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    Yesterday we saw Microsoft make an aggressive move to capture the mobile productivity market, freeing all versions of its iOS and Android Office apps from the requirement for paid Office 365 subscriptions. While that sounded great on the surface, there were a few limitations, like how business users would still have to pay up for Office 365. We also heard at the time that certain features wouldn't be available in the free version, like certain “advanced authoring, analysis, [and] presentation” tools. But just what counts as “advanced?” Would you find yourself not having access to ...

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    Microsoft has long struggled with its strategy for Office on mobile devices. Does it want to make these apps free to use, encouraging lucrative sales of Office software on the desktop? Can it convince users to pony-up for ongoing Office 365 subscription fees, dangling these mobile apps as a carrot on a stick? The Office smartphone apps may have launched with requirements for 365 subscription, but Microsoft eventually backed down from that position, making them full-on free. But even as that change arrived, tablet users still found themselves forced to pay up. Rather than continuing to seed ...

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    One month back we were talking about Microsoft and its efforts to bring Office to non-MS platforms. Specifically, rumors suggested that Microsoft was making work on a tablet version of Office for Android a big priority, even over a touch-based version of Office for its own Windows tablets. This week, we get an update on progress towards this goal, with word that a private beta test for this Android tablet Office build is about to get started. Microsoft has a public signup page for users interested in participating in pre-release beta testing of new Office software, and while the there's no ...

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    “So, did you hear about that great new touch optimized version of Microsoft office that came out? You know, that one that’s getting rave reviews? The one that sent Microsoft rocketing to the top of the charts in the app store? That’s the one. You haven’t heard about it? Well, why is that? Oh. Because you’re using a Windows tablet. Sorry about that. Forget I said anything.” Did that seem weird to anyone else? Maybe it felt weird on a few different levels. Totally understandable. Because it seemed weird to me, even as it happened, and even as it’s about to happen again. ...

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    A little over two months ago, Microsoft introduced its version of Office for the iPad. While that was fantastic to see arrive, if not quite a bit overdue, it also managed to help punctuate just where Microsoft's mobile aspirations for Office were still lacking; for instance, we had Office Mobile for Android smartphones, and Microsoft even made it free for home use, but there was still no Android tablet version. A new report not only affirms that such an Android tablet release is still in the works, but suggests that it might even beat a native Windows 8 Metro version to market. Supposedly, ...

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    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 allow you to use any ...

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    Last week we announced that Microsoft was officially releasing Office for Apple's iPad and shortly thereafter went hands-on to show you what to expect if you're an iOS user. Being an Android guy, I immediately headed to the Play Store so I could download the Android version on my 2013 Nexus 7. The link said that my device wasn't compatible with the app. What? Not compatible? How can that be? I've got Google's latest tablet running the latest version of the Android operating system! How can Microsoft Office not be compatible?! Android Support I pulled out my Nexus 5 and checked the same ...

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    With all of the excitement over the release of Microsoft's Office for iPad, the newly free-to-use versions of Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones, as well as the reveal of a touch-friendly version of Office for Windows 8 tablets at Microsoft's Build conference… it got me wondering if Windows Phone would ever see a more comprehensive version of Microsoft Office. Since Windows Phone 7 was released back in 2010, the only real changes to the mobile Office suit was removing OneNote from the Office hub and giving it its own app icon. Microsoft has said that the mobile Office is mainly ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Microsoft Office for iPad announcement, and what does this mean even for iPhone and Android smartphone users. We then talk about the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 1820 and a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, S5 Active and S5 Zoom according to case makers. HTC follows the news as the company intends to break sales records this year with the new One. Apple is next as we come across this cool patent of transparent texting. We end today's show talking about the possible delays in the launch of the iPhone 6 this year. All this and more after the break. ...

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    We've heard it was coming. Rumors started closing in on a date. And this morning in San Francisco, Microsoft came through and delivered, announcing the availability of its Office suite of applications for the iPad. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all going live in the App Store today, with full touch interfaces optimized for the iPad's screen. There's no sign of any new edition of Outlook, however. Microsoft is presenting these apps with a freemium model. Anyone can download the Office apps for viewing documents, but if you want to create or edit, you'll need an Office 365 subscription. ...

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    A few weeks back, we started seeing new motion in an otherwise long-dormant story: the release of Microsoft Office for Apple's iPad. We'd been hearing about the idea forever, but it never seemed to go anywhere. But then last month rumors started claiming that a launch could occur by summer, followed last week by the suggestion that we wouldn't have to wait nearly so long, and Microsoft could unveil the suite at a March 27 event. Tonight the same rumor is back, with new sources doubling-down on Office for iPad launching tomorrow. This latest update comes to us from The Wall Street Journal, ...

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    Are we ever going to see Microsoft release Office for the iPad? The app's been hanging like a just-out-of-reach possibility for ages now, but just a few days back interest in its release really picked upon, with the arrival of reports claiming both that a mid-year release might be possible, as well as that the software was essentially already completed, just waiting on Microsoft to push it live. Today we hear that a launch could be much sooner than we imagined, with claims that Microsoft will introduce Office for the iPad before the end of March. Specifically, sources are talking about the ...

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    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 Ballmer had a change of heart before leaving the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the FCC's new Speed Test application for Android, and the government agency's plans to check if carriers are bringing you the service you pay for. Nokia follows the news as you can now order the Lumia 1520 one more time. Then we go through the reports that Stephen Elop is already discussing his plans as future CEO of Microsoft, and among the changes we see the company bringing Office to more platforms. Then we talk about Samsung's Galaxy Note 12.2 as it goes through the FCC. We end today's show talking about Google Now and some probable ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft Office reaching Android, and why we're not celebrating. The iPad mini 2 is up next as new reports have the device with the same pixelated display that we currently know. Verizon makes the news next as recent leaks mention the launch dates for the HTC One, Moto X and even the Droid Ultra series. The Moto X and its magic glass, which is supposed to make the display unique. We end today's show talking about how people are complaining about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, and how it drowns for many. All this and more after the break. ...

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