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Microsoft Eases Up On Office 365 Pricing For Mac And iPad


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Microsoft has today modified the pricing structure for its Office 365 suite of programs giving Mac and iPad users of the service a little more flexibility in terms of subscription options. Following on from the release of Office for iPad late last month, Microsoft is now offering an Office 365 Personal subscription for one iPad and one Mac for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
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Rumor: MacBook Air With Retina Display Launching This Year


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A new report is suggesting that Apple is preparing to launch a MacBook Air model with a Retina Display, which would represent a combination that users have wished for ever since the Retina Display was launched with the first MacBook Pro models. The report comes from the omniscient Digitimes who have garnered the information from sources within the Apple supply chain. The launch will apparently take place in the second half of the year.
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Rumor: Brand New ‘Thin’ 12 Inch Macbook Coming Soon


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A new report is suggesting that Apple has been working on a brand new model of the MacBook that is significantly thinner than current models and has a 12 inch screen. The report comes from weiphone.com (via MacRumors) and says that Apple has been working on a notebook that lacks a fan assembly, enabling a much thinner structure of the device whilst retaining full functionality. In addition, the new MacBook will reportedly have a brand new trackpad design that doesn’t include a physical button as it currently has, but will function by other means.
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Microsoft Office 2014 For Mac Is Incoming


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Microsoft is apparently preparing to launch the next version of Office for Mac at some point in 2014, according to new information that has been directly sourced from Microsoft. According to Computerwoche (via MacWorld), Microsoft Business Group Lead Thorsten Hübschen has suggested that there will be some news on the software revealed in the second quarter of this year, and that Microsoft is extremely far into development of the new product.

Additionally, and in contrast to the typical Apple response to unreleased product queries, a Microsoft representative confirmed that they are hard at work on the next version of Office for Mac and that Office 365 subscribers will be able to upgrade to the newest version at no extra cost. The representative did not have any information on the timing of the release of the software however.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.3 Beta With Enhanced 4K Monitor Support


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The first beta version of the next update for OS X 10.9 systems has been released by Apple for Developer testing. The new beta can be downloaded now by registered members of the Apple Developer Program, either through the Mac App Store or through the Developer portal. There is limited information available on what bug fixes are included with the update, but Apple is asking Developers to focus on testing for Graphics Drivers and Audio.
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Rumor: Standard MacBook Pro To Be Discontinued This Year


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Apple will reportedly be stopping production of the standard MacBook Pro line this year as it shifts full production towards Retina Display models, according to a new report from Digitimes. The article suggests that Apple will be halting all sales of the 13 inch non-Retina Display MacBook Pro, which was last updated in mid-2012, so that the entire MacBook Pro line-up will ship with Retina Display included.

Production of the larger 15 inch model of the non-Retina MacBook Pro was actually ceased last year, and while the company has continued to produce the smaller model, it is not surprising that it is being discontinued. This is particularly true when considering the standard MacBook Pro model in the context of the MacBook Air which offers the latest generation Intel Haswell processors in a non-Retina model.
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How To Block People Through iMessage


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One of the new features that was incorporated into the recently released OS X 10.9.2 update for Macs was the ability to block individuals from sending iMessages to your account. That said, it can be a little tricky how to find the way in which to do it without going exploring.  Fortunately, it’s very easy and can easily be found and activated.
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Apple Releases OS X 10.9.2 With Major Bug Fixes


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Apple has today released the next significant update for the Mac operating system in the form of OS X 10.9.2. The update contains a fix for the SSL security bug which has been garnering an amount of attention ever since it was revealed last week. That said, the 10.9.2 update isn’t just about the SSL bug. Apple has included a number of new features with the update that users will welcome. For example, users can now make and receive FaceTime audio calls, and can also activate call waiting for FaceTime audio and video calls.
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Rumor: A 2014 MacBook Air In The Fall


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The next version of the MacBook Air with upgraded Intel processors could appear in the Fall of this year at the earliest, if a leaked Intel processor roadmap is to be believed. The Intel roadmap, published by VR-Zone (via MacRumors) shows that the next version of an appropriate mobile processor chip for the MacBook Air is set for release in the third quarter of this year. The processor, identified as an i5-4260U Haswell chip with increased speed, is shown on the roadmap for Q3, with Broadwell processors (the successor to Haswell), not launching until Q1 2015. It is unclear, however, what chip would be included in the high end MacBook Air models.
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Microsoft’s New Office Online


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If you are looking to use Microsoft Office on the Mac but don’t want to shell out a significant amount of money for Office 2011, then you might want to take a look at the newly rebranded Microsoft Office Online. Office Online, which can be found at Office.com has been rebranded and is available to use free of charge for Windows and Mac users. All you have to do is sign up for a Microsoft account, which can also be used for the recently launched OneDrive service, and sign in to Office Online. There, you’ll find a fully working version of Office apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint. There’s also OneNote and Outlook.
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