Google on Wednesday announced Gmail version 4.7 for Android users. The new version, which is currently rolling out, adds the ability to edit your out of office response, send any file type (including ZIP files!), and the ability to print e-mails on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The process is now superconvenient and extremely easy to complete.In order to set up your out of office message, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of Gmail on your Android device. As Google has been doing recently, it's a staged roll out, so it might take some … Read more
If you're tired of paying for pricey office suites, but find that free word processors lack the tools to get real work done, Kingsoft can meet you in the middle with just the right balance of price and utility. Kingsoft Office Suite Pro is a reliable word and data processor that can help people work effectively. With a smaller system requirement, the suite is guaranteed to be compatible with almost any platform, from the older but still popular Windows XP to the modern touch-enabled Windows 8.
The latest 2013 edition presents a redesigned UI that is clean and responsive. … Read more
One of the nicest feelings in the world is reassurance.
If someone wraps their arms tightly around you and tells you everything's going to be all right, you breathe more easily.
So I am, of course, delighted that the US National Reconnaissance Office -- the agency in charge of America's spy satellites -- has sent up a new one to watch over our not-always-fair planet.
To create more good feelings, Friday's launch was even live-tweeted.
I experience a troubling frisson, though, when I look at the logo on the side of the rocket. It features an octopus … Read more
In response to e-mail privacy concerns, Microsoft announced Thursday it will introduce message encryption for Office 365 in early 2014.
The new feature, dubbed Office 365 Message Encryption, will allow users to send automatically encrypted e-mail to recipients outside of their own company, regardless of its destination. In addition, all replies and forwards of that original message are automatically encrypted as well.
"No matter what the destination -- Outlook.com, Yahoo, Gmail, Exchange Server, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Squirrel Mail, you name it -- you can send sensitive business communications with an additional level of protection against unauthorized access," … Read more
On Monday, Microsoft released a new Windows Phone 8 app called Office Remote. Office Remote turns your Windows Phone 8 into a presentation remote for a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, with Office 2013 and Bluetooth.
Office Remote currently supports PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. With this app you can perform actions such as jumping through slides, and using a remote laser pointer in PowerPoint. In Word and Excel, you can navigate through documents and zoom in and out. If you want to set up your Windows Phone as an Office remote for your PC, here's how:
Step 1: … Read more
iPad owners tired of waiting for Microsoft to launch a version of Office for the tablet now have yet another option.
Released Thursday, HopTo is a free iPad app that lets you view, edit, and create Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, and view PowerPoint presentations. The ability to edit a PowerPoint file is slated for an upcoming version.
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. I was also able to play QuickTime video clips.
You can access … Read more
New York State's top lawyer says Airbnb is exaggerating about how much customer data the state is asking the company to hand over.
On Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office filed a motion defending its need to access the user data of Airbnb's New York City hosts.
The peer-to-peer home rental company previously protested that the state authorities are overstepping a legal boundary. However, the New York AG's office is not backing down from its earlier demand, saying that the subpoena filed in early October applies only to people who are breaking the law. … Read more
Microsoft has caught up to a key collaboration feature of Google Docs with its rival Office 365 service: the ability for multiple people to simultaneously edit the same document.
The feature now is available for the Web versions of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document.
"New real-time presence helps you see where your co-authors are working in the document so that you don't create conflicts as you edit," said Microsoft's Amanda Lefebvre in a blog post Wednesday. "Additionally, the new ability to see changes to text and formatting as they happen will help you and your … Read more
In the not-too-distant future, it is quite likely that most interactions between patients and the health care system will happen online, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who partnered with The Commonwealth Fund to review recent trends in digital health care as well as scientific literature.
Thanks to consumer-directed health apps, electronic health records (EHRs), telemedicine, and the like, researchers say that patients are going to dramatically change the way they interact with their doctors. They report their findings in the November issue of the journal Health Affairs.
The researchers estimate that when EHRs … Read more
Two years ago this month, a report on The Daily claimed that Microsoft had built a version of Office for the iPad and was demonstrating it privately. Ever since, folks have been on the hunt for the elusive Office for iPad.
A month ago, Microsoft execs basically confirmed that Office for iPad exists, but said that it wouldn't be released until after Microsoft delivers its own, touch-first set of core Office apps, which I've been calling "Gemini."
Along with other Microsoft watchers, I've been wondering whether Microsoft was simply sitting on Office for iPad, delaying … Read more