Headlines Most Activated Windows ResourceenCopyright (c) 1997-2003 Active Networks, IncBob Stein bob@activewin.comThu, 06 Nov 2014 17:30:23 GMTThu, 06 Nov 2014 17:30:23 GMT Networks RSS2 feed generator (c) 2003 Active Networks and Chad MyersMicrosoft Changes Tack, Making Office Suite Free on MobileBut in a sign of the seismic changes underway in the tech industry, Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, said on Thursday that it would give away a comprehensive mobile edition of Office. The free software for iPads, iPhones and Android tablets will do most of the most essential things people normally do with the computer versions of the product., 06 Nov 2014 17:25:00 GMTRobert Stein Office to everyoneToday is the next step in bringing Office to everyone and on every device with the start of Office for Android tablet Preview, new Office for iPhone apps, updated Office for iPad apps and more., 06 Nov 2014 17:26:00 GMTRobert Stein's bone-conducting headset uses audio to help guide the blind around townMicrosoft is developing an interesting new system the company believes could radically change the way visually impaired people navigate an urban environment. The new prototype technology doesn't have an official name yet, but Microsoft refers to it as 3D soundscape technology. The assistive technology relies on three components: a smartphone, a bone conductive headset that rests over the user's ears (see image at top), and Bluetooth beacons placed throughout the city or suburb. As the blind person walks around, the headset provides a clicking noise that guides the user in the right direction and not, say, veering off the curb and onto the street. The beacons generate the directional information for the clicks., 06 Nov 2014 17:27:00 GMTRobert Stein