If you're often tired of holding up your iPad whilst laying in bed or on the sofa, then you may benefit from a new adjustable mount called the spiderArm. The modular and highly adjustable spiderArm can securely support both the iPad and the latest iPad 2.
We're going to start seeing leaked and/or pre-released information about Mobile World Congress 2012 pretty soon, folks, and the flood does begin right here in ernest with a rather intimate look at the HTC Ville with Sense 4.0. We've got a report that iPhone 5 will be rolling out with NFC for the masses to pay their bills. And for your third completely unrelated news bit to start the morning off right: that conversation the president had with us on Google+ ended up speaking about SOPA - as if it's not already dead.
Windows 8 will lack a Metro UI version of Office 15, it's been suggested, with insufficient time blamed for what will amount to merely "interface tweaks" to better suit the pared-down menus. Although a Metro version of Office has been tipped for some time, the practicalities involved in rebuilding the software using WebRT in time for the OS' launch later this year mean the actual app will be a halfway house between traditional and Metro, The Verge's sources say.
Shrug off that case of the Mondays you've had all day and check out what made news in the gadget world today. For starters, there are a couple new developments in mobile data plans in the US. On the Verizon side, the carrier may soon be launching family data plans, making it a bit more affordable to have multiple smartphones on the same account. T-Mobile is playing the restriction card, as it will start imposing data roaming limits on April 5.
One of the most famous suites of software on earth, Microsoft's Office, has been released in its 15th iteration this morning as a Technical Preview. As JP Hough, CVP of Development for Microsoft's Office Division notes, Office 15 is the codename of the next generation of Microsoft's Office products, and this Technical Preview is the first Phase of release for a limited group of customers under non-disclosure agreements. This release does not currently have any semblance of a price or release date, and this early build will not be released to the public.
The Samsung SUR40 multitouch table, first unveiled last CES and once again this past CES 2012, is now finally ready to ship. The tabletop features a massive 40-inch Full HD 1080p LCD display protected by perhaps the world's largest piece of Gorilla Glass. It runs Microsoft's second-generation platform called Surface 2.0 along with Microsoft's PixelSense touchscreen technology.
Microsoft is reportedly "actively working" on bringing a version of its Office suite to the iPad, challenging Apple's own Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps. Individual titles in the iPad Office package have not been confirmed, but are expected to sell for around $10 apiece sources tell The Daily; the likelihood is that Word, Excel and PowerPoint will all make the jump to the iOS tablet.
In what's becoming a lovely trend from manufacturers all over the map, videos showing conceptual futures where technology has completely transformed the way we go about our daily lives have been emerging - this newest one comes from Microsoft who sees one magical gadget after another, after another. Earlier this month there was a video by the name of "Microsoft Office Labs Vision 2019," now there's one called "Productivity Future Vision (2011)," both of them fantastically edited and made to make devices impossible to make with today's technology seem rather possible by sight.
Get your documents all in order today on the Amazon Appstore with OfficeSuite Professional 5, an Office editing app that's normally $15, completely for free. As you may or may not know, the Amazon Appstore is a place where you can pick up apps on your Android device, this app store completely separate from the official Google version, that being called the Android Marketplace. If you'll take a look at your humble narrator's original Android Community 101: Amazon Appstore, it will all become abundantly clear. Today the Amazon Appstore is giving away no less than your one-stop shop for everything Office.
So you sit at your desk all day, do you? Sounds familiar to me - in fact more often than not I find myself sitting in several places looking for the best "desk" to meet my ever-changing daily needs; for example right after a meal or early in the morning are completely different levels of leaning back or sitting up. The folks at Herman Miller have heard the cries of you and I, ladies and gentlemen of the tech-using community, bringing forth the "Envelop Desk" that has the ability to move back and forth with the user, leaning down and towards the user when they need it most.