Google Apps for Business users can now edit Microsoft Office files using Quickoffice on iPhone and Android, the company announced today.
Need inspiration? Check your purse. Pinterest has updated its mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android to include some of the discovery features that were recently released on the web. Here’s what’s new in version 2.3 for iOS and version 1.4 for Android.
Video editing on YouTube makes its way to the tablet with the release of the YouTube Capture app for iPad and iPad mini. Announced today, the tool lets YouTube users record, edit, and share videos straight from their tablet devices.
Today Perion, the developer of desktop email client IncrediMail, has launched a new application for iPad users that turns traditional emailing on its head, reimagining the experience for tablet.
Alternative newspapers including LA Weekly and the Village Voice are reclaiming their role as the go-to sources for recommended local events, restaurants, and bars. Parent company Voice Media Group has launched a redesigned mobile app for these and 9 other markets that can go head-to-head with Yelp.
Tumblr launched an update of its iOS app yesterday that delivers iPad optimization. Users on iPad have more direct access to Tumblr’s basic content-sharing menu and will see larger photos.
As the end of the year approaches, Apple has released its AppStore Best of 2012, a list of the year’s top sellers, notable trends and editors’ picks. On the paid front, Angry Birds Space took the number one spot for the best selling iPhone and iPad app of 2012. Skype topped the charts on the free iPad apps chart, but on iPhone the most downloaded free app was Google’s YouTube app.
Back in September an official YouTube app launched on iPhone and iPod touch, but Apple fans everywhere were asking, “Where’s the YouTube iPad app?” After all, the iPad’s larger screen makes it ideal for watching YouTube videos in bed or on the go. Three months later, YouTube has finally launched versions of the app designed for iPad and iPhone 5.
Cyber Monday Deals: How to Find the Best Online Sales and Save Some Major Green (The Huffington Post/Reuters)
In a one-day blitz of shopping, consumers are expected to empty their wallets of more than $1 billion on Cyber Monday, the online shopping spree on Nov. 26, according to spending projections from research firm comScore. Cyber Monday 2012 may offer the best deals on technology products this year, said Brian Hoyt, senior writer for RetailMeNot.com, a coupon code site.
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Inside the Microsoft Windows 8 Launch [VIDEO] (Mashable)
After many months of development, previews and demonstrations, Microsoft finally pushed Windows 8 and Windows RT out the door and into the marketplace as part of a lengthy, bifurcated and relatively calm event in New York City. Company CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows lead Steven Sinofsky both took the stage to detail all that you already know about Microsoft’s radically re-imagined, touch-friendly operating system and to highlight Microsoft Surface RT and other devices and computers running Windows 8. Reuters Panos Panay, head of the Surface project, demonstrated the tablet’s features, beaming video and music to other screens, showing off the ultra-thin cover that doubles as a keyboard, and hooking up a camera to the device’s USB port. He even dropped the device on the floor to demonstrate its durability. The New York Times The company was to start selling Surface at midnight on Friday at about 60 Microsoft-operated stores in North America, a move that has annoyed retailers who will be deprived of a high-profile electronics device backed by a big marketing campaign. Prices start at $500. The Wall Street Journal/Digits There is little agreement in the publishing world on how to greet Microsoft’s arrival into the increasingly crowded field of tablets. Just two of the magazine publishers, Conde Nast and Bonnier, made apps out of their titles available through the Windows Store at launch, though a third, Meredith, launched apps of non-magazine content for the new operating system. CNET Apple CEO Tim Cook let loose on 7-inch tablets during a conference call with investors, insisting that the company would never build one. “We would not make a 7-inch tablet. We don’t think they’re good products,” he said. Read more