos, as well as introducing shortcuts to quickly jump to your most important notes.
Yahoo has announced yet another high profile acquisition of a mobile oriented startup. This time it's London based Summly, headed by 17-year-old entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio, who started the company when he was 15.