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All posts by Mary Branscombe

  • Microsoft Office 2013 review: it’s finally here

    Microsoft Office has changed. It’s not just that Office 2013 gets the Windows 8 treatment, with a touch-friendly interface and a sparser look, as well as new features in every application. Office is also going to the cloud, with subscription pricing, on-demand installation and automatic syncing of settings and documents you save in the cloud – if you want to pay for it that way. As usual, there are multiple versions of Office 2013, but this time around the different editions are not just about whether you’re using them at home or in a business or which applications are included. Office...

  • Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro hands on review

    Microsoft isn’t ready to talk about the exact launch date for the Surface Windows 8 Pro, as the Windows 8 version of Surface is going to be called, but we have had a chance to use the Surface Pro and to try out the new pen. Microsoft also wouldn’t let us take any images of the new device during our preview here at CES 2013 and it isn’t giving any additional details about price, battery life or the internal components beyond what we already know: US$899 for the 64GB model and US$999 for the 128GB model, both with 4GB of RAM and...

  • Office 2013 review: we go in-depth

    Do you feel modern? The next version of Microsoft Office – Office 2013 – gets the Windows 8 treatment, with a touch-friendly interface as well as new features, and goes to the cloud, with subscription pricing, on-demand installation and automatic syncing of settings and documents you save in the cloud – if you want to pay for it that way. The Office 2013 suite won’t be on sale to consumers until Q1 in 2013 but the code is finished now, as is the version of Office 2013 that comes with Windows RT. Although the first Windows RT devices come with a preview...