The much-awaited iOS and Android version of Microsoft Office suite may be around the corner. Online reports speculate that the productivity suite may be available on the iOS and Android mobile platforms in the next year.
There may be some strings attached to this though, since it is generally presumed that the iOS and Android apps of the Office suite may not be fully functional, without having to subscribe to Microsoft’s own Office 365 cloud service.
Microsoft Mobile Office Applications
From a Verge report citing unnamed sources, the yet to be released Office apps may only provide their users with the option to view their Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. Each user may have to subscribe to the Microsoft Office 365 service, in order to edit his or her documents on the go.
Though the Verge report did not state or include a price for the subscription, a Microsoft Office Home Premium product’s 365 subscription generally costs $99.99 per annum for five user licenses. The mobile version of the subscription may, however, not cost as much as this.
App Release Date
According to the Verge report, the iOS version of Microsoft Office may be released towards the end of February or in early March 2013, while the Android version may be released in the month of May 2013.
The first date correlates with some earlier online reports on the release of the mobile Office apps. This includes a Czech Republic Microsoft product manager revealing a release date of March 2013 for the apps, and a published photo by The Daily, supposedly claiming to be a photograph of the mobile Office application running on an iPad, both of which were refuted and/or denied by Microsoft.
Mobile Office Launch
There were some predictions, too, that Microsoft would launch a mobile Office product at its SharePoint conference in Las Vegas, based on the assumption that Microsoft may want to position its mobile Office app as an enterprise product.
Presently Android and iOS users may use Microsoft OneNote app for note-taking but will have to rely on other third party apps like QuickOffice and Documents To Go, to read and edit their Office documents.
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Since the dawn of the smartphone, our world has become smaller and considerably more accessible. Through the aid of local search apps, getting a bearing on one’s location and what of interest may surround them is as easy as a simple click. It almost makes you wonder, how did we survived prior to such a convenience?
While browsing through a list of apps, I came across a local search tool called LocalScope. Though a lot of people already use Google Maps (which is now available for iOS) for their local search, and the Apple Map (powered by Yelp), after reviewing LocalScope (review available below) however, I decided to also search for some other apps that may help you in finding what you want, near your location.
Apps For Your Local Search
Unfortunately, the Android version of these apps are currently unavailable.
A free app that provides you with a listing and green car icons you can use to get turn-by-turn directions.
AirYell is like a personal Yellow Pages, where you can add a search term or speak it out, to get a list of results for your area. You may also get some listings too by touching some of the icons at the bottom of the app interface. AirYell provide some information about its listings and maps to view their locations, and it also provides turn-by-turn navigation features with voice.
An app with an appealing interface and lots of categories (cost – $2.99).
From the Where To? interface, you may choose a common search item which will then be displayed in a list, on a map or through augmented reality (this will cost you an additional 99 cents). Where To? has a massive list of alphabetized services you can quickly get to. The augmented reality feature in the app allows you to see all the places that are in some specific directions within your area, though the extra you may have to pay to use the feature may be a turn-off.
An app that uses social data from popular social networks, along with GPS, to provide you with some information and details about what is near your location. You may search through a lot of social networks and other reference sites with it (cost $1.99).
With LocalScope, you will get some listings, photos, tweets, history, and a lot more through the Search or Discover buttons in its app interface. It is a great choice for finding what you want and discovering other new places too.
To enjoy these apps properly, you’ll need a GPS that is working. Unfortunately, it is one of the features that seems to fail for many iPhone users. If you are experiencing this problem, or any other technical issue, you can send your phone to professional repair specialists at iFixYouri.
The new iPhone 5 offers great improvements over its predecessors. One of the most noticeable features is the bigger and taller screen. In order to take advantage of the bigger screen, developers had to update their apps and games. In other words, they had to optimize their apps and games in order to fit on the bigger screen.
The iPhone 5 will definitely be an instant hit for gamers mainly due to the bigger screen. If you have just bought the new iPhone 5, you should try these games.
Asphalt – Asphalt is one of the best racing games and the new iPhone will take the gaming experience to a whole new level. It has a bigger screen and better graphics. The wider screen gives you the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes on Asphalt’s courses.
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy – Sky Gambler will definitely be the most favorite game among most gamers. The new iPhone with the larger screen means that you can turn it into landscape mode and enjoy the game as you fly over simulated cities.
Best Apps For iPhone 5
CNN- It is one of the first media apps to be optimized for the bigger screen on the new iPhone 5. What that means is that you will get to see an extra story on the screen due to it bigger size. Therefore, if you always want to be a step ahead in terms of current events, this should be the first app for your new iPhone.
Dark Sky – Dark Sky is arguably one of the best weather apps in the market. It is very accurate and the best thing is that it looks great on the bigger screen.
Reeder – It is one of the best RSS reader apps. When you install this app on your new iPhone with a bigger screen, you will definitely be able to see more of the story. In other words, you won’t have to scroll up and down so as to see the whole story.
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For those frustrated with the new Maps app included with iOS 6, here’s news about the old Google Maps app you were used to using. Google has an upcoming upgrade on the horizon for its mapping service for its mobile devices.
The upgrade includes the listing of options for public transportation in approximately 500 cities across the globe. This takes in departure times and suggested routes for in excess of 1 million international stations, which is roughly a 50 percent increase over a year ago. Google will even supply indoor directions as a means of assisting some riders in navigating the system.
To get a competitive edge, only devices that use Google’s Android operating software will have access to this initial offer. Devices from the following models will be able to access this upgrade:
- The Motorola Mobility Division of Google
- Sony Corp.
- HTC Corp.
- Samsung Electronics Co.
Apple’s Role in the Changes
These changes surface at the same time as Apple Inc. commits to replacing Google Maps’ position as the foremost navigation service on the iPad and the iPhone. Apple created its very own mapping service for its mobile devices, although it has arrived to a chorus of disappointment due to bugs and a lack of features.
The Effect on Google
This snub from Apple signifies a major blow to Google, which is set to lose revenue from mobile advertising as well as valuable insights about the whereabouts of individuals if iPhone and iPad users embrace this mapping service from Apple.
Response from Google Inc.
Google is of the belief that it can remain one step ahead of Apple as it relates to mobile mapping on Google maps by including features like the expanded directions for public transportation.
This may encourage iPhone users to make the switch to Android devices, or perhaps switch back. If you have an Android device that is no longer working properly, now might be the time to get it fixed (by the iFixYouri team) to take advantage of Google’s new app features.
With the advent of the retina display, iPad owners want to download apps that offer the sharpest graphics ever. Playing with brilliant high resolution apps is the only way to truly experience the joys of the retina display. However, with thousands of apps available, the task of choosing the best one is almost impossible. If you have been finding it difficult to choose such an app, read on for the best retina display apps for iPad, and start enjoying out-of-this-world graphics.
If you love interactive astronomy, this app should definitely be on your download list. True to its name, it lets users explore the stars in the sky. All one has to do is point his or her iPad device upwards towards the sky. When stargazing becomes a chore rather than a joyous pastime, revert to the planet data and moon phases. The beauty of this app, which makes use of retina display, is the ability to use night mode as well. As such, both day and night modes produce sharp images.
For gamers, perhaps nothing gets their competitive juices flowing like good graphics. The Sky Gamblers app offers this and much more. You will not only be able to gawk at the depth of field but also enjoy amazing fluidity. To give you an idea of the graphics depth, the app can display 50 battle planes on screen comfortably.
As one of the most popular iPad apps, Evernote does not disappoint when it comes to making full use of retina display graphics. The ultra-high-quality graphics will render your musings perfectly. The slick experience extends across different platforms. This means that you can start scribbling while at the office and continue on your way home.
Game developers know that graphics alone can sink or boost the fortunes of an iPad app. This sequel to the smash-hit Infinity Blade certainly delivers on the graphics front. The resolution renders the stunning landscapes and clouds with such finesse rarely seen in the gaming world. Add to this mix easy game control and you have an app that every iPad owner should have.
For lovers of 3D models, this solar system iPad app is perhaps the perfect choice. With the help of a set of cyan and red glasses, you will be flying around the universe in no time. Whether you are a novice or an experienced astronomer, Solar Walk provides tons of information using iPad’s retina display.
After taking photographs, you need an iPad app that boasts of retina display qualities for viewing. The iPhoto app from Apple does not disappoint. Everything that you have ever wanted in a photo editing app is available. This includes multi-touch editing, cropping, saturation, as well as exposure. There is no doubt that this app will make both your photo sharing and viewing an enjoyable experience.
When you have to follow stock market movements, you require an app that delivers clear information. The StockTouch app delivers this information using the power of iPad’s retina display. Add intuitive navigation and you have an app for the most demanding trader.
Reading news can be a joy (on a retina display app) or an eye squinting affair (on a news app that does not make good use of this technology). The Early Edition app optimizes the iPad retina display to resolve this problem, and make reading news both easy and enjoyable.
If you have never had the chance to experience iPad’s retina display, the apps discussed above are very likely to totally change your entire iPad experience. Together with iPad’s quad core graphics engine, your daily gaming, note-taking, or browsing will never be the same again. By taking advantage of the iPad’s 2048 by 1536 screen resolution, these apps provide awesome graphics optimization.
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Pinterest is becoming popular with each passing day, and with mobile apps rolling out of its stable, it has become quite easy for users to pin their pictures, images and other things on the move. The social network has announced that it has unveiled an iOS app, which would be compatible with both the latest versions of the iPhone and the Apple tablet, the new iPad.
Pinterest Looks Beautiful on iPad
The Pinterest website can be viewed on the iPad clearly, as it has a full layout, making it easier for the user to view multiple pins simultaneously. The users can navigate to the different categories of the website, by a simple swipe on the screen. They can also use the integrated browser to view sites, which is the pin or the image’s source.
The Pinterest experience on the iPad is no different from viewing it on a regular computer, as the mobile app has several key features of Pinterest, thereby replicating the user’s experience on a bigger screen (but it’s more fun!). Users can like, share, repin, and even comment on the images through this mobile app. No better time to get your broken iPad fixed from iFixYouri so you can enjoy this fantastic social media app in all its glory!
iPhone Pinterest App Gets Update
The iPhone app has recently received an update, wherein a two-column layout has been introduced, thereby enhancing the overall user experience and also offering much better performance. The improved user interface makes it easier to see multiple pins, and makes is possible for the user to enjoy the Pinterest experience, similar to the experience on a desktop or an iPad.
P.S. The Pinterest mobile app can be installed for free from the online iOS store.
The year 2012 has seen the release of a number of enticing new games for the Apple iPad. Some publishers have also released newer versions of their popular games. For example, 2012 has seen the release of the space version of Angry Birds, which is perhaps the most popular tablet game ever released. The new games have been designed with the latest iPad in mind: these games feature high definition graphics that take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina display and interactive controls using multi-touch.
The 15 Best iPad Games Released in 2012
This version of Angry Birds features intergalactic gaming in High Definition in zero gravity. With more than 100 interstellar levels and brand new birds, this game will keep you engaged to your iPad for hours and hours. It takes the original Angry Birds to a whole other level. Check it out:
The latest game in the Temple Run series is set in Scotland and is based on the same principle as the original game — you control the hero who has to steal an idol from a temple as he faces many challenges in the game. This game was released in collaboration with Disney/Pixar.
If you want to play a car racing game on iPad, it must be Real Racing 2 HD. Its anti-aliased and crisp graphics will keep you entertained as you race through 120 races. It supports multiplayer gaming as well as video out at 1080p.
Though the game was released on December 1, 2011, it was updated especially for the Retina display for iPad in March 2012. This action-packed role-playing adventure game requires you to slay beasts using different types of weapons as you progress towards your quest.
5. Dark Meadow
This game has drawn comment from reviewers for its stunning graphics and attention to detail, which comes out very well on the 3rd generation iPad, for which it received an update in March, 2012. The game itself is a first-person horror, combat and exploration game, in which you explore a hospital full of mysteries and deadly enemies.
6. Waking Mars
First released in early 2012, the game was updated for full Retina display in May 2012. The game gives you the controls as you guide astronaut Liang Qi through the subterranean Martian cave system in the year 2097.
Released in May 2012, this interactive game requires you to solve mysteries while you complete different types of tasks in a fantasy world that you would love to explore. In the game you control a young boy named Toku and the wind spirit Enril as they try to save the world from an evil spirit.
Released in May 2012 for iPad as well as Arcade, PC and Android, this game allows you to play one of the most popular gaming characters of all time. As Sonic the Hedgehog, and accompanied by Tails, you race across different Zones as you take down badniks using deadly combination moves.
This Disney game was updated with full Retina support for iPad in April 2012, which also added 20 new levels to the game-play. This physics-based puzzle game features multi-touch controls and high definition graphics that will keep you entertained for hours.
10. Plague, Inc
Plague, Inc is a dark but intensely addictive game has garnered more than 35,000 five star ratings on the App Store. The aim of the game is to cultivate a deadlier version of plague in a bid to end the human race. That is why we said it was dark…It may be twisted but it’s pretty darn fun. Check it out in action:
This multi-player game allows you to pit heroes from Marvel and Capcom face-to-face as they fight or glory and points. Released in April 2012 in the App Store, this game offers you action and fighting like you may never have seen before on iPad.
When it was launched for iPad and iPhone in June 2012, this game was downloaded more than 1.5 million times over two weeks. This freemium game allows you to take control of a UFO as you destroy mankind!
13. Dynamite Jack
If you love explosions as well as puzzles, you will love Dynamite Jack. In this game you control Jack, who is a space marine escaping the mines where he was forced to work. You help him escape by solving puzzles and making sure that he remains safe till he reaches the end of a level. The game was released in June 2012, check out a review here:
Use the touch screen to take down some of the biggest villains of Gotham as you play Batman. The game features multi-touch game-play and high definition graphics of Arkham as you battle the villains and their henchmen. It was updated in April 2012 with new levels and Retina display optimization for the new iPad.
This Pictionary-like free game was released to critical and popular acclaim in the first quarter of 2012. It is a social game that allows you to play with your friends as you draw more than 900 words on your iPad.
All these games are built for iPad’s Retina display, with high definition art and graphics that will attract your eyes even as you slay monsters or race with time and other players. To truly appreciate the detail, your iPad screen will need to be free of cracks or blemishes — which you can get repaired properly at iFixYouri.
Burner, one of iPhone’s newest apps, allows users to become completely digitally anonymous. This app lets you create disposable numbers for placing and receiving calls, making sure that all the numbers used on your phone are anonymous and temporary. These “burnable” numbers can be used to place incognito calls as well as to send anonymous text messages.
How It Works
Burner creates a temporary number that is anonymous. That is, you do not have to provide any personal identification to create it. The number can only be used for twenty minutes of air-time or to send sixty text messages. The numbers assigned by this app normally last for about week. After this time, they are auto-deleted.
Users are given the option to ‘burn’ the number before your validity or talk-time expires, which can be beneficial if you are trying to move fast. Burning a number erases all the evidence that the number ever existed. Those who try to call the number are informed that it is now out of service.
How Do I Get The App?
Like many superior apps, Burner does not come free. To download it, you have to purchase it from the online App Store for $2. Burner comes with one initial alias number that you can use to get yourself started. The cost of the app excludes the cost of additional alias numbers, which can be purchased after you buy sufficient credits.
Why Is Anonymity Important?
Anonymity is getting harder and harder to get as the internet and social media become more prevalent. It is not necessarily restricted only to people who wish to engage in illicit activities, as many of us wish to conceal our identity for exemplary causes, or simply for privacy to ensure our private information is not sold. Protecting your sense of privacy in the 21st is something that most current iPhone users are concerned with.
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While a new iPhone runs smoothly, this user experience can change with time. As a result, your once speedy iPhone starts crawling at a slow pace or freezes entirely. This is not an issue that affects iPhones alone but a wide range of electronic devices. With this in mind, you might be wondering what can be done to speed up tasks. The following tips can help you squeeze better performance from a buggy iPhone.
Disable Apps Running in the Background
Even though Apple continues to deny it, the fact is that apps that run periodically in the background tend to hog precious memory space. To start with, check your memory usage. You may be surprised to find your iPhone has less than 100Mb of memory. Make sure you close recently used apps by double clicking the home button, press and hold the app icon, then deleting it. This simple act will take care of all rogue apps slowing down your gadget.
Restart your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone can help solve issues related to responsiveness. To reboot your iPhone, just hold down the wake/sleep button. This will bring up a red slider on the screen. Use your finger to move the slider across the screen. This will turn off your iPhone. You can now power up your iPhone to boot up afresh. Do not worry if this process seems to last a little bit longer.
Update your iPhone Firmware
If you have not yet updated your iPhone firmware, this can cause apps to run a little bit slower. To get the latest firmware, visit the iTunes website. Synchronize your iPhone before updating your firmware. You can then proceed to check for updates. If an update is available, install it. Remember to restore backup after installing new firmware.
Uninstall Buggy Apps
In some instances, a buggy app can make your iPhone behave in a sluggish manner. The best way to make your iPhone snappy again is by deleting the buggy apps. You can always reinstall the apps if they are important.
Restore your iPhone to Factory Settings
You should only resort to this action if all the other tips have failed. It is important to note that restoring your iPhone to factory settings will delete all your apps, contacts, text messages, and videos. If you restore from a corrupt backup, you may have few options to make your iPhone run faster. However, a restore will definitely make your iPhone user experience as smooth as possible. Before attempting to restore your iPhone, make sure that you have backed up all data.
To speed up a sluggish iPhone, ensure no application or app hogs its memory resources. As such, always make sure you clear your multitasking tray. If you have a jail broken iPhone, install apps that are compatible with your iOS version. This will make your iPhone run a little bit faster at all times. However, if none of this works, perhaps you’ll need to repair your iPhone — contact iFixYouri to learn about what we can do for your sluggish iPhone.