Photos: iPad accessories, Android apps for business and Sony's S1 and S2 tablets

Photos: iPad accessories, Android apps for business and Sony's S1 and S2 tablets

Summary: Photos of the month - July 2011


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  • Google+ Sparks

    Photos of the month - July 2011

    One the most notable events in July came courtesy of Google, which made its most significant foray yet into the social arena with the launch of Google+.

    The social service remains in closed beta for now but got its hands on a +1 and proceeded to have a poke around.

    Pictured above is Google+'s Sparks feature where G+ users can let the search behemoth know the kinds of topics that float their boat - and then get a pipeline of related content delivered to their Google+ Streams. Think of it as RSS for dummies.

    For more on Google+, see Inside Google+ - how to use Circles, Hangouts, Sparks and more.

    Image: Natasha Lomas/

  • Mute-o-matic Android app

    Google software was also under the spotlight in July as we rounded up 20 Android apps for business users.

    Among them is Mute-o-matic, an ingenious app that changes the call settings on your phone according to your planned meetings and events.

    By entering details of meetings to the app, you can programme your phone to switch itself to silent mode without having to remember to do it yourself. The app also enables you to set a standard reply message to anyone who might call while you're in that meeting.

    Mute-o-matic allows different settings to be applied to different callers, so you can set the phone to ring if the boss calls while keeping everyone else on silent.

    To find out which other apps made our top 20, see Top 10 BlackBerry PlayBook accessories for business.

    Image: YPB Development/Mute-o-matic

Topics: Apps, Software Development

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