LinkedIn Turns Its Contacts Section Into A Personal Assistant, With Google, Yahoo, Evernote & Outlook Apps Integration And A Standalone iPhone App
Make way for another major update to the LinkedIn platform: today the company is relaunching its Contacts section as a smart contact management system that will let users link up and integrate connections on LinkedIn with those from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft apps; Evernote; TripIt; your iPhone and more, and then serve as a “personal assistant” to help manage the interactions you make with them. Along with this, LinkedIn is launching a Contacts app for the iPhone — its third standalone app in addition to LinkedIn itself and business card scanner CardMunch, and the first time that LinkedIn has broken out one feature of its platform in its own app. Sachin Rekhi, the creator of Contacts, says that access to the new Contacts will come in stages: first to a limited number of users in the U.S., then to the rest of the country, and then to the rest of LinkedIn’s user base worldwide. The iPhone app, meanwhile, will be free to download and use with no specific plans for monetizing at the ...
Microsoft Finally Updates SkyDrive For iOS With iPhone 5 And iPad Mini Support, High-Res Photo Downloads & More
Microsoft just launched SkyDrive 3.0 for iOS. It took Microsoft quite a while to get this upgrade into the App Store. Rumor has it that there was a bit of back and forth between the two companies over the 30 percent revenue cut that Apple would take when users buy additional storage for their accounts through the app. It’s not clear how the two companies finally resolved this issue, but as far as I can see, the updated app does not feature an option to buy additional storage. Update: Here is Microsoft’s statement: ““We worked with Apple to create a solution that benefited our mutual customers. The SkyDrive app for iOS is slightly different than other SkyDrive apps in that people interested in buying additional storage will do so via the web versus in the app.” The update is now available for download and finally features support for the iPhone 5?s larger screen and the iPad mini. The app also received a few design tweaks that bring it in step with the rest of Microsoft’s cloud-based ...
Local Discovery App Spindle Debuts Google Now-Like “Search Alerts” Which Match Nearby Happenings To Your Personal Interests
Spindle, the location discovery app from former Microsoft engineers backed by $2.3 million in funding from Polaris, Greylock, Lerer, SV Angel and others, is today releasing the biggest update to its iPhone application yet. With version 2.0, the app introduces keyword-based search, configurable and personalized "search alerts," and expands its coverage to include Austin, Chicago and Seattle.
Google Launches Free Quickoffice iPad App For Google Apps For Business Customers, iPhone And Android Coming Soon
Google just announced that it has launched a free version of the Quickoffice for iPad app for all of its Apps for Business customers. The app lets you view, edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files ('97 - '10) and uses Google Drive to store files in the cloud. Android and iPad versions, Google says, "are on the way."