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Microsoft Office Mac 2011 includes ribbon interface

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Microsoft, Software

Office Mac 2011 ribbon

The Mac Business Unit over at Microsoft is hard at work on Office for Mac 2011, and released some new details about the product, slated to ship in the 2010 holiday season. The biggest change, at least visually, is the inclusion of the ribbon interface, which has been a part of the Windows Office suite since 2007. Microsoft did say that they took great care to make the ribbon on the Mac side of things feel very Mac-like, so that’s a plus, we guess. Another big change/addition here is that Entourage goes away, and gets replaced with Outlook for Mac. You’ll be able to import a PST file and get right to work, and you’ll have Time Machine and Spotlight support as well, which we think is fantastic for those of you who live in Outlook and currently rely on a product like Parallels or Fusion to make that happen.


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Samsung S9110 touchscreen watchphone

Samsung S9110 Watch

Here’s a look at the world’s thinnest touchscreen cellphone, the S9110, which also happens to be the second watchphone produced by a major player.  The first is the GD910 announced at last January. 

The S9110 is supposed to be the “world’s thinnest” at 11.98 mm thick, and it sports a 176x220 1.76-inch touchscreen glass display, Bluetooth 2.1 integration, Voice Recognition, e-mail with Outlook sync, music player, and speakerphone. The watch has 40MB of internal memory.

All this can be yours for about 450 Euro ($638 USD).  It is planned for a release in France later this month.

Read More | Samsung S9110 Press Release

Google Wave public beta launches on September 30

Google Wave Beta

In case you missed it, Google introduced to the world a couple of months ago during their Google I/O conference back in May. It was instantly heralded as one of the best things ever seen on these here Internets, and regardless of how you feel about it, you’ve got to at least admit that there is some serious innovation happening there. Now, Google is preparing to release Google Wave in public beta. Starting September 30th, 100,000 people will get access to the Google Wave public beta. Wanna be a part of it? Hit the link below to apply.

If you haven’t seen it, here is the video where Google reveals Google Wave.

Read More | Google Wave Sign-up

Pimp Your iPod to the Extreme with iGadget

5th Gen iPodSo you use your to play music, video, games, and maybe even utilize the notes section. Apparently the folks at Purple Ghost Software felt all this wasn’t enough, and invented iGadget, allowing you to add driving directions, weather reports, RSS, text files and even music listings to your iPod. Got Outlook? iGadget allows your iPod to utilize Outlook features such as email, appointments, tasks and contacts. There’s also software to help you recover songs from your iPod and transfer them back to your PC if your hard drive crashes. iGadget is compatible with all iPods and is available for $20 USD, but is currently on sale for $15.

Read More | Purple Ghost Software

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