IFTTT for iPad has launched, bringing the power of the "If This Then That" service to Apple's tablet, along with a number of new channels and triggers. Now with an iPad-specific interface, rather than simply doubling the iPhone UI, the new IFTTT iOS app includes an iOS Notifications Channel which allows recipes to fire alerts directly into the notification center on an iPhone or iPad.
In an attempt to make sure it understands what you are trying to say, or in this case, type, Google has endowed its Android keyboard with SwiftKey-like abilities. Now the kebyoard will be able to make smarter predictions and suggestions based on what it learns not only from your own habits but also from data stored on Google's own products.
There's no confusing Microsoft's play to be your digital companion: first the OneDrive push, and now a play to make OneNote the de-facto service for digital notetaking. Made free across all platforms this morning, as well as freshly released for Mac users alongside a new partner app campaign, OneNote is now more than just an app but a service spread across desktop, tablet, smartphone, and browser. Confused? Let SlashGear 101 get you up to speed.
OneNote for Mac isn't the only news out of Microsoft's digital notetaking team, with news that the Evernote-rivaling software is breaking out of the Office suite and going free. Previously bundled in with Office for Windows, the full version of OneNote is now free for users, as Microsoft cranks up its attempt to own the productivity space.
Microsoft has outed Office 365 Personal, a new package for single-user access to its subscription based office app suite. Due to arrive in the spring, Office 365 Personal will offer access for one PC or Mac, and one tablet, to be connected for either $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month, alongside the existing household option which will get a rebrand.
The massive tablet known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is pumped up and ready to hit retail here in the United States this week. The team responsible for pushing the device to retail locations suggests that groups like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg will be carrying the device for a cool $649.99 USD. This device will be stacked with software that Samsung suggests will be worth over $800 - in digital content, that is.
Samsung is ratcheting up its mobile device freebies with its next flagship, promising buyers of the upcoming Galaxy S5 a few hundred dollars' worth in premium app subscriptions. Calling them "Samsung Galaxy Gifts," the subscriptions range from fitness apps to news services, with the length of subscription mostly hovering between 6 and 12 months.
Wacom is aiming to make its digital ink the common standard with the launch of WILL, the Wacom Ink Layer Language, inviting software and hardware partners to get onboard with a single standard irregardless of OS, device, or cloud. "WILL is the initiative to create a seamless digital inking experience across every mobile device and ecosystem" Wacom said today of the project, which will consist of an SDK that allows all platforms to to speak the same ink language.
Samsung has revealed two new smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, refining its original Galaxy Gear wearable and ditching Android for Tizen in the process. Revealed at MWC 2014, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo each have a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 Super AMOLED display and run Samsung-led Tizen on a 1GHz dualcore processor. Differentiating the two is that the Neo lacks a camera, a 2-megapixel shooter which the Gear 2 integrates into its main body, not the strap as before.