Microsoft has today launched newly rebranded mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company overhauled the MSN portal a few months ago, refreshing apps available on its Windows Phone platform. Rebranded apps include MSN News, Sports, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink and Money, most of which are available to download for both the iPhone and iPad.
A new report says that Microsoft is planning to launch a version of its Power BI business intelligence tool for the iPhone and iPad, in what could be just the latest example of the company launching products and services beyond its Windows platform.
Microsoft has pushed out a small, but not unimportant update to its OneNote applications for iPhone and iPad. In the process it fixes one of the more irritating issues, because now we're finally given background sync! OneNote has had a tendency to be somewhat slow syncing your notebooks between device and cloud, but that should all be a thing of the past.
Microsoft has updated its iPhone SNIPP3T that it launched a few months ago. The app, which offers users a way to keep track of their favorite celebrities with a stream of headlines and social media updates, now supports iOS 8 with a new widget.
Microsoft has teamed up with Dropbox to offer the users of the version of Office for iPad, along with the free version of Office for iPhone users, a quick way to both save and sync their documents and files on their Dropbox cloud storage account. The new feature will be added in an update that's due out in the next few weeks.
Apple's products get almost as much coverage in Microsoft ads these days as they do in Apple's own, and this latest effort is no exception. The newest spot features the MacBook Air and the new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. While short, it's not quite so ridiculous as some previous ads, and does at least focus more on the actual strengths of the device in question.
But it leaves out anything related to the respective operating systems.
Microsoft has released the latest version Outlook for Mac, complete with a new design that's ready for OS X Yosemite. The new Outlook has several performance and speed improvements and new features, including faster email downloads and Exchange Web Services syncing.
Newly-leaked Microsoft presentation documents show that the company is planning to launch Office 16 for Mac sometime in the first half of 2015 and that it wants to give those users software features that will be similar to the ones found on the Windows version.