Microsoft Office Mobile for Android Gets Update, Adds Dropbox Functionality

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android Gets Update, Adds Dropbox Functionality

Nov 19, 2014

As previously hinted, Microsoft Office Mobile, the official companion application for Android devices, is getting an update — and a welcome update it should be.

The latest build brings Dropbox functionality to the mobile office suite. Now, MS Office Mobile users can add and manipulate documents in the popular cloud service option.

The move seems to underscore Microsoft’s commitment to providing services to folks irrespective of supporting tools individuals use; Dropbox competes with MS’s own SkyDrive cloud service, but seems be willing to add Dropbox compatibility as another feature.

The update is rolling out now, and the app remains free on the Play Store.

Dell Announces Wyse Cloud Connect, an Android-Powered Mini-Computer the Size of USB Stick

Dell Announces Wyse Cloud Connect, an Android-Powered Mini-Computer the Size of USB Stick

Feb 3, 2014

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Wyse Cloud Connect is what’s called a Cloud-Access Device. Basically, it’s a small device that comes with an operating system and which main function is to be connected to a cloud device, where the main computations are performed. This little fellow is the size of an overweight USB stick, and contains mini-usb, HDMI, Wi-fi, microSD, and bluetooth to connect to a cloud client, and for bluetooth mouse and keyboard. More information is available here: Wyse Cloud Connect on Dell Website.

Theme Thursday: Cry Cloud

Theme Thursday: Cry Cloud

Mar 29, 2012

I am going to start this Theme Thursday blog post by pointing out the obvious, Cry Cloud, a theme for GO Launcher, has an egregious mistake right in the most important aspect of any theme: the wallpaper. In some strange error in translation the wallpaper reads, in a cute hand-written font, “without you everything look so sorrow.” Obviously, I get the message that the developer was trying to convey, but how was this not caught initially or even fixed by now from the plethora of comments on the theme’s Google Play (formerly the Google Market) page.

However, after taking a step back, this mistake is honestly not as big of an issue as it probably should be. The text is small enough that it is not very noticeable and it’s not like the average user takes the time to read the text on his or her screen after every unlocking. The playful font of the text adds a quaint, minimalistic design to the theme and the white rain cloud above it is a great touch. The whole theme screams of cute romanticized heartbreak, which appeals to a specific demographic, and yet the pastel color scheme is surprisingly relaxing and uplifting. Cry Cloud’s icons are very well done and are the typical fare of pencil sketched circular icons. The supplied icon set is not as populated as other themes yet this is acceptable because Cry Cloud takes advantage of integrating existing, unsupported applications’ icons. As I have stated before in many a Theme Thursday: continuity is very important in making any theme truly immersive, and Cry Cloud does that handily.

So, for anyone looking for a lighthearted but still minimalistic theme for GO Launcher I would definitely recommend giving Cry Cloud a shot, assuming the head scratching grammar gaffe isn’t a deal breaker.