Apple updates iWork For iOS, OS X and iCloud

Hot off the heels of Microsoft launching an iPad version of it’s famous office suite and making the iPhone version free to view and edit, Apple have released updates to its office suite - iWork. The update includes new features for Pages, Numbers and Keynote and includes better support for Microsoft Office documents.

The biggest change to come with this update is the ‘view only’ feature which allows you to share a document, spreadsheet or presentation with others without allowing them to be able to edit the document. Apple have also made the overall compatibility with Microsoft office much better particularly with password protected documents. The update also brings with it full compatibility with the newest version of Microsoft Office which has just been recently released.

Apple have also updated the desktop version of iWork and added some new transitions in Keynote, new design tools in Numbers and some new tools for creating charts and editing documents in Pages.

As for the web (iCloud) version of iWork the suite has now been updated with full retina support and a slightly refreshed design for the documents editor.

The mobile apps also received updates and enhancements such as Keynotes remote feature, documents in Pages and sheets in Numbers can now be searched by file name from within the mobile apps.

It’s no surprise that Apple have started to make updates to it’s iWork suite of apps after Microsoft released it’s subscription based iPad app. However it seems unlikely that hardened Apple fans will be won over when they have a free option with iWork which although not as feature rich as Microsoft Office it’s more than capable of getting the job done.

For a complete list of features in this update checkout Apple’s website.


Facebook Adds Buy Tickets Button in Event Pages

Facebook is making our itchy trigger fingers more susceptible to impulse clicks, with a new “Buy Tickets” button emblazoned in event pages.

The social conglomerate confirmed that instead of having a link to a third-party ticket seller, that area will now entice users with a button. It doesn’t sound like an enormous change, but that small switch will no doubt affect a psychology in click happy Facebook users. Or at least that’s the hope. Everything seems to be live in the Netherlands and Israel, so the new switch is confined to only a specific audience. It’ll make going to shows with your friends that much easier.

[Source: TechnoBuffalo]

Chrome for iOS Now Lets You Share Pages on Facebook and Twitter

Google has announced its first update to Google Chrome for iOS, adding the ability to share pages from the browser directly on your favorite social network, including Facebook and Twitter.

Google Chrome for iOS was announced and launched at the company’s annual developer’s conference in June.

The mobile browser offers a number of features already available in its desktop version, including synched tabs; if you’re checking out a website on your iPhone, you can open it on your desktop computer, and vice versa. Users can also share saved passwords between devices, bookmarks and search history.

Wednesday’s update allows you to share webpages via email, Google+, Facebook and Twitter. It also offers a number of other bug fixes, and stability and security improvements.

The updated version of Chrome for iOS is now available in the App Store.

[Source: Mashable]