Software

Windows 10 Will Support (Almost) All Of Your Favourite Video & Audio Formats

While there are still a number of competing multimedia formats, there are a few that you can always count on — H.264, AAC, FLAC and containers such as MKV. There’s nothing more frustrating though than having software that doesn’t want to play nice with these and Windows takes the cake for requiring either a codec pack or an alternative player after a fresh install. Fortunately, Microsoft is taking a more serious look at the supported audio and video formats in Windows 10.


Why Not All Free Software Is Free

Meet Matt Lee, the Technical Lead at Creative Commons. He has a good beard, true, but he also believes very strongly in concept of Free Software. Not free as in a free lunch, but free as in free speech. Allow him to explain.


Microsoft Offering Refunds For Office 365 Subscriptions

Briefly: If you paid for an Office 365 subscription so that you could spreadsheet on the go, and then were understandably miffed when Microsoft offered up editing capabilities for iOS for free, never fear: Microsoft will refund you your subscription on a pro-rata basis, which is nice of them.


Whatsapp Read Receipts Now Work How They Always Should Have

Chances are when you use Whatsapp you probably think one tick means “sent” and another means “read.” Nope! But now the app has been updated so that its read receipts are actually useful.


Creepy App Uses Healthkit To Say How Long You Have To Live

Most Healthkit apps are single-mindedly practical, created with the sole aim of making you healthier or tracking your sleep. This app is the opposite. This app wants to creep you out big time.


Microsoft Finally Announces The New Outlook For Mac And It Looks Great

Good news Microsoft Office power users! You’ll soon be able to use the new and improved Outlook for Mac. That’s good news, because the new Outlook for Mac looks pretty awesome. And since a lot of people use Outlook, this upgrade is going to improve a lot of email experiences.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Hitman GO on Android, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on iOS and Final Fantasy III on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Flickr Launches Official iPad App, Finally

It’s taken a few years, but Flickr has finally got its act together and launched an official iPad app, only four years after Apple unleashed its first tablet on the world.


Blackberry Decides That Ephemeral Messaging Will Save BBM

After a very brief stint at number one in the app store, Blackberry’s much-vaunted BBM messaging service — previously hailed as the saviour of the entire company — is now languishing in 462nd place on the App Store. But never fear! Because Blackberry is going to turn its fortunes around, by Snapchattifying its messaging service.


Pantomime Could Be Your iPad Window Into Virtual Worlds

Remember the amazing app that made your iPad practically invisible? The man who made it is back, and now he intends to tackle virtual reality with a new company — and app — called Pantomime.