Category Archives: Android

Outlook for Windows will replace Windows Mail

Outlook for Windows will soon replace the current Windows Mail, Calendar and People apps in Microsoft Windows.   Existing data can be imported to the new Outlook version. Outlook can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store or selected from the “Try the new Outlook” toggle switch.  It will be installed by default in on devices running Windows 11 version 23H2 or higher.

Outlook for iOS and Android can be downloaded from the Apple App and Google Play stores.  Support information is available at support.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook.

Google Photos storage policy changes on June 1st 2021

Google account users that back up new photos and videos in High quality will have these files counted towards their free 15 GB storage limit starting June 1, 2021.  Google will provide a free tool in June 2021 that will let users find and review low-quality photos to stay within the free 15 GB storage limit.   Additional file storage can be purchased from Google One, if needed

Another recent Google Photos change is the ability to save photo attachments in a Gmail message directly to Google Photos with a new “Save to Photos” button (JPEG images only).

Microsoft Office app combines Excel, Word and PowerPoint in one app

The newly released Microsoft Office app combines Excel, Word and PowerPoint into a single app that requires less storage space to install.  New features include converting images into editable Office documents, scanning and signing PDFs, scanning QR codes, and transferring files between devices.

The Office app is now available for Apple iOS and Android and is free to download.

Android custom distributions (ROMs) for smartphones and tablets

Android custom distributions (ROMs) are replacement operating systems for Android smartphones and tablets.  This allows users to customize older devices that may not have available Android updates and extend their service life.   This may erase data and void your device’s warranty.  Available security updates are usually based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).  More information is at