Microsoft Office has always had a lot of features--too many features, some would say. With menus inside of menus, palettes aplenty, and toolbars crammed with tiny buttons, the biggest problem with Office was finding the features you needed without being bogged down by the ones you never touched. Plus, with the Mac version of Office lagging at least a year behind the Windows suite, feature parity could be an issue, so Mac users often felt like second-class citizens over, for example, the lack of VBA macros.
In almost a sort of "who would have thunk it," Microsoft may not be as bad off when it comes to the cell phone industry. Its upcoming Windows 7 phone got a fairly decent review from a pretty well known name. John Gruber, of Daring Fireball has deemed it a "really nice" phone. Hmmm...
Despite the fact that Microsoft just finished enjoying the highest sales numbers ever seen by the company in a single fiscal year, the Redmond, Washington software giant is none too pleased with Steve Ballmer. According to securities regulators, the outspoken CEO was paid a cash bonus of $670,000--half the amount he could have earned were he not to have fumbled the roll out of their Kin line of mobile phones and responded in a timely manner to the threat of Apple's iPad.
Mac users who rely upon Microsoft Office to grind out their living on a daily basis are always hungry for word of an update to make their experience using the invaluable suite of applications more stable, intuitive and productive. Since the release of Office for Mac 2008, glitch fixes and security updates have always been always a welcomed site. But let's face it: What Office users really want is an overhaul of the entire suite--Word, PowerPoint, Excel, our email software--everything.
According to a post made this morning the Office for Mac Blog, the much anticipated new version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite for OS X--Office for Mac 2011--is upon us, and in 2010 no less!
This is the generation that will never know life without an app store. These days, every tiny device imaginable has its own app store to tout; even the seemingly useless Peek email reading device has apps for social networking. Now, Microsoft allegedly wants to jump onto this bandwagon with their own app store of sorts.
Now that the weather is turning rainy and colder, it'd be a really good time to catch up on some television, some films, and some gaming. Well, turns out you're in luck with Boxee in the on-deck circle, the all new Apple TV ready to drop, and possibly even Google TV setting up shop. Plus, iPads are expanding to new retail locations, Game Center is taking off big time, and we haven't even hit the holiday shopping season yet. So tuck in to some electronic goodness from your friends at Mac|Life.
There's no doubt about the success of the Xbox, but Microsoft's latest claim might have some scratching their heads. First it's iPhone "funerals," and now they're making some pretty bold claims about Kinect sales.
It was the tweet heard round the world. Microsoft was said to be working on iPad apps, and this from none other than Microsoft's blogger Paul Thurrott. Obviously, he was oblique to pique our interest. Consider it piqued.