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April 22, 2015

Microsoft Office Preview apps released for Android tablets on Lollipop, and x86 systems

Microsoft truly has been on a tear bringing their apps and services to tablet users, and not just users of their own Windows operating system. In this latest release, a new Preview of their Office apps is available for Android 5.0+ Lollipop tablets, or any tablet 10.1-inches and smaller running x86 architecture.

It was not long ago we announced that these Office apps, being Word, Excel and PowerPoint, were made available, for free, to Android tablet users. This new Preview release is, for lack of a better word, a beta program, allowing you a glimpse of what is to come for all Microsoft Office users.

Getting in on the fun requires you to apply through the [...]

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April 15, 2015

Microsoft adds multi-factor authentication to Office apps for Android tablets

It was not all that long ago that Microsoft made its core set of Office apps available for your Android tablet, and even more recent that Outlook became available too. However, enterprise users were certain to notice that the apps lacked a few security measures, sadly, this meant that users could enjoy Office at home, but not at work on their tablet.

This has changed, Microsoft has released an update to their Office apps for Android that include most, if not all of the required authentication techniques for business use.

Starting now, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets will include several levels of security features for the business world. [...]

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April 1, 2015

Microsoft Surface 3 is now up for pre-order

A few years ago, Microsoft decided to take a more direct approach with computer hardware, launching a brand new tablet called the Microsoft Surface. A few iterations have passed, including the brand new Surface 3, which is now up for pre-sale in the Microsoft Store.

The new tablet already has a big brother on the market, the Surface Pro 3, which clocks in with a 12-inch display, while the ‘basic’ Surface rocks a 10.8-inch display.

Running down the specs list of the Surface 3, we see that 10.8-inch display with 1920×1280 resolution, 10 point multi-touch input and options for 64GB of storage with 2GB of RAM or 128GB storage with 4GB of [...]

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March 10, 2015

Best Surface Pro 3 cases

There are countless cases to choose from if you have an iPad, or an Android tablet from known OEMs especially Samsung. However, when it comes to the Surface Pro series, your options are more limited. That being said, this does not mean there are not any good ones out there. Today, we take a look at our top five best cases for the Surface Pro 3.

Manvex Leather Case

[$27.95, Amazon]

The Manvex leather case for the Surface Pro 3 provides a bit of style for your tablet with its dual tone finish. If you are one to sport Microsoft‘s Type Keyboard for the Surface Pro 3 then this case has got you covered as it is perfectly compatible with it. The case also comes [...]

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February 24, 2015

Can Apple repeat Samsung’s success with a stylus for iPad?

With rumors flying across the Internet about a possible stylus for the iPad, experts wonder if Apple will repeat the success of Samsung or die trying.
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February 20, 2015

Microsoft OneDrive gains Material Design refresh in first beta release

Microsoft has just released their first beta version of the OneDrive Android app, which brings a nice Material Design refresh.
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February 16, 2015

Does the Microsoft Dropbox merger benefit businesses?

Late last year Microsoft merged with Drobpox. But why did they merge and what does it mean for businesses?
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November 15, 2013

Edit Microsoft Office docs on your iPad with HopTo

With HopTo you can view PDFs and a wide array of image files, including JPGs, PNGs, TIFs, and animated GIFs. You can listen to MP3s, iTunes M4A files, and other music formats and view QuickTime video clips.

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November 15, 2013

Flipboard arrives on Windows 8.1 with Live Tile support

The Windows 8.1 application is now live in the Windows Store and will work on both Windows 8 and RT machines.

As with the firm’s iOS and Android apps, readers will find that the conventional controls remain in place. They can still flip through magazines (both curated and those created by other Flipboard users), subscribe and add content to magazines.

That’s where the familiarity ends however as the new app has been slightly tweaked to suit Windows 8. For example, users now need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display action icons like Subscribe, Refresh, Edit and Flip It, while swiping down presents recommended users to follow and magazines [...]

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November 13, 2013

3 reasons why the BYOD juggernaut is just getting started

In its current guise, BYOD is somewhat like bringing up your first child. You’ve done the basics – the feeding, the changing and the trudging day to the day with a lack of sleep.

Then there comes the anxiety when the child comes down with a virus (read: security) or as to how you’re going to afford new milk formula, clothing and others essentials (data and device costs).

A couple of years later and you think the easy part is coming.  The child no longer cries without explanation, is toilet trained and sleeps throughout the night. But then other hurdles emerge — like schooling, kids clubs and logistical nightmares – and you realize you [...]

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