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Microsoft OneNote Updated With New Formatting Options, Support For Office 365 Notebooks, And More

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Microsoft is on a roll today – first a Skype update, and now OneNote for Android is on the receiving end of a fairly major update, as well. Those who rely on Microsoft’s note-taking service should find that the update brings some rather favorable and useful changes, including support for Office 365 notebooks and new formatting options. Here’s a look at the full changelog:

What’s in this version:

* New note formatting options and full fidelity viewing
* Support for Office 365 based notebooks
* Support for roaming “Most Recently Used” list
* Home screen Widgets with quick actions for capturing photo and audio notes
* Create audio notes
* Search

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Unfortunately, the official blog post is very iOS-centric, but the details should translate across all versions of the application.

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No more working from home for Yahoo employees

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If you joined hands with Yahoo! So that you could work from home no questions asked, you just received a blow to your beliefs yesterday as the company has decided not to give the ‘work from home’ option anymore to any of its employees. I know a few Yahoo! employees who are always making the rest of us jealous for having to actually go to work. Well, it looks like they are going to be no different soon.

This comes as a result of the restructure of the way the company works. Starting June, nobody will have the option to work from home. So if you live in a different city than your office, you better make plans to move to a place near your office before June, or you will have to let go of working with the company. Head of Yahoo’s HR, Jackie Reses, stated in the memo, “We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”

Instead of making the company’s employees a bit more enthusiastic about this, the memo did the opposite, the adverse effect. Most of the employees are infuriated because they do not have the flexibility of working from home that they were offered when they signed up. You might think of staying back home once in a while for some emergency, for this, Reses writes, “And, for the rest of us who occasionally have to stay home for the cable guy, please use your best judgment in the spirit of collaboration.”

The company believes that making people work from the office will bring in more speed and quality to the work. But it is actually the opposite. Reaching the work place with all the traffic on the way from home would have killed your early morning spirit by a large percentage. And once you reach your work, your boss will kill the rest of it. But working from home gives you the benefit of waking up late and going to bed late. This translates to more peaceful head for better work and more hours per day put into work, which is always good.

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How to Get Microsoft Office on Your IPad

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In an article I wrote yesterday, I discussed the stinginess of Microsoft to not provide an Office app for iPad users. Of course, there were those who disagree with me and think that Microsoft’s strategy is a successful one. I still stick by my words in that article (titled “Why Microsoft Office for IPad is a Good Idea”) that Microsoft is losing billions of dollars in revenue and profit due to its stubbornness; at the same time, what can a consumer do about it? Not much.

I decided to test a little experiment in my apartment today, which you can find in the video posted below:

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In order to get Microsoft Office on your iPad, you will need to purchase two things: (1) Microsoft Office for Mac OS and (2) Windows 8 Metro Testbed from the App Store. I purchased Microsoft Office 2011 two years ago when it first arrived for Mac OS, and I had to purchase it separately from my MacBook Pro. It was priced around about $115-$120, so it is a rather steep purchase. In any case, I enjoy Microsoft Office and use it daily for blogging, research, papers, and so on. The Windows 8 Metro Testbed can be purchased from the App Store for $49.99. I bought it a year ago when the price tag was around $35.00. All you need to do is download the Windows 8 Testbed application on your iPad. Yes, note from before you download that this will not give you Windows 8 OS; rather, the point of downloading this application is to provide access to your desktop. In other words, Windows 8 Testbed will give you access to your Mac OS (and Microsoft Office) from your iPad.

In addition to downloading the Testbed app, you will also need to log into Splashtop Streamer (for your Mac OS) and retain your username and password. Whenever you want to use your iPad to work on papers and so on, you will need to log into Splashtop Streamer on your laptop. Once you log in, you will be required to provide a passcode or security code for your iPad. This is how you must connect your iOS to Mac OS in order for this solution to work.

Next, connect the iPad by using the security code and finding your laptop on the server. The connection will go through, and your Mac OS desktop should now appear on your iPad. I highly recommend that you also have a physical keyboard nearby, so that some gestures on your iPad are touch, while others are on a physical keyboard. Once you do, you can send emails, documents, and type research papers (and use accurate footnotes) by way of the Windows 8 Metro Testbed application.

I realize that this is not ideal for everyone, but if you want to get Microsoft Office on your iPad, this seems to be the most hassle-free way to do it. Forgive me in the video; my MacBook Pro keyboard is in need of serious repair and many of the keys I needed for my password and username were not available. Even if you do not own a username and password for Splashtop Streamer, you can still access the Windows 8 testbed application and use it for writing purposes with your Microsoft Office software on your Mac OS.

Microsoft is still being stingy with its software at the moment. If you want to have the Microsoft experience without purchasing a Microsoft tablet, look no further than your iPad and Mac OS laptop.

 

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Samsung releases another clever ad, this time aimed at us working schmucks

 

Samsung is on a roll with their clever, catchy, and effective advertising. A new commercial released by the Korean company shows how your new Galaxy Note 2 can be used to multitask in both work and play, this time in an office environment. The ad keeps you entertained and shows you the effectiveness of their product…the opitome of great marketing. With advertising like this, it’s no wonder they are the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. Keep it up Sammy.

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Samsung releases another clever ad, this time aimed at us working schmucks

 

Samsung is on a roll with their clever, catchy, and effective advertising. A new commercial released by the Korean company shows how your new Galaxy Note 2 can be used to multitask in both work and play, this time in an office environment. The ad keeps you entertained and shows you the effectiveness of their product…the opitome of great marketing. With advertising like this, it’s no wonder they are the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. Keep it up Sammy.

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Samsung releases another clever ad, this time aimed at us working schmucks

 

Samsung is on a roll with their clever, catchy, and effective advertising. A new commercial released by the Korean company shows how your new Galaxy Note 2 can be used to multitask in both work and play, this time in an office environment. The ad keeps you entertained and shows you the effectiveness of their product…the opitome of great marketing. With advertising like this, it’s no wonder they are the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world. Keep it up Sammy.

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Samsung shows off the Note 2 in your “typical” office scenario [VIDEO]

Samsung seems to be hitting homerun after homerun when it comes to ads for its Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The latest advertising attempt by the OEM puts the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 into an office environment. No, the device’s awesome multitasking capabilities aren’t tested by the world’s most efficient employee ala Lisa from Obsessed, but it shows how one can use the Note 2 to work smarter, not harder.

This one minute spot will likely be chopped up a bit to fit typical broadcast advertising formats, but the video uses a clever balance of humor, fun and work to appeal to most normal white-collared 9-to-5′ers. I personally could have done without the slight swerve at the end, but that’s just me.

The ad should be just as effective as any when it comes to capturing the attention and interest of the viewer, but more important is Samsung’s attempt to appeal to enterprise in the first place.

Sure, the approach wasn’t all that serious in tone — and the decision to go with a particular phone for office use largely depends on each individual’s workplace and situation — but there’s no better way to try and break into a sector of the market dominated by iOS and Blackberry than to show it thriving in that setting. Be sure to take a look at the quick video above.

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5 Android apps to help with last-minute holiday shopping

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PANIC!!11! You have a tree sitting in the back yard waiting to be decorated, in-laws coming into town tomorrow, cookies to finish baking for the office gift swap, and you still have three people to buy for – at least two of whom can make your daily life miserable if they don’t like what you get them. While your phone might not be able to help with everything on that list, it can definitely help you get your shopping done. Here are five Android apps to help get your holiday shopping done quickly so you can focus on handling the rest of the holiday insanity.

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Weekly photo contest: All work and no play

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Tuesday means it's time for a new photo contest. Looking through the entries is always one of the highlights of my work week, and I always get a kick out of the creative shots folks come up with. I love taking and looking at pictures. This week let's expand on that a little bit. Show me something from your daily job. Whether you work in an office, out in the field, at home, or are in school we want to see what defines your job in a picture.

As always, the format is loose — get as creative as you like — but there are rules. You'll find those rules in the contest entry thread in the forums. Read them and follow them and you might win this weeks prize — a case of your choice from ShopAndroid.com. Whether you need something rugged because you work in the great outdoors, or something slim that fit in your dress slacks in the office, you'll find one that keeps you covered.

Last week we asked to see a scene from the streets, and arvu2k wowed us with his picture. Check your inbox arvu2k, some details about your prize are headed your way. 

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Granny Smith Updated With 9 New Bonus Levels, Kellex Takes the Day Off

It’s sort of the running joke here at the DL office that Kellex just can’t get enough Granny Smith. For some reason, this game has consumed his life and today, it’s gotten even worse. With nine new bonus levels, and an official “hard mode” for experts, we may not be seeing him for quite some [...]

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass is now on “more than one billion consumer electronics devices”

If you have ever taken a look at specifications of a touchscreen smartphone, you must have surely come across something called “Gorilla Glass”. Gorilla Glass is basically a trademark for alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass manufactured by an U.S. glassmaker Corning. Corning Incorporated is an American company and apart from making Gorilla Glass, it also produces glass, ceramics, and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications. Anyways, it’s widely known for Gorilla Glass now. The technology or the product got breakthrough when it was incorporated in the first iPhone that was launched back in 2007.

According to the book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson “friend John Seeley Brown, who was on the board of Corning Glass in Upstate New York, told him that he should talk to that company’s young and dynamic CEO, Wendell Weeks. Corning’s facility in Harrisburg, Kentucky, which had been making LCD displays, was converted almost overnight to make gorilla glass full-time. “We put our best scientists and engineers on it, and we just made it work.” In his airy office, Weeks has just one framed memento on display. It’s a message Jobs sent the day the iPhone came out: “We couldn’t have done it without you.”

Gorilla Glass is kind of responsible for Apple’s success because iPhone was marketed as that one smartphone which can survive in a pocket with set of keys and yet still come out with no scratches on the screen, and Gorilla Glass does a good job delivering that feature. The glass is engineered in such a way that it is thin, light, and yet has a very good damage-resistance capability. We can say that Apple gave the technology an exposure which it always deserved, and look at what has happened to the product now. Gorilla Glass can be found virtually everywhere. The glass is used by companies like Acer, Asus Nokia, Dell, HP, HTC, LG, Lenovo, Sony and tons more.

Due to the ever expanding market for touchscreen based smartphones, Corning has experienced a substantial amount of growth. According to the latest official words from the company, the Gorilla Glass is now being used on more than a billion devices. In the last quarter, Q3 2012, Gorilla Glass brought the company $363 million, which is a 21% over the same period last year. As I said before, Gorilla Glass is one of the products from the company and total sales have dropped on a year-on-year basis as its telecoms and environmental units weakened.

Corning is always busy with R&D and it recently announced the successor of Gorilla Glass, the Gorilla Glass 2. According to the firm, Gorilla Glass 2 is as tough as the predecessor, but is 20 percent thinner. This new product enables device manufacturers to create better, slimmer and sleeker devices with brighter images and improved touch sensitivity. If you were wondering the manufacturing process behind Gorilla Glass, Corning uses the Ion exchange process to manufacture this product. In this process, large ions are actually stuffed on the glass surface so that there is a compression effect on the surface.

Source: Corning

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DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD Review

When Motorola first introduced the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD, they coupled the announcement with the idea that this was a “new Motorola.” In the front office, it most certainly is new, however, any industry player knows that these phones are the last to be inspired by the old guard. But before we [...]

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Czech Microsoft manager claims Office 2013 will reach Android and iOS, rest of company is less certain (update: more direct denial)

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The story of Office for the iPad has been something of a rollercoaster. Depending on who you’ve talked to this year, the mobile app has been on, then off, then on again… if it was ever real to start with. Imagine our surprise, then, when IHNED says Microsoft Czech Republic product manager Petr Bobek “confirmed” native Android and iOS ports of Office 2013 during a press conference. The Office division higher-up reportedly outlined a strategy where the productivity suite would reach Windows for large businesses and individuals in December and February respectively, but would reach “other platforms” later on through more than just mobile-optimized web versions. It sounds promising, but we have reason for skepticism — assuming the testimony is accurate, there’s still a history of employees at Microsoft and other companies overstepping their boundaries without direct guidance from the corporate mothership. We reached out to Microsoft ourselves, and a spokesperson gave us a relatively conservative answer. While the company reiterated statements that “Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones, Android phones and iOS,” it added that there was “nothing additional to announce” regarding Office’s retail availability. As much of a glimmer of hope that might represent for some Android and iOS fans, it doesn’t equate to a direct Office 2013 port with a release schedule.

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Update: To underscore its point, Microsoft has issued a further statement that casts doubt on the very remarks in question. “The information shared by our Czech Republic subsidiary is not accurate,” a spokesperson told us. “We have nothing further to share.”

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Czech Microsoft manager claims Office 2013 will reach Android and iOS, rest of company is less certain (update: more direct denial) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Deal of the Day: Seidio Desktop Charging Cradle for HTC EVO 4G LTE, One S, One X

Deal of the Day The September 20 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day is the Seidio Desktop Charging Cradle for HTC EVO 4G LTE, One S and One X. This cradle allows you to dock your device for safe and convenient charging and syncing at the office or at your nightstand. It's compatible with SURFACE and ACTIVE cases without having to remove your device from the case.

The Seidio Desktop Charging Cradle is available for just $20.00, 33% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping.

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Cry-on Series 3 Android Collectible, Shake the Paint Can!

Andrew Bell took a minute today to show off another Series 3 Android Collectible, the Cry-on. It’s basically an Android Krylon spray paint can that when shaken, might motivate you into tagging your office wall. OK, so there isn’t actual paint inside, but it certainly sounds and looks like it. Another fantastic bot in what [...]

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Nexphone Team Appeals For Support On Indiegogo

A team creating a product called the NexPhone is asking for assistance via the website Indiegogo. The NexPhone is a smartphone that has been nicknamed “the brain in your pocket.” By itself, the smartphone will run on Ubuntu for Android software. This software will allow users to enjoy many apps designed for productivity and entertainment.  However, by means of a docking system, it can be connected to peripherals like the NexMonitor, NexLaptop, and NexTablet.

Connecting the NexMonitor with the NexPhone and a keyboard provides one with an office PC. Docking it into the NexLaptop gives one a portable computer. Lastly, attaching it to the NexTablet enables users to enjoy apps on a screen larger than the smartphone’s display.

Already, the NexPhone team is in talks with China-based ODMs to realize the product, as well as Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, for its software.

On Indiegogo, NexPhone has gotten $2,349 in donations, but the team is still a long way from their target of $950,000. This funding will provide the financial resources needed for making the initial NexPhone prototypes as well as help the team get ready for manufacturing the actual products. If they are able to raise the money, they will initiate another product for the actual production process.

Those who support the project are offered various rewards, depending on the amount of their contribution. These range from a sincere “Thank You” from the NexPhone team for those who give a dollar, to a personal visit from Emre Kosmaz, the person leading the team behind the NexPhone. Kosmaz may discuss the business or design aspects of the phone with a donor who gives $10,000 for the project.

Even at this stage, the NexPhone team has already estimated the prices for the actual products. The NexPhone and the NexDock will cost $499; NexTablet Dock will sell for $149; the NexLaptop Dock, $199; and the NexMonitor Dock with keyboard and trackpad, $199.

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GALLERY: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon’s US office has just gone Kindle mad, announcing new e-readers, an update of the first Kindle Fire tablet and this – the Kindle Fire HD. It’s a powerful model that’ll arrive in two screen sizes, 7″ and 8.9″, with the high-spec 8.9″ model coming with an impressive 1920×1200 resolution display and a powerful TI OMAP 4470 chipset.

We’re still waiting for Amazon UK to say anything about a release of the new Kindle tablets over here, though, so in the mean time here’s some official imagery of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to get excited about:

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Just don’t get too excited, as we might not see it here at all.

And that last one is the Kindle Fire HD 7. Same only a bit smaller. Hard to tell the difference without something beside it for context.

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Android 4.1 update for UK Asus Transformer Pad TF300 now live

Asus has just underlined how much better it is than every other Android hardware maker out there when it comes to issuing the OS updates, with the UK office confirming that the “Jelly Bean” update for its TF300 or Transformer Pad is ready for installation today.

Which means that buyers of Asus’ newer, cheaper tablet model find themselves ahead of those who bought the costlier Transformer Prime a few months earlier.

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Lucky them. Lucky everyone. No sign of Jelly Bean on my £59.99 Tabtronics :(

Thanks to reader “DeeChief” for the warning.

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Apple to bring swappable camera lens on iPhone

The future is unknown; there may be technologies that you can not even imagine today. But it sure brings joy when you get a hint of what you can expect in the world of smart phones in the near future. And we have one such prediction today, about the Cupertino tech giant, Apple. The company has a great research team, you have to accept that. And now, a new leak from the United States patent office shows that the company is working on making the camera on the iPhone a lot better with either swappable camera lens, or having two cameras on the back, as you can see from the image.

Well, this does not come as a surprise. The iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S have really great cameras. You might have read reports that on some photo sharing apps, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S are the most popular camera phones, and also the most used.  When such is the case, there is no wonder the company wants to make it better.

Professional photographers are attracted to DSLRs only because they have the capability to change lens. And if Apple brings that feature in the iPhone, why would people want to have a separate camera for that? Right? Well, it may not be that easy as well. Anyway, iPhone Hacks explains:

The removable back panel would house the lens as well as the IR filter. An IR filter prevents infrared light from entering the camera lens, avoiding any possible distortion that could result from it. Although the IR spectrum doesn’t fall into the visible region of light, it could be used in a variety of applications an example of which is low light black and white photography. Since the filter is in the removable panel, it could be removed to enable low light photography.

The standard lens could be replaced by one that has a very low focal length, enabling extreme close up photography, or by a variable focal length lens that would bring optical zoom capabilities to the camera.

Are you clear about the working now? We just have to wait to see this materialize for real.

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News: Office(2) Brings Unprecedented Document Editing Functionality to iOS

download app Office² HD  
Developer: Byte Squared  
Price: $7.99   Download on the App Store
 

Byte Squared, leading developers of critically acclaimed business productivity apps, announces the latest update to their suite of mobile office tools, Office(2). Focusing its efforts on streamlining group collaborations in business, Office(2) combines the core functionality of Microsoft’s Word, Powerpoint, and Excel programs within a single, localized app. Office(2)’s new change tracking feature is especially crucial for law firms and corporations where detailed markup of changes to documents is key to collaborating. Professionals of all backgrounds now have complete, 24/7 access to their documents and can receive, record, reject and accept edits without Internet connectivity. Office(2) makes dealing with the precise, yet ever changing details of contracts and internal documents easier than ever!

Byte Squared’s latest Office(2) update is perfect for any situation that requires group collaboration. New supported formats for Excel (.xlsx) and Powerpoint (.pptx) allow for document compatibility regardless of a user’s software version. The ability to track changes as well as view and edit comments lets groups seamlessly view and visually remark on exactly how each member contributes to (and ultimately impacts) a project. In addition, Office(2)‘s SkyDrive support allows individuals to store files in the cloud and access these files from any location.

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Any Rubin has ‘no plans to leave Google’ as Android surpasses 900,000 activations per day

What happens when someone starts a rumor claiming Android top dog Andy Rubin has plans to leave Google? Andy Rubin squashes those rumors, and adds that Android is currently seeing over 900,000 activations per day for good measure. He also barek-nuckle boxes a shark while dressed as a lumberjack, but good old Andy is a bit too modest to announce that part on Twitter.

It all started when past Microsoft tech evangelist and current spreader of dirty internet lies Robert Scoble posted to Google+ a report that Rubin would be leaving Google and Android to focus on a new startup called CloudCar. Rubin, who is no stranger to startups after guiding Android from a small business of its own to arguably one of Google’s greatest acquisitions ever, is involved with CloudCar to the extent that he has offered up some office space to his chums working on the new tech endeavor. Aside from the possibility of offering some input and advice here and there, Rubin seems content with his current position at Google.

As far as the news that Android has surpassed 900,000 activations per day, well that’s just plain impressive. A little over a year ago activations sat at 400,000 a day, growing to 700,000 by the end of 2011. We’ll surely receive a full report at Google I/O at the end of the month, at which point it wouldn’t be surprising in the least to hear that Android has reached 1 million daily activations.

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Andy Rubin kills off rumour that he’s leaving Google

Infamous Tech Blogger Robert Scoble stirred up a frenzy this weekend when he posted a rumour on his Google+ account suggesting that Andy Rubin was all set to quit Google. Scoble claimed that Rubin was leaving to take charge of a startup company by the name of CloudCar. Just as quickly as the rumour started, Rubin took to his Twitter and Google+ accounts and promptly ended it. The message on Twitter was to the point however his Google+ account offered a bit more of an explanation as to where the rumour surfaced from. It turns out that CloudCar is run by some friends of Rubin who generously offered up some office space in his Los Altos startup incubator to help the team kick off.

With the eyes of the tech world firmly fixed on him, Rubin used the spotlight to drop in a few Android statistics. Official Google certified Android activations are up to over 900,00 per day. Android’s momentum shows absolutely no sign of slowing down and I would not be at all surprised if Google hit 1 million activations per day by the time Google I/O comes around.

 

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Office(2) Brings Unprecedented Document Editing Functionality to iOS

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Developer: Byte Squared
Price: $7.99 Download on the App Store
User Ratings: 3

Byte Squared, leading developers of critically acclaimed business productivity apps, announces the latest update to their suite of mobile office tools, Office(2). Focusing its efforts on streamlining group collaborations in business, Office(2) combines the core functionality of Microsoft’s Word, Powerpoint, and Excel programs within a single, localized app. Office(2)’s new change tracking feature is especially crucial for law firms and corporations where detailed markup of changes to documents is key to collaborating. Professionals of all backgrounds now have complete, 24/7 access to their documents and can receive, record, reject and accept edits without Internet connectivity. Office(2) makes dealing with the precise, yet ever changing details of contracts and internal documents easier than ever!

Byte Squared’s latest Office(2) update is perfect for any situation that requires group collaboration. New supported formats for Excel (.xlsx) and Powerpoint (.pptx) allow for document compatibility regardless of a user’s software version. The ability to track changes as well as view and edit comments lets groups seamlessly view and visually remark on exactly how each member contributes to (and ultimately impacts) a project. In addition, Office(2)‘s SkyDrive support allows individuals to store files in the cloud and access these files from any location.

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[Breaking] Google Acquires Quickoffice – Let The Productivity Wars Begin

quickofficeproSo, Google just acquired Quickoffice, one of the leading distributors of productivity and office software for Android. The company, best known for being better than Docs or Microsoft Office on Android, has now been purchased by the search giant. Google says that the company will be working to bring Quickoffice’s “record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats” among other “powerful technology” to its Apps product suite.

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This is exciting news for Google Docs Drive. The company’s interest in its office software has been growing lately, with a revamp of its Docs service, and the addition of the Dropbox-like Drive software.

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Google Acquires QuickOffice, Probably Looking to Improve Drive

QuickOffice, one of the top office suites on Android, has been acquired by Google, the Mountain View based company announced this morning. Your immediate reaction is probably the same as ours – “Time for Google Drive to get some much needed love and polishing.” Google wouldn’t mention Drive specifically, but they did have this to [...]

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Google Announces Next Step for the Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebox

Today, Google unveiled the next generation of Chrome OS-based devices they have built with their partner Samsung. The new 550 series of Chromebooks are faster and built with portability in mind, while on the other hand, the Chromebox is exactly what a wired-in Chrome-lover would use as a permanent fixture either at the home or office. With [...]

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RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

ImageRIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

RIM is utterly devoted to the physical keyboard, but how do you deal with sausage-fingered emailers who can’t pick out individual keys? Thanks to this newly-granted 2009 patent, the company has the solution — a trapezoidal keyboard designed to offer easier access of type-weary thumbs and wider keys for better accuracy. We hope that in a windowless office in Waterloo, some engineer will combine elements from all this patenting activity and come up with the next generation of mobile telephone.

RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 May 2012 07:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Analytics for iPad 2.0 – Evaluation of Google Analytics on the iPad

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Developer: Mario Micklisch
Price: free
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Favo Analytics is pleased to announce the release of Analytics for iPad 2.0. Google provides – free of charge to all webmasters – the evaluation tool Google Analytics. It may be integrated into the website to measures the following: how many visitors, from which countries, at what time, which sites have been viewed, how did the visitor get to the homepage, how long did they stay and which computer systems was used.

The numbers, that are being compiled by Google Analytics, are vital to all parties involved with the homepage. The app “Analytics for iPad” provides access to all current figures, even from outside the office. Even better: agencies may use the app at meetings to present the latest facts and figures to their customers. There are now more than 100 analysis that are very appealingly presented on the iPad and easy to read. Data can also be exported as a PDF or Excel file and sent out by e-mail.

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[Update: Now Live] Zynga Zombifies Mountain View’s Android Statue In Preparation For ZombieSmash Global Launch

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This morning, Google employee Steven Le posted a photo of the Android statue outside his office, which looked a bit stranger than usual:

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While the statue’s makeover was mysterious at first glance, a press release and accompanying video from Zynga soon clarified the situtation:

Indeed, the occasion was a promo of ZombieSmash!, a new Zynga game being launched on Google Play later this week. To be clear, the game is technically already on Play, but only in Canada; this week, ZombieSmash! will be made available globally.

Update: And we’re live! You can download the app for $0.99 using the info at the end of the post.

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Zynga Zombifies Mountain View’s Android Statue In Preparation For ZombieSmash Global Launch

ZombieSmash

This morning, Google employee Steven Le posted a photo of the Android statue outside his office, which looked a bit stranger than usual:

12 - 1

While the statue’s makeover was mysterious at first glance, a press release and accompanying video from Zynga soon clarified the situtation:

Indeed, the occasion was a promo of ZombieSmash!, a new Zynga game being launched on Google Play later this week. To be clear, the game is technically already on Play, but only in Canada; this week, ZombieSmash! will be made available globally.

ZombieSmash!, powered by Zynga’s proprietary and extremely bloody SplatterEngine, includes more than 30 upgrades and “special weapons” (i.e.

Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.

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Zynga Zombifies Mountain View’s Android Statue In Preparation For ZombieSmash Global Launch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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