Microsoft confirms new ink effects and custom pens are coming to Office for iOS

Microsoft has just started testing new features for some of its iOS apps in the Office bundle. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have all gotten improvements that will soon be available to everyone.

For the time being, Office Insiders are the only ones getting the new Office 2.6 version on their iOS devices. An update containing all these new features will be available via App Store in October.

As the title says, among the most important new features added in the update, there’s an option to choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Also, Microsoft …

'Mother!' takes a 'Black Swan' dive at the box office, but that might be good news


Black Swan didn’t open big either, for what it’s worth.

Mother!, the latest mindf*ck from writer/director Darren Aronofsky with stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is off to a seemingly slow start at the box office. Despite opening this weekend in more than 2,300 theaters, the current three-day domestic estimate is $7.5 million. 

That’s less than one-third of the movie’s reported $30 million budget. It’s still enough to land Mother! in the #3 slot on the weekend box office charts, behind fellow newcomer American Assassin ($14.8 million) and record-breaking horror champ It ($60 million). Read more…

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Office for Android getting some nifty new features in July

Microsoft has just unveiled plans for a new Office update that will arrive during the month of July on Android devices. Well, technically, there will be more than one updates since Office is now split in multiple apps: Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word.

In any case, Microsoft announced that the first new features it readies for Office users on Android have already been pushed to the Insider ring. If you’re part of the Office Insider program, then you should be getting a couple of new features in the next few days. Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait for the testing …

'Pirates of the Caribbean' box office is a series-low in the U.S.


The declining popularity around Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies continues — in the U.S., at least — with the release of Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The fifth entry in the series is looking at an opening weekend domestic estimate of $62.2 million at the box office. It’s good enough for a first-place finish, but it isn’t the runaway success Disney was likely hoping for.

Dead Men is pacing toward the series’ second-lowest opening in the U.S., after the 2003 originalThe Curse of the Black Pearl opened with $46.6 million domestically, but back then it was also an unproven blockbuster based — seemingly impossibly, at the time — on a theme park ride. Read more…

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Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol


Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. 

He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation “dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants.” The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. Read more…

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Logitech Universal Folio tablet cover: a new easy way to get your office mobile

Working on productivity tasks using a tablet is not always the most effective way to do things right unless you have a good case with convenient keyboard. Fortunately, there are dozens of keyboard covers on the market and they can make the situation easier. But while many accessory makers prefer to tie their cases to specific tablets, Logitech goes a different way, by offering one case that fits many models. The advantage here is that you can use the same solution even if at some point you decide to buy another tablet which is about the same size. 

The new accessory is called Universal …

A $250 million office space is vying to be the future home for New York’s startup culture

New York City skyline Three years might as well be 50 in startup land. It’s hard to say precisely where New York City’s tech community will be by the time 2020 rolls around, but living in the Big Apple certainly doesn’t look to be getting any easier for recent grads looking to make a name for itself.
As Fast Company notes in a new profile on the upcoming 14th @ Irving workspace, the whole… Read More

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WPS Office Honored as Gold Winner in the 8th Annual 2016 Golden Bridge Awards as Best App

PALO ALTO, CA, August 04, 2016 – WPS Office Software, a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices, has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards® for the company’s WPS Office Software. WPS Office will be honored along with other winners in San Francisco on Monday, September 12, 2016 during the annual Red Carpet Golden Bridge Awards Ceremony.

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by Golden Bridge Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Cole Armstrong, senior director of marketing, WPS Office Software. “Winning this Gold Award is another testament to WPS Office’s commitment to creating a high performing yet more affordable solution as a customer-preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office. Whether you need a mobile office suite for iPhone, iPad, or Android or want to increase the power of your Windows or Linux PC experience, our unique office software solution has been proven to help all users reach their goals while increasing productivity.”

The WPS Office suite, which is Android for Work integrated, is available for Android and iOS as well as Windows and Linux-based PCs. The software is available through one of several licensing options, including annual, lifetime, or freemium. In terms of annual licensing, WPS Office is half the price of Microsoft with an annual license fee of $ 44.99 compared to Microsoft’s $ 99.

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in categories that include organizational performance, innovations, products and services, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest, and new start-ups.

About WPS Office Software
Palo Alto-based WPS Office Software is a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices. With more than 1.2 billion installs, WPS Office is a high performing, yet considerably more affordable solution that is recognized as a preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office and is fully compatible and comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word. The WPS Office suite is available for Windows and Linux-based PCs as well as Android and iOS. WPS Office Software is a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation, China’s leading Internet services and software company. More information can be found at

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at

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Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group for WPS Office Software
(925) 858-5198

Cole Armstrong
WPS Office Software
(650) 617-3213

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Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group
Danville, CA
925 837 6277

Palo Alto-based WPS Office Software is a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices. With more than 1.2 billion installs, WPS Office is a high performing, yet considerably more affordable solution that is recognized as a preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office and is fully compatible and comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

OfficeGYM Office Chair Trainer

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major reasons why most people are not fit and healthy. Even if you think you are busy at work, staying at the office desk all day may just be similar to staying at home and sitting at the sofa all day watching TV. The only difference is that you have stress at the office that can even complicate matters. But you can change this by including exercise into your daily office routine. One convenient option you have is by getting the OfficeGYM Office Chair Trainer.

The OfficeGYM Office Chair Trainer is a handy and simple device that will allow you to do some exercises instead of simply sitting at the office all day when your job is done. At least, the physical activities this device can offer will let you do some essential fitness training without having to go to the gym. The OfficeGYM Office Chair Trainer feature a pair of stretchable tension cords attached to a pair of handles on both ends. In between is the mechanism that allows users to attach the device easily into any type of office chair.

Once set up, the OfficeGYM Office Chair Trainer will allow you to work those arm muscles while sitting in your office chair. It keeps you fit based on the principles of resistance training. This device can also help you de-stress from a hard day of work by doing some exercises at any point of your workday. It can even help you improve your productivity by moving and flexing your muscles and keep you active in both body and mind.

The OfficeGYM Office Chair Trainer is an ideal companion to have at the office for people who wish to get more exercise if only they just have the time. This device will give them that benefit while at work. The OfficeGYM Office Chair Trainer is available at Amazon for $129.

Why Choose Microsoft Office 365?

Cloud-based Microsoft Office adoption rate, though it’s slow in the presence scenario, is likely to pick up momentum in the years to come. As per Gartner, number of Microsoft Office 365 subscribers would increase from 50 million to 695 million from 2013 to 2017 covering almost 60 percent of the Microsoft Office market, which at present just holds 8 percent of the pie. Thus the roadmap ahead is quite smooth and promising for Microsoft. Needless to say, that differences in terms of migration will vary depending on organizations’ size, industry, geography and specific requirements.

Why should enterprises consider Microsoft Office 365? Or in what way does it add values to a business? These are important factors to ponder upon before taking a forward step. Well, many of the reasons overlap with the advantages that we withdraw from other cloud offerings. Like, it makes redundant many of the IT helpdesk tasks – installation, activation, update, upgrade and maintenance of software. Being a service, the entire technical aspect is managed on the background by the service provider, i.e. Microsoft here. Next, being user-based subscription, Microsoft Office applications can be accessed across multiple devices – enterprise PCs, personal PCs, media tablets and smartphones. Thus it helps enterprises to cut their expenses on individual Office or application licenses. Next, it’s scalable and flexible as per changing businesses’ demands. Users can go for monthly or annual subscriptions. They can decide what they want to avail and what not to. They can go for standalone application, and can further narrow down to go with selected features. Thus, enterprises are in no obligation to buy a full-fledged app and pay what they don’ need or use.

Equipped with Exchange, SharePoint and Lync, Microsoft Office 365 also brings reliable solution for business communication and collaboration. Exchange assigns 50 GB of mailbox storage to each user, and gives them flexibility to send attachment as large as 25 MB. Online Exchange syncs well with the support copies of Outlook with which they are well familiar as they have been using them for years. Outlook Web App helps mobile professionals to stay connected from anywhere with their corporate or branch offices using mobile smartphones and tablets running on Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, iOS, etc. SharePoint which is used by over 78 percent of the Fortune listed companies has been empowered with a power admin console to help entrepreneurs easily manage capabilities, policies and security. Cross device availability feature allows them to easily access and interact with their SharePoint newsfeed, wherever they go. Whether its creation of new team sites, accessibility or management of existing sites, just a click makes it happen.

Automated maintenance of the servers ensure that you are always up to date with the latest features with minimal downtime. Instant messaging gets more intuitive with Lync. One can see when people are available, away from their desk, or in a meeting. It also helps in having group meeting. Participants can share their desktops with one another. Office allows businesses to reduce their calling costs as people can make and receive audio and video calls at the cost of Internet plan for what they already have to pay.

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