It’s not a question of whether you can get real work done on an iPad. After doing so ourselves, and talking to readers who do likewise, we know that it’s already happening—the real question is how to get the most out of it. That’s why we’re proud to unveil our second iPad-only iBooks Author book, the iPad Office, now available on the iBookstore for just $3.99. In this...
(1 month and 9 days ago)
Even after several months, I don't know what to make of Windows 8. And Microsoft's tablet initiative feels like it's on the rocks. Still, when I look at SkyDrive and Outlook.com — which will replace Hotmail completely by this summer — I see hope for the company. All that's missing is Office for iPad ... and iPhone ... and Android.
(2 months and 30 days ago)
Windows 7 and XP still dominate web traffic for the Windows platform with 44.6% and 39% share respectively in February per Net Applications. It is not too surprising that Windows 8 hasn’t had higher usage (it was 2.67% in February) since businesses are going to need to test and train its employees and I don’t think consumers are rushing to buy a new PC or looking to upgrade...
(2 months and 16 days ago)
Dell XPS 10According to a study released today from Strategy Analytics, the iPad is losing ground to the competition. Although Apple still leads the tablet market, surges in sales of Android and Windows RT devices have reduced its dominance significantly. In the first quarter of 2012, Windows held 0% of the tablet market. In the first quarter of 2013, their share has...
(23 days ago)
A new mobile application from Harmon.ie promises to improve the way people use Microsoft Office 365 from iOS, BlackBerry and Android tablets and phones. Users will be able create, edit, share and store documents using Harmon.ie 4.0 to tie together Office 365 components like SharePoint Online, Yammer, Office Web Apps, Outlook and SkyDrive Pro. "We want to let people work on...
(5 days ago)
Six years after its long-delayed but well-publicized release, Windows Vista now accounts for less than 6% of all Windows machines, a metrics company said earlier this month. According to Net Applications, Vista's usage share of all Windows PCs in January was 5.7%. That's less than a third of the share Vista enjoyed at its peak in the fall of 2009—about the time its...
(3 months and 9 days ago)
Microsoft was hit with a double whammy last month as it made scant progress in either boosting the usage share of Windows 8 or depressing the share of Windows XP, data published today showed. According to Internet analytics company Net Applications, Windows 8 gained just over half a percentage point of usage share in April—virtually the same as the month before—but again...
(17 days ago)
CloudOn does the seemingly impossible. It hosts Microsoft Office in the cloud, then makes it available on your iPhone, iPad, or Android tablet. PC World's Yardena Arar called it her "favorite cloud-hosted virtual Office service." With version 4.0, CloudOn is now available for Android smartphones as well. And it brings some much-needed new features to the table, while...
(2 months and 26 days ago)
If you're trying to run your business without spending money on Microsoft Office, you know the occasional hassles that go with being on the receiving end of Office documents. Google hopes to minimize that hassle with the Chrome Office Viewer extension, which makes it possible to view Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint slide decks right inside the Google...
(23 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Microsoft's Windows 8 may be a better product than all of the other Windows offerings before it, but the company needs consumers to believe that -- and to buy it. As tablet sales climb and the number of mobile devices overtake PCs later this year, Microsoft is betting that consumers will use Windows 8 on PCs, tablets, and hybrids of the two. Better,...
(2 months and 13 days ago)
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