You can now control PowerPoint presentations with your Apple Watch


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In what may be one of the most useful Apple Watch apps yet, Microsoft has added the ability for Apple Watch owners to control presentations using their brand new wearable devices.

The update to the existing PowerPoint for iPhone app allows users to switch between slides or check, with the quickest of glances, just how much time has elapsed during a talk, or the total number of slides you have left to show.

I envy the first person in each office who gets to show this off in a board meeting!

Forget PowerPoint: Deckset Is A Markdown-Powered Presentation Powerhouse

Ever been on a plane and seen some suit squished into his chair, browning his ThinkPad’s screen with his office breath and lining up some pictures and text on a PowerPoint slide? “Jeez,” you think. “Not only is this dork-o inflicting yet more PowerPain on the world, but he thinks it’s important enough to do on a plane.”

Next time you see one of these sad specimens, you might point them in the direction of Deckset, a slideshow maker that works using Markdown.

Steve Ballmer Confirms Office Will Come To iPad When It’s Ready For The Touchscreen



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Microsoft Office will come to the iPad just as soon as it’s ready for devices with a touchscreen. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Florida today, Ballmer said, “iPad will be picked up when there’s a touch first user interface.”

That user interface is “in progress” Ballmer added, but it’s likely to come to the Windows version of Office first.

Last Chance! Take Keynote & PowerPoint To New Heights With Slidevana [Deals]


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I’ve done my share of presentations over the years, and nothing really beats Keynote when it comes to assembling a quality slidedeck. When done right, the look and feel of a presentation done in Keynote can really elevate the overall impact of what you’re saying. Sure, using tactics that are explored by professionals such as Nancy Duarte and Gar Reynolds are also great resources to have in your pocket, but if your slides don’t stand out when applying such tactics (and yet don’t overshadow your words), then you’re already working from a disadvantage.

Keynote has plenty of stock templates, but if you want to get something will stand out from the crowd then Slidevana may just be what you’ve been looking for. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for just $69 during this limited time offer.

PDF Converter For Mac: The Ultimate PDF Editor For Your Mac [Deals]


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Having the ability to easily edit a PDF is a great thing, especially if you’re trying to go as paperless as possible. This Cult of Mac Deals offer boasts one of the best PDF editors for the Mac on the market in PDF Converter for Mac.

The software’s ease-of-use really sets itself apart from other PDF editors and its powerful features allow you to efficiently edit and share PDFs in a flash. If you’re been hunting for a great piece of software that allows you to simply edit and share PDFs, PDF Converter for Mac is right up your alley – and at the featured price of $49.99 it’s more attractive than ever.