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Say goodbye to free Office 365 Personal subscriptions with Windows PCs

For the past year or so, Microsoft has been partnering with PC makers to offer free 1-year subscriptions to Office 365 Personal to customers when they buy a small laptop or tablet. Since a subscription is worth $70 and some Windows PCs have actually been available for around the price or less, in some cases […]

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LibreOffice 5.0 open source office suite now available

LibreOffice is an open source, cross-platform office suite with apps for word processing, creating spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and more. The project is managed by The Document Foundation, which is launching LibreOffice 5.0. The latest office suite offers better compatibility with documents from Microsoft Office and Apple iWork, and mobile apps for Android and Ubuntu Touch, […]

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Microsoft Office and Skype to come with Android tablets from 30+ companies

Buy a Windows laptop or desktop computer from most companies, and odds are it comes with a little bloatware: PC makers have a habit of loading a few of their own apps, plus software from partners (who may have paid for a place on your computer). One place where you can buy Windows laptops with […]

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Microsoft Office preview now available for Android phones

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones… sort of. You can download and install the apps for free, but you’ll need to sign up as a beta tester because right now Microsoft’s Office apps for Android phones are still in the “preview” stage. The launch of the new Android phone preview […]

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LibreOffice for Android preview gains support for editing documents

LibreOffice is an open source, cross-platform suite of office apps that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac. Earlier this year LibreOffice and Collabora launched an early preview of a LibreOffice Viewer for Android. It was a bit buggy and lacked editing functions, but development has continued and the latest builds work much better… and offer […]

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Microsoft Office preview for Windows 10 phones coming in April

Microsoft is splitting its suite of Office apps for Windows in two: there’s Office for Desktop and Office Universal. The next version of the desktop suite will be Office 2016, which will be the latest version of the company’s long-running office software with a new design and new features specifically aimed at power users. Office Universal […]

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Microsoft Office Lens app turns Android, iPhone devices into pocket scanners

Microsoft’s Office Lens app lets you capture images with a smartphone camera, clean them up automatically, and save them to OneNote. Up until recently Office Lens was available exclusively for Windows Phone. But now the app is available for iOS. There’s also a preview available for Android. It’s available as a free download from the App Store or […]

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Microsoft Office to remain free for small tablets, smartphones

Microsoft plans to continue offering free versions of Office for devices with small screens. What makes a small screen? In a blog post, Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer says anything with a 10.1 inch or smaller device is a “true mobile device” which you’re probably using for personal purposes while devices with larger screens are professional products which […]