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Microsoft preps mobile app for Office 365 admins

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2066161/microsoft-preps-mobile-app-for-office-365-admins.html

 

IT administrators of the Office 365 cloud email and collaboration suite can now manage their services from a mobile device thanks to Microsoft’s new mobile app. The Office 365 Admin app lets IT pros check the uptime and performance status of the suite’s applications, which are hosted in Microsoft’s public cloud data centers, as well as adjust certain user and system settings. To use the app, users need to have administrator rights for an active Office 365 domain.

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Voxiva launches Care4life mobile app

http://mobihealthnews.com/27597/voxiva-launches-care4life-mobile-app/

 

Mobile health continues to grow as Voxiva has released an iOS andAndroid app version of Care4life, its type 2 diabetes management text message program. It is Voxiva’s first native mobile app. Unlike similar  apps that just focus on blood glucose levels and not much else, Care4life  additionally focuses on self-care activities.

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Maybe Snapchat Is Crazy To Turn Down $3B, But Was Facebook Nuts To Offer It?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrogowsky/2013/11/14/maybe-snapchat-is-crazy-to-turn-down-3b-but-was-facebook-nuts-to-offer-it/

It’s clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that if you can’t beat them, buy them.  And while a lot of chitter chatter was centered about how Snapchat turned down the deal, not enough has been said about Facebook’s willingness to offer triple what they paid for Instagram for an app that was until recently best known for sexting. Zuckerberg believes that Facebook’s position at the apex of social networking is under constant attack and he’s constantly trying to preserve his spot at the top.

Click the link to find out what Forbes had to say on the offering.

 

 

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Yes, MapQuest Still Exists — And It Has an Awesome New Mobile App

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/11/mapquest-new-apps/

 

We all remember using MapQuest back in the day for our route needs, but many us moved on to Google maps or some other similar service like Bing. Fact is though MapQuest still commands 20 percent of the online mapping space. Now the company hopes that a sleek new mobile app for android and iOS will help make it the mapping powerhouse it once was.

Some of the main features of the new app include:

  • When you navigate to a location, the app automatically adds traffic information, showing areas where congestion is in yellow or red instead of the normal bright blue used to highlight your route
  • As you’re traveling along your route, the app also displays a handy progress bar along the top of the screen showing how far along you are.
  • The app also offers thoughtful micro directions along with the standard list of turn-by-turn ones. Things like “Bryant Street is just past Harrison Street. If you reach Brannan, you’ve gone too far,”

For more visit the link above.

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Mobile app connects 5,000 Olympic athletes with fans

http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_24432610/mobile-app-connects-5-000-olympic-athletes-fans

 

he International Olympics Committee (IOC) has released a mobile version of its Olympic Athletes’ Hub app, which aggregates all of the content published by athletes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.As an added bonus, the app also offers training tips from the athletes themselves. The Olympic Athletes’ Hub can be downloaded for free through Google Play or the AppStore.

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Groupon revamps its website and updates its mobile apps

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/11/01/groupon-revamps-website-updates-mobile-apps-new-search-browse-features

 

Groupon, the popular group coupon website, has updated its iPhone, iPad and Android mobile apps with new features to make it easier for customers to browse deals and zoom in on what they’re interested in. The company is also upping its emphasis on personalization — a natural progression considering that it acquired SideTour in September. Some of the new features include: Personalized Homepage, Cross-Channel Search Results, and Local Explorer which detects when a particular user changes location, and sends a notification to highlight local deals.

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Report: LinkedIn’s New Mobile App Is a Hacker’s Heaven

http://gizmodo.com/report-linkedins-new-mobile-app-is-a-hackers-heaven-1452033797

 

LinkedIn’s new mobile app, is great for networking, but as it turns out, it’s even better for hacking.

Intro, a component of the LinkedIn App, redirects e-mail traffic to and from users’ iPhones and iPads through LinkedIn’s servers, then analyzes and scrapes those e-mails for relevant data and adds pertinent LinkedIn details.

Researchers liken that redirection to a so-called man-in-the-middle attack in which hackers, or more recently, intelligence agencies, intercept Internet traffic en route to its destination and do what they will with it.

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Sony Announces PlayStation 4 Companion App

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/25/sony-announces-the-playstation-4-companion-app-ready-for-november-launch-in-north-america-and-europe/

 

Sony’s next video game console will come with a mobile app called the “PlayStation 4 App”  and will launch November 13th in North America.  The app will act as a companion for all things PlayStation, examples include acting as a second screen for certain games, spectate other users recorded game footage, and act as a remote to control the PS4 system.

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Unicef launches mobile app for breastfeeding in China

http://twocircles.net/2013oct18/unicef_launches_mobile_app_breastfeeding_china.html

Unicef as part of their “10 Square Metres of Love” breastfeeding advocacy campaign has launched a breastfeeding app to let users know where there are nearby breastfeeding  rooms in public places or work places. The app also provides answers to frequently asked questions about breastfeeding as well as a directory of breastfeeding peer support groups and counselors.

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LinkedIn pitches to recruiters on the go with mobile app

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2055340/linkedin-pitches-to-recruiters-on-the-go-with-mobile-app.html

 

LinkedIn, the professional social networking giant has offered hiring managers on the go a new standalone app named LinkedIn Recruiter.

With the app, recruiters can track updates on job openings to see who has applied for certain positions, attach hiring manager reviews to candidates and place prospective hires into organizational folders, among other things.

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FDA Submits Final Guidance On Mobile Medical Apps

http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/268078/Healthcare/FDA+Submits+Final+Guidance+On+Mobile+Medical+Apps

 

The FDA has recently released its long-awaited guidelines for medical mobile apps. The caveat to this is that these guidelines are recommendations and legally enforceable. The intended use of any App is critical to determining if it will become subject to FDA scrutiny and regulation.

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The Battle For Mobile’s Future

http://www.businessinsider.com/html5-or-native-apps-for-mobile-2013-10?op=1

 

As we move to away from desktop machines to our mobile devies, one of the biggest questions is what type will be king? web-based apps or native apps. This article provides strong reasons why while native apps are the things now, web based is the future. For example, one of the advantages to web based apps are that they work across all mobile platforms, apple or android.

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LinkedIn App gets the iOS7 Makeover

 

http://www.informationweek.com/social-business/social_networking_consumer/linkedin-mobile-apps-get-makeover/240162222

 

The number one social network for professionals has gotten a fresh revamp for iOs7  and along with cosmetic changes to make the edges sharper and colors softer one, one of the more exciting new features include Endorsements which allow connections to endorse each other on skills. In addition to Endorsements the app also lets apply for jobs within the mobile app now.

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JamCam Adds A Feature Vine and Instagram are lacking

JamCam App Lets You Use Songs In Your Mobile Videos

 

So you’re walking around FSU’s campus the sun is bright, the birds are chirping, and the song  in your iphone is perfectly in sync with the experience, you want to take a little video but the video camera automotically cuts the song off. JamCam hopes to be the app to fix that problem allowing music to play over whatever video your recording.

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Four reasons why messaging is now the most important trend in mobile

 

http://bgr.com/2013/09/26/mobile-messaging-app-analysis/

 

This article sheds some light on some big international trends with mobile apps. Messaging apps are not the top apps in America, but internationally some these apps are used the platform for almost all other apps.

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Show content on your phone on any display with Google’s new mobile app

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424956,00.asp

 

The Google research team is at it again! This time they devleoped a clever app for mobile devices to allow mobile content to be transferred to any remote display such as a TV screen or PC monitor.  The app is web-based and fully scalable as well.

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Auto Industry to Rev Up the Death of Native Apps, Rise of HTML5

http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/09/auto-industry-to-rev-up-the-death-of-native-apps-rise-of-html5/

Automakers are looking to web based apps as connected cars are gaining adoption by the consumer. The preference for web based apps is based on a number of advantages one of them being that you can make one apps for multiple platforms and not need to worry about compatibility issues.

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YouTube expands mobile app capabilities

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/18/879643/

 

YouTube is adding  a new major feature in November…Offline viewing of videos! Previously to watch videos offline one had to rely on third party ad-ridden software to watch the videos offline. Come November however users will be able to watch the videos offline but they have to watch the first second online. There is always a catch I guess…

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Gay.com Launches New Mobile App for Android

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1459149

The LGBT community now has one of the largest social media platforms for them available on mobile. Robust features include GPS features that allow users to share location with each other and with a premium account to see who has viewed their profile

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Shake On It: New App Puts Legally Binding Documents At Your Fingertips

http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2013/09/12/shake-on-it-new-app-puts-legally-binding-documents-at-your-fingertips/

 

In an age where commerce is taking place in more casual environments everyday, app has come along to make those out of the business place transactions more secure. Shake is an app that lets users construct a legally binding document easily right on their mobile device.

 

 

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Mobile apps “Made in the U.S.A” are becoming relatively fewer and fewer

http://gigaom.com/2013/08/29/mobile-apps-made-in-the-u-s-a-are-becoming-relatively-fewer-and-fewer/

 

This article made a couple of interesting notes about the demography of mobile app users/developers.  One of the more interesting notes was that Americans spend considerably more time using apps developed by other countries as opposed to China whose users mostly use home grown apps.

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Amazon Adds Ability To Buy Within Apps

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/sep/03/tp-amazoncom-adds-ability-to-buy-from-within/

 

This article describes how Amazon has now given mobile app developers the ability for their apps to buy items from Amazon.com while in their apps.  Apple and Google have already added this feature to their services, so it’s only fitting Amazon followed suit. Thanks to the iniative software developers are now able to earn up to six percent commission on any sales they generate.