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Mar
25

NeoOffice Downloads Legit?

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NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database programs) for Mac OS X. It offers suite applications for office work for free, relying on donations and contributions from users. It has been around since 2003 and works with the Mac operating systems to provide an alternative to other office software like Microsoft office or iWorks.

While I like using iWorks on my Macbook, I know of others who want the Macbook but can’t spring for the extra money it costs to get the software. Is this a way out?

Macupdate tells us that, “Released as free, open-source software under the GNU General Public License (GPL), NeoOffice is fully functional and stable enough for everyday use. The software is actively developed, so improvements and small updates are made available on a regular basis.”

Here at TweakOSX we are curious what you think of NeoOffice. Is it a legit software tool that is reliable and easy to use? Is it worth replacing Microsoft Works or iWorks or is, while obviously a cheaper option, worth the risk? Let us know what you think.


NeoOffice is available for download here.

Mar
18

Latest New Thing From Apple: iPod VoiceOver

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Apple has one-upped itself. Its latest invention is the new iPod shuffle that talks to you. VoiceOver is the “remarkable new feature that gives iPod shuffle a voice”. With 4GB of storage it will hold up to 1,000 songs and lets you enjoy multiple playlists, also a new feature.

The VoiceOver is a great option for facilitating the purpose of the iPod shuffle, being able to easily clip and have an iPod with you while running, walking or going through your busy day. The new control buttons located on the earbud allow you to easily navigate through the playlists and songs without looking down at an iPod or losing your running rhythm.

I personally have a hard time at the gym when I go to change a playlist on my iPod plugged into the treadmill and, because I’m not that coordinated, practically trip over myself just to change it to the next album. The VoiceOver feature could be just what I need for my auditory processing and clumsiness.

The new iPod shuffle is a little more expensive, for now, coming in at $79.

Have you picked up the new iPod shuffle? What do you think of its VoiceOver feature? Let us know and leave a comment in our comments section.