Posts Tagged ‘apps’

How to Control Third-Party iOS Apps with Siri

October 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A behind the scenes feature in iOS 10, SiriKit, makes it easy for you to control and use your favourite apps with Siri–if you know where to look. Let’s set this new voice control up and take it for a spin. Read more:

How to Choose Which Apps Update First in iOS 10

September 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Have you ever downloaded or updated a lot of apps at once, then suddenly realised you need to use one of those apps? iOS 10 has a new little feature you’ll like: you can now prioritise a downloading app so that it jumps to the front of the line. If you have apps set to automatically update on […]

New malware discovered in Play Store apps, could pose a threat for corporate users

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Downloading apps from the official app stores is always the best way to go about the ordeal. Users can generally rest assured that the software has been checked for any malicious content and is safe for their devices. On the flip side, downloading apps from 3rd party sources is always considered much riskier. However, there […]

Microsoft takes another step toward making Office apps smarter

July 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Microsoft has a plan that may win over users, by adding more built-in intelligence — rather than just more power-user features — to its core Office apps. Word is getting new research and editing tools. And PowerPoint is getting a new visual-cue assistant. Word Researcher is a tool aimed primarily, though not exclusively, at students […]

How to Get Rid of “Suggested Apps” in Windows 10

June 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

In the Windows 10 Fall 2015 update, Microsoft introduced what they call the “Microsoft Consumer Experience”, which includes some rather annoying “suggestions” in the Start menu–both on the left side, under your apps, and on the right side as live tiles. Those aren’t the only things the consumer experience includes–you also might see ads on your lock screen, […]

How Smartphone Apps Can Help Treat Anxiety and Depression

May 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

There are all kinds of apps out there touting the ability to help people suffering from anxiety, depression, and any number of other disorders. Some are free, some are not. Some offer a total self-help approach, while others are geared more as an adjunct to traditional therapy. Join us as we take a look at whether […]

Amazon rapped over unauthorised in-app purchases

April 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Amazon illegally charged parents for children’s in-app purchases between 2011 and 2014, a US judge has ruled. In 2014, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Amazon over its handling of in-app purchases on its app store for Kindle and Android devices. The FTC reached out-of-court settlements with Apple and Google over their app stores […]

How to Truly Hide iOS’ Built-In Apps Using a Configuration Profile

March 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

One of the most annoying things about the iPhone and iPad is the inability to hide built-in apps like Tips, Stocks, and News. Apple’s iOS 9.3 finally adds a way to hide these apps from your home screen, though it isn’t pretty. Consider Doing This the Easy Way Instead This process requires you set up your iPhone […]

How to See Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery on an Android Phone or Tablet

March 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

If your Android phone is feeling a little low on battery, you can find out exactly where your battery power is going. Android’s Battery screen shows you what’s used battery power since your last charge, from apps to system services and hardware devices. How to Access the Battery Screen This information is found on the Battery screen in […]

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