On Monday, Microsoft released a new Windows Phone 8 app called Office Remote. Office Remote turns your Windows Phone 8 into a presentation remote for a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, with Office 2013 and Bluetooth.
Office Remote currently supports PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. With this app you can perform actions such as jumping through slides, and using a remote laser pointer in PowerPoint. In Word and Excel, you can navigate through documents and zoom in and out. If you want to set up your Windows Phone as an Office remote for your PC, here's how:
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You've probably have had your iPhone or iPad long enough that you don't even realize the number of gestures you've come to rely on to control your various apps. It's not until you encounter the absence of a gesture that you get a glimpse of your reliance on such nimble movements.
Yahoo rolled out a major update last month (version 2.0) for its Mail app for iOS that introduced a new look and feel, complete with themes and a whopping 1TB of storage space. The app grouped messages into conversations, but it wasn't easy … Read more
The Filip Smartwatch promises to give parents more piece of mind by locating kids quickly. Priced at $199.99, the Filip functions as a location tracker as well as a communication device that's able to conduct phone calls and receive text messages in an emergency.
Built with internal GPS circuitry plus cellular GSM radio, the Filip connects to AT&T's wireless network to keep your kiddos within virtual arms' reach. Another interesting safety feature is Safezone, the capability for responsible adults to create approved areas on the map. If the Filip detects it's leaving these electronic … Read more
Want to get rid of that iPhone you dropped in the bathtub? Apple may now give you something for it.
Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program promises you an Apple Store gift card in exchange for your used iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Mac desktop. You can then use that gift card toward a new Apple device or accessory.
Until Monday, water-damaged devices weren't accepted as trade-ins. But the Reuse and Recycling Program site now asks if the device you wish to send in has been damaged by water. How can you tell?
Most iPhones and iPads have a liquid … Read more
iPhone 5S supply continues to try to catch up with demand.
As of Monday, Apple's US online store lists an estimated wait time of three to five business days for all variations of the popular 5S. That's an improvement over the one to two weeks listed a little more than a week ago.
Prior to last week, 5S buyers faced a wait of two to three weeks before the phone would ship.
Since its debut on September 20, the iPhone 5S has seen heavy demand. On launch day, ship time jumped to seven to 10 days within 10 minutes … Read more
It's 10:30 p.m. and already there's a line of two dozen or so people.
They're sitting on lawn chairs, tucked under blankets, and pushed neatly to the edge of the sidewalk by one of those extendable nylon straps you see at movie theaters. It's chilly here in San Francisco, and Ryan Rawson wears an extra jacket to keep warm.
"What kind of things do people actually get excited about in life?" he asks, standing nearby the line. "A date? Buying a car?" Then he says definitively: "Getting an iPhone.&… Read more
As of last week, iOS users can now take advantage of Google's Play Music service. The service lets you upload music you already own, create random playlists, and use Google's All Access Internet radio service.
The iOS app has some limitations, however, and does require some workarounds in certain instances to accomplish what should be simple tasks.
Here are seven tips to help you with your first experience with Google Play Music on iOS, especially if you've never used the service before.
Set up your account
The first thing you'll need to do, even before downloading … Read more
Garmin has announced a pair of smartphone mounting kits for Android and iPhone devices that are designed to help drivers to interact with the Navigon navigation app safely and more conveniently.
The GPS hardware manufacturer and navigation software developer has really been pushing the Navigon app with its latest forays into the smartphone accessory biz. First, there was the Garmin HUD, a retro-sweet head-up display that displayed turn-by-turn directions on your windshield, but only if you used it with the Navigon app.
Snap your Android smartphone into the Universal Smartphone Mount and, if the device supports Near Field Communication, an … Read more
Students looking to slash the cost of a mobile phone plan will now find a new option available through Sprint.
Announced on Monday, the My Way Student Promotion provides students with a full year of free calls, text messages, and data from Sprint. To qualify for the offer, buyers must purchase a Sprint phone at the student activated price through Best Buy and activate a new line via Sprint's Unlimited, My Way plan.
The plan offers unlimited talking and texting and 1GB of data per month for smartphones and unlimited calls and texts for feature phones. The promotion starts … Read more