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Microsoft Unveils a New Office App for iOS and Android

Microsoft Edge is now available across devices, including Windows 10, Windows 8x, Windows 7, macOS, iOS and Android, said the company

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FILE - A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a new Office app for iOS and Android that combines three most popular apps — Word, Excel and PowerPoint — into a single go-to app for mobile productivity.

The users no longer need to download each app separately, the tech giant announced at its flagship “Ignite” conference here.

“With the new Actions pane, you can intuitively complete a variety of common on-the-go tasks, such as creating and signing PDFs and sharing files between devices,” said Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365.

FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is shown outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash.
FILE – Microsoft Corp. signage is shown outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. VOA

Launched as a public preview, the Office app is available to Android users through Google Play Store and to iOS users through Apple’s TestFlight programme.

The new Office app uses the unique advantages of mobile devices to make content creation easier. For instance, you can snap the picture of a document and turn it into an editable word file, or transform tables from a printed page to Excel.

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The company also announced the general availability of the all-new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser set for January 15 release. The all-new Microsoft Edge offers the enterprise new tab page, where users will have direct access to Microsoft 365 files.

Microsoft Edge is now available across devices, including Windows 10, Windows 8x, Windows 7, macOS, iOS and Android, said the company. (IANS)

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Dark Mode on WhatsApp to Make a Debut Soon For iOS

The iPhone users will be able to run this feature on iOS 13 and the icons in dark mode are in blue and grey colour schemes

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Apart from Dark Mode, WhatsApp is also testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen and app badge improvements, among others. Pixabay

Dark Mode for WhatsApp has been in the news for long but the feature may debut sooner on the messasing app starting with the iOS users.

The iPhone users will be able to run this feature on iOS 13 and the icons in dark mode are in blue and grey colour schemes, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates.

Additionally, WhatsApp is also testing a new beta update for iOS users which would bring features like hide muted status update, splash screen and app badge improvements, among others.

WhatsApp’s new splash screen would essentially let users see the WhatsApp logo whenever they open the app on their iPhones. This is also available on the Android beta app.

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Dark Mode for WhatsApp has been in the news for long but the feature may debut sooner on the messasing app starting with the iOS users. Pixabay

Last week, WhatsApp has added a new privacy setting, which will let users decide whether they want to join a group on the messaging platform or not.

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To enable it, users need to go to “Settings” in the app, then tap Account, Privacy and Groups and select one of three options: “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” or “My Contacts Except.” (IANS)