Items tagged with Microsoft-Office

Today's Chromebooks appeal to many consumers thanks to their low price of entry and lightweight form-factor. The big downside of the Chromebook is that you are limited to what software you can run on the machines; much more so than a typical Windows-based laptop.  If part of the software you were missing on a Chromebook that kept you from making the leap was Microsoft Office, we've got some good news for you today. When the first Android compatible Chromebooks came out, some were able to run Office apps, and some weren't. Reports also indicate that Office Apps would show up for some Chromebooks and then disappear. The only device that seems to consistently have access to working Office... Read more...
Gateway still makes computers, and the company actually has a pair of notebooks coming out that offer 10-point touch screens. What’s more, the machines are surprisingly affordable--the Gateway LT41P starts at just $329.99, and the NV570P is $449.99. The LT41P is a small laptop with a 10.1-inch display (1366x768) running an Intel Celeron processor and Intel HD integrated graphics. There’s a 500GB hard drive on board along with 2GB of RAM, and for a nice value-add you get Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 Edition thrown in for free. Gateway LT41P The larger NV570P offers a 15.6-inch display and runs more powerful Intel Core (Ivy Bridge) processors. This machine offers Intel HD... Read more...
When we covered Microsoft’s unveiling of the second generation of its Surface devices, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, we were impressed with the hardware and the in-person experience, and now those devices are available from the Microsoft Store and at several third-party retailers in 21 initial markets. The Surface 2 runs Windows RT 8.1 and boasts an NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip and a 10.6-inch (1920x1080) 5-point multitouch display. It has 2GB of RAM, 32GB (or 64GB) of onboard storage, 5MP/3.5MP rear and front cameras, stereo mics and speakers, USB 3.0, microSD card reader, and HD video out, and it ships with Microsoft Office 2013 RT. The whole package will run you $449. The new flagship Microsoft... Read more...
For those Google Apps for Business users who still use Microsoft Office documents instead of Google’s similar cloud-based offerings, Google created Quickoffice for the iPad, which allows users to open, edit, and save Office documents to and from Drive. Now, the tool is available on the iPhone as well as Android devices, too. Another new feature of Quickoffice is the ability to more easily locate files from within the app, including helpful organization into Starred, Recent, Shared With Me, and other folders. Quickoffice supports Word, Excel, and PowerPoint--including some older versions of those programs. Quickoffice doesn’t come cheap, though; there is a free version for both iOS... Read more...
Either someone at Microsoft screwed up the language in the licensing agreement for Microsoft Office 2013, or the company really, really wants everyone to switch to an Office 365 subscription instead of the locally-installed version of the software. The Age spotted some confusing language in the Office Home & Student 2013 license agreement that appeared to limit the installation to a single computer. Mind you, that’s not one computer at a time, but one computer--ever. This is similar to the OEM licensing model, which marries Office with whatever machine it ships on forever. Of course, that really doesn’t make any sense at all for the average user. If every copy of Office 2013 is... Read more...
In tandem with a release of new security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android operating systems (which patch a vulnerability “that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system”), Adobe’s ASSET Platform Security Strategist Peleus Uhley took to a blog post to talk about the update. The Adobe team has seen these now-patched vulnerabilities exploited in the wild both in attacks using Flash content on websites and via targeted emails that bait users into opening a poisoned Microsoft Word document attachment. Uhley made a note of discussing how Adobe is working hard to improve security by sandboxing Flash... Read more...
Big companies gobble up smaller ones all the time, for reasons ranging from talent grabs to patent portfolio protection to expanding into new markets. Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel wouldn’t be so notable except that Microsoft is in the midst of a semi-mysterious and very aggressive full-scale march on the tech industry. For example, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and the company’s own homemade Surface tablet are coming soon, and all show a departure for Microsoft. Adding Perceptive Pixel to the mix is an interesting piece of the puzzle. Perceptive Pixel makes large multi-touch workstations and wall screens including an 82-inch LCD monster. You’ve seen the likes... Read more...