I have a complicated relationship with email. I consider it a necessary evil, as I need it to communicate with a ton of different people on various work projects or personal matters. It's also a great way to send me newsletters that I end up not reading anyway, or coupons for things I really don't need. Yeah, we've all been there, right? I've gone through several different email apps on both iOS and Mac over the years, but I've decided to stick with Readdle's Spark on all of my devices. That's because I enjoy the way it groups together my emails by type, and can notify me of only the emails that matter (usually, at least). It's been my primary email client ever since it came out several years ago, and I just can't switch over to something else anymore after getting accustomed to Spark's methods. Readdle dropped a big Spark 2 update this week. While it doesn't look like much has changed on the surface, there's been some big new changes that are certainly welcome. Free - Download Now New … [Read more...] about Spark 2 Review: Email Reimagined with Teams and App Integrations
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By Mikey Campbell Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 05:59 pm PT (08:59 pm ET) An investigation into the FBI's aggressive attempt to force Apple to assist in the unlocking of an iPhone tied to 2016's San Bernardino shooting suggests a lack of communication, red tape and perhaps political motives were at play in taking the case to court. According to a report (PDF link) from the Office of the Inspector General, the FBI and its staff were not untruthful in their official reckoning of events leading up to the Apple court case, but a deeper look into the proceedings reveals a messy web of intertwining and sometimes contradictory narratives. As summarized by TechCrunch, the investigation stems from concerns Amy Hess, a former FBI Executive Assistant Director, aired to the OIG in 2016. Specifically, Hess detailed alleged discord between segments of the FBI Operational Technology Division regarding its ability to unlock or gain access to an iPhone used by terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook. Of … [Read more...] about Investigation finds FBI did not exhaust all options before taking Apple to trial in San Bernardino case
Ten years ago, the original iPhone ushered in a new world for mobile computing and sparked the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement at work. Soon after it arrived, iPhones were showing up everywhere in the office, forcing companies to quickly scramble to figure out how to manage them.That sleek (and deceptively simple) device not only debuted a new touchscreen that would radically change how people interact with technology, it also shook up carrier control, set a new target for Apple’s competitors to aim for and created a platform for countless mobile app developers. Oh, and it eventually gave birth to a highly successful tablet boom with the iPad.This September, the iPhone was reborn as the iPhone X, something Apple CEO Tim Cook said would set the scene for the next decade of iPhone development. The newest device, which arrived Nov. 3, marks a return to a simpler form and serves as a showcase for cutting-edge technology.As such, it’s the best iPhone you can get, it's … [Read more...] about Review: The iPhone X is the best phone for business, period.
Well, guys, 2015 was yet another great year for smartphones. Maybe we didn't see the first-ever bajillion-core processor, but we got to see the first in years super-shiny Samsung flagship, the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch display of the iPhone 6s, and a 4K display adorning the front of a smartphone – the Xperia Z5 Premium.But what are smartphones, if they are not filled to the brim with great innovative content from the App Store and Play Store? Well, hypothetically, they could still be pretty useful tools, but let's not get literal here. This past year, we saw quite a bit of cool, interesting, or just plain well-working apps get released. And while Google and Apple both did their own selection of best 2015 apps on the Play Store and App Store, we thought we'd go ahead and comb through our own favorite downloads for the past 12 months.We tried being concise, but hey – apps are aplenty! So, in no particular order, let's check them all out!Apps available on both iOS and … [Read more...] about PhoneArena Awards 2015: Best apps of the year
Week in and week out, apps keep pouring in the app stores by the bucketloads. Hundreds of new offerings get approved in the matter of hours, and if you're out looking for something new and interesting, you might easily get lost. But fear not — we comb through the App Store and Play Store to pick out some interesting new apps, so you don't have to.This week around, we have a really beautiful weather app for Android, some new camera apps — of course —, and an awesome collection of conversation starter phrases for iPhone. Check them all out below, let us know which ones you liked, and if there is an awesome new app out there that we missed.New for iOS New apps for iPhone and iPad New apps for iPhone and iPad 1. VHS Video Cam Price: $2.99Download4K? Nah, thanks, we have VHS filters. But no, for real, this app adds effects to your video camcorder, which might just invoke some heavy nostalgia if you are old enough. 2. Flashnote Price: $0.99DownloadThis is a … [Read more...] about Best new Android and iPhone apps (January 10th