Yahoo Search, Force Touch and more : the week in tech & mobile

The lines between digital, mobile, technology and apps are blurring in today’s world. We at Robosoft are keen followers of developments in this arena. At the end of every week, we will share with you highlights of news items which caught our eye in this space.

Microsoft Office comes to Android

Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point are all now available on Android smartphones. Previously Microsoft had brought Office to Android tablets, iOS devices, Windows 7 and OS X. Office app will have the ability to review & edit files and presenting Power Point presentations from your phone. Microsoft said earlier this year that its iOS and Android downloads combined have crossed 100million downloads and we can expect the number to rise significantly after this release.

Facebook Messenger can now be used without a Facebook account.

Facebook made a big change to its chat app messenger where you don’t require a Facebook account to join Facebook Messenger. A right platform for the people who do not want to join Facebook, but still want a non-sms way to communicate with friends. Facebook introduced this update as a mean to get consumers and brands chatting. The change is believed to bring messenger sign-ups close to “1 billion’ landmark.

Apple begins early production on next-gen iPhones with “Force Touch”

According to reports, Apple has begun using its technology  called “Force Touch” in new models of its iPhone handsets. Force touch which was introduced with Apple Watch, is a feature that can distinguish between a light tap and a harder press, enabling a range of new gestures.

Yahoo revamps its mobile search engine

Yahoo Search has released a new update of its mobile search engine . To enhance the user’s overall search experience, Yahoo is now offering its mobile search engine to place images, videos and reviews. This update also felicitates with an option to get direction to any restaurant along with  the ability to read reviews and make reservation. The  feature mentioned here  is currently available only in US. This update by Yahoo closely resembles Google and Bing search engines.

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