The Office pool has grown just a bit larger.
ASUS signed with Microsoft to include the latter’s suite of productivity apps. After a few bouts of fighting, so has Samsung. Acer thought it was time to do the same as it will begin pre-loading Microsoft productivity apps such as Word and Skype on its Android wares starting in the second half of the year (pictured above: the Windows 10 version of the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone).
With that announcement, Microsoft went on in a separate announcement to say that it has notched its 74th licensing deal. It now has [...]
Microsoft may have spread its productivity presence like a bagel shop spreads butter on toasted dough. It has focused gaining purchase on different mobile platforms while tightening up the value proposition on it consumers. But Google’s cloud-based answer to the Office 365 suite (and to others as well) has been out there as well, stewing up on a faster development cycle.
Google’s now proud enough to draw red ink for new customers. It’s offering its Google Apps for Work suite free for as long as you have an active enterprise agreement with another software [...]
Microsoft’s latest hardware is just days away from setting out into the public, but a little bread and butter action comes first. After all, Microsoft has the word “soft” in its name. Its ubiquitous Office software has gotten around better than its smartphones. And as we’ve found out in a joint press release with ASUS, the going around for Microsoft has just gotten even better.
The two companies broadened an existing patent agreement between ASUS’s phones and tablets (and phone-tablet hybrids) running Android and Microsoft’s software and [...]
The slow roll towards the debut of Windows 10 Mobile continues as the last preview build before final release is out. Or at least, what we think will be the final preview build. Application development for Windows Phone 8.1 has all but stood still for obvious reasons. Yet, each day that Microsoft isn’t updating its core apps on its home platform, it’s doing so for others. Microsoft’s Office suite of apps for iOS and Android get more updates than the same set for Windows Phone. One of Microsoft’s latest acquisitions, Sunrise Calendar, has yet to announce any push [...]
Microsoft’s launch of Office for iPad came with a lukewarm reception. Even though the apps do a great job in bringing productivity to the iPad, you can’t really use them for free, and the paid subscription is definitely non-realistic for the average person. Aside from that, the apps were met with some criticism because they lacked certain key features necessary to actually make the iPad a productivity tablet, and Microsoft has decided to address them today.
Microsoft has just updated Office for iPad with printing support, aside from other new features. This will [...]
After years of continuous rumors, Microsoft has finally launched its most popular Office applications for the iPad. It’s definitely not the best solution out there, given the fact that you can only read documents and not edit them, unless you’re willing to pay the crazy amount of $99/year for Office 365. Still, the service is the most reliable way to view and edit Office documents on the go.
If you’ve been asking yourself just how popular the apps have been on the App Store, well the apps topped the download charts for the first couple of days, and Microsoft [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals announced for the first-generation Galaxy Gear. Then we talk about the HTC One (M8) and the possibility of a Windows Phone variant. HTC continues making headlines later as the company is now offering BlinkFeed and Zoe on the Google Play Store. Microsoft is next as the company has finalized Windows Phone 8.1 core and is preparing for its RTM launch soon. We end today’s show talking about both Microsoft and Apple, as Microsoft Office is expected to reach the iPad tomorrow.
All this and more after the [...]
It’s been years since we began hearing the rumors of Microsoft Office reaching the iPad, and we have everything but a product. Reports have it that Ballmer wanted to launch the Windows’ touch-friendly variant of Office first, which is codenamed “Gemini”, before launching the iPad version, which is codenamed “Miramar”. Obviously with the recent executive shake-up that just happened at Redmond, lot’s of things will change, and this is one of them.
Sources close to Mary Jo Foley, famous for knowing what leaks we should trust, now claim that [...]