While Microsoft may have slightly missed the tablet and phone revolution, it’s now roaring back with a vengeance. It started with OneNote, then Office on iOS became free, very useful, and pretty user-friendly. And now here’s Outlook, offering an incredibly smart, lightweight email experience that works with Gmail, iCloud, and loads more services.
We're always fascinated to see how developers reach for new horizons within the App Store, and our New App Recap for this week certainly offers a number of unique solutions to very real problems. Whether you need to improve your vision without the need for reading glasses, paint without being an artist, or manage your work schedule with ease, we've got the apps you'll need to accomplish these goals, along with others for tackling email, keeping up with the latest news, finding a movie in the theater, tracking down the latest clothing styles, and tackling your reminders. It's one of our most productive recaps ever, so let's dig in!
It's already Groundhog Day here in the U.S., and the scruffy little rodent named Punxsutawney Phil has already prognosticated we have six more weeks of winter ahead of us. Thankfully, the App Store is chock full of some new selections to make the time pass quicker, including a convenient way to put push notifications to work, a new mobile email client from Microsoft, a handy app for learning how to play your favorite tunes, how to take control of your Mac, and even a special version of Vine that's just for kids. It's all right here in our first New App Recap for the month of February, so sit back and enjoy!
When we reviewed the original Mail Designer, we concluded only those who were in the business of sending large numbers of eye-catching emails could justify the price tag — it was a niche product for marketers. Fast forward to version 2 and you get a range of new features, including the ability to embed videos into your messages and collaborate on designs with others.
iTunes Connect is off duty this week, so there are no new apps or updates being published until the weekend. In the meantime, we've got a heaping helping of great new apps worth checking out while developers are on break, including slick new ways to email or text, a better way to Instagram, how to find out where Apple Pay can be used, a new third-party keyboard, and much more! We'll be taking a break next week, so check back with us after the first of the year, and a happy holidays to all!
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and we've got a bevy of new and updated apps coming to the rescue in this week's edition of the New App Recap. We'll kick things off with a personal shopping assistant, a new way to communicate with friends, and fast mobile food orders, then round things out with updates to favorite apps like PDFpen, Instapaper, and Amex Mobile. There's not a single Grinch in the bunch, so read on and get downloading!
Gmail users can be a finicky bunch that fears the slightest little change to their beloved mobile apps, but the creators of Google’s email service have come up with a bold new solution the search giant promises will be “the inbox that works for you.” Does Inbox do the job?
If you've got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question, we've got the answer. In this week's Ask, we let you know how to turn off autocorrect so it stops putting the wrong words in your mouth. Or at least in your docs and email.