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LibreOffice Viewer for Android hits the Play Store

After years in development, the open source, cross-platform office suite LibreOffice is now available for Google Android… kind of. A beta version of LibreOffice Viewer has been released to the Google Play Store. You can use the free and open source app to open Microsoft Office and Open Document Format files, but LibreOffice Viewer for […]

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Microsoft launches Office for Android tablet preview, updates iOS apps

Microsoft launched a suite of Office apps for iPads earlier this year. Now the company is bringing its new Office apps to iPhones and Android tablets… although the Android versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are still in the “preview” stages. Full versions are expected to launch in early 2015. Microsoft is also updating its […]

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Google’s office suite for mobile gets Slides, native editing

Google is fleshing out its suite of office apps for mobile devices with the launch of a Slides app for presentation which joins the company’s Docs and Sheets apps. All three apps feature QuickOffice technology for native editing, which means you don’t need an internet connection to create or edit documents anymore… although when you are online, […]

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Report: Microsoft produced up to 20,000 Surface mini tablets before scrapping the launch

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet this week and started taking pre-orders for the 12 inch tablet for $799 and up. But many industry watchers had expected the company to unveil a Surface mini tablet with a smaller display at the same time. That didn’t happen. Reports suggest a smaller Surface tablet was in development, […]

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Lilbits (4-14-2014): MS Office for Chrome (kinda)

Microsoft may want you to pay $99 per year or more to use Office 365. But Office isn’t the only game in town these days, and over the past few years Microsoft has been working to make its free, cloud-based version of Office a bit more competitive with Google Docs and other free alternatives. Now […]

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Microsoft Office for Windows touchscreen devices previewed

Microsoft may offer versions of its Office software for iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. But the company still hasn’t released a version of Office for touchscreen tablet, notebook, and desktop computers running Windows 8.1. But the company’s working on a touch-friendly version of its Office suite, and Microsoft showed a preview today at the […]

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AndrOpen Office is a full office suite for Android (based on Apache OpenOffice)

There’s no shortage of apps for viewing and editing office documents on an Android phone, tablet, or TV box. But AndrOpen Office might be one of the most powerful… if not necessarily the most useful. It’s basically a port of Apache OpenOffice, a  full-featured open source desktop office suite for Linux, Windows, and Mac computers. […]

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Now you can use Google Sheets without an internet connection (Spreadsheets)

Google has been working on adding offline support for Google Docs for years, and now the company is finally letting users view and edit spreadsheets when they don’t have an internet connection. You can download documents, board a plane and edit them in transit and then sync your data once you’re back online. Synchronization happens […]