Google Makes QuickOffice Free for Everyone
Google today announced that it is stripping the price tag off its QuickOffice productivity application. Anyone with a Google account can download the Android or iOS versions of QuickOffice from their respective app store free of charge. QuickOffice lets people edit Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files on an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, or tablet. Quickoffice is also integrated with Google Drive, so files can be stored online and easily shared with others. In addition to the app, Google account holders who download, install, and sign into QuickOffice on their mobile device by September 26 will have 10GB of space added to their Google Drive for a period of two years.
Microsoft Brings Cortana Assistant to Skype for Android and iOS
Microsoft today ported its Cortana personal assistant to its Skype chatting application, providing people with access to information without forcing them to leave Skype. Microsoft says Cortana in Skype can suggest useful information based on chat contents, suggest smart replies, manage schedules and/or reminders, and more.
Microsoft Releases Edge Browser for Android and iOS, Launcher for Android
Microsoft today made a beta version of its Edge browser available to Android and iOS devices. The beta, available to registered Windows Insiders, requires users to initiate the signup process through a Windows 10 PC.
Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen.
Google Duplicating Google+ Photos in Google Drive
Google today said it is giving people more options for organizing their photos and videos online. Moving forward, all the photos and videos users have stored in Google+ will be accessible from Google Drive.