Tech Q&A: How being online renews Office 365 PC apps
Q: In your column about Microsoft Office 365 (see tinyurl.com/ydyhsap2), you said the user “must go online at least once every 30 days or your PC-based software will stop working.” What do you mean by go online? Just connect to the internet? Use the Microsoft Edge browser? Update my Office 365 software?— Lauren Tiffany, Iowa City, IowaA: As you read in the earlier column, an Office 365 subscriber can download the Office apps to a PC and work offline for 30 days. After that time, Microsoft requires you to go online so it can confirm that you are still a paid subscriber.By “go online,” I mean co...
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Amazon can now drop packages off right in your garage
Amazon announced Tuesday that Key for Garage is now available for eligible Prime subscribers in the US -- allowing them to receive packages in their garages.Starting Tuesday if you're an eligible Prime subscriber, you can start getting packages delivered directly to your garage thanks to the new Key for Garage service that joins the ranks beside Amazon's Key for Home and Key for Car.Prime members with Chamberlain Group's myQ-connected garage door openers can now benefit from this new service by connecting their Amazon and myQ accounts within the Key by Amazon app.GM of Key by Amazon said in a ...
NY Times swings to profit on subscriber, advertising gains
New York (AFP) - The New York Times moved into the profit column in the fourth quarter, helped by gains in digital advertising and the biggest increase in online subscribers since the months after the 2016 US election.The major US daily said Wednesday its profit in the final three months of the year amounted to $55.1 million compared with a loss of $56.8 million in the same period a year earlier.Revenues rose 3.8 percent to $502 million, with digital advertising up 23 percent year-over-year.The Times said it now has 4.3 million online subscribers, and aims to boost that figure to 10 million by...