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Google puts G Suite Less Secure Apps policy changes on hold

Google puts G Suite Less Secure Apps policy changes on hold

For the past few weeks, the world has become more reliant on the Internet, both for play and especially for work. The latter is why many software and platform developers have been adjusting their features and even their policies to account for the sudden change in work habits. Unsurprisingly, Google is making some changes to its G Suite platform, suspending its earlier move to cut off the access of what it considers "Less Secure Apps".

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Microsoft Office app reunified in major update: And why it’s my new default

Microsoft Office app reunified in major update: And why it’s my new default

Five years ago, Microsoft suggested we "try the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps", as the lot replaced the "Office Mobile" app. This week, Microsoft decided they were better off pushing those apps back into a single app, now re-named "Office." If you never deleted the Office Mobile app from your phone back then, all you need to do now is hit the update button. Easy as pie!

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Microsoft Office all-in-one Android app snubs tablets

Microsoft Office all-in-one Android app snubs tablets

Microsoft is doing more than putting a new coat of Fluid paint on its apps and services across different platforms. It has, for better or worse, started to merge three of its core Office apps into one app to rule them all. After going in and out of private testing, that unified Microsoft Office app is now available for all on Android. For some reason, however, Microsoft has chosen to ignore the one or two places where this app could have the most beneficial impact.

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Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint on iOS get a minor facelift

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint on iOS get a minor facelift

Microsoft has been pushing a new design language that will unify its apps and experiences across all platforms. While it might want all its users to just grab its own Surface devices, especially the upcoming Surface Duo and Surface Neo, there's no helping the fact that not everyone can nor will. Some will always prefer Apple's products even if they have to begrudgingly use Microsoft Office, which is why Redmond is trying to meet them halfway with a new and improved trio of Office apps for iOS devices.

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Microsoft Teams was down this morning for Office 365

Microsoft Teams was down this morning for Office 365

This morning Microsoft Office 365's own Microsoft Teams was indeed down this morning due to an authentication issue. The service was interrupted and/or completely down and out (for users attempting to access during the period of interruption) for approximately two hours. This issue occurred at around 8:30 AM Central Time, and was rectified approximately two hours later.

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Windows 10 Mobile Office apps end-of-life dated

Windows 10 Mobile Office apps end-of-life dated

With official support for Windows 10 Mobile ending tomorrow, we've now learned when Microsoft plans to pull the plug on its Office apps for the ill-fated mobile OS. Those of you who still rely on Windows 10 Mobile's Office apps can breathe a sigh of relief - support for those isn't ending alongside support for the OS tomorrow. In fact, it'll be quite some time before Microsoft washes its hands of Office on Windows 10 Mobile.

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Microsoft Office mobile apps Fluent redesign may not be skin deep only

Microsoft Office mobile apps Fluent redesign may not be skin deep only

Microsoft just announced a facelift for its mobile apps, both on Android and iOS that is almost too easy to pass off as just an aesthetic change. After all, Microsoft itself talks a lot about Fluent design, visual coherence, and the like. This might just be the tip of the iceberg and the way Microsoft will be preparing people, especially mobile users for the Surface Duo, and even the Surface Neo, that will be speaking the same design language after all.

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Microsoft redesigns flagship Office apps for mobile productivity

Microsoft redesigns flagship Office apps for mobile productivity

Microsoft has redesigned several of its Office mobile apps, including OneDrive, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. The company has focused on mobile productivity and the needs of users who are increasingly reliant on their mobile devices. Microsoft has introduced a number of changes to help users save time, including the arrival of a new 'Play My Emails' feature in Outlook.

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Autonomous SmartDesk Home Office Review: Standing desk on the cheap?

Autonomous SmartDesk Home Office Review: Standing desk on the cheap?

Over the past few weeks I've been using the Autonomous SmartDesk Hybrid-Edition while I work. This is a standing desk, but can also be used as a sitting desk. It has a control panel on its right side to adjust the heights at which it's able to rest. OF NOTE: This desk was originally called "Hybrid Edition" but is now called "Home Office" - you'll find that reflected on their listing site.

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Microsoft Office mobile app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint in one

Microsoft Office mobile app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint in one

Microsoft announced a great many things at its IGNITE conference but some might be disappointed by a distinct lack of the dual-screen Surface devices or even Windows 10X. Of course, that doesn't mean it is yet again ignoring the mobile market and has, in fact, one particularly curious announcement prepared. It has just started the public beta testing of a new mobile app for Office that, on the surface, seems to simply combine three Office apps into one. That, however, belies the paradigm shift that Microsoft is trying to push to mobile.

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Cortana Play My Emails for Outlook on iOS lands with masculine voice option

Cortana Play My Emails for Outlook on iOS lands with masculine voice option

Cortana is about to get a lot more chatty, with Microsoft launching a new Play My Emails feature for its assistant at Ignite 2019 today. The new Outlook mobile feature is joined by a new voice for Cortana, adding a masculine option to the existing feminine voice the assistant first debuted with.

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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 looks like MacBook, costs around $560

Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 looks like MacBook, costs around $560

The RedmiBook Pro 14 looks a whole lot like a lot of notebooks that've been released in the past few years - but most notably one model in particular. RedmiBook Pro 14 comes in three colors - silver, dark grey, and pink, and comes with a black-bezeled display above a black keyboard in a tray-like depression in the metal just above a centered touchpad the same color as the metal. This device does not run Apple's MacOS software, but DOES run Microsoft's Windows 10 and Office Home.

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