Google Brings Google Docs and Google Sheets to Apple’s App Store

1:53 PM, Apr. 30th, 2014 · · Product News

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Google brought two of its flagship productivity services to Apple's App Store on Wednesday, Google Docs and Google Sheets. The company released native apps for the services as free hybrid apps designed for iPhone and iPad, and in a blog post announcing the move, Google said its presentation service, Slides, is "coming soon."

MacBook Air gets Faster, Cheaper

8:45 AM, Apr. 29th, 2014 · · Product News

Apple released updated MacBook Air models on Tuesday, giving shoppers a faster processor and a US$100 price cut. The Mac Book Air is Apple's ultralight Mac laptop and is available with an 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch display.

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The MacBook Air was due for a refresh, but most expected more than a processor speed bump. With a $100 price cut, however, the new models do look nice.

Skype Group Video Calling Goes Free

3:55 PM, Apr. 28th, 2014 · · Product News

Skype

Skype has announced on their blog that group video calling, previously a feature only available to Premium users, is now free to anyone with a Skype account using Mac OS, Windows, or Xbox One.

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A lot of people moved to Google Hangouts because it was free, and group video chat in Skype required a paid account. It looks likes Skype is trying to keep up with Google, and it should be fun to watch.

Apple Rolls Out 6.1.1 Update for 2nd, 3rd Gen Apple TV

1:09 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2014 · · Product News

Apple released Apple TV Update 6.1.1 for the second and third generation Apple TV on Tuesday along side iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad. So far, there aren't any details available about what's included in the update, but it seems likely that it's intended to keep the Apple TV software in step with the new iOS 7.1.1 update.

Apple Releases Earth Day Video Narrated By Tim Cook

1:49 PM, Apr. 21st, 2014 · · Product News

Apple and the Environment

Apple unveiled a new section of Apple.com on Monday about the environment just one day before Earth Day. On the front page of the new section is a video narrated by CEO Tim Cook about what Apple is doing to help make things better. In fact, "better" seems to be the theme of the video.

Microsoft Pilot Program Allows Developers to Respond to App Reviews

2:56 PM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · Product News

Windows Phone

Our long nightmare is finally over. It took years, but at long last developers can reply to reviews in iTun...wait, what?

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How is Apple the last on this train? Both Google AND Microsoft managed to add this first, which sort of seems like adding insult to iOS developer injury.