Google's just added a handy new feature to Gmail: you can now convert attached Microsoft Office files to Google Docs and edit them, all within your inbox. There's also support for 15 lesser-used MS Office filetypes, and increased support for tables and charts and the like. Happy spreadsheeting. [VentureBeat via The…
The Verge is reporting that Microsoft Office is finally coming out for Android and iOS early next year. Like, for real this time. Apparently, it's coming to iOS first in February or March, and will be available for Android soon thereafter in May.
The adage that Apples don't get viruses might soon prove to be false. Security analysts have identified a pair of Trojans aboard the computers of multiple Pro-Tibetan NGOs that appear to infiltrate Macs using the same exploit that's worked on Windows systems for years.
After Microsoft's initial announcement, the forthcoming Google-docs-like Office web apps—"Office Web"—kinda fell off the radar. Today, we get confirmation that the online suite will be free, and that Office 2010 will start semi-private testing today.
Microsoft today released a patch for the new Office for Mac, fixing "issues that might cause Office 2008 applications to stop responding or quit unexpectedly." I haven't noticed any hinkiness of this nature, but I know some people have. If you are among the grouchy, then this patch is for you. [Microsoft Mactopia]