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Microsoft Just Opened Up All Of Office To All Of The Cloud

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em–and then beat ’em.<p>Microsoft announced today that it’s opening its Office apps to integrate with a slew of other existing cloud services, according to <i>The Verge</i>, further affirming its commitment to meeting customers where they live, as well as where they work.<p>While the …

Apps

Samsung Promises Wireless Charging In New Galaxy Smartphones

Nikola Tesla fans have been waiting for this moment for decades. More than a century after the doomed inventor pioneered the technology, one of the world’s two largest smartphone makers is poised to roll out wireless power in a flagship product on a global scale.<p>In a blog post on Tuesday, Seho …

Dropbox for iOS Can Now Upload to Your Account from Any App

Dropbox just became a bit more useful for iOS users. The storage company today updated its iOS app to allow you to save files to your account from essentially any app.<p>With the latest update, iOS users will now see Dropbox listed under iOS 8’s share function. The extension lets you save to your any …

Google concerned with Xiaomi’s ability to compete with apps and services

When it comes to apps and services competing with Google and Android, there is not very much. Even historically the same can be said as no hardware …

Android News

Report: US carriers are still making it difficult to unlock phones

Inquisitr<p>It used to be illegal to unlock your phones through wireless carriers, but that all changed last week. The FCC and CTIA came to an agreement on February 11th, 2015 that forced carriers to unlock smartphones and tablets upon the user’s request. But according to a new analysis, unlocking …

Glip Launches Update To Make Its Work Chat More Productive

Glip, a messaging tool that was launched in 2014, has today released a big update to its service that overhauls the interface and improves the service’s first-party productivity tools.<p>The company’s overhaul comes at a time when other messaging companies like Slack are really starting to gain steam. …

Ray wants to be the last remote control you’ll ever buy

David Skokna wants to simplify TV, one button at a time. That’s why Skokna and his team at Ray Ventures are introducing a remote control to replace …

Home Automation

WorldRemit Raises $100M To Take On Western Union In Money Transfers

WorldRemit, a UK-based startup that is going after the Western Unions and MoneyGrams of the world with a commission-beating online and mobile remittance service, has raised another $100 million — funding that it will use to continue building out its service globally, and specifically in the U.S., …

FinTech

VLC's popular media player will soon support Chromecast

The next big release of VLC's do-it-all media player will soon support Chromecast, according to a recent changelog. The media player is widely used across platforms, and version 3.0 has fans drooling with promised features like improved support for YouTube's next-gen VP9 format. The Chromecast …

Sparrow Flies Away, As Google Finally Pulls iOS And Mac Email Apps From Apple’s Stores

As Google sharpens the focus on its new Inbox email app, the company has quietly made another move on the email front: it appears to have pulled the Sparrow iOS and Mac apps from their respective Apple App Stores. Google, as you may remember, acquired the French startup Sparrow, including its …

Apps

BlackBerry is suing Ryan Seacrest's keyboard startup Typo again

Ryan Seacrest's keyboard startup, Typo, changed the design of its <i>heavily</i> BlackBerry-inspired case after being sued last year, but it turns out that BlackBerry doesn't think those changes make it any less of a rip off. BlackBerry is now suing Typo over the Typo 2, claiming that the case maker has …

Microsoft Office for iOS now lets you save to Apple's iCloud

Microsoft just beefed up its support for third-party storage apps — adding ways to hook up to Box, iCloud Drive and other storage apps to the iOS …