Outlook Web App comes to iOS devices in native form

Outlook Web App (c) M

Outlook Web App. (c) Microsoft Corporation

It hasn’t been hard to get Exchange support on iOS devices, but there’s some for whom third-party apps and web clients just won’t do. Microsoft has them covered today. – It just repackaged the Outlook Web App as a pair of native iOS releases. Both OWA for iPad and OWA for iPhone deliver email, calendar and contacts to Office 365 subscribers with access to Exchange Online. The developer is quick to note that this isn’t a recreation of the Windows Phone environment, and there are a few elements borrowed from Outlook’s web version. Still, we see a few reasons to give OWA a try: the native iOS software sends push notifications, takes voice commands, and supports both passcodes as well as remote wipes. Between the new apps and Office for iPhone, it’s clear that iOS users are now welcome in Microsoft’s world.

Source: Engadget

Here’s How To Demo iOS 7 Free Without Downloading It To Your iPhone

Apple iOS 7

Apple iOS 7

Want to try out Apple’s iOS 7, but don’t want to hassle with the incomplete beta version? Recombu has created an interactive mock up online that lets you try out some of the signature features we saw in last week’s WWDC.

You can see everything from how the new Music app looks to what’s new on the Camera app, as well as the new settings menu that you can swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone’s screen.

Recombu offers this disclaimer about their demo:

This demo is based on the iOS 7 Beta Apple has now released and there will potentially be a few more changes and tweaks before the final revision of iOS 7 hits consumer’s devices.

Naturally, this isn’t the whole experience that iOS 7 offers – there’s only so much you can do with HTML and Javascript alone. All the wonderful animations and transitions are missing from our experience, but the roots of the redesign are all there, showing off the new range of icons as well as the core apps that have been tweaked.

We’ve even included some of the new features of iOS 7 for you to play around with. You can pull up Control Center and fiddle with some toggles, try out the new keyboard in Messages, and even take a cheeky snap of yourself using your computer’s webcam in the Camera app.

Quick reminder, though: iOS 7 isn’t anywhere near finished yet. Certain elements are no doubt going to change before the final release, and as we mentioned above, this isn’t an entirely fair representation of the full operating system. Think of this more as a fun little demo rather than a serious showcase of the OS. With that in mind, click away and enjoy.

Click here to check it out yourself! If you’d rather download iOS 7 and get the whole experience we offer UUID Registration & iOS 7 Download

Apple iOS 7 coming this fall to iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later

Image courtesy of Apple, Inc

Image courtesy of Apple, Inc

So when can we get our hands on that new refreshed flavor of iOS? Well, it’ll depend on your device of choice. Naturally, it will arrive on the very latest iPhone 5 and retina iPad, but it also will be supported on the iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and 5th-generation iPods. Developers will get a version for iPhones today, with an iPad iteration coming in the next few weeks. Regular Joes, however, can expect to see an iOS 7 release date sometime this fall.

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Additional new iOS 7 features include:

  • A new Find My iPhone Activation Lock feature that requires your Apple ID and password before you can turn off Find My iPhone, erase data or re-activate a device after it’s been remotely erased;
  • Night Mode in Maps that responds to ambient light when you use it in the dark;

  • FaceTime audio for high quality calls over a data network;
  • Notification sync, so when you dismiss a notification on one device it is dismissed on all of your devices;
  • Phone, FaceTime and Messages blocking to prevent specific people from being able to contact you;
  • Tencent Weibo support for users in China, a Chinese-English bilingual dictionary, and improved Chinese input including handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters;
  • The ability for businesses to more efficiently deploy and manage iPhones and iPads; and
  • enhanced in-car integration, bringing an Apple designed experience into the car for the first time.

    The iOS 7 beta software and SDK are available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at iOS 7 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation) this fall. Some features may not be available on all products.

    *US English, French and German will be available with the launch of iOS 7. Additional languages will be added over time.

  • How to Easily Capture Photos In Snapchat Without the Other Person Knowing

    (c) Snapchat | Free for iOS and Android

    (c) Snapchat | Free for iOS and Android

    We knew that Snapchat security isn’t the best, but not this much! There is a method to easily capture images sent through Snapchap with no technical know-how whatsoever. Just a couple clicks and, boom, that nude is yours to keep forever without the other person knowing about it.

    Before there was a method that required multiple steps, a computer and some technical ping pong. But this is super easy, requiring only two actions on your own iPhone:

    • Open the photo in Snapchat before it expires.
    • Take a screenshot by pressing the home and power buttons while keeping a finger on the screen.
    • Double tap the home button to bring up the application bar.

    That’s it, you’re done.

    Thanks to Raj Vir for his help and for bringing this to our attention. (Source)

    ‘Mailbox’ for iPhone You Can Finally Download and Use Mailbox’s App Without Waiting in Line

    If you’ve been interested in trying out Mailbox’s app, but didn’t feel like waiting behind thousands of people in line, now’s your chance! Orchestra’s mail management app, Mailbox, debuted in the App Store in February and while it impressed many, there was a long virtual line before most people could actually use it. Yesterday, Orchestra announced that the virtual line to use the app has been eliminated. You can download Mailbox now for free [iTunes link]

    Good news! Mailbox is now available without having to wait in line. After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our engineering team has scaled the Mailbox service to deliver over 100 million messages per day (and growing). We believe we can now confidently handle new users as they sign up, so we’ve pulled down the reservation system.

    If you missed the hub-bub around Mailbox, the app lets you manage your email inbox with gestures to re-order, delete, archive, and even snooze your emails for later handling. Here’s the promo video so you can see it in action below:

    It works only with Gmail accounts at the moment and the app is free to download and use. I was able to start using Mailbox a couple of weeks or so after it was released and while I like the concept, it doesn’t help me be more productive for work though if it gets the ability to handle IMAP accounts outside of Gmail, I’d definitely use it for my personal email. If you’ve been waiting patiently to give Mailbox a whirl or are just hearing about it for the first time, now is the time to get it. If you’re already using Mailbox, you’ll be happy to know that it got some smarter snooze options, interface improvements, and bug fixes in version 1.2.0 that was released earlier this week.

    Last month, Dropbox acquired the app and the team behind it — 13 employees in total — in a move that both companies said would help the app expand more quickly.

    Have you tried using Mailbox yet? Share your thoughts about the app in the comments.

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