Google has updated its Google Search app to include a bunch of Google Now features, providing live weather and traffic updates, sports team scores, and plenty more…The iOS version of Google Now is embedded into the Google Search app. Google Now is about pulling live information from your Google account to provide you with relevant information for your day. This includes traffic updates based on your calendar, or sports scores based on your location. In the Google Search app, it does this by showing you various “cards” when you open up the app, and tracking your day over WiFi.
If you have a Windows Live account (or an old Hotmail account), then you have 25GB of free storage on SkyDrive. If you don’t have one, go and grap it. SkyDrive is a great way to store lots of files in the cloud for easy access remotely. Windows 7 and now defenetely on windows 8 will let you map your SkyDrive folders as network drives, making access even simpler.
How to map SkyDrive to your computer?
Windows 7 will let you map your SkyDrive to your local machine. How to do it? Here is the step
- Sign in to your Windows Live account.
- Get your ID from the address bar (Below showing how to get it)
- Click on the “Files” as shown below
- Now go to your Windows 7 computer
- Open My Computer, then select “Map network drive” near the top bar.
- Select the drive letter you want, then type the following under the “Folder bar”
- \\docs.live.net@SSL\ and then copy your CID number here \
- Check mark “Reconnect at logon”
- Click Finish
- Once you click finish, system will automatically attempt to log on to your SkyDrive.
- Next system will show you to enter SkyDrive credential.
- Enter the username and password and clik PK
Thats it..your SkyDrive is now mapped to your local machine.
Here you can rename the folder (If in case the language is not proper in you SkyDrive). What ever you do at the local “mapped” Skydrive, it will reflect in your SkyDrive as well.
Apps for SkyDrive?
Allmost all the device now support SkyDrive and it is free apps..you just name it..Windows, Mac, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad…Click here to download it
Read the article from Mike Torres, and Omar Shahine, group program managers for SkyDrive.
Microsoft OneNote for iPhone is a note-taking app for capturing all of your ideas and to-dos on the go. With the free version of OneNote for iPhone you can access, create and edit up to 500 notes. Once you reach this limit you can still view, delete, and sync your notes. To continue taking and editing notes, you can upgrade OneNote for iPhone to unlimited use through an in-app purchase. Click here to know more.
▪ iPhone or iPod touch must have iOS 4.3 or higher.
▪ A free Windows Live ID is required to use OneNote for iPhone – use an existing ID or let OneNote help you sign up.
▪ Web functionality uses the free OneNote Web App available on SkyDrive, which requires a supported web browser.
▪ OneNote for iPhone opens notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 or the OneNote Web App.
Updates to the Lync for iPhone and Lync for iPad apps have been posted to the Apple Store. Click here to know more
Office 365 – makes it easier to mover the users to any device they want at any time, any place. As an admin, we need the mobility as well on mobile. So here it is…Loryan Strant an Office 365 MVP, has developed a Mobile App for Office 365 Administration. Best of luck to Loryan. Here is the link to his page. Right now the app is available for Windows phone users. and shortly will be available for Andriod and iPhone users.
Lot of new features going to get release with this platform and it is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation and 4th generation), iPad and iPad 2…
New feature like….
- Notification Center: You get all kinds of notifications on your iOS device: new email, texts, friend requests, and more. With Notification Center, you can keep track of them all in one convenient location. Just swipe down from the top of any screen to enter Notification Center.
- iMessage: With this you can send unlimited test message throug Wi-Fi or 3G from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to anyone with one of those devices. This apps built into the messages app, so you can send text, photos, videos, locations and contactss
- Twitter: Integrated right into iOS 5… it even easier to tweet from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Sign in once in Settings, and suddenly you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps.
- Camera: Now in iOS5, it integrates right onto the Lock Screen and you can take snaps instantly using the volume-up buttom and say “click”
- PC free: New feature designed to be independence for all iOS devices. With iOS 5, you no longer need a computer to activate and set up your device…all you do is to connect your device wirelessly, right out of the box. Download free iOS software updates directly on your device. Do more with your apps — like editing your photos or adding new email folders — on your device, without the need for a Mac or PC. And back up and restore your device automatically using iCloud.
So what is this iCloud?? Its like a virtual Hard disk sitting on the cloud and when you sign up for iCloud, you get 5GB of free storage and it stores your content in the cloud. Your purchased music, apps, and books, as well as your photo stream, don’t count against your free storage. That leaves your mail, documents, Camera Roll, account information, settings, and other app data. With iCloud Photo Stream, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there.
To get all these features, we have to patiently wait for this comming fall…if you want to get notified when iCloud is available, click here
Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac is a new software application that enables you to synchronize your favorite music*, videos*, photos* and podcasts* from iTunes and iPhoto.This software is not part of the Zune experience. In order to enjoy the Zune experience on Mac, you will need to install a Windows OS (XP or higher). Zune delivers music and video entertainment across Windows Phone 7, Xbox Live and Windows PC’s. *DRM Protected content will not be able to be synchronized with Windows Phone 7.
The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses on helping developers who have been creating phone applications on various platforms ramp up quickly on the Windows Phone 7 platform. The goal is to help them leverage existing skills, and provide recipes to successfully design and build applications for the Window Phone. The site will also address interoperability scenarios aiming to provide tools and guidance to help developers building applications for multiple platforms.
Launched today, the iPhone/iOS to Windows Phone 7 API mapping tool helps developers find their way around when they discover the Windows Phone platform. Think of the API mapping tool as being like a translation dictionary…more information, click here
Next week (Week 15), Microsoft will release Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 1 (SP1) which will provide increased stability, security, and some new features to the suite – including improved Outlook syncing support – as well as some performance enhancements. This update will enable calendar syncing between Outlook for Mac and Apple’s Sync Services. This will let you sync your Outlook calendar as well as contacts, notes and tasks with any service or device that supports Sync Services, including your iPhone and iPad. Apple is introducing with their new version of MobileMe. MobileMe will no longer sync with MacOS Sync Services as of May 5th (or now if you have already moved your account to the new version of MobileMe calendar). As a result, Outlook 2011 SP1 calendars that sync with Sync Services on the Mac, will NOT be synced with MobileMe calendars.
The new Apple MobileMe Calendar service is an updated calendar service for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It includes:
- The best calendar service for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- Calendar sharing with family and friends
- Calendar publishing for a group or team
- Event invitations with RSVPs
- A new web application
The new MobileMe Calendar uses the CalDAV standard so users can view and edit their calendars using the built-in calendar applications on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. Windows users can also view and edit their calendars with Microsoft Outlook using the MobileMe Control Panel for Windows.
More info Click here