Application Reviews

  • Joe Belfiore
    Apr 15, 2014 11:48 IST

    Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

    With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own.

  • A day with apps
    Apr 13, 2014 14:55 IST

    App to make women better leaders

    Do you want another pay rise this financial year? Download this app to fulfil your ambition. The French government has launched an app to teach leadership skills to women.

  • Texting
    Apr 09, 2014 00:44 IST

    Apps that stops people texting while driving

    A pair of entrepreneurial brothers in Florida have created an app called TXTShield that they claim will get people to put down their phones when they are behind the wheel.

  • Microsoft Office 365
    Mar 29, 2014 10:46 IST

    Review: Office for iPad is pretty and functional

    Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface.

  • Satya Nadella
    Mar 18, 2014 08:43 IST

    Microsoft's CEO may unveil Office for iPad on March 27: source

    Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella may unveil an iPad version of the company's Office software suite on March 27, a source familiar with the event told Reuters, and use his first big press appearance to launch the company's most profitable product in a version compatible with Apple Inc's popular tablet.

  • Apple
    Mar 06, 2014 10:26 IST

    Review: Apple's iWork brings simplicity to docs

    Microsoft's Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google's Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what's often overlooked is Apple's iWork.

  • Android
    Feb 28, 2014 11:15 IST

    Review: Lots of innovations beyond iOS and Android

    The impression you get stepping into most phone carriers' showrooms is that the programmers behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android are driving most of the innovation in smartphones. You'll find few phones on display that run other software systems.

  • A day with apps
    Dec 27, 2013 15:56 IST

    New app lets you add movie-like visual effects to mobile videos

    A new app for iOS devices gives users access to visual effects that have been used in movies and TV shows over the last 15 years for editing videos.

  • A day with apps
    Dec 25, 2013 16:28 IST

    A mobile way to safety

    Women’s safety was one of the most talked-about issues of 2013; we list some mobile apps that can help you stay clear of trouble.

  • Dec 13, 2013 12:11 IST

    Google launches Android device manger app

    It’s taken four months but Google’s smartphone and tablet tracking app is finally available to download from Google Play

  • Viber
    Dec 11, 2013 11:45 IST

    Viber to offer cheap worldwide voice calls

    The global launch of Viber Out could see the messaging app out-muscling its growing competition in what is set to become a hugely crowded market in 2014.

  • A day with apps
    Nov 27, 2013 15:58 IST

    Now, an app to help you stop spending money

    A smartphone app has been reportedly developed that lets users keep track of their expenditure and also provide insights based on their spending.

  • Guerilla Yoga2
    Nov 04, 2013 23:55 ISTFESTIVAL AFTERMATH

    Apps to help you diet

    Did you put on a lot of weight gorging on sweets and food this festive season? Maybe you should chalk out a plan for losing some of it. Here is how. Gagandeep Singh Sapra writes.

  • Microsoft
    Nov 08, 2013 12:28 IST

    Microsoft rolls out IE 11 for Win 7 users

    Microsoft has reportedly rolled out its latest Internet Explorer 11, web browser to the users of its Windows 7 OS.

  • Skype
    Nov 18, 2013 10:46 IST

    Windows 8.1 gets new Skype

    Internet calling and messaging service Skype has been reportedly rolled out for Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1, allowing it to match with the operating system's multitasking feature.