Microsoft has announced that its new consumer subscription offering, Office 365 Personal, is now available for purchase at $69.99 per year, or $6.99 per month. The subscription is available at Microsoft Stores, Office365.com, and via online and retail partners.
I’ll admit, I haven’t played too many games in the card battling genre, or the empire-building genre either. So, when I was asked to review a game that combines the two genres, I wasn’t exactly excited. However, once I sat down and started playing, I was intrigued.
The iPhone continues to be popular with teenagers in the United States, says Piper Jaffray’s latest semiannual teen survey. 7,500 teens were asked about their device preference, and 61% of teens now own an iPhone, compared to 55% in October 2013, and 40% in the fall of 2012.
Adobe has finally released an iPad version of its photo editing software Lightroom. Lightroom mobile for the iPad allows photographers to edit and organize photos from their iPad. The app requires a subscription to both Adobe’s Creative Cloud, and Lightroom 5 to operate.
Apple has updated its home page and iPad section to tell a story of how Bollywood choreographer Feroz Kahn uses his iPad Air to find inspiration for dance scenes and routines by capturing videos and photos of things that inspire him.
Flexibits has finally brought their popular calendaring app Fantastical 2 to the iPad, and it looks terrific. The app includes an integrated calendar and reminders list, a revamped calendar parser, dictation feature and more.
Independent analysis has shown that Apple was not overstating the capabilities and power of their A7 microprocessor when they called it “desktop class.” The chip is used in Apple’s iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina Display.
The special effects geniuses behind the new biblical epic Noah needed to control a huge overhead artificial rain and lighting rig that could deliver 5,000 gallons per minute of water and could turn night into day. How did they control all that? Why, with an iPad, of course!
Just one day after their release, Microsoft’s Office apps, (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), sit atop the App Store charts as the top three free apps in the store. Microsoft’s recently redesigned OneNote sits in the number four spot.
It was often reported that the main sticking point that prevented Microsoft from releasing their Office suite on the iPad was the fact that Apple would get a 30% cut of any in-app sales of Office 365 subscriptions. Apparently Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, is more comfortable with that idea.
The full Microsoft Office suite of apps – Word, Excel, and Powerpoint – are now available for download for the iPad in the App Store. The apps are a free download, but it will cost you a subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365, ($99 a year), in order to use the app’s editing functions.