It is really unacceptable that Microsoft has taken so long to standardize their interface between Windows and Mac. Too many users have to use a Windows computer at work, and prefer a Mac at home. For them to offer Mac users a second class experience for so long, that is something that was customer hostile. For this reason, I can’t suggest that you buy or support Microsoft on this program. If you want exchange functionality I would suggest Fastmail which has an iOS app and the ability to sync contacts and calender easily. It can also hold files much like Gmail’s Google Drive.
Is this a worthwhile upgrade if you need it? Sure, it works for the most part. I was able to set up an Exchange account. I wouldn’t personally buy it. I think that 2016 is ugly, and 2011 looks nicer. I have worked with the PC version of office and the interface is boring and basic. I don’t think it helps anyone. It is a return to the early days like WordPerfect where the style is minimal and they try to avoid icons. Icons are crucial for casual computer users. There should be an option in programs to allow the different interfaces for programs. For example, the upgrade to Ribbon was so hard for most people. When corporations randomly change interfaces and require users to relearn their program that is the biggest problem that people don’t upgrade. People don’t have infinite time/ability to spend learning. Is it so hard to consider the customer first?
I bet thousands of people a day use the Gogo service. Apparently they are in 1800 planes. So when Gogo purposely breaks the security of how the web works, it opens the door to third-party attackers. I understand they want to inject their content, but there has to be a safer way. Good detective work Andrienne.
Gogo is not a stranger to being asked for information. The Fed’s asked Gogo to help them as well. Given that the NSA can crack VPNS and other things, it seems clear that the only way to keep your privacy would be to avoid using Gogo. It isn’t rocket science. When someone gives you something at a low rate or your “convenience” it usually is a bad deal. For example, fast food. Things that are healthy aren’t always convenient, and things that are convenient aren’t always healthy. One of the things I learned from working at Burger King is how unnatural fast food is. I think the best way to shatter someones myths of an industry would be to have them work in it for a living.
You can see that the person is using a Mac in the screen shot below. Have you noticed that many people in the security industry see to have macs? In companies I have worked most of the security people used a mac computer. I thought this was interesting. As a company many companies feel that using Microsoft Office and computers are the way to make their employees the most productive. However with the change of macs growing popularity and security issues like this people are switching sides. It is strange. Microsoft recently blamed its users for half of their security issues. Why would you blame your customer for problems using your product? Google blames Microsoft, Microsoft blames the users, the users blame the hackers, the hackers blame big corporations. Where does it end people?