Office 2016 for Mac finally catches up to its Windows equivalent

Tom Warren March 5, 2015 12:00 pm3 hours ago 121

It’s slowly approaching five years since Microsoft first released Office for Mac 2011 in October 2010. While a final version of Office 2016 for Mac isn’t ready just yet, Microsoft is announcing a preview...

Preview today, launch in the summer

I, Casey Newton, interviewed a man named Casey Newton about his startup

Casey Newton March 5, 2015 11:35 am4 hours ago 16

As PR pitches go, this one had a good hook. "Hi Casey," it read. "I’d like to introduce you to the other Casey Newton." For years I had been peripherally aware of the Other Casey Newton (O.C.N.). There are...

Is this town big enough for the two of us?

Gmail for iOS now lets you archive and reply to email from notifications

Chris Welch March 5, 2015 11:48 am3 hours ago 31

Google's just released version 4.0 of Gmail for iOS, and the update includes a few significant additions made possible by iOS 8. First, you can now archive or reply from incoming email right from the...

And share documents to Gmail from any app

Softcard is shutting down on March 31st, and Google Wallet will replace it

Chris Welch March 5, 2015 12:35 am15 hours ago 34

The carrier-backed Softcard mobile wallet system will be killed off permanently on March 31st, the company has announced. Confirmation of Softcard's demise follows major news last month, when Google...

Somewhere in Mountain View, champagne is flowing

Imgur launches iPhone app to make browsing addicting images easy

Jacob Kastrenakes March 4, 2015 11:00 pm16 hours ago 16

Imgur is ready to take mobile seriously. The popular image sharing site is launching a new iPhone app on Thursday that reimagines the experience of browsing through its massive collection of photos, GIFs,...

"We started on the thing we thought was absolutely most critical." Alan Schaaf, Imgur

HBO streaming service could launch in April for $15 per month, work on Apple TV

Jacob Kastrenakes March 4, 2015 02:53 pm03.04.2015 137

HBO's subscription streaming service will be called HBO Now and is expected to cost $15 per month, according to the International Business Times. The report says that HBO is targeting a launch for Now in...

Could launch with Apple as a partner

Instagram will now let you upload photo sets, but only if you're a brand

Casey Newton March 4, 2015 01:00 pm03.04.2015 12

Since it launched, Instagram has been a way of telling a story with a single, square-shaped image. The Facebook-owned company may have expanded to video and time lapses, but its heart remains in those...

Swipe left for more ads

The not-so-glamorous life of a robot operator

read the feature

AMC is now available on Sling TV

Chris Welch March 4, 2015 09:00 am03.04.2015 24

Starting today, Sling TV subscribers can watch AMC and its marquee shows including The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, and Mad Men. You don't need to pay anything extra for AMC; it's joining Sling's core...

Just in time for Mad Men's final episodes

Shyp just fixed the nightmare of online returns

Casey Newton March 4, 2015 08:00 am03.04.2015 24

In theory, shopping online couldn’t be easier. You tap a few buttons, something shows up at your house days later, and you move on with your life. In practice, though, it isn’t always that easy —...

Good news for lazy people

Google is completely overhauling its old, embarrassing contacts manager

Nathan Ingraham March 3, 2015 04:27 pm03.03.2015 54

Sure, Gmail is great — but its contacts manager is far from a best-in-class web app. Many people have had to suffer through de-duping a messy system that pulls in everyone you've ever emailed, anyone you...

A huge, much-needed upgrade

Waze could come pre-installed on your next Android phone

Chris Welch March 3, 2015 10:14 am03.03.2015 36

Waze is already enormously popular with everyday consumers; that's one of the reasons Google purchased the turn-by-turn navigation app in 2013. But now, Waze could become one of the first apps people see...

It can now be bundled with Google's other apps

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer successor demonstrated in leaked video

Tom Warren March 3, 2015 05:33 am03.03.2015 209

Microsoft first revealed its Internet Explorer successor at the company’s Windows 10 event in January. While the software maker revealed features like Cortana integration, inking support, and a new...

An early look at Cortana integration
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