Apps

Rob Pegoraro on MS Office 2010 and the Energy Crisis

Rob Pegoraro who writes in the Washington Post is one of the best consumer-technology writers on the scene.The headline on his article from today sums up his take on MS Office 2010: "Microsoft Office 2010 Not Yet Worth the Upgrade." And his blog post provides a really dispiriting followup: "Microsoft Office 2010: A cry for help?"

Bento and iPad: The Start of Something New

Just posted a Bento extra on the Web. It looks at Bento on iPhone and iPad, providing comparisons of the same library on both devices and on the Mac desktop.

Bento and iPad: The Start of Something New

Bento is a great companion for iPad: both of them demonstrate the beginning of a new chapter in software development. I know we've periodically had new chapters in software development (game changers, killer apps, and The Next Big Thing--all thousands of them), but this time it's real.

Don't take my word for it, take a look at the software. Bento on the Mac (it doesn't run on Windows), is a terrific personal database. The folks at FileMaker put their decades of database expertise into a new product that defines a specific space and fills it with features. You can see it in action here.

Get Rich with Apps! is on the Kindle, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Get Rich with Apps! is available on paper (from Amazon) and -- to no one's great surprise -- in iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Buy the Kindle edition here and download the iPod/iPod touch/iPad Kindle app here (the apps are free -- see Strategy #1 in the book for a discussion of how you can give an app away while generating income through its functionality.

A single purchased copy of the Kindle edition can be deployed on up to four devices simultaneously.

The accompanying image is captured from Kindle on iPad displaying a page from the book.

Apps.gov

There's an article on Apps.gov elsewhere on this site. I discuss what it is (a clearinghouse from the General Services Adminsitration--GSA) of apps and other software available for government use often with preferred pricing. There are also add-on agreements even for free apps that sometimes modify the terms of service for government use. Several download links in the article and more on the site itself.

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