Moving beyond PowerPoint: Slide Bureau is a slick tool for sharing visual content, automatically adapting across multiple devices

Hillel Cooperman loves PowerPoint, but he’s ready to move beyond Microsoft’s powerful software with the latest version of a new presentation tool he’s built called Slide Bureau. Cooperman, the co-founder of Seattle user design and Web development shop Jackson Fish Market, showed off the latest version of the iPad app at a recent meeting in the… Read More


Jackson Fish Market debuts app to help teachers, realtors, restaurant owners make presentations

The six-person team at Seattle-based software design firm Jackson Fish Market knew that there were people making presentations on a regular basis — realtors, restaurant owners and teachers, to be specific. But often times, their slideshows lacked great design and used the not-so-pretty stock templates offered by programs like Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple KeyNote. So, to help those… Read More


Office Remote: Control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint docs with a Windows Phone

Microsoft Research today debuted a new tool called Office Remote that lets you control Office apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint with a Windows Phone. It’s ideal for those using Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 documents during a presentation or meeting. Office Remote allows you to advance PowerPoint slides and see speaker notes, navigate through… Read More


Microsoft Office debuts on iOS — for iPhone, not iPad

After months and even years of speculation, Microsoft this morning finally released a version of its core Office productivity programs — Word, Excel and PowerPoint — for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. But it’s designed specifically for iPhone, and the company is still refraining from releasing a native version for the iPad. Office Mobile for… Read More


Office on iPad: Microsoft wrestling with $2.5B tradeoff

Microsoft is forgoing as much as $2.5 billion a year in extra revenue by not yet putting a full-fledged version of its Office suite on Apple’s iPad. That’s the estimate by Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Holt, as reported by Fortune magazine today. There were a series of reports last year that Microsoft was working on… Read More


3 ways digital media is turning us into 2nd graders

We are all regressing. And I have proof from an authoritative source: the state of children’s books. The underlying reasons lie in the digital means by which we communicate, forcing increased — and often unreasonable — expectations of speed and brevity, no matter how complicated the concept. My evidence for declaring this probable cause and… Read More


Support documents show Microsoft Office coming to iPad

It looks more and more like Microsoft Office is coming to Apple’s iPad. There have been rumors and screenshots of Office potentially coming to iOS devices, but now new documents at official French and Romanian Office support sites show references to an Office app for both the iPhone and iPad. First reported by French website mac4ever,… Read More


$100 a year for Office: Microsoft unveils subscription rates

Microsoft has been gradually releasing information regarding Windows 8, and all of the applications therein, since the start of 2012. One of the details we’ve been missing is the  pricing for Office 365, the suite that houses popular applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (among others). Today, the Redmond-based company officially unveiled the new pricing scheme for… Read More