Last night I put up a post that I had found Office 365 Home Premium on Staples website. I stumbled across it looking for prices on the Mac edition of Microsoft Office.
As you can see from the photo above, Office 365 Home Premium for Windows/Mac is now up, live, and ready for purchase.
Unlike other retail box and download versions of Microsoft Office, Office 365 is a subscription service. That means you will be able to use the latest version of the Office software on up to 5 Macs or Windows PCs, that’s the cool part, but you have to pay an annual subscription maintenance fee of $100 annually. That’s the not-so-cool-but-kinda-worth-it part.
I need to install Office, specifically PowerPoint, my kids Compaq laptop that they use for school. I also need to install Office on my Windows 8 Pro box, so I’m excited about this new version of Office. I get to install/upgrade Office on two PCs, with Outlook, for less than the price of one Office 2010 Home and Business license that I was looking at a few days ago.
Sound good? What do you think?
I’ve always been a firm believer of running backups your important documents and other data like photos, music, and videos.
Over the years, Apple has done a good job enhancing iCloud to automatically take care of this for you on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With last night’s little iOS 6.1 upgrade disaster, knowing that I had a recent backup of my iPhone meant that I was only going to have to deal with the reloading my backup and not have to worry about lost photos, text messages, and all the rest.
Here are a few quick steps to make sure you have iCloud backups turned on and how to run an immediate backup if you want to – like just before an iOS upgrade.
Turning on iCloud Backups
Step 1: To get started, tap on Settings from the Home screen.
Step 2: Tap on iCloud on the Settings page.
Step 3: Sign in to your iCloud account if you haven’t already done so.
Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the iCloud page, and tap ‘Storage & Backup’.
Step 5: Near the bottom of the page, set the ‘iCloud Backup’ option to ‘ON’.
Step 6: Tap the ‘Back Up Now’ button at the bottom of the page to start a backup immediately.
Bonus Points: At the very bottom of the ‘Storage & Backup’ page, will be a message telling you when the last time a successful iCloud backup was completed.
For all the trouble I had installing the iOS 6.1 upgrade last night on my iPhone 4S, the same upgrade when flawlessly on my iPad 3.
From what I can tell, it was a fluke that something when wrong on my iPhone. I’m a member of #TeamPure and I don’t jailbreak my gear so I’m really unsure of what actually went wrong.
I’ll just chalk it up to ‘fun and excitement with technology’ and get back to using my iDevices.
Along side the iOS 6.1 upgrade released today, Apple also rolled out Update 5.2 for current model Apple TV boxes.
Users can download the update directly to their device by choosing the Settings application on the Apple TV, then choosing “General,” and “Software Update.” The full list of changes in the update, according to Apple, are:
• iTunes in the Cloud: Brows and play your purchased iTunes music directly from iCloud.
• Up Next: See upcoming songs when playing music, and easily choose what plays next.
• Bluetooth Keyboard: Use your Apple Wireless Keyboard to control your Apple TV.
I just found this on the Staples website while searching for “mac office”. Looks like we can expect the new Office 365 subscription service to go live in the very near future.
Below are the product details taken from the Staples website.