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iWork update features new editor design and better sharing options

iWork update features new editor design and better sharing options

Apple has just pushed out a major update to the three core members of its iWork productivity suite. This latest versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote include a ton of features that improve the user experience in both the editing process as well as in sharing documents.

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Office for iPad release set for 11AM PST today

Office for iPad release set for 11AM PST today

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for Office have revealed that they’ll be releasing the first full-blown iPad iteration of the app today. This release will take place at 11AM Pacific time - that’s 1PM Central or 2PM Eastern - and it’ll be free. You can view documents and give presentations of documents without cost, but you’ll be paying a subscription fee to edit.

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Office for iPad tipped for unveiling next week

Office for iPad tipped for unveiling next week

Last month, word surfaced via sources that the long-awaited Office for iPad would be arriving in the first half of this year, something that has now been refined to a far more narrow timeline: this month. Specifically, according to the latest information, it will be introduced during CEO Satya Nadella's press event next week.

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Office for Mac update arrives this year

Office for Mac update arrives this year

Mac users who have been long awaiting a proper Microsoft Office update can rejoice: the company's Manager for Office in Germany has stated a new release will arrive some time later on this year, marking the first version update since 2011.

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Microsoft Office Online replaces Office Web Apps

Microsoft Office Online replaces Office Web Apps

Microsoft has announced a change today for its Office Web Apps. Those Office Web Apps have been around for a long time now. Microsoft has announced that it has renamed the Office Web Apps and added some updates to the service.

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Office 365 to work with eSignature soon as Microsoft pens DocuSign deal

Office 365 to work with eSignature soon as Microsoft pens DocuSign deal

This week the folks at Microsoft responsible for keeping Office at the head of every office’s mind have made clear their intent to move forward with signatures. In this case, this means that they’ve signed a deal with DocuSign so that their reputable electronic signature authorization - eSignature - will work with Office 365.

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Google Sheets update adds offline editing

Google Sheets update adds offline editing

Google has been trying to lure users away from the class dominating Microsoft Office productivity suite for a long time. One of the best tools that Google has to lure users away from Office is its free online alternatives. One of those alternatives is called Google Sheets.

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Elop as Microsoft CEO said to consider axing Xbox and Bing

Elop as Microsoft CEO said to consider axing Xbox and Bing

Since the August announcement that Steve Ballmer was out as CEO of Microsoft, more than a few rumors have surfaced on who would take his place - one of the more titalating of these being former Nokia head Stephen Elop. Today's suggestion from anonymous sources speaking with Bloomberg is that Elop has a non-finalized strategy for the company which includes two major changes. One of these changes is a refocusing of efforts for the company: away from Office software for Windows and towards Office for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

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Microsoft: free Apple software “hardly that surprising or significant”

Microsoft: free Apple software “hardly that surprising or significant”

One day after the newest Apple event in which they showed off a set of new iPads and desktop machines and Microsoft has fired back at Apple's most interesting move: free software. Apple turned the latest release of their desktop operating system (OS X Mavericks) as well as their iWork and iLife suites of apps into free releases. Microsoft's own Corporate Vice President of Communications, Frank Shaw, today suggested that the public's response to this set of freebies were all due to the so-called Apple RDF (Reality Distortion Field).

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Office for iPad confirmed incoming (but you may have to wait until late 2014)

Office for iPad confirmed incoming (but you may have to wait until late 2014)

Microsoft Office for iPad is in the pipeline, CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed, though the software's release may not take place until 2014 when the company has a "touch first" interface for tablets. Revealing the long-anticipated app plans at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo today, Ballmer said that "iPad will be picked up when there's a touch-first user interface" available, likely to hit Windows 8 tablets first. However, leaked roadmaps earlier in the year suggest we could still be waiting some time.

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Box Notes launches with real-time document collaboration in the cloud

Box Notes launches with real-time document collaboration in the cloud

Cloud company Box has announced its new Box Notes service, a cloud-based document creation and collaboration tool that allows multiple users to join forces on projects. The service pits itself against certain other competitors, not the least of which is Google Docs, with the service being completely integrated into Box's platform.

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Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

We've been enjoying Microsoft Office on the iPhone for a little while now, but it has finally arrived on Android smartphones, with support for tablets still MIA, just as with the iPad on iOS. Office Mobile for Android brings cloud-based office suite fun to Google's mobile platform in the form of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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