AT&T Toggle Lets Your Smartphone Lead a Double Life
AT&T today announced a new service called Toggle. Toggle separates personal information and work information on a smartphone (or tablet), and lets users easily switch between the two different modes. When in "Personal Mode," users can send text messages, watch video content, play games, and perform other activities that might not be possible on a work device. In "Work Mode," users have access to business-focused tools, such as email, business apps, calendars, and other company-specific apps and/or services. The tool allows IT departments to manage which employees have access to certain company resources; allows them to add, update, and delete business apps on employee personal devices remotely; and also allows IT to wipe all work data/information stored in the Work Mode section of a phone, while leaving the personal data intact. AT&T Toggle can be used on devices running Android 2.2 and higher, and with any service provider. It is similar to BlackBerry Balance, which is available to RIM's smartphones.
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.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Microsoft Brings Facebook Calendar to Outlook Apps
Microsoft today said an update to Outlook for Android and iOS will allow users to add calendars from Facebook, Evernote, and Wunderlist. The integration supports events, notes, and reminders.
BlackBerry Improves Priv's Launcher, Camera, and Keyboard
BlackBerry has updated several apps for the Priv smartphone and added several compelling features along the way. The Priv Launcher now includes separate views of personal and work apps, allows users to remove shortcuts from the home screen via flicking gestures, enables pop-up widgets by default, and improves overlays so users can see more information about apps and other settings.
It is similar to BlackBerry Balance, which is available to RIM's smartphones.
Read the article, this is for androids and is actually similar to a feature already on blackberrys. Im not familiar with the feature on HTC ...