Thursday night when I got home from work, I discovered I’d left my iPad 2 in the classroom. After calling the university lost and found, I realized I’d have to take action. Now it’s about a one-hour drive from my home to work. And I wasn’t looking forward to that drive, especially since I’d already done one round-trip that day. But then I remembered “Find My iPad.”
“… residents of the housing complex “Novoe Devyatkino” have flushed waterproof GPS trackers down their toilets in a bid to highlight deficiencies in the treatment of sewage and the dangerously polluted local ecology.”
In case you can’t read that, the forecast high for Monday was 65° while the actual current temperature was 65°. (Note for non-U.S. readers: these are Fahrenheit temperatures. Convert to Celsius as you deem appropriate.)
If there is a technology company with worse customer relations management, I don’t know who it is.
Between Cynthia Brown’s detailed instructions and help at StackOverflow you should be good to learn VBA for Excel.
While a few features are lacking (turning on word wrap in a cell, for example) this is a fully functional version of the popular Microsoft spreadsheet. I’ve given an overview of payment options and Office 365 in a previous post. Here I’ll walk through creating a typical worksheet on the iPad.
not only is Office for the iPad fully functional (even in airplane mode), the subscription to Office 365 actually might be a pretty good deal, depending on your usage. An annual subscription to Office 365 for $100 entitles you to up to five downloads of Office for the Mac (2011) and Office for Windows (2013). These are fully functional and work in offline mode. You are also entitled to five installations of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad. iPhone, Android, and/or Windows Phone.
I was wrong about Microsoft Office for iPad. Yesterday I posted a brief, critical review of Office for the iPad. This …
That’s right — these are the lightweight file viewers that have been available forever at Microsoft.com. To actually do any work, you’ll need to subscribe to Office 365. Now this is actually not a bad deal. For $100 a year you can use all of Office on up to five computers and five tablets. But, frankly, I’ve been using Documents to Go for years now and really like it. This app is from DataViz and is priced at about $20 for the version that lets you edit files.
I’d like to summarize its contents, but frankly I’m not even sure what the company is trying to sell me. In the first paragraph they seem to think I’m a current customer. Wrong. We kicked uVerse out of our home office at the end of January. (Unsolicited plug for Sonic.net, giving us terrific internet and customer service.) But in the second paragraph they invite me to rejoin uVerse. We left uVerse because, frankly, the service was terrible.