Microsoft appears to be spreading the reach of Office on mobile devices. The tech company announced Wednesday that it's now bringing the Office Mobile app to Android.
While Office fans will likely welcome this app addition to the Google Play store, there's a slight catch: the app is free to download but will only work for subscribers to Microsoft's Office 365 Home Premium and ProPlus service.
The story behind a rather mysterious Apple office that appeared in Boston's Kendall Square late last year has gotten a little more interesting.
According to a new report from Xconomy, Apple is using the office space there to bolster its speech technologies, primarily Siri -- the voice assistant software it's built into its portable devices since 2011.
Citing sources, the site says Apple has pulled together "a small team of notable names in speech technology," many of whom formerly worked for VoiceSignal Technologies. That company was acquired by voice-tech giant Nuance back in 2007. Apple relies … Read more
DejaOffice solves a perceived problem for millions of iOS users -- the organization of business and contact information on the iPhone. For those that don't have this problem, the app will feel redundant in many ways. For those that do, however, DejaOffice is a marvel, syncing with Apple or PC resources, streaming everything into a single interface, and allowing you to quickly update all of it on the fly, and then back up to a central cloud server.
Like many business apps, DejaOffice doesn't spend a lot of time training you in how to use it. It starts, … Read more
I've been an Xbox 360 owner for years, but I've never once purchased an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Know why? Because I don't play online multiplayer games, and I refuse to pay extra just so I can watch premium services like HBO Go and Netflix (which I'm already paying for, thank you very much). For that same $60, I could buy a Roku box and stream HD video to my heart's content.
Make no mistake, I love the Xbox, love the Kinect, love using it as a Media Center Extender. I just won't pay … Read more
Documents Free bridges a major gap for many iOS users, allowing you to create and open documents and spreadsheets quickly on your mobile device. With cloud integration, Wi-Fi transfers, and a universal app that will open your files on any device, you can easily work on the fly without having to transfer files into and out of numerous formats over and over again.
One of the smartest things the developers of Documents Free did was to strip it down to basic parts without removing every function. Apps like the iWork Suite take away too many options, while Office imitators have … Read more
Microsoft officials are showing off a quick sneak peek of one of the coming "Metro-Style" Office applications today, during the opening keynote of its Build 2013 developer conference.
During the June 26 keynote, Microsoft officials are showing an alpha version of the Windows Store version of PowerPoint as a way to demonstrate that developers can build powerful "Metro-Style"/Windows Store business applications. The Metro versions of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and OneNote are codenamed "Gemini," as I've blogged previously.
A Microsoft spokesperson told me this week that the new Gemini apps will be available … Read more
A couple weeks back I suggested that Kingsoft Office Free 2013 might just be the best Microsoft Office alternative you can get, especially if you need only the core elements: word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
Kingsoft offers a Pro version, of course, one that includes more goodies. A one-year license normally sells for $29.95, but today only, Giveaway of the Day has Kingsoft Office Professional 2013 (Win) absolutely free.