Microsoft has unveiled Skype for Web today. The new service, still in beta, allows video and voice calls via your browser, with no downloads or plugins required.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking to Apple for assurances that it will prevent health data collected by its iOS Health app and the upcoming Apple Watch from being used without an owner’s consent
A new app update for the BACtrack Mobile and BACtrack Vio smartphone-connected breathalyzers allow users to share their blood alcohol content level results with Apple’s iOS 8 Health app.
You’re all likely familiar with many of Apple’s apps, such as Pages, Numbers, and iMovie. But did you know there are a group of iOS apps that Apple reserves strictly for use by their employees?
OS X Yosemite brought some great new features to Spotlight, the operating system’s built-in search tool. However, there’s always room for improvement. Enter Flashlight.
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is taking its best shot at integrating the physical shopping experience with its customers’ mobile devices with a new app that allows you to create a shopping list, will guide you to the items in the store, and then allow you to pay for your groceries via your smartphone, skipping a visit to the checkout line completely.
The Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 has been updated, allowing Mac users to jailbreak their devices. Previously, the updated app was only available for Windows users.
If you’re a paid subscriber to the Spotify streaming music service, ($9.99 per month), you’ll be glad to know a new feature has been added that allows you to use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for playback on your Mac.
If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the Swype keyboard for iOS, but you’ve been turned off by the $0.99 price tag, now the time to grab it. Apple has named the third-party keyboard its iOS App of the Week. (Which means it’s free!)
Live video broadcasting app Hang w/ will now be sharing a portion of the advertising revenue generated from its recently implemented ad delivery system with the content creators on its service.
Microsoft has announced the release of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone. Microsoft previously offered an “Office Mobile” app for the iPhone that integrated all three apps into one app. Today’s releases replace that app as Microsoft’s Office for iPhone solution.
Popular Mac photo editing app Pixelmator received some update love today. Version 3.3 of the Photoshop alternative gets a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite support, Handoff and iCloud Drive support, and more.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report looking at three dozen messaging services, ranking them on seven “Security best practices.” The group found Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime products as the best among “mass-market options,” although it failed to offer “complete protection against sophisticated, targeted forms of surveillance.”
Have you been itching to try out Gmail’s electronic mail solution, Inbox, but haven’t been able to get your hands on an invite? Well, today is your lucky day!
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Microsoft and Dropbox have announced they’ll be partnering to bring Dropbox support to Microsoft’s mobile and web Office suites.