Office 365 is Becoming Microsoft 365

· Charlotte Henry · News

From April 21, Office 365 will be knowns as Microsoft 365, and the suite of apps will contain a variety of new features.

New Microsoft Office App Available to Download

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Today Microsoft announced the public release of its new Microsoft Office app for iOS. It combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single office suite. It integrates the company’s Lens technology so you can convert images you take with your smartphone into editable Word and Excel documents, scan PDFs, and capture whiteboards with automatic digital enhancements to make the content easier to read. But you can also make quick notes, sign PDFs, scan QR code’s, and transfer your files between devices. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

New Microsoft Office App Available to Download

Hey You, Stop Buying Microsoft Office 2019

· Andrew Orr · Link

In a weird new commercial Microsoft pit Office 365 against Office 2019 in an obvious ploy to sell more subscriptions.

Unsurprisingly, in the new ads, which give the actors twins various challenges to perform in the likes of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Office 365 beats Office 2019 every time. Yawn. The ads aren’t very good and you will cringe a few times…

Hint: You can directly buy Office 365 in the new Mac apps.

Office 365 Launches in Mac App Store

· Andrew Orr · News

Microsoft just released its suite of Office 365 apps in the Mac App Store. New apps include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Office 365 for Mac Gets Dark Mode

· Charlotte Henry · News

Microsoft upgraded Office 365 with Dark Mode in Mojave and compatibility with the Apple’s Continuity Camera tool, plus some smaller changes.

How to Empty the Trash in Outlook for Mac

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you use Outlook on your Mac instead of Apple Mail, then it’s important for you to know that the program doesn’t empty its trash automatically. If you’d like to clear out old stuff within Outlook, then, come read this Quick Tip! We’ll give you plenty of options on how to do so.

There's an Original Mac on Display at Microsoft's Headquarters

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

There’s an original Mac on display at Microsoft’s headquarters commemorating the fact that Microsoft Office was released first for Apple’s computer platform, and not the PC. That’s pretty cool because the company could’ve easily chosen to not recognize that bit of history and most people would’ve been none the wiser. Apple played a significant role in Microsoft’s early growth, so seeing a Mac with Office installer floppy discs, as Business Insider notes, next to Bill Gates’ original business card is great. You can check out the ancient Mac at Microsoft’s visitor center in Redmond, Washington.

There’s an Original Mac on Display at Microsoft’s Headquarters

How to Format References Automatically Using Microsoft Word

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you need to create references and a bibliography in your Word documents, then…well…let the program do it for you! No more will you have to stress over where to place periods and commas, because Word can even put items into many different formats for you. We’ve got all of the details in today’s Quick Tip!

iOS Deal: Today-Only Get OfficeSuite PRO for Free

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

MobiSystems, Inc. is offering their productivity app OfficeSuite PRO for free, but it’s a one-day deal. It has a file manager, document editor, spreadsheet editor, presentation editor and a PDF editor all in one app. You can use iCloud Drive, or connect to another cloud service like Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or Box. The app recently offered support for iXpand drives, so you can take your documents on the go with you. OfficeSuite PRO is normally a US$14.99 app. Even if you use another productivity suite, it’s such a good deal that you can download and delete it so it will be in your purchased apps. Download it here.

iOS Deal: Today-Only Get OfficeSuite PRO for Free

macOS: How to Hide Rows in Numbers

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Melissa Holt shows you how to hide rows in your Numbers spreadsheets on your Mac, and throws in Excel and Google Sheets, too.

Boomerang Adds Inbox Pause to Outlook, Office 365 for the Mac

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

The Outlook and Gmail email message management tool Boomerang has a new feature for its Mac users: Inbox Pause. The feature lets you temporarily pause incoming messages so you aren’t distracted while working, plus you can set a schedule for when email doesn’t come in and set messages to override pause times based on sender, keywords, and domains. You can download and try it for free at the Boomerang website.

Boomerang Adds Inbox Pause to Outlook, Office 365 for the Mac

3 iPhone 7 Plus Tips to Help Make Your Flight More Productive

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

Stay more productive even on long flights when you can't have your MacBook or iPad

The Trump administration appears set to ban MacBooks, iPads, and other large electronics from even more flights to the United States. Jeff Butts has some tips for how you can make the most of your iPhone to be more productive during those long flights home.

Word for Mac: Viewing Nonprinting Characters

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, let’s talk about Word! Microsoft’s document-creation program has a way to show and hide nonprinting characters, so if you’re having issues with text reflowing or with images moving around, this may just help you figure out why.