In what I hope will become a weekly thing on One Button Mouse, a recap of news in the technology and Apple world for the week of March 10, 2014.
iOS 7.1 – In what is probably the biggest news piece this week, Apple finally unleashed iOS 7.1 upon the world. From improving iPhone 4 support to interface annoyances such as the dreaded shift key change, this update has it all. Well, it doesn’t make your iPhone waterproof like iOS 7 was claimed to do. Maybe iOS 8 will have that.
Office for Mac – Vaguely announced earlier this week, Microsoft officials went on record to state an update to Office for Mac was coming later this year. The good news is, if you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you’ll get the update free of charge. The bad news? You have to be an Office 365 subscriber. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay an upgrade fee to get the Office suite.
OneNote for Mac – Finally (?), it seems that Microsoft is going to release OneNote for Mac later this month, and for free. This will probably give insight to what the new version of Office for Mac will look like, or it could be a complete UI disaster. This has nothing to do with Evernote being free and successful. No, not at all.
Office 365 Personal – Wow, a lot of Microsoft news this week. Anyhow, Microsoft will soon be offering Office 365 Personal, meant for households with just one computer, at the low, low cost of just $6.99/month or $69.99/year. Honestly, if you really, really need Office, pony up the extra $3/month and get Office 365 Home; you’ll have a license for up to 5 computers (PC and Mac, can be mixed). But then again, if you’re like a lot of Mac users, you have a certain hatred for this company and probably use iWork or another low-cost Office suite.
The Internet turns 25 – The fact that I’m actually older than the internet is just…no. I refuse to acknowledge it. It’s bad enough my kids ask if I had the internet when growing up; I didn’t need to be reminded of how quick 25 years has passed.
Link of the week
From Phones to Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be – Just as the title states, some interesting design concepts of Apple products over the years. (via The Loop)
Random Tech Tidbit
On 14 March 1994, Linux 1.0.0 was released, with 176,250 lines of code. (via WikiPedia)