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Microsoft emits Office 2016 for Mac (psst: you’ll need an Office 365 sub)

Office 2016 Word for Mac

Or wait until September to buy a copy

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nätdejting recensioner Microsoft has released a new version of Office for OS X computers: Office 2016 for Mac will include new versions of Word, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

bakeca donne bolzano The Windows goliath is touting the applications’ revamped high-resolution user interface, which is designed to take advantage of Apple Retina displays.

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american singles dating site Office for Mac has been out since March as an open beta project, and has now been cleared for general use. Microsoft Office client applications and services team vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer said in a blog post Redmond received more than 100,000 feedback messages from Mac users during the beta test.

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Stolen an Apple watch? Want to pawn it off? Good news!

It’s not like the owner can lock it down, after all

Apple Watch Sport

Multiple reports show that the Cupertinian arm candy lacks any sort of remote wipe or locking ability. What’s more, they can easily be wiped and paired with a new phone without knowing the passcode.

As a result, it would be simple for criminals to steal Apple watches from vulnerable fanbois and re-sell the units on the black market, without fear of the devices being locked and rendered useless by their rightful owners.

That’s not true of the latest iPhones. Since 2013, iOS devices have included a feature called Activation Lock that allows their owners to pinpoint their locations, lock them remotely, and optionally wipe their contents. Why Apple chose not to include a similar feature in the Apple Watch is anybody’s guess – especially when its lack of theft-deterrent features has landed it in hot water before.

Stolen an Apple watch? Want to pawn it off? Good news!

Mac security packages range from peachy to rancid – antivirus tests

Independent tests of Mac antivirus products have discovered that the effectiveness of these security packages runs from a risible 20 per cent to an unimpeachable 100 per cent.

German security lab AV-TEST.org put 18 free and paid-for Mac OS X security products and services to the test, discovering widely differing performances in the process (results spreadsheet here). Poor performers included Webroot SecureAnywhere (19.7 per cent scan detection), McAfee Internet Security (26.5 per cent) and Trend Micro Titanium (38.5 per cent).

By contrast, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, G Data Antivirus for Mac and Norman Antivirus for Mac aced the test. Avast! Free Antivirus and Sophos Anti-Virus both scored in the high 90s for detection. However another freebie scanner, Avira Free Antivirus, only achieved 68 per cent. Norton Internet Security from Symantec achieved a mediocre 54.7 per cent in the scan test.

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AV-TEST.org’s testing methodology involved installing the security products on identical iMacs that were all connected to the internet, so the products could also use their cloud and reputation services. All the products were updated using the built-in functionality before each of the products was run through its paces with a series of on-demand scans and on-access tests fearing around 115 Mac OS X malware samples. The mixed results surprised the well-established security software testing house.

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