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 [...]
The Surface Pro series turned the corner on the age of stationary computing for Microsoft. The migration of all the hard components from keyboard area to screen bulkhead made for some interesting innovations in the keyboard and stylus accessories.
The Surface Pro 3 made a pretty good impression on us, but the newer, lighter, stronger and faster Surface Pro 4 had the whole room at Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event wowed.
There’s also a newer, lighter, stronger and faster* Type Cover keyboard that includes a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello. That cover [...]
Of course, a ton of people would be at Microsoft’s Windows 10 briefing today using their Surface computers. Of course, Microsoft would announce a new Surface Pro today. Not of course was the Surface Book we got today. It’s a laptop. But not really.
In the wise words of our Hayato Huseman:
NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS A REMOVABLE SCREEN
— Hayato Huseman (@hayatohuseman) October 6, 2015
Thanks, Hayato. I don’t agree. And this is not about any specific hardware or software feature that makes me disagree with you, but the [...]
I don’t know what you do for a living and I don’t know where you do it. But while you might be using your phones and tablets to help you do a part of your work, you likely still have something to do with a computer. A box with a screen attached to it, plus a keyboard and mouse. You know, one of those things.
Indeed, white collar work has and will increasingly rely on people not in an office. Okay, sure, that’s high-minded and all that, but what I really want to know is whether or not you’re going to use your phone for every single thing in your damn life. [...]
Okay, so the LiveScribe smartpen hasn’t exactly taken off yet. And you’re finding it impractical to carry around pen and paper these days. So, the question stands: what can I do to take down what I need to know or remember? Well, not to worry! Notes apps are getting craftier as time goes by and at this point, they’re proving to be essential for the connected, for the forgetful and for the studious.
We took a quick jot across five different notes apps for Android. Some of them have the capability for reminders. Some of them can take pictures of documents and [...]