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Microsoft rolls out Office 365 Personal for desktop, tablets

Microsoft rolls out Office 365 Personal for desktop, tablets

Microsoft has announced they’ve made Office 365 Personal available, ushering in another era of Office for mobile. The service allows for a single PC or Mac and one tablet (iPad included, of course) to be linked per account. The subscription model will also allow for document creation on mobile, as well as the full suite of editing features we’ve grown accustomed to.

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OneNote for Windows 8.1 adds Camera Scan and image OCR

OneNote for Windows 8.1 adds Camera Scan and image OCR

Microsoft's OneNote for Windows 8.1 has seen a considerable update, adding the ability to "scan" a document or image using a tablet's camera, apply optical character recognition to search through text, and make better use of digital ink. The new app, available today, takes on Evernote with its new Camera Scan feature, which automatically crops, rotates, straightens, de-shadows, and sharpens images so that they look more like scans than quick snaps with the Windows device's camera.

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Microsoft issues hacker vulnerability alert for Vista, Server, Lync, Office

Microsoft issues hacker vulnerability alert for Vista, Server, Lync, Office

Microsoft today issued a security alert for some of its products. A vulnerability has been detected in Windows operating systems Vista and Server 2008, and in Microsoft products Office 2003-2010 and Lync. Hackers could potentially send a link via email or the Web to unsuspecting users, who would then be convinced to click it to view a Web page or Word document that, when opened, would let the hackers seize administrative control of the users' machines.

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Office for iPad and Android tablets hints dropped by Steve Ballmer

Office for iPad and Android tablets hints dropped by Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently hinted during a chat with Wall Street analysts that Microsoft was working on a version of Office for the iPad and Android tablets. Rumors have long suggested that Microsoft was going to port its bread-and-butter Office productivity suite to the Apple gadgets. Microsoft Office continues to be the de facto standard in office productivity applications despite cheaper and even free competitors from Google and other companies.

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