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Microsoft has introduced new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPhone

Microsoft has refreshed its Office suite for iPad, while launching brand new apps for iPhone and Android tablets. The refresh brings some big changes to the service, with users no longer requiring an Office 365 subscription to edit and store documents.  Read More

Gizmag shows you how to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 through 8.1 (Photo: Wil...

Though iOS gets more advanced every year, there are still plenty of iPhone and iPad owners that want to break down Apple's walled garden and jailbreak their devices. If you think that might be you, read on for Gizmag's iOS 8 jailbreaking tutorial.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Google's new take on email, Inbox for Gmail

Google's Inbox is the latest interface for Gmail, both on the web (only through a Chrome browser at the moment) and via mobile apps for iOS and Android. It's a major and almost entirely positive upgrade to the Gmail experience. But if we're honest, the best thing about using it for the past week is finally being freed of that bloated, boring and increasingly clunky Gmail interface that's needed an overhaul for a few years now.  Read More

Alpine's new iLX-007 is the company's first to feature Apple's CarPlay technology

Apple's CarPlay is a feature designed to bring many of the best aspects of iOS directly to the dashboard of a user's car. Up to this point, not many head units have actually been released outside of Volvo including it in the XC90 and Pioneer's new system. Now, Alpine is jumping into the CarPlay market with the introduction of its iLX-007 head unit.  Read More

Pioneer's new in-car multimedia systems are the first to feature support for Apple's CarPl...

Apple's CarPlay announcement back in March would have certainly caught the attention of many iPhone-toting drivers. But with the system to be integrated only in selected vehicles, at least initially, it may have left many scratching their head with their free hand. Pioneer has now come to the party, launching three multimedia systems that can be fitted to any vehicle and feature Apple CarPlay to offer smartphone control from behind the wheel.  Read More

Free or inexpensive apps to secure your mobile communications (Image: Shutterstock)

Mobile phone users are becoming more savvy to the potential security risks of standard, unencrypted text messaging and wary of government intrusion into everyday communications. Some consumers require encrypted phone calls for information-sensitive business requirements and others just don't like the idea of others prying into their personal lives. Gizmag takes a look at a sampling of the apps available for iOS and Android (and sometimes desktop) to encrypt mobile communications, both text messaging and phone calls.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Apple's new 4.7-in flagship, the iPhone 6 (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

The iPhone 6 is bigger and better than those the came before it. Gizmag has been testing it out in the real world and has this review of a phone that isn't perfect, but might come close.  Read More

The AirVR headset combines with iOS devices to deliver a virtual reality experience

The team behind the Oculus Rift may be in no rush to unleash its set of futuristic goggles, but that hasn't stopped a flurry of like-minded parties tossing their virtual reality headsets into the ring. The Toronto-based design studio Metatecture is the latest to get on board, developing a headset called AirVR that is designed to work with the latest iOS devices and offer a low-cost virtual reality experience.  Read More

iOS 8 is available to download starting today

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, is now available to download starting today. The release brings with it a range of small but significant tweaks to the popular platform, as well as new developer tools. The software is compatible with the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 onwards.  Read More

The Apple Watch comes with a number of ways to personalize

It's official. Apple is making a smart watch called simply "Apple Watch," but you're going to have to wait for the opportunity to pay at least $349 for one until early next year. If the Apple Watch works as well as the company claimed during its lengthy unveiling on Tuesday, it just may be worth the wait.  Read More

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