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Replacing Messages Theater: more screen-sharing alternatives

Recently, Chris Breen offered a couple of suggestions for coping with the loss of screen-sharing tools in Mavericks' version of Messages. Joe Kissell has some additional suggestions of his own.

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How to share presentations in Messages

Earlier versions of Messages inherited the iChat Theater feature that allows you to share Keynote presentations with others. That feature's gone in Mavericks. Chris Breen suggests alternatives.

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PowerPoint for iPad review: Close but not quite there

Microsoft's presentation app for the Apple tablet is nicely adapted to the touch interface. But anyone accustomed to the Mac version (or to Keynote) will find some key features missing.

Apple expands collaboration, adds folders and printing to iWork for iCloud

The beauty of Web apps is that a company can add features that don't require you to download anything new. And lucky you, Apple just added some new capabilities to its iWork for iCloud beta apps.

Automator workflow of the month: Automate kiosk presentations

There's no reason to let a kiosk presentation run when there's no one there to watch it. With Automator you can trigger and shut down these presentations at appropriate times.

Anything but PowerPoint: Five fresh presentation alternatives

Knock their socks off and seal the deal with presentation tools that give you new takes on the same old slides—from eye-catching imagery to data visualization that goes way, way beyond the pie chart.

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Review: Collaborate on presentations with Google Slides

If you're already using Google Drive at work, there's no need to turn to PowerPoint. This free Chrome app lets you and your colleagues craft presentations together (without saving over each other's work).

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Review: Prezi makes it easy to create cinematic presentations with zoom and pan effects

Instead of moving through a slide deck, Prezi takes your audience on an animated journey over a wide canvas of ideas.

Editing PowerPoint documents on an iPad

You love your iPad, and chances are good that you need to use Microsoft Office for work. You have lots of options for editing documents created in Microsoft Word and Excel on your iPad, but what about the third major component of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint?

SlideShark unveils 'broadcast' feature for remote PowerPoint presentations

SlideShark on Tuesday updated its popular productivity app for iPhone and iPad, introducing a feature that lets users broadcast live PowerPoint presentations to clients, colleagues, and other viewers at remote locations.