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Microsoft brings dark mode to Office apps on iOS

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Microsoft today rolled out a bunch of updates that bring a long-awaited dark mode to its Office suite on iOS.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are all a little easier on the eyes (if you want them to be). Dark mode will also help them be kinder on battery life on iPhone models with OLED displays.

Microsoft Office 365 available now from the Mac App Store

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Your favorite apps could soon be available on any Apple device.
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Just as expected, the Microsoft Office 365 suite is now available to download from the Mac App Store.

The bundle includes six apps — including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint — each of which can also be downloaded individually. They are free to obtain, but you’ll need a subscription to unlock even basic features in most of them.

Step into the digital dojo to master Microsoft Office [Deals]

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Up your skills in Microsoft Office, one of the most widely-used productivity platforms.
Up your skills in Microsoft Office, one of the most widely-used productivity platforms.
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No matter where you work, Microsoft Office isn’t far away. It’s the productivity platform for countless businesses, used for word processing, spreadsheets, emails, presentations and more. So one surefire way to enhance your resume is by mastering Microsoft Office.

Top-shelf writing apps, iPhone mounts and more [Week’s Best Deals]

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This week's best deals include a streamlined writing platform, a double sided iPhone mount, and more.
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With every new week come great new deals at the Cult of Mac Store. This go-round, we’ve got a simple but powerful writing platform for Mac, and a super versatile, double-sided phone mount. Also in are comprehensive lessons in social media marketing, and a powerful VPN for enhanced online privacy and security. Plus everything is discounted by at least 25 percent, and as much as 97 percent. Read on for more details.

New Word macro malware infects macOS and Windows

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Beware untrusted Word macros.
Beware untrusted Word macros.
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Another form of Microsoft Word malware that infects both macOS and Windows machines has been detected.

The malicious VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code is buried in a Word document macro and automatically adapts its attack depending on the operating system used. Once installed, it can be used to download more payload files to your computer.

New Mac malware targets Microsoft Word users

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After spreading viruses among Windows PCs for years, malicious Microsoft Word documents are now infecting Macs.

The files contain a macro that silently executes in the background and downloads an application that can monitor webcams, steal passwords, read browser history and more.

Last Chance To Get 50% off PDFpen Pro [Deals]

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Want to easily interact with and edit PDFs like never before? Then this Cult of Mac Deals offer is for you.

PDFpen is the all-purpose Mac PDF editor. It has everything you need to edit all those PDFs you are constantly downloading. With PDFpen you can edit or change almost any part of an original PDF and save it as a Word document seamlessly, and with this Cult of Mac Deals offer you can get PDFpen for 50% off – just $29.98!

Reader 7 Accurately Displays Word Files On Your iPad

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Reader 7 is a single-minded app with a single-serve purpose. You know when somebody sends you an MS Word DOC or DOCX file via email and all you want to do is look at it, and maybe track the changes that have been made to it, but then you open in in Pages and all bets are off? That’s what Reader 7 is here to fix.

It’s an app which can accurately display Word documents with complex formatting.

Convert Markdown to DOCX On iOS With MakeDoc

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MakeDoc looks like a good bet for otherwise right-thinking folks who find them selves required to supply a Word DOCX file. Being a smart nerd, you undoubtedly write in Markdown, converting to the required format on output. But DOCX isn;t an output option for most iOS text editors. That’s where makeDoc comes in.

HopTo Is MS Office For The iPad Done Right

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HopTo is a great version of Microsoft Word for the iPad. And that’s because it is MS Word, up in the cloud, driving a native iPad app. And you know what? If Microsoft just made the exact same app only with the Word part running locally on the iPad, I’d be happy. It really is nice enough to let you forget you’re using Word.

Become The iWork-Guru You Always Dreamed Of With The New Templates For iWork Pro App [Sponsored Giveaway]

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Crafting great looking, professional documents in iWork or Office can be really tricky, even if you spend a ton of time on the computer. To make things easier, the guys Made for Use created some incredible professional templates for both Office and iWork that make it easier for users to look like a Pages-guru.

We’ve grabbed about Made for Use’s iOS Templates app in the past, but now the team is bringing all the greatness to the Mac with Templates for iWork Pro, and Templates for Office Pro. Both packs offer over hundred of templates for their respective suite of apps. And if you specialize in only one app, you can pick up the Templates Pro Pack for PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Keynote, Numbers and Pages individually.

Templates for iWork and Office Pro are two of the easiest ways to make high quality, professional looking documents, without having to take some college course on Office apps.

To celebrate the launch of Templates for iWork Pro and Templates for Office Pro, Made for Use  is giving away 40 FREE CODES to some lucky Cult of Mac readers. Entering the contest only takes a second, but you gotta play to win.

Here’s How To Enter: