Office Online gets a taste of integrated Skype messaging, Motorola releases a smart keychain and Gorilla Glass teases its new fortified glass.
Collaborating in documents is not enough, there needs to be a solid form of communication, and Microsoft has one of the most popular ones at its disposal – Skype. This is why Redmond has decided to integrate Skype chat into Office Online.
You can take advantage of this by simply pressing the chat button when collaborating on a Word or PowerPoint document. From there on, you can work away. Neat, right?
Opinion: That took a while, but Skype is a solid solution. Google offers something similar with Hangouts when collaborating on Google Drive documents. Now you can have better options.
Motorola has a very neat accessory up its sleeve. Or more like… down its pocket. We are talking about the Motorola Keylink, a little device that you can use as a keychain. It’s main purpose is to make sure you don’t loose your phone or your keys.
It connects to your phone via bluetooth. Once connected, you can use the Motorola Connect (which is compatible with many devices) to make the Keylink beep (so long as you are within 100 feet from it). The same works the other way around, you can make your phone ring by interacting with the Keylink.
In addition, you could even set is as a trusted device and bypass any pin or password when the phone is within reach. And at $24.99, it just happens to be an awesome accessory that any user could enjoy. It happens to be out of stock at the moment, though.
Opinion: I can see this becoming a great holiday gift for the techies out there. It’s only $25! Not to mention, some of us can be quite forgetful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_siE9hUZY8“>Gorilla Glass 4 teaser video
Corning’s Gorilla Glass is followed by a long-established reputation of having some of the most resistant fortified glass in the planet. These are mostly used in electronics, like our trust-worthy tablets and smartphones. The company is now showing off its latest product, Gorilla Glass 4, and they are ready to show you just how tough it is.
Corning has put together a neat video showing off how strong it is. It’s said it can handle concrete falls twice as good as the competition. Check out the clip right below, and be ready to start seeing this glass all over the market.
Opinion: Gorilla Glass is definitely a constant in the smartphone market. They have been around since the smartphone boom and we likely won’t see them dying soon. Their reputation is hard to beat.