Google Helpouts for iPhone Puts Expert Video Help At Your Fingertips

Google Helpouts

Google Helpouts is a new iOS app that lets you easily find help experts across a wide variety of topics. If you have every used YouTube to seek out expert advice on a topic, that's exactly what Google aims to do with this new service, but it goes one step further. You'll find teachers, counselors, doctors, home repair specialists, personal trainers, hobby enthusiasts, and more. Helpouts can be either free or paid. The key difference between Google Helpout and other video sharing sites is that you can interact directly¬†with the expert. If you are taking a guitar lessons, the expert can offer real-time one-to-one instruction, something you won't find on YouTube. Google is hoping to lure in experts, who can charge by the minute or by session. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Offering Lower-Cost Office 365 Personal Subscription

Office 365 subscription

Launched to much fanfare, the suite of Office apps for iPad continue to be among the most downloaded apps in the App Store. Be it curiousity or a genuine interest in having access to the ubiquitous productivity suite, there is no denying the popularity of Excel, Word and PowerPoint becoming available on the iPad. While the free apps are great for viewing, the need for an Office 365 subscription had made for a costly upgrade. Starting today, Microsoft is offering a lower-cost option. The 'Personal Subscription' is just that, perfect for individuals with a single computer and tablet. … [Read more...]

Dropbox Announces Carousel Gallery App, Mailbox Coming To Mac OS X

Carousel for iOS

The fine folks at Dropbox held a press conference today to announce some big things happening for iOS and Mac users. Heck, even Android users were able to get in on the fun. The big news for iPhone users was the introduction of Carousel, a new gallery app that works in conjunction with photos stored on Dropbox. The Mailbox app, which was among our favorite email apps for iPhone, will be made available for Mac users. Fans of Google's Android also have reason to celebrate, with Mailbox for Android is now available for download in the Google Play Store. … [Read more...]

Amazon Instant Gets iOS 7 Makeover Treatment

Amazon Instant iOS 7

Amazon today released an update to Amazon Instant Video, the iOS app for streaming purchased or rented videos, in addition to content available free to Prime members. Version 2.5, available free, brings with it a new interface and icon. The update is now optimized for iOS 7 and has a new look in keeping with the design langauge of Apple's new operating system. The app also includes a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Office Finally Comes To iPad, Requires Office 365 For Creating, Editing

Office for iPad

As we expected, Microsoft today announced the immediate availability of Office for iPad, bringing an end to the long wait for the popular productivity suite. Office is being made available as three separate app. The App Store currently offers PowerPoint, Excel and Word. These apps are joined by an updated version of OneNote, a digital notebook which is intended to compete with Evernote. The trio of Office apps are available for free, but they require an Office 365 subscription, currently priced at $99 per year, in order to edit or create documents. … [Read more...]

Twitterrific Now Available Free With In App Purchases

Twitterrific for iPhone

The developers from IconFactory have released version 5.7 of Twitterrific, their incredibly popular Twitter app. With the new release, Twitterrific is now ad-supported and available for free. Customers now opt for various in-app purchases that remove ads and/or add support for notifications. You can purchase them individually or pay for the 'everything' bundle. The shift in strategy won't leave existing users behind, who won't see any changes to how Twitterific works for them. They will continue to enjoy an exemplary ad-free Twitter experience. … [Read more...]