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Microsoft Office Add-in support comes to MacOS

Microsoft Office now supports Add-in on Mac. Office Add-ins allows users to extend the functionality of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Office Insiders in the Fast Ring can now try out this functionality.

If you are Office Insider member, make sure you have Office build 170124 for Mac or greater. Now Open Word, Excel or PowerPoint and launch the store from Insert->Add-ins->Store. The Outlook Add-ins for Mac available at the Outlook store on Home>Store. Search and install an add-in that uses commands.

Previously, Add-ins was available only on Office for Windows Desktop and Office Online. Microsoft also launched new Outlook app with Add-ins support on iOS devices. This new feature will come to Android and Windows 10 Mobile devices later.

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Office 2016 Insider Build 15.23 for Mac now available

Microsoft Office insider preview build 15.23 for Mac is now available for testers. Insider team posted the information on twitter.

Office 2016 Insider Build 15.23 features

Export to video: In PowerPoint, click File > Export and then select MOV or MP4 to export your presentation as a video that can be burned to a disc, uploaded to the web, or sent in an email message.
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Full customization of the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar: In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you can now customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar to suit your needs.Office_Mac (2)

Export to ODF: In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you can now export files to OpenDocument Text (.odt), OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods), or OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format.Office-2016-mac

Class Notebook Tools:  You can now distribute pages and sections to students, quickly review their work, and more easily access the Class Notebook app.

Check Office update in Mac, a new build 15.23 is now available for download if you are a Mac Office insider. Microsoft added Thai and Czech language support to Office Insider on Mac.

Update: Microsoft added Thai and Czech language support to Office Insider on Mac.

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Chrome 51 Web Browser is now Available

Google released Chrome 51 web browser for Windows and Mac. Apart from bug fixes, the new update includes a new Credential Management API that will improve the website login experience. The new API allows developers to use Chrome’s credential managers more widely. Custom login flows, remembering federated identity preferences, and general interaction to improve the login experience for users is now possible. Users can sign in with one tap and automatically sign back in when returning to the site.
Chrome 51 Google Chrome 51 will not run the rendering for frames that are off screen. This will reduce the workload on the browser and also reduce power consumption by up to 30%. On Android, the browser gets new Material bookmark widget . This update includes 42 security fixes and contains many additional APIs and other changes for developers. Android, Chrome OS, and iOS will receive the new update soon.

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Apple OS X 10.12 may allow Unlock Mac with iPhone Touch ID

Apple may bring few new features in upcoming Mac OS X 10.12 update. One of these features includes unlocking Mac with iPhone Touch ID(why not just install Touch ID on Mac?).

Apple is designing an auto unlock function that would allow an iPhone to unlock a Mac when in close proximity. Mac may get a similar feature like the Apple Watch that allows an unlocked iPhone to provide access to the wearable without the need to enter a password.

The third-party Knock app for iOS and Apple Watch also unlocks a nearby computer with those devices. Apple iPhone Touch ID with Macs could also help online transactions with Apple Pay for web browsers(Which is also in work).

There are more rumors like OS X could be called MacOS and upcoming Siri on Mac.

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Popcorn Time Play Video torrents without Download

Popcorn Time app can stream the movies and the TV shows without downloading torrents. It’s identical to Netflix but streams through torrent files.

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You can select video resolution size and subtitles.

The app has clean and a simple interface. You just need to select and play your favorite movie or TV series. You can change video resolution or subtitles of your choice.

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Simple video playback with video stream details.

Popcorn app can stream video listed by several torrent websites. It’s also possible to manually add torrents or search your favorite site for torrents with-in app.

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Popcorn Time setting page.

If you are in lots of video torrent downloads, then this app is the safe bet for you. As you can save some hard disk space by watching movies online. The app is available on most of the platforms including Windows, android and Mac.  The app plugin is also available for browsers.

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WhatsApp Desktop App for Windows and Mac released

Whatsapp desktop app for Windows and Mac released. Whatsapp messaging service available on the web since 2015. Like web app, you’ll need to scan a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app. Benefits of using the web app include access to all your favorite keyboard shortcuts and desktop notifications.

According to a Whatsapp blog post:

“Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device”

WhatsApp available to download on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. For Mac, you need OS X 10.9 or newer. WhatsApp also available on Windows Mobile, Android and iOS.

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How to Install MacType Font on Windows 10 and Chrome

The MacType font software update 1.2017.0614.0 is now available for download. The latest update comes with minor changes and improvements. The software update also fixed the issues which were causing blue screen error on Windows 10 anniversary update and Creators Update. The update also improved Chrome compatibility.

Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS both use different font rendering algorithm. However, Windows fonts look awful even after enabling ClearType fonts. This is where MacType software comes in action. MacType font software for Windows is a simple program that overrides the font rendering software on Windows PC and makes the fonts look more like Mac systems. Software supports all version of Windows including Windows 10.

What’s new in MacType font software

  • Software now supports Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.
  • Directwrite tweak re-enabled (Enable this tweak by adding DirectWrite=1 to the general section. No other parameter available).
  • Upgraded FreeType to 2.6.5. Note that this version brings to you a different rendering result.
  • HiDPI ready for MacTuner and MacTray.
  • Folder support for MacType wizard in profile thumbnail view.
  • Multi-lang switch effect optimized.
  • Chrome compatibility improved.
  • Injecting to metro is possible in all loading modes.
  • Vertical layout in firefox and some other programs has been fixed.
  • Clipbox parameter is no longer required, it has been fixed for all programs.
  • MacTray can identify more OS versions now.

How to install MacType font software on Windows

1. Download the latest version of the installer and run the downloaded installer file.

3. When prompted, choose “Complete” install.

4. Select run it as from the registry as it is the best choice.

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MacType v1.2016.0904.0 font wizard after installation.

5. You will then be presented with some presets of different rendering settings. Pick the one that looks best for you and that completes the setup.

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Select font profile to display on your Windows.

6. Restart your computer.


Enabling MacType fonts on Chrome:

  1. Type chrome://flags address bar.
  2. Search Disable DirectWrite (#disable-direct-write), click on Enable.
  3. Adjust Number of raster threads (#num-raster-threads) to 1.
  4. Add the following startup parameter to your Chrome shortcut: –disable-directwrite-for-ui
  5. Restart your system.

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Apple is fixing Safari’s Twitter bug

Apple’s OS X El Capitan for Mac brought in many welcome features when it was released last year, but also had a few pesky bugs One, in particular, affected how Twitter loaded in Safari: when users clicked on a shortened “t.co” Twitter link, a blank page or error page would load in Safari rather than the content they were supposed to see. (The issue was only in Safari, not in Chrome or Firefox.)

Fortunately, the latest test version of OS X El Capitan, version 10.11.4, appears to fix the problem, as first reported by MacRumors. El Cap beta users have reported this as well. Clicking on Twitter short links should now bring you to the content you’re supposed to see in Safari.

OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 was just released as a public beta, which means that users who have signed up for the beta program using their Apple IDs will have access to it, but we’re told a finalized version of 10.11.4 might not be out for a month or so.