Microsoft launches Office Insider

During the run-up to the release of Windows 10, Microsoft introduced an Insider program where millions of people could download the operating system for free, in exchange for beta testing it. That program still exists, though you now need an activated copy of Windows first, either purchased at retail or pre-installed on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. Microsoft has decided to extend this framework to its Office productivity suite, though it's not as open or early-access as its... Read More »

Topics: Office Suites , Windows Software

Tags: beta , Microsoft , productivity , Office

Apple addresses Office 2016 issues with El Capitan update

Apple yesterday released an update to OS X El Capitan intended to improve compatibility with Office 2016 for Mac.

According to Microsoft, the OS X update does successfully fix its issues with Office 2016. "Apple released an update for OS X 10.11 El Capitan on October 21, 2015," a Microsoft spokesperson told this morning. "Their update now addresses the boot-related issues experienced by some OS X 10.11 El Capitan customers using Office."

The summer revisions of Office and OS X got... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Microsoft , productivity , Office , Outlook , Mac OS X

Suite deal on Productivity Pack

If you aspire to be more efficient at work or at home, then you'll love our latest offer. Get StackSocial's Five-Star Productivity Pack, featuring an entire year's access to four premium apps: Evernote Premium, Pocket Premium, Wunderlist Pro, and LastPass Premium. You'll also receive a 3-month trial for Dropbox Pro and a digital subscription to The New York Times -- all for $60.

What you'll get:

Evernote Premium (Win, Mac,... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: security , Software deal , Windows software , productivity , Evernote

5 labor-saving apps

On Labor Day most Americans enjoy a much-deserved day off. This work-free tribute to America's workers comes just once a year, but you can keep its spirit alive year-round with our five labor-saving apps. When you wrap up tasks quickly, you can get back to what really matters: R&R.

IFTTT (Android, iOS, Webware)

With so much clutter online, it's often time-consuming to find the stuff that matters most. Cloze figures out the emails and social... Read More »

Topics: Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Tags: apps , Windows software , productivity

Twelve apps for new grads

Nationwide, thousands of recent graduates are hanging up caps and gowns and looking forward to a bright future. If you're a recent grad, or if you'd just like to take a summer sabbatical or hit the reset button on your career, read on for our app recommendations to help you gun for that dream job, indulge the travel bug, or continue your education. If you're also shopping for electronics and hardware, check out CNET's Grads Tech Gift Guide.

Job hunting


Use... Read More »

Topics: Android Software

Tags: productivity