Microsoft announced that the iOS Office apps will be available for free, without the need of an Office 365 subscription. The apps include mobile versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. To access the editing features, log into the apps with a Microsoft account (Live or Hotmail account), which can be freely created at www.live.com. Previously users would have needed an Office 365 subscription to edit within the iOS Office apps.
Apple has put together a collection of some good apps to go along with your election day festivities. They include everything from candidate-specific apps and polling apps to election-related news apps. See their collection of election-related applications. Once you click on the link, iTunes will launch and will take you to the collection automatically.
With the introduction of iOS 6 by Apple, Apple has changed the way that application developers and advertisers within apps are able to target ads and track usage. Previously, Apple allowed developers access to a hardware-based ID number to allow such tracking ability, but they have moved to a software-based system in iOS.
Apple is allowing users to turn off such targeted tracking with a “Limit Ad Tracking” feature, but they make it difficult to find. Continue reading “New ad-privacy control in iOS 6; how to limit ad tracking”
Apple’s iOS 6 operating system was released Sept. 19. Upgrading to iOS 6 shouldn’t pose any problems. Below are six suggestions should trouble arise from the update.
Before getting started, have your Apple ID available. Some of the processes are going to require input of your Apple ID information, so having it on hand before starting will make your life easier.
If you have forgotten your Apple ID information, you can retrieve your Apple ID and reset the password from the iforgot.apple.com webpage. Continue reading “Updating to iOS 6 – Things to do to make the transition smoother”
With tomorrow’s anticipated launch of iOS 6, some may be surprised at the lack of a YouTube app. Apple’s contract with Google (owner of YouTube) expired earlier this year; it included provisions for hosting a pre-installed YouTube app on iOS. Starting with iOS 6, YouTube will not come as a pre-installed app.
In a preemptive move by Google, a new YouTube app is now available for iPhone and iPod touch in the iOS App Store. It is a free app that features an updated user interface and enhanced features. Continue reading “New YouTube App for iPhone and iPod touch launches today”
The launch of iOS 6 is just around the corner and will be introducing new features as well as substantial changes to well-known functions and included apps. This is a brief overview of some of the more substantial changes as well as new features available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Continue reading “A preview of iOS 6, the new operating system for Apple mobile devices”
It is always a good idea to clean house once in a while, and this includes any social networks you may use. There may be stale or out-of-date information or posts that you would like to remove and, in some cases, clean out the whole thing and start over.
In the Twitter world, more and more tools are becoming available to help you manage your Twitter feeds and clean out old posts or completely delete everything that the public can see. One tool is an iOS app called DLTTR Continue reading “Cleaning out your Twitter feed”
A new Kansas State University mobile app for iPhone and iPad users is now available for download from iTunes. If you’re new on campus, the geolocation feature will help you figure out what building you’re near and the descriptions will help you know what’s inside. You’ll also be able to access the university’s Twitter and news feeds, find information about area attractions and even hear an audio rendition of the Wabash Cannonball.