Here are this past week’s top news and rumors:
Microsoft Office Available on iPad
This week, Microsoft has brought many of their products: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to the iPad. Although each of these apps are free to download on the App Store, you must have an Office 365 Subscription for full functionality. The subscription costs $99/year or $9.99/month depending upon your needs (click here for a free trial offer). If you don’t have an subscription, you can still view, share and present documents. The table below details what the paid subscription will give you access to. Please note, the apps for the iPad are meant to be used in conjunction with a computer. There are many features available on the computer that are not available on the iPad.
iPhone 6 Plans Leaked
Nowhereelse.fr has found a leaked document from a Chinese website that shows design plans for the next-generation iPhone. Although these may actually be plans for a prototype (or they could be fake), it is getting us one step closer to the iPhone 6. The document shows the iPhone will be 85mm wide by 150mm long (calculated by Nowhereelse.fr to have a 5-inch display).
Hide Unused Apps (No Jailbreak Required)
There was a bug found in iOS 7 that allowed users to nest folders within another folder. With the release of iOS 7.1, this feature was thought to have been fixed, but it actually now allows users to hide apps in addition to nesting folders. To hide unused apps, like Weather or Compass, follow the steps in the video below. Note: you must use a Home Screen that is full of apps (both in the top part and the fixed bottom row), when you reset your device the apps will reappear and you can still access hidden apps in the Search bar.
WWDC 2014 to be Announced on April 23
The Worldwide Developer’s Conference, Apple’s annual Summer event, is expected to be announced on April 23. The event is typically announced on the fourth Wednesday in April. Tickets are $1,599 per person and last year the tickets were sold out within 2 minutes. This conference is rumored to reveal iOS 8, the next operating system for the Mac, new MacBooks and a new iTunes Radio subscription service.
Finally, unfortunately there was no Kickstarter Project of the Week because I was busy moving into my new apartment. Check out the last few weeks’ projects of the week: MagBak (17 days remaining) and COBURN Jr. (9 days remaining).