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Microsoft rolls out Office for iPad updates

Third-party fonts, PDF exporting, and a new gesture are among the improvements to the iOS editions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

By July 31, 2014


Crave giveaway: Geektastic Comic-Con swag stash, part one

Didn't make it to San Diego Comic-Con this year? It's coming to you with this bundle of swag from the show floor. Comics, toys, T-shirts, and a Batman cape!

By August 1, 2014


Remove metadata from Office files, PDFs, and images

Make sure you're not communicating more than you intend to when sharing files and uploading images by excising some of the data about your data.

By May 16, 2014


Low-cost paper microscope folds like origami

The Foldscope is a microscope that can be folded from a schematic printed on a piece of A4 paper and with a couple of additional components, it costs as little as 50 cents.

By March 9, 2014


Buzz Out Loud 1578: Who died to build your iPhone? (Podcast)

On this week's Buzz Out Loud, Brian and Molly take Apple (and others) to task for unsafe and inhumane working conditions at consumer electronics factories in China. It's time for Apple and us, the consumers, to demand better. Plus, Google's privacy policy changes, Netflix's big bounce-back, and Computer Love. And meet Givit, the way to share private videos of your kids or, um, other things.

By January 26, 2012


Microsoft releases updates for Office 2011 and 2008 for OS X

Microsoft has released updates for Office 2011 and Office 2008 that address some security bugs as well as compatibility issues with the programs.

By September 13, 2011


Microsoft Office known issues with OS X 10.7 Lion

Microsoft has outlined a few outstanding conflicts with various versions of Office and OS X 10.7 Lion that may be good to keep in mind before upgrading, if you regularly use Office on your Mac.

By July 25, 2011


Barnes & Noble makes Nook more student-friendly

Barnes & Noble announces NOOKstudy, a downloadable program to help students keep track of all digital coursework. But a Nook isn't necessary to use the software.

By July 12, 2010


Quickoffice brings simple Excel editing to iPhone

App Store download lets users open, share, and edit Excel documents on their Apple devices with Quickoffice's MobileFiles Pro. The $9.99 iPhone application packs in a lot of features.

By January 5, 2009


Teachit raises undisclosed amount for U.S. expansion

The round of funding was led by a Google's managing director for industry development, but Google itself did not invest in the U.K.-based educational site.

By October 13, 2008