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Mailbox For Mac Now Available For Download In Beta


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The makers of the popular email app for iOS device, Mailbox, have today released the first public beta for the Mac version of the app for download. While the download package is available to everyone, the beta itself requires a beta coin in order to be able to use. Users who have not already requested a beta coin can do so through the app download page.

The Mac app obviously takes strong design and functionality influences from the iOS version of the app, with an aim for users to reach ‘Inbox Zero’. This can be accomplished by either dealing with, archiving, deleting or snoozing an email. Since the app itself is owned by Dropbox, there is tight Dropbox integration, with draft versions of emails synced via Dropbox itself.
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Microsoft Eases Up On Office 365 Pricing For Mac And iPad


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Microsoft has today modified the pricing structure for its Office 365 suite of programs giving Mac and iPad users of the service a little more flexibility in terms of subscription options. Following on from the release of Office for iPad late last month, Microsoft is now offering an Office 365 Personal subscription for one iPad and one Mac for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
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Fantastical 2 For iPad Available Now…For A Price


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The popular calendar app by Flexibits, Fantastical 2, has finally been released for the iPad, bring all the features from the iPhone version to the bigger screen. The app, which doesn’t contain any new features for the iPad, offers the same experience as the iPhone version including high quality text parsing for calendar entries. The app itself is available for an introductory period for $9.99 on the iOS app store for a limited time and will soon be priced at $14.99.
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Microsoft Office For iPad Launches Today


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New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has today announced via a press conference that Microsoft Office for iPad will launch today at 11am PST. The new productivity suite will be made available as three separate apps on the iPad, which will all be free of charge. However, initially the apps will only allow viewing of documents, and users will actually require an Office 365 subscription in order to create and edit documents.
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Fantastical 2 For iPad Is Actually Coming Soon


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Fantastical 2 for iPad devices is apparently getting pretty close to launch as makers Flexibits have today offered a teaser image of the new app which is apparently ‘coming soon’. There is no release date given for the app, but users who visit the Fantastical 2 for iPad section of the Flexibits website are being given the option to sign up with an email address for news of the launch.
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Google Gets Serious About GMail On iOS


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Google has today released a major update to the GMail app for iOS devices, bringing with it background app refresh for email. The new version of the app, version 3.0, allows the app to check for email in the background when the app is not open, meaning that full versions of the messages can be downloaded in the background. Prior to the update, the app would provide notifications or alerts that new email had arrived but the latest update means that the app can download the new email in the background.
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WhatsApp Makes Massive Move Into Voice


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The highly popular messaging app WhatsApp will soon be adding the ability for users to place voice calls using its platform, according to an announcement from CEO Jan Koum. As reported by TechCrunch, Koum announced at the 2014 Mobile World Congress that his company would be rolling out voice calls through the WhatsApp app, placed over a data connection, in Q2 of this year. The voice call capacity will first come to Android and iOS devices, and latterly to Nokia and Blackberry devices.
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Crappy Flappy: ‘Flying Cyrus-Wrecking Ball’


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In case you were interested, sitting on top of the iOS App Store charts is a challenging new game… ‘Flying Cyrus – Wrecking Ball‘. The app has reached the top of the Free Apps chart on the App Store and offers a creative alternative to those craving a Flappy Bird fix since the original app was removed from the App Store. It offers the chance to navigate Miley Cyrus’ head through an obstacle course.
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Another Day, Another New Angry Birds Game… ‘Stella’


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Never one to look at a cash cow the wrong way, Angry Birds developer Rovio has today announced that they will be releasing yet another Angry Birds themed game this year. The new game will apparently be called ‘Angry Birds Stella’ and will feature the fierce and feisty Stella character and her group of friends. There are no specific details offered on the game other than the fact that it will ‘open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe you’ve never seen before’. It is also unclear whether it will be a traditional Angry Birds game that involves throwing stuff at other stuff with a slingshot, or whether Stella will be racing around a track in a cart.
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Paper Unleashed: Facebook Reimagines Facebook


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Facebook has today released it’s brand new app, Paper, on to the iOS App Store. The app, designed to reimagine the way that users interact with Facebook and generate content for their friends, is Facebook’s first major deviation away from the timeline-based format that has historically been used up until now.  The app allows users to choose from a range of sections about various themes and interests, with customized content options and photos, videos and articles displayed in a magazine-like format.  The app includes curated content from major news sources like Time, The New York Times, and National Geographic and allows easy sharing with Facebook friends.
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