Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1
April 3, 2014 – 11:00 | No Comment
Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1

Stardock Corporation has released Start 8 1.4, a minor update to its Windows 8 Start button and menu replacement tool. There are no new features in version 1.4, just a series of bug fixes and …

Microsoft launches Office for iPad
March 27, 2014 – 18:09 | No Comment
Microsoft launches Office for iPad

It’s taken a very long time, but today, finally, Microsoft unveiled Office for iPad.
Despite the name, Office for iPad is three separate apps – Word, Excel and PowerPoint – which are individually available in the …

Microsoft OneNote launches on Mac, now free across all platforms
March 17, 2014 – 17:13 | No Comment
Microsoft OneNote launches on Mac, now free across all platforms

Microsoft has released a Mac version of its OneNote tool to sit alongside the existing Windows release. It has also made OneNote free across all platforms, including Windows desktop as well as mobile, although some …

UPDATED: Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, updates apps and offers bonus storage
February 20, 2014 – 07:10 | Comments Off
UPDATED: Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, updates apps and offers bonus storage

Those SkyDrive users who haven’t been following the news may get a bit of a surprise today: Microsoft’s cloud-based backup, sync and sharing service has officially renamed itself OneDrive after losing its trademark dispute with …

Latest Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 update enables document saves in latest Word and Excel formats
January 2, 2014 – 08:14 | Comments Off
Latest Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 update enables document saves in latest Word and Excel formats

Kingsoft Software has seen in the New Year with major updates to its range of free and paid-for office suites for Windows. Despite minor version number changes, Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 users gain the …

How to upgrade to Windows 8.1
October 17, 2013 – 13:18 | Comments Off
How to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is finally here, and it’s a significant update. Sure, the Start menu isn’t coming back, but you do get a more customisable Start screen, much improved apps (and more options for running them …

Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7
September 18, 2013 – 15:37 | Comments Off
Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview for Windows 7

Microsoft has announced the availability of Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview, an update to the Developer Preview which appeared back in July.
The core feature list remains the same: HTML 5 prefetching gets pages ready before …

Chrome 28 FINAL adds richer notifications, implements new Blink rendering engine
July 10, 2013 – 10:46 | Comments Off
Chrome 28 FINAL adds richer notifications, implements new Blink rendering engine

Google has released Google Chrome 28 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest version of its open-source, cross-platform web browser sees Google implement the latest revision of its web rendering engine – Blink – …

“Office Mobile for Office 365″ available for iPhone
June 14, 2013 – 14:58 | Comments Off
“Office Mobile for Office 365″ available for iPhone

Microsoft has today announced the launch of Office Mobile for Office 365, an iPhone app which allows users to access, view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
As you’ll probably have figured out from its …

Microsoft launches Bing Translator app for Windows 8
June 7, 2013 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Microsoft launches Bing Translator app for Windows 8

Microsoft has announced the release of Bing Translator for Windows 8, a free app which builds on its previous Translator App for Windows Phone.
At its simplest the program allows you to type a phrase or …

Kingsoft Office 2013 Free revamps interface, improves support for new Office formats
June 4, 2013 – 11:11 | Comments Off
Kingsoft Office 2013 Free revamps interface, improves support for new Office formats

Hong Kong-based developer Kingsoft Software has released KingSoft Office Suite Free 2013, a brand new version of its sleek free alternative to Microsoft Office. Version 9.1.0.4056 makes its bow with a redesigned user interface with …