Microsoft has caught up to a key collaboration feature of Google Docs with its rival Office 365 service: the ability for multiple people to simultaneously edit the same document.
The feature now is available for the Web versions of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document.
"New real-time presence helps you see where your co-authors are working in the document so that you don't create conflicts as you edit," said Microsoft's Amanda Lefebvre in a blog post Wednesday. "Additionally, the new ability to see changes to text and formatting as they happen will help you and your … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- How one of the best science-fiction films of our time was almost destroyed.
- How to rob a bank in the 21st century.
Google Now for iOS isn't quite on par with its Android counterpart, but it's getting very close -- especially after yesterday's release of the updated Google Search app.
In case you're unfamiliar with it, Google Now integrates with the Search app to provide you custom, personalized information, everything from local weather to sports scores to traffic reports -- and now, reminders. This data appears on cards when you swipe up from the main Google-search screen.
The update adds a few noteworthy new features to the mix, most of which Android users have already been enjoying. Here'… Read more
Yahoo has revamped its iOS Finance app to help you better track your portfolio.
Unveiled Wednesday in Apple's App Store, Yahoo Finance version 2.0 offers a more personalized touch for investors and financial news junkies.
You can now customize the app's news feed by picking the stocks you want to follow. In return, Yahoo Finance displays the current trading prices and the latest news headlines for your chosen stocks. You can easily add or remove stocks from your tracking list.
The app also now displays interactive charts with the trading history of any company, including the opening … Read more
Editors' note This review was updated November 6 with new information about the Mac version of Pages from Apple.
Pages, Apple's word processing app for iOS, got a complete redesign for iOS 7, but the new look isn't the only change from the old version. Apple has added several more templates, moved font style and formatting tools to the top of the keyboard, and added the capability to collaborate with others on multiple devices. The only drawback is that in remaking iWork from the ground up with feature parity in the iOS and Mac versions, Mac users lose … Read more
He's played damaged Paul on "Dexter," villainous Lucifer on "Supernatural," vampire mob boss Bishop on "Being Human," sinister Dr. Jedikiah Price (his current role) on "The Tomorrow People," and upcoming turns as antagonists in feature films "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and "The Trials of Cate McCall." Actor Mark Pellegrino has forged an impressive career out of playing bad boys.
But when Download.com caught up with the actor, between shoots of "The Tomorrow People," we discovered that when the cameras aren't … Read more
You already know your phone or tablet can take the place of physical books, magazines, newspapers, boarding passes, Starbucks cards, and so on. Now there's one more printed item getting the virtual treatment: weekly circulars.
You know the kind: they used to come in your Sunday paper, back when you got a Sunday paper. I'm talking ads for Best Buy, Kohl's, Meijer, Target, Walmart, and other big chains, all of which are especially intriguing this time of year as Black Friday approaches.
With Internet Explorer 11 only a few weeks old, Google Apps will support only the current version and IE 10, Google announced on Tuesday.
The move -- which Google says follows its established practice of supporting only the current and prior major versions for competing browsers -- could help push Google Chrome's adoption rate. It's unlikely that Chrome, which automatically updates to its latest version, would ever not work with Google Apps.
However, with Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 in the near future, companies that need IE support for other enterprise Web apps probably will hold on … Read more