Office

  • Microsoft Gives Its Office Web Apps A New, Flatter Look

    Microsoft Gives Its Office Web Apps A New, Flatter Look

    Microsoft is giving its Office Web Apps a new look today, it seems. While the company hasn’t done all that much to promote its Office Web Apps lately, they are pretty capable online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote that are free for anyone to use. Today, the company is giving all of these apps a user interface overhaul that brings an even flatter design, some new features… Read More

  • Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

    Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

    Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. Starting this week, all Office Web Apps will feature real-time collaborative editing – a… Read More

  • Apple, Microsoft And Free Software

    Apple, Microsoft And Free Software

    Apple announced this week that it will make its iWork suite of productivity applications free on new OS X and iOS devices. The company also made the Mavericks update to OS X free for all users, immediately. Microsoft recently released its Windows 8.1 update to Windows 8 for free, has begun to bundle its Office set of products with Windows RT, and now sells Office as a service through its… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Bluetooth Nipple Rings

    Gillmor Gang: Bluetooth Nipple Rings

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Doc Searls, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — demonstrate once again a complete disregard for the trending topics of the week. Instead, we talk bodyware, iBeam fashion design, the things that are still dead, and a healthy component of digital dish disguised as news. Excerpt from the live chat stream: Most people think they use tech… Read More

  • SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

    A small, Shanghai-based startup called SlideIdea made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on presentation tools built for iPad first. Though this space is rife with competitors, including not only Apple’s own Keynote app, as well as Prezi, Haiku Deck, Flowboard, and others, what makes SlideIdea interesting is its “smart… Read More

  • Box Announces Box Notes, A Lightweight Editing Tool That Is An Opening Salvo Against Microsoft Office

    Box Announces Box Notes, A Lightweight Editing Tool That Is An Opening Salvo Against Microsoft Office

    Aaron Levie’s Box is a quickly growing, enterprise-facing file storage company that has accreted to itself enough in-house technical prowess to expand its feature footprint to new niches that fit on top of its core product, allowing it to become a vertically integrated digital information behemoth. Or, in simpler verbiage, Box has built a small tool called Box Notes that brings, for… Read More

  • iWork For iCloud Beta Launches To Public

    iWork For iCloud Beta Launches To Public

    Apple today opened up access to its iCloud for iWork beta to the public, following a period of testing which has seen the service gradually becoming more broadly available. Initially, only developers had access, but in July, some non-developers began receiving invites. Now, any user with an Apple ID can test out iWork ahead of its official fall launch. To do so, just visit iCloud.com and sign in. Read More

  • Kivo Uses Git To Make Collaborating On Documents Easier, Starting With PowerPoint

    Kivo Uses Git To Make Collaborating On Documents Easier, Starting With PowerPoint

    Most collaboration software these days seems to focus on real time, but Kivo, a new Y Combinator-backed startup out of the accelerator’s current class, is taking a different approach. Read More

  • Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Smartphones For Office 365 Subscribers

    Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Smartphones For Office 365 Subscribers

    Microsoft released the long-awaited iPhone version of its Office productivity suite recently, and now it’s showing that it’s not picky about platforms with the Android version, out now. Office for Android is smartphone-only, just like how Office for iPhone doesn’t come with an iPad version, and it’s also limited to Office 365 subscribers, but if you satisfy both… Read More