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Microsoft Office 365 Updated With Apple Silicon Support
Thanks to Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation software, it is possible to run x86 apps on the M1 Mac computers. It might not necessarily be ideal since these apps weren’t coded for the ARM-based M1 chipset, but for the most part, it works. However, for those who prefer native solutions, you’re in luck, at least if you’re an Office 365 user.

Microsoft Working On Universal Office App For Apple’s M1 Chipset
Developing for two separate platforms like macOS and Windows presents its own sets of challenges, but at least in the past, both platforms did share similar hardware in the sense that it still used x86 processors, but with Apple shifting to its own custom M1 chipset, things got a little more tricky.

Google Drive Will Now Edit Office Files Immediately
Google Drive can open Microsoft Office related files like word documents and spreadsheets. However, it was not always instantaneous and it usually opened in the form of a preview before users could choose to open it with either Google Docs or Google Sheets, but Google is now looking to make that experience better and faster.

Microsoft Is Force Installing Office Web Apps For Windows 10 Users
We get that Microsoft would love it if more people were to use its Office apps, but to go to the extent of forcing it on users? That’s where we’re sure many will take issue, but this isn’t a hypothetical situation, it’s actually happening. According to multiple user reports, it appears that Microsoft has essentially forced an update on Windows 10 users in which upon rebooting, users are finding the […]

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Office 365 To Drop Support For macOS High Sierra Next Month
If you’re subscribed to Microsoft’s Office 365 and you’re running a Mac computer that’s on macOS High Sierra, you have two choices – either you update your Mac to a newer version of macOS, or get a new Mac because Microsoft has announced that starting next month, they will be dropping support for macOS High Sierra and older.

Excel Error Could Have Led To England Under-Reporting Its COVID-19 Cases
If you’re looking to tabulate data, Microsoft Excel is a pretty good piece of software to use. After all, it has been used by many people and corporations over the decades, but while it is good and has its advantages, it does not necessarily make it the best, nor does it mean that it is perfect.

Microsoft Testing Trackpad Support For Word And Excel For iPad
With the introduction of the new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad, Apple is certainly looking to turn the iPad into a potential laptop alternative. This is because not only does the accessory come with a trackpad, but iPadOS has also been updated to support external devices like a mouse and trackpad-related accessories.

Microsoft Word Can Now Transcribe Audio
Reporters and journalists rely on audio recording tools and gadgets especially during press events or interviews. This allows them the chance to go back and listen to the recordings and write things down, but it can be a bit tedious especially if the interview is long, and rewinding and forwarding can take up a lot of time.

Excel’s Formatting Is Screwing Up Human Gene Research
If you’re looking to keep track of things like in a database, then using Microsoft Excel is one way to go about it. It is a great spreadsheet tool that can be useful when keeping track of things like names, phone numbers, finances, and more, but it seems that no thanks to Excel’s formatting, it is messing up the research on human genes.

Microsoft Office Flaw Would Allow Hackers To Take Over A Mac
One advice that is generally dispensed to prevent your computer from getting infected by malware or a trojan is to simply not download any file attachments you get in your emails by people you do not know. However, sometimes these attachments might look harmless, like a Microsoft Word or Excel file.

Support For Office 2016 For Mac Will End In October 2020
If you’re still using Microsoft’s Office 2016 on your Mac computer, you might want to take note that support for the productivity suite will be officially coming to an end in October 2020. This was announced by Microsoft on their support page where they also revealed that the end of support also means that Office 2016 users will no longer be able to connect to Office 365 services.

Microsoft Adds Protection Against Reply-All Email Storms For Exchange Users
Some of you might recall that last week, Microsoft rolled out a feature for iOS users that helped them ignore email conversations. This meant that if an email thread gets too chatty and everyone is hitting that “reply all” button in group emails, they have the option to just ignore it to stop getting unnecessary notifications.

Office For The iPad To Get Trackpad Support Later This Year
Over the years, Apple has slowly been making inroads in transforming its iPad into a productivity powerhouse. Some of the recent changes include allowing users to use a mouse with a tablet, cursor support, and most recently, trackpad support with the launch of a new Magic Keyboard accessory.

Microsoft Could Be Planning A Unified Office Mobile App For iOS
Microsoft Office is currently available on iOS devices. They are available as standalone apps where can choose which one to download, depending on your needs. However, sometimes you might only need the app for basic features, but unfortunately, it will still require you to download the entire app.

Microsoft Launches The Surface Earbuds With Office Integration
These days we’re starting to see more truly wireless earbuds hit the market. This isn’t surprising as more handset makers are ditching the headphone jack, leading to companies developing more wireless alternatives. In fact, Microsoft is looking to toss their hat into the ring by announcing the Surface Earbuds.

Microsoft 365 For Consumers Reportedly In The Works
Last time when you wanted to purchase a software, you’d pay for it one time and you’d be done. The only downside is that whenever new major versions are released, you’d have to pay for those to get the upgrades. However these days companies are starting to offer up subscriptions, where for a monthly/annual fee, you can get all the upgrades for “free”.

Microsoft Office Update For macOS Introduces Dark Mode
A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced that the upcoming update to their Office suite of productivity apps on macOS would soon gain support for dark mode, which is one of the features of macOS Mojave. Given that dark mode isn’t applied automatically to all apps, it’s nice to see developers start to adopt it.

Microsoft Introduces New AI Features To Word
There are plenty of note-taking apps and reminder apps out there, but in case you’re someone who uses Microsoft Word to jot down everything, then you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has recently made some improvements to Word where they are introducing new AI features that will make your life a little easier.

Microsoft Office For macOS To Get A Dark Mode
The concept of dark and light themes aren’t exactly new and we have seen that applied to websites and apps in the past, although in recent times, it seems that there is a greater call/demand for such features. macOS Mojave introduced a dark mode which is applied across the OS and native Apple apps, but it did not necessarily apply to third-party apps.

Microsoft Office For Web Adds Support For Dictation
There are plenty of software features that most of us take for granted, but yet for some there are certain things that are considered simple to us, but yet can take others a long time. Take for example typing, where most of us would not have issues with it, but yet for those who are dyslexic, this becomes much harder.