Microsoft Office is now available in the Mac App Store

Enlarge / Promotional graphics used for Office 365 in Apple’s Mac App Store. (credit: Apple) The suite of Microsoft Office applications is now available for download directly in Apple’s Mac App Store for the first time. Previously, Mac users had to download the applications from Microsoft’s website. The apps included are: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, […]

Microsoft will help expand rural broadband access in Vermont

Microsoft is continuing to help more people in rural areas gain broadband access through its Airband Initiative. It’s teaming up with Vermont to expand connectivity there, while offering students access to digital skills and computer science programs. With the help of RTO Wireless, an ISP, Microsoft is building out broadband infrastructure in the state as […]

Microsoft news: Good news for Xbox One gamers as new 2019 plans are revealed

Xbox One and Xbox One X owners may be looking at a bumper year of announcements from Microsoft. While the tech giant may have lagged behind their main console rivals in sales, they haven’t been slouches when it comes to new features and hardware. The new Elite Xbox One controllers have proven popular with fans, […]

Xbox One news: BIG news for Microsoft following PlayStation rival update

The Xbox One X may have helped Microsoft reach another milestone in 2018. The new console has been a hit with fans and continues to lead the console market with its upgraded specs. Fans in North America are known to favour it and may have also helped Microsoft to an impressive November sales number. And the […]

Microsoft news: Good news and bad for Xbox’s new killer feature

Microsoft’s Xbox One offers some great unique features (Image: MICROSOFT) Microsoft has had to get creative following their relegation to second place in the video games market. Sony’s PS4 is the best-selling console of this generation, while Microsoft’s Xbox One looks set to drop below the Nintendo Switch. But that hasn’t sparked a massive decline […]

Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet. The memory-corruption flaw allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code when computers use IE to visit a booby-trapped website, Microsoft said Wednesday. Indexed as CVE-2018-8653, the flaw affects all supported versions […]

Microsoft adds Dark Mode support and more to Office 365 for Mac

Nate Anderson Microsoft has released version 16.20.18120801 of Office 365 for the Mac platform, bringing support for a couple of key Mac features introduced in September’s macOS 10.14 Mojave release, as well as a number of small features and user experience improvements not related to Mojave. The headline feature is, of course, dark mode support, which […]

Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think

Politicians and regulators like to say they’re increasing access to broadband in rural areas, but the reality might be far less rosy. Microsoft has conducted a study showing that far fewer Americans have broadband access than FCC data suggests. While the FCC is currently focused on availability and notes that 24.7 million people can’t get […]