You, like us, have probably watched the Apple adverts that show the magic of a Mac and its iWork apps and felt suitably proud to be part of the club. You then come to use those apps and find yourself creating a hideous-looking document that doesn’t quite look like those beautifully polished works of art you’ve seen on TV and the web. While Apple’s apps are certainly easy to use, making the end product look as remarkable as you would like is a little more of a challenge.
My iPad 2 is better than my old PC laptop in many ways, except one. As a businessperson, I still need to work with Microsoft Office files on a daily basis. What do I have to do to edit Office files on my iPad? And is it possible to sync them back when I’m done?
Apple has finally made the iWork suite of applications available in universal format, meaning that they will now work for the iPhone and iPod touch, just as they did before with the iPad. With the most recent update, Apple didn't only bring support for the rest of the iOS devices, but they also added a new document manager, ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler, and a new Smart Zoom feature when viewing and editing data. You can also control your Keynote presentations from another iOS device using the Keynote Remote app. Let us take you on a walkthrough of the new features and show you exactly how they work.
iPhone and iPod touch users without an iPad have been watching enviously from the sidelines as tablet users have the fun of using Apple’s iWork apps -- until now. Apple has announced new updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS that make them universal at last.
Spreadsheets aren't anyone's idea of sexy. Here's a cell, it adds up other cells; here's a cell, it averages other cells. And so on. In fact, this has long been the underappreciated workhorse in any office suite, but spreadsheets can pack loads of functionality into those little cells.
Just like Word, Microsoft's Excel has long dominated this realm. Apple has a worthy competitor in Numbers, but how does mobile spreadsheet creation stack up? Which mobile software gives you the spreadsheet power you've always wanted? Let's do the math.
Apple has just updated Keynote and Numbers for iOS 4.2. This update to the mobile version of Apple's iWork suite of apps brings a few new features, in addition to printing support for iOS 4.2. A feature many iPad owners can appreciate.
Most everyone expected the latest version of the iWork ’11 productivity applications to debut at last month’s Back to the Mac event, but a new report claims that while an updated suite is indeed ready to go, it may be held back to debut alongside the forthcoming Mac App Store early next year.