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Microsoft Outlook for iOS: Should You use it?

Back in January, Microsoft released its Outlook app for iOS (and Android).  While it says Outlook, it’s not actually directly related to the app that you’re used to for business email.  The new Outlook is actually heavily based on the… Continue Reading →

What is iCloud?

We’ve talked about iCloud a couple of times on the Professional Apple Users Academy, as it’sĀ one of the most important pillars of Apple’s ecosystem nowadays. Still, many people don’t know what iCloud really is, aside from that login they had… Continue Reading →

iOS 8: The New iCloud

iCloud has been at the center of Apple’s ecosystem for a couple of years now. It’s very versatile and can serve as a handy storage solution for your photos and documents, as a sync service for contacts and calendars or as a database backend for your apps.

With the release of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, this is about to change. Back in June, Apple announced a new feature called iCloud drive that will replace the more limited iCloud we all know with a more open, Dropbox-like version of itself. iCloud Drive not only acts as a real drive on OS X, it also allows selective access to the same set of files for multiple apps (more on that later) on iOS.

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iOS 8: Taking phone calls on your iPad (and Mac)

With iOS8, and later this year OS X Yosemite, Apple introduces a pretty nifty feature that may very well transform the way you’re taking phone calls while being in the office or working at home.

Imagine you’re sitting at your desk, your phone is somewhere in your pocket or all tied up and charging in the other room. A call comes in, what do you do?   
Up until iOS8 and Yosemite, you literally had to hunt down your iPhone to take the phone call (and hope it hadn’t stopped ringing by the time you had fount your phone).

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