The Defense Department said Friday that it has approved Apple devices for use on its networks, meaning that it can issue its employees iPhones and iPads at the office. With the announcement, Apple joins Samsung and BlackBerry on a short list of commercial smartphone makers that the Pentagon says are secure enough for its workers to use. Show More Summary
AstralPad, the easiest way to edit and collaborate on office documents from the convenience of your iPad, today announced that it has integrated Google Drive into its platform, giving Google Apps users a better mobile solution for editing and collaborating on documents from the iPad. In addition, the company launched AstralPad 2.0 globally, with support [...]Show More Summary
Flowboard is trying create the best tools for "interactive storytelling" on a tablet. And the best way to illustrate those tools is through a demo, so founder and CEO Brent Brookler stopped by the TechCrunch office today to show us the app. First, Brookler showed us the beginning of creating a presentation. Show More Summary
iPads and other tablets are being used every day for productivity tasks once reserved for laptops. Walt Mossberg looks at apps that attempt to emulate the features of Office.
When Apple introduced the iPad in 2009, it rolled out its own suite of Microsoft Office-like applications. It had "Pages" for word processing, "Numbers" for spreadsheets, and "Keynote" for presentations. Since Microsoft never rolled out a version of Office for the iPad, each of those three apps sold well for Apple. Show More Summary
The long-standing issue with BYOD is security — how to juggle cloud access with compliance in the enterprise, and who’s responsibility is this? Storage solutions provider NetApp has taken on the burden, introducing a new application that enables end-users to … Continue reading ?
Dear Lifehacker, I use an iPad constantly while I am out of the office, but because everything I do with it syncs with my desktop computer, when I am at my desk, it just sits there. I have been searching for an app that will just give me information while it is in ‘desktop’ mode (connected to power). More »
Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates stuck to the company line on tablets Monday, and disparaged rival Apple’s iPad for its lack of a keyboard and its inability to run Office. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program, Gates,...Show More Summary
Guest Post While Apple’s products have become a must-have in the Russian political elite, some State Duma deputies are outraged with the executive office of the lower chamber for virtually forcing them to use iPads and iPhones for w...
Frustrated with your iPad’s lack of Office and no physical keyboard? Probably not but that doesn’t stop Bill Gates from believing it. Serving as the lone hero for Microsoft’s compromise PC-tablet (the Surface Pro even has a fan), the Microsoft co-founder cited users’ growing frustration with the software and hardware limitations of the iPad as [...]
So, you have started to realize that you use your iPad a whole lot more than the notebook that the office loaned out to you for your productivity needs on the go, and with that, you might want to take note that sometimes, carrying around large sized files on a USB flash drive and transferring [...]
Actor Craig Robinson stopped by TODAY on Thursday to chat about his latest projects — the new movie "Peeples," the conclusion of "The Office," and an upcoming pilot for NBC — but not before showing off his virtual piano chops. Take a...Show More Summary
By Joel West: The Wall Street Journal notes that Microsoft hopes its Office suite will provide leverage to attract buyers to Windows tablets, but asks whether it would be better off providing Office for the iPad and Android tablets. According to the WSJ, Windows provides "about a quarter of revenue and about a third of operating income. Show More Summary
The Status Board is an iPad app from Panic. It emulates a huge screen that’s been in their office for a few years. The app will suck in information from various feeds and produce auto-updating panels, tables and graphs. Mine is simple. Here’s a screenshot I took for Rich Stevens last night. The blurred panel [...]
Droid Timelapse for free on Android, Pronto now free on iOS, Office Bleepster now free on iPad, BoxFiles for Dropbox now free on Windows Phone, plus lots more. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »
Apple often speaks of a “post PC era.” Microsoft talks about a “PC plus era.” Each company is framing the future around its strengths, so believe what you will. Whether post or plus, though, mobile computing is here to stay. And if Microsoft...Show More Summary
Microsoft (MSFT) has long been rumored to be building a version of Office for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, but earlier reports that claimed the productivity suite would arrive in early 2013 appear to have been false. The latest report now suggests that we may not see Office for Android and iOS until 2014. Show More Summary
Microsoft's Office software will not be on iOS or Android until the fall of 2014, Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet reports. Foley is a thorough Microsoft beat reporter. She's generally quite accurate. She's basing her report on a roadmap for Office, which she got from a source. Show More Summary
The debut of Microsoft's Office suite for mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad may be later than previously anticipated, with a new report claiming the software is scheduled to debut in late 2014.
Since we first heard rumors that Microsoft was working on Office for iOS as far back as 2011 and got a look at alleged leaked images of an iPad app that Microsoft later denied were real, every couple of months we’ve seen reports that say the app is coming soon. First it was November 2012, [...]