There's really been nothing worthwhile to post about in the past few days (our fake excuse for being down for the better part of both yesterday and today), but it seems that another video involving our feline friends has gone viral on YouTube and it's of significance. Well, to us anyways.
The RPG genre on the app store has been seeing a huge growth in the past few month, but past few weeks mainly. Many of the large developers have been releasing their titles, and it seems that games are being spit out day after day. This gives even more reason
DataViz has updated Documents To Go, their app for reading MS Office documents and editing MS Word documents on the iPhone, adding features for OS 3.0. Version 1.1 adds cut, copy and paste; pinch to zoom and full screen view in Word files; the ability to send files via email with clients other than Microsoft Exchange; and viewing and syncing of iWork 09 files for Mac users.
After a great deal of anticipation from consumer and business users alike, DataViz has finally released Documents To Go for the iPhone and iPod touch, adding the ability to edit Microsoft Word documents on the iPhone and iPod touch at long last, as well as the ability to view view Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and Apple iWork-created files. Microsoft Excel spreadsheet editing will also be added as a free update for all customers.
Quickoffice has released Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite [$19.99] their suite of office software for the iPhone and iPod touch. The suite includes three apps that offer computability with documents from Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, as well as an office email client. (Details after the break.)
Newo Corporation released the latest in cubicle defense technology earlier today. iLauncher takes USB missile launchers to a new level by turning your i-device into a remote control for the Newo USB Missile Launcher. You can grab the app for just $2.99 in the App Store (missile launcher not included, but you can get one here for $28.99). It also requires their free desktop controller client, but it's WIndows-only. [via Engadget]
One of the WWDC 2009 sessions posted on Apple's website is believed to reveal secure corporate email, contacts, calendar, and intranet web services for the iPhone and iPod touch in Apple's upcoming OS X Snow Leopard Server software. While Apple's Snow Leopard Server page mentions a Remote Access" feature, it only vaguely describes it as enabling "push notifications to mobile users outside your firewall" and a proxy service that gives "secure remote access to email, address book contacts, calendars, and select internal websites."
Citrix has announced that they are nearing completion of a product that will deliver desktop virtualization to the iPhone and other smartphones next year. Both Mac and PC users will have the ability to access the same desktop session that they would if they were on their computer using the Citrix App Reciever.
Drawbacks like the lack of a physical keyboard and copy/paste functionality don't seem to be hurting the iPhone too badly in the enterprise market. A recent study by J.D. Power and Associates recently found that among business types, the iPhone ranks higher than any other smartphone with business users.
There's been a lot of fuss about the lack of ability to view and edit Word, Excel, Powerpoint, TXT and PDF files, as well as JPEG and BMP images on the iPhone. Mobile software developer DataViz has announced the release of Documents On The Go, an app that will allow users to view and edit documents sent as email attachments. Those of you interested in Documents On The Go can sign up to be notified when they release it at Dataviz.com. Thanks, Tam!