Fotolia is today releasing a new add-in ribbon for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 2007 that gives users instant access to the company’s vast library of images and vectors from within the popular applications, eliminating the need to leave them.
Go ahead and clean up the coffee you just spit all over your keyboard. We’ll wait. Back? OK. A judge in Texas ruled that Microsoft Word’s XML systems violate patents by Toronoto-based i4i Inc. Word uses XML in reading and writing XML, DOCX, and DOCM files.
The lawsuit alleges that MS violated i4i’s 1998 XML patent #5,787,449. The injunction will go into effect in 60 days and prevent Microsoft… → Read More
A vulnerability found in Microsoft’s Jet Database Engine — the engine that shares data between Microsoft Office products and other apps — has been confirmed by Microsoft to be the area of exploit for a recent round of attacks. Windows Vista users aren’t vulnerable, as the operating system includes an updated version of the Jet Database Engine, but XP users could likely be… → Read More
[photopress:template.jpg,full,center] So here we are faced with another version of Microsoft’s behemoth and I’m not terribly excited. I’ve been using Microsoft products since Works, back in the day, and I’ve got to say that with the slow and steady rise of web-based editors and programs with better workflow and features — some aimed at long form writers rather than… → Read More
Good riddance! Apple today finally pulled the plug on the outdated office suite known as AppleWorks. I remember getting my first Mac, a G3 iBook, and having to deal with this craptastic software. Terrible word processor and a useless paint utility come to mind. Last true version was 6.0 and died out in the 1990s. So what to use instead? OpenOffice, xPad, TextEdit, and plenty of others come to… → Read More
Oh happy day! Helio officially released Mail for MS Exchange last night into beta, so all the business-user-haters can quit their griping. All Ocean owners with an All-in account will be privy to the beta for the next 60 days. You’ll be able to sync your Contacts, Calendar and E-mail from the MS Exchange Server OTA. At the end of the beta period, the final release of Mail for MS Exchange will… → Read More
It remains to be seen whether or not business users will be breaking their crackberry addictions when the iPhone launches next week, but a couple of features could sway you at the last minute. I know a few of you have asked us to cease and desist all coverage of the iPhone from here on out, but hey, there’s nothing else worth telling you about. The iPhone will ship with the standard OS X VPN… → Read More