Free iWork and the End of the Tyranny of MS Office

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I know the world is focused on the new iPhones (5C and 5S) with their cool colors, souped up power, and fingerprint scanner, but I think one of the early (and smaller) announcements during today’s event has more far reaching implications than the devices. Implications that should scare the crap out of the folks in […]

Let’s get back to Word 5.1

Microsoft is getting a new CEO and whoever that is, that person is going to have a herculean task ahead of changing Microsoft so it can really compete in today’s new software market. BGR gives this blunt assessment: Asymco’s Horace Dediu on Tuesday wrote quite bluntly that “the problem for Microsoft” is that “you can’t […]

Google Buying QuickOffice is the Death Knell for Microsoft

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That’s it, Microsoft you’re now toast. An also-ran. The writing is on the wall. Ship has sailed… Okay you get the idea. Why am I making this pronouncement? Because Google just scooped up QuickOffice which now renders Microsoft nearly (nearly) irrelevant in regards to its core product—MS Office. Google buys QuickOffice: what it means to […]

Can Mac Users Turn Their Backs on Microsoft Office?

Mac users got an update to MS Office yesterday—Microsoft updates Office for Mac 2008 and 2004—but today I read on MacLife that the next version of MS Office will be 32-bit only because MSFT hasn’t finished updating the app suite to use more Cocoa. Remember when Mac users all used MacWrite and MacPaint? Fine that […]

Microsoft and RIM together would be great for the iPhone and Nexus One

Although I have a BlackBerry, I’m liking it less and less everyday. Oh sure it’s fine as a phone. Yeah, sending email and texts on the BlackBerry is nice. Now, reading email on my Berry isn’t so hot. Checking things online through the browser, it’s so painful that I try to avoid it if at […]