• February 13, 2018

    Must have iOS Apps for Every College Student

    Must have iOS Apps for Every College Student Downloading apps make the college life simpler and enjoyable. They help to meet your deadlines plus you stay connected to the people who matter the most. Many apps are free or affordable which can be great news for you as the student. You can also check if your college has its own app. If yes then download it and keep the record of homework, courses, exams and events. This will let you submit the work on time plus provide the access to college or school-related activities. Here is the list of must have iOS Apps for college students. Chegg Chegg is the student hub which will transform the way you learn by connecting you to the tools needed for the successful college life. It is a free tool for renting the textbook and completing homework and can access live tutors, textbook, guides, flashcards and more. You can order the textbooks on the go by searching the number or scanning the barcode with your iPhone’s camera. Evernote Evernote app can take your saving notes to the next level so utilize it for bookmarking the online sources on the internet. With Evernote, you no longer need pen and paper to take the notes. You can brainstorm ideas, make to-do lists and organize everything into the notebook format. The app helps to easily find the past content as it has the ability to search the handwritten content. iHomework 2 It is the top-rated app to keep you organized. You can keep the track of all your tasks, deadlines, assignment and plan them out over a certain period of time. This will let you plan which assignment should be completed up first and so on.  If you are finding hard and looking to complete the assignment,...
  • Microsoft has been working hard to make Outlook the mail client that everyone wants to use on their phone whether its Apple iOS or Android. Microsoft’s Outlook Team in their recent blog post even says “Outlook for iOS and Android is on a mission to help you accomplish more with your email and calendar while on the go.” The recent update for Outlook that now adds the much wanted and needed update that adds the ability to edit contacts right from Outlook on iOS and later Android. The Outlook Team completely redesigned the contact card to show more details including Latest conversations Shared Files Easier Calling and Messaging With Contacts The Outlook Team explains, “With our latest update, you can now add and edit contacts for and Office 365 accounts (support for Google contacts coming soon).” The Outlook Team went on to explain “While you can fully manage your contacts in Outlook, you can also save your contacts to the default Contacts app on iOS and Android. This allows you to easily see the name of a contact when you receive a call or text message from them, and view all of their contact information directly in the built-in Contacts app. Due to the underlying capabilities of iOS and Android, Outlook provides a one-way push of contact information from Outlook to your phone. Newly added contacts and changes made in Outlook will sync to your built-in Contacts app. However, edits made in the contacts app will not sync back to Outlook or your email service.” I am curious as to why Android is still in the works to some degree. I am sure this will be out soon may Android users are big Microsoft software users. This is a major feature update many of us that use the product...
  • January 16, 2014

    Google Chrome Update Decrease Data Usage

    Google will release an update to the mobile version of Chrome, which promises to decrease data usage while browsing by as much as 50%. The iOS update will also include Google Translate, which translates webpages while browsing.   Google announced the upcoming changes to its browser Wednesday in a blog post, saying,   “In the U.S. alone, more than a fifth of adult smartphone users now do most of their online browsing on their mobile device.1 Around the world, we’re seeing a similar trend towards more mobile browsing. That’s why we’ll be rolling out a new feature on Chrome for Mobile to help you reduce data usage and save money on your mobile plan. When enabled, Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and iOS. This feature also enables Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology which helps protect you from malicious webpages.”   To start saving data and turn on an even more secure browsing experience, visit “Settings” > “Bandwidth management” > “Reduce data usage.” Then simply turn the toggle to “On.” From this menu, you’ll also be able to track how much bandwidth you save each month as you browse on Chrome.   This is a huge update for users as the majority of cell phone users now have limited data plans not unlimited anymore.
  • March 21, 2013

    Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3

    Apple released iOS 6.1.3 Tuesday, a software update that makes improvements to Maps in Japan and, more importantly, fixes a bug in iOS that allowed someone to bypass the lock screen on an iPhone and access the phone app. Discovered late last month, the iOS vulnerability involved manipulating the iPhone’s emergency call functionality and power button to gain access to the phone. Specifically, someone would start to make an emergency call, and cancel it while toggling the phone’s on/off switch. Doing so would grant that person temporary access to the phone. Read Full Article
  • March 20, 2013

    Dropbox acquires Mailbox

    Dropbox announced that it is acquiring Mailbox.   Mailbox is iOS email client designed to take better advantage of a touch interface.  Mailbox which just launched there app last month claims to already be delivering more than 60 million emails daily.  Demand for the service continues to grow, so they were exploring their options to expand.   The release on there web site stated. “Today we’re really excited to welcome the Mailbox team to Dropbox. Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered. After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain. Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox. It doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life. We’re all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people’s hands as possible. There’s so much to do and we’re excited to get started!”
  • Facebook’s popular photo sharing app for iOS, Instagram has a vulnerability that could make your account susceptible to be compromised. A security researcher Carlos Reventlov published on Friday a vulnerability in Facebook’s Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hijacker to seize control of a victim’s account. His report reads: “The Instagram app communicates with the Instagram API via HTTP and HTTPs connections.  Highly sensitive activities, such as login and editing profile data, are sent through a secure channel. However, some other request are sent through plain HTTP without a signature, those request could be exploited by an attacker connected to the same LAN of the victim’s iPhone.” The vulnerability is in the 3.1.2 version of Instagram’s application the app is susceptible to eavesdropping and man in the middle attacks that could lead anyone to delete photos and download private media without the victim’s consent.  The vulnerability was found on 11th November 2012 and Instagram authorities were informed but yet haven’t been fixed. Carlos Reventlov suggested fixes are use https for all API requests that could contain sensitive data, such as photo URLs or use a body signature for unencrypted requests.
  • November 27, 2012

    Apple Maps Manager Fired

    Apple has fired the manager in charge of its controversial mapping software, according to a new report.  Bloomberg said Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue recently fired Richard Williamson, who was in charge of the company’s maps software for iOS. Williamson had been with Apple since 2001 and at Steve Jobs’ NeXT Computer before that and was the senior director of Apple’s iOS services team.  In October Apple announced that its iOS chief Scott Forstall would be leaving the company as part of a larger executive shakeup. We reported Apple’s CEO Tim Cook publicly apologized for Maps in late September and even suggested alternatives to Apple Maps, noting that it “fell short” of the company’s commitment to provide the “best experience possible” to users. Williamson appears to be the latest fall guy in Apple’s attempt to set its image straight.  This is Apple trying to prove they are just as strong without Jobs. Apple is setting an example to shareholders, employees, investors and customers.
  • October 22, 2012

    Device Tracking iOS

    Apple got caught with its hand in the cookie jar before when privacy experts protested the use of a universal device identifier or UDID.  Apple used this information to track the online preferences of iPhone and iPad users.  Device tracking is back with iOS 6, courtesy of a new tracking technology: IDFA, or identifier for advertisers. If you want to turn off device tracking using the IDFA on your iOS6 device, do the following: Click on Settings. Click on General to access the General Settings. Click About Scroll down and click on Advertising. Set Limit Ad Tracking to “ON”. The is Default On.
  • September 19, 2012

    Apple iOS 6 Releases Today

    Apples next major update to the iPhone mobile operating system iOS 6 is due out today.  iOS 6 supports the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 , iPhone 4S , iPhone 5.  Apples iPhone 5 will hit stores on Sept 21st.  The iOS 6 also supports the iPad 2, the new third-generation iPad and the fourth-gen iPod Touch. The iOS 6 will be released sometime around 10 a.m. Pacific time, or 1:00 p.m. Eastern, but perhaps earlier.  Apple has confirmed that the operating system will indeed launch today.  So now it’s just a matter of watching and waiting for an alert on your device telling you the OS is ready to be pushed across. One of the key additions to iOS 6 is a mapping app.  Apple is getting rid of Google Maps which is a big loss for Google.  The update will also have an improved Siri.  Another notable change is the ability to conduct Facetime video chats over a 3G cellular network.  Facetime over 3G has brought up discussion about its impact on metered data plans. The new iOS 6 is said to have 200 new features including tighter Facebook integration, more phone-answering options Apples own Passbook app for storing boarding passes, movie tickets, and other location-based items.  Passbook apps are not new but defiantly being built into the iOS is something new for Apple. Being an iPhone owner and user I have been looking forward to this update and plan to upgrade my phone OS in the next few days. Tips, check this free iPhone transfer software for iOS 6 and above.