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New Microsoft Office for Mac images leaked

OS X Yosemite’s Mail app is a Mac-crashing memory hog, but that might be good news for Microsoft — it appears from new leaked images that Redmond is readying a special version of Outlook built especially for the new Apple OS X. And Office probably won’t be far behind.

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The images leaked on Chinese site cnBeta and show a new version of Outlook that boasts Yosemite’s simple, flat design language.

The user interface looks something like a mashup between the default OS X Mail app and Outlook for Windows. According to cnBeta, the new Outlook for Mac will bring better support for cloud documents, integration with Yosemite’s Notification Center, and assets to support the new 5K Retina iMacs. Continue reading New Microsoft Office for Mac images leaked

iStick™: USB Flash Drive with Lightning for Apple phones and tablets

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iStick™: The World’s first USB flash drive with integrated Apple Lightning connector. Made for iPhone & iPad.

iStick allows you to easily, quickly and safely move data between computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without the need for Internet, wireless networks or the Cloud where hackers and others (e.g. 3rd party server operators) may gain access.

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We all have used a USB flash drive at least once in our lives. They are great for transferring large files between computers, require minimal setup and the transfer speed is much faster than the fastest Cloud storage. It doesn’t require the Internet to work and your data is never sent through 3rd party servers. The USB flash drive is great but it doesn’t work with your favorite Apple iDevices. Until now.

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Current iStick App Features

  • Free universal iPhone/iPad/iPod touch iOS app
  • Music & Movie Player (able to decode MKV, RMVB, AVI, WMV etc.)
  • 1080p HD movie streaming, direct playback from iStick
  • Photo & Document (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, PDF, iWork) Viewer
  • Open files directly on the iStick without the need to copy to iDevice
  • Copy/Move files between iDevice and iStick
  • File Management (Copy/Cut/Paste/Delete/Rename/Create Folder)
  • Backup photos/videos from iDevice Camera Roll to iStick
  • Support “Open In” functionality
  • Open files from other apps in iStick app
  • Open files from iStick in other apps
  • iDevice Contacts backup and restore

Product Specifications

  • Capacity: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB
  • Connectors: Standard USB 2.0 and Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Connector
  • iStick-to-USB Speed: 12MB/s (Read), 7.5MB/s (Write)
  • iStick-to-iDevice Speed: 2.5MB/s (Read), 1.9MB/s (Write)
  • Construction: ABS Plastic and/or Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 51.6 x 28.6 x 9.1mm
  • Weight: 10g
  • Supported File Formats: Video
    .mp4, .m4v, .mpv, .mov, .mpg, .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .3gp, .gif
    Audio
    .wav, .aac, .aif, .aiff, .caf, .m4a, .mp3
    Images
    .jpg, .tiff, .gif
    Documents
    .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

Compatibility

iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPad (4th Generation), iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad Air, iPod touch (5th Generation)

Head on over to the Site for all the details.

WordPress Requirements : PHD in PHP

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So we started to use this WordPress thing and I tell you its a nightmare of note. Sure if you are a PHP coder or a straight A student in advanced PHP rocket science it would probably be a breeze . . . but there are a few things that I think are missing for a normal earthling (like me)

  • A function to go back to the top of the page after you have scrolled down past 32345 posts which took 237 hours and 42 minutes of hectic reading . . .
  • A way to be able to stop comments on what ever posts you want, oh, AND pages. It looks like ALL or nothing which is a bit retarded.
  • A font selector when typing out a new post?  really??  Even MS Windows text editor has that! and if my memory serves me correct so did OS2 Warp back in the 80’s
  • Why all the different linking type stuff? permalinks I think its called, what is that? I mean I almost linked my contact page to the Playboy magazine classified section, which probably would have been a lot more exciting than working out that the best thing on the links is to DO NOT TOUCH.
  • I did not even know Playboy had a classified section!!

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I do realise that all of the above could probably be done, that is not the point here, it should be available for normal laymen bloggers like me.
And to Robert, I take back what I said, In my opinion setting up a WordPress site is way more difficult than setting up a Sage X3 or a SAP R2 multiple continent  corporate implementation 🙂