Google Kills Off QuickOffice for Android and iOS

Smart observers saw this coming last week after announcements at Google I/O and now it is official. Google will be ending the life of the popular mobile Office App QuickOffice. QuickOffice allowed users to work with Microsoft Office documents and Google office documents on mobile devices. The move now forces users who prefer Google’s productivity […]

Google Office Apps vs Office 365

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At the 2014 Google I/O Conference, Google talked about lots of changes on a number of fronts including the next version of Android, blending Chrome and Android, and how Google is going to make your connected life easier to follow from your fitness center to your car to your home. While the connected life Google […]

Tips and Tools for Making Awesome Presentations on Android Tablets

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While most communicators doing presentations with a tablet will likely go with an iPad, some of us prefer the Android platform and want to do all that iPad users can do. It’s not as easy to conveniently do good presentations on Android tablets as it is on an iPad, but with some effort, a great […]

4 Alternatives To Paying Microsoft $99.99 a Year for Office for iPad

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Microsoft finally released Office for iPad. The price, however, poses a big obstacle for the average user. Each app is free to download, but Microsoft requires an Office 365 subscription and charges users $9.99/month (or $99.99/year for it). Subscribers get access to Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows or 2011 for Mac, plus the online versions, […]

Quickoffice Goes Free with 10GB of Google Drive Storage

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Google announced today that it’s making its Quickoffice mobile suite available for free to iOS and Android users, and if you sign into your Google Account in the app by September 26, Google will give you an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage for free that will be good for two years. It’s not Christmas yet, […]

Best iPad Apps for College

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College students today don’t know how good they have it thanks to the iPad and more iPad apps for college than they can count, at least before completing Understanding Numerical Data. I ended my college career in 2005. On that May afternoon when I turned my tassel for the last time I’d never even, heard of apps. […]

Google Buys QuickOffice to Build Better Google Docs Apps

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Google has acquired Quickoffice, the collection of office suite apps for iOS and Android. Google announced the acquisition on The Official Google Blog. The Quickoffice team will soon join Google and help the company make its Apps products better. Quickoffice’s apps for iOS, Android, and Symbian are all native apps, so it would make sense […]

The Cloud Wars Heat Up with Box OneCloud

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There’s this great song from the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum called “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.” The lyrics go something like this: Everybody ought to have a maid, Everybody ought to have a working girl, Everybody ought to have a lurking girl To putter around the house. […]

Quickoffice Updated to Version 5.0, Brings Increased Cloud Support

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Quickoffice for Android has now been updated to version 5.0. The new update could be found on Android Market, though curiously Amazon’s Appstore for Android still lists the older 4.x version number. With version 5.0, which we previewed on tablets about a month ago at CTIA Fall 2011 in San Diego, California, there’s an improved […]

5 Best iPad Office Suites for Making You More Productive

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If you want to do more with your iPad than surf the web, play games and watch video, these five iPad office suites will help you be more productive. They range in price and capability and everyone can find a tool that will meet either moderately complicated needs or very basic and simple uses. Apple […]

QuickOffice for Tablets to Be Updated with Better Cloud Integration (Video)

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At CTIA a few weeks ago in San Diego, California, I caught up with the QuickOffice people to see what they’re working on. The latest update, version 5.0, is forthcoming and the developers of the office productivity suite, now available for both Android and iPad tablets, will come with better cloud integration, a more tablet-optimized […]

Starting Rehearsals and Making Script Changes with an iPad

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Today started a 2 week crazy period where I’m running back and forth between Wayside Theatre where I work full time and Totem Pole Playhouse where the musical play I co-authored, Southern Crossroads, is being produced. I’m also directing the show there as well. This morning I realized we needed to make a few script […]

Apps and the HP TouchPad or Rather, Apps and a Tablet

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Yesterday I published two posts regarding things I like and things I don’t like about the HP TouchPad. As expected they’ve generated some interesting conversations in the comments. One of the reasons I can’t recommend the HP TouchPad currently has to do with Apps, or rather the lack thereof. Now, I’m not into a numbers […]

Five Reasons to Avoid the HP TouchPad

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I’m a few days into testing out the HP TouchPad and it has its pluses and minuses. This post lists some reasons that I would avoid making a purchase at this point and is meant to accompany a post that will follow with some reasons why you might want to think about making this your […]

If Only These Gadgets Could Raise Money

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This has been a crazy few days for me in my life as an Artistic Director at Wayside Theatre. Not only do we have work to do on the current and next production as well as running the theatre day to day, it is fundraising season. That means face to face meetings with potential donors […]

Continuing with the iPad: Four Months In and Counting

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It’s been awhile since my last update on how I’m using or not using the iPad. I did an update after one month and one after two months, but my busy schedule kept me from following that trend at three months. But now that I’m approaching four months, I think it is time for another […]