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September 23, 2015

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Microsoft Office 2016: subscribe or suffer?


Microsoft’s business strategy is shifting from treating its offerings as standalone products to thinking of them as services. There’s much merit in that outlook, especially for users who want their apps to work everywhere, from laptop to phone to Xbox. However, if you’d prefer to pay once for your software rather than subscribe, you’ll find a lot of limitations. This week Microsoft released Office 2016 for Windows and Mac, available with Office 365 or as a one-time purchase. But beware: the one-time payment option means single-user licenses, no mobile access, and steep pricing. Find out what your Microsoft Office 2016 options are. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

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Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac


Microsoft released the Office 365 version of its Mac suite in July, but now you can get the standalone apps, too. Word’s update has a fresh look, cloud connections, and collaboration features.

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Apple’s Live Photos: can you share them?


The iPhone 6Ss are now shipping, bringing cool features like Live Photos. But will you be able to share these moving pictures? We asked a bunch of social media and photo apps about compatibility.

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Hate spam and email pests? With the new Gmail update, you can block users and unsubscribe from mailing lists in both the Android and browser editions of Gmail.

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