Skype Brings Free Video Messaging Out Of Preview, Redefines ‘Visual Voicemail'
Skype has just announced that the previously beta video messaging feature it's been testing is now a proper release feature of its Skype applications for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Video messaging on Skype simply allows users to record a message for a contact to be viewed later, sort of like a video voicemail, instead of requiring that any real-time communication shenanigans happen.
Evernote Adds Reminders To Help Users With To-Do's, Tasks & Projects
For those who use Evernote as a to-do list application, the service just became more useful today with the launch of a much-requested feature: reminders. Available to both Evernote and Evernote Business users on Mac, iOS and web (to start), the option now appears as an alarm clock icon at the top-right of the note on Mac and web, and the bottom of the note on mobile (iPhone and iPad). Though a seemingly minor addition, the feature actually addresses the top three user requests, Evenote’s VP of Marketing, Andrew Sinkov, explains in the official announcement about the release. Besides the reminders themselves, users wanted a way to more quickly created note-based to-do lists as well as pin notes to the top of their Note list. Now, all of these items are supported. Reminders are simple to use – you just click the button, add a time and time, and then you’ll get both an in-app alarm as well as an optional email when a reminder is due. The note title will also appear in a new section at ...
LightSpeed Launches The StoreMaster, A Real-Time Dashboard For Retail Data
LightSpeed, the retail software company that raised $30 million from Accel Partners last year, is launching a new Mac application today that it calls the StoreMaster — it's supposed to serve as a "command center," offering a real-time, customizable view of the latest sales and inventory data. The StoreMaster is the big piece of LightSpeed's version 3.8 upgrade. Founder and CEO Dax Dasilva told me that LightSpeed (which was founded in 2005) has recently focused on "front counter" tools, such as iPad apps that help salespeople show off different products. The StoreMaster, on the other hand, is more of a "back office" tool and an overhaul of the previous Mac experience.
The iMac In A World Of MacBooks On The Brink Of iPads
Modern Apple owes pretty much everything to the iMac. Yes, it was the iPod and later the iPhone and iPad that took the company to new, almost unimaginable heights. But as everyone knows, the company was at death’s door when Steve Jobs unveiled the “Bondi Blue” iMac in 1998. The iMac saved Apple, giving the company the time to do everything else that followed. But as we enter 2013, the world is a much different place than 1998. Beyond the aforementioned iPods, iPhones, and iPads, in the “traditional” computing space, everyone seems to be using a laptop nowadays. In fact, something like three quarters of Apple’s Mac sales are now made up of their MacBook lines. And yet, the iMac still exists.
Real Estate App Open Home Pro Expands Beyond Open Houses, Now Lets Realtors Post Listings From Their iPhones
Open Home Pro, a startup that began as an iPad application allowing realtors to collect info from potential buyers at open houses, is today launching a new app for iPhone. Unlike its big-brother counterpart, the new iPhone application isn't meant for open houses, but rather for posting new listings online in a matter of minutes.