Microsoft Announces Office 2016

Microsoft announced this morning the official launch date for the long-anticipated new version of Microsoft Office. Office 2016 will be broadly available starting on September 22, the company says. Meanwhile, Office Customers with volume licensing agreements will be able to download the software on October 1. The updated version of Office includes a number of new features for desktop customers, including the ability to co-edit documents at the same time, sync files to OneDrive in the cloud, and more.

Apple's El Capitan September 30

Apple appeared to leak the ship date of its latest Mac OS X desktop software, dubbed El Capitan, during a launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, was on stage showing off new features of the iPhone 6S smartphone. During the demonstration, he opened a personal email from Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, with the subject line "El Capitan status."

Apple Unveils The iPad Pro

Meet the iPad Pro, Apple’s latest and greatest tablet. Apple introduced the long-rumored device at its fall event. As expected, it has a huge 12.9-inch display and a few neat features that make it stand out from the rest of the lineup. Apple CEO Tim Cook called it “the biggest news for the iPad since the iPad.” With the iPad Pro, you can now run two side-by-side iPad Air apps. The iPad Pro isn’t for everyone — hence the name. But for those who already love their iPads and use it every day, this is a dream come true.

Apple Introduces The iPhone 6s And iPhone 6s Plus

Apple has unveiled the latest generation of the iPhone in the form of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Rumors have been swirling for the past few months, with suggestions that Apple would integrate a Force Touch Display, update the devices’ cameras, and use a more powerful processor. But the moment of truth has finally arrived, so let’s get to it. As can be expected from an ‘s’ year, the next-generation iPhones don’t look all that different from last year’s models. However, the innards have been significantly tweaked.

Mozilla Relaunches Its Thimble Online Code Editor

Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Over time, though, things got pretty quiet around the project as other browser-based code editors like Brackets and full online IDEs like Nitrous took center stage. Today, however, Mozilla relaunched Thimble with a major redesign and a slew of new features.

Mozilla Webmaker, Meet the World

Mozilla built Webmaker to empower first-time smartphone users and mobile-first Web users as active participants on the Web. Too often, individuals around the world experience a “read-only” mobile Web, passively consuming content and unable to actively contribute. But when consumers become creators, they’re introduced to social and economic opportunity. And when everyone can contribute equally, the Web becomes a better place.

Google’s Next Version Of Android Is Called “Marshmallow”

Google has made it a thing to name its Android OS versions after food. Letter by letter in the alphabet (har har). But not just any food — food that’s really bad for you. This version, which has been called “M” until now, had its name unveiled. The new “marshmallow” statue was unveiled today on Google’s campus in Mountain View. If you remember, KitKat got kind of weird when Google started doing cross promotion with the candy company. Maybe there could be a Ghostbusters tie-in this time?

Google puts the screws to sneaky Chrome add-on installs

Google said that it would squash Chrome add-ons installed from websites if the extensions deployed what it called "deceptive tactics" to dupe its browser's users. The announcement was the latest in a long line of moves Google has made to tighten the screws on Chrome's extension ecosystem by restricting from where and how users can get add-ons for the popular browser.

Microsoft Launches Open Source Tool for iOS Devs

At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would soon release tools that would make it easier for iOS and Android developers to take their existing code and port their apps to Windows. The Android version of this, officially named Windows Bridge for Android, is now in private beta. The iOS version, however — previously known under the codename “Project Islandwood” — is entering its first public preview today.

Apple.com Gets A Redesign

A redesign of Apple.com that went live today removed the standalone ‘Store’ tab, and the ‘store.apple.com’ domain entirely. This is an enormous change for one of the biggest online retail stores in the world. The buying experience is now woven into the site as a whole, with purchasing buttons and options for products available on every product page. Instead of browsing for information about a product and then having to make the ‘jump’ over to the store side, customers will now take care of both actions at once.

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