Education Archives - Page 31

Office apps showdown: Google Docs vs. Word 2011 vs. Pages ’09

You have plenty of choices when it comes to word processing software, but the most obvious (and popular and ubiquitous) of those choices are Microsoft's Word 2011, Apple's Pages '09 and Google Docs.

Published on: December 10th, 2010 Jeffrey Battersby

5 scary Groupon nightmares and how to avoid them

The Groupon coupon service is hot right now--not only with customers who love getting deep discounts, but also with businesses looking to appeal to the site's vast database of potential clients. Groupon and

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

15 free, must-have Windows downloads

If you haven't looked at the Windows utilities landscape lately, you're in for a big surprise. Many of the old favorites have changed, bringing new features to Windows 7, as well as XP.

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Woody Leonhard

Video Rewind: Startup creates cheat-proof video game

When a video game is designed to provide entertainment, a designer will likely embed a cheat into the game - a shortcut that allows players extra bonuses or progression when they are stymied

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian startups find opportunity in educational games

In four years as a graduate student at the University of Guelph, Jeremy Friedberg developed a passion for teaching, but also learned how difficult it could be to teach complex biology concepts with

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Grant Buckler

Best and worst tech brands for customer service

Device manufacturers spend billions each year on designing, marketing, and advertising their products. That's what they need to do to get you to the counter to buy. But how many of them are

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Diaz, Pitt, Tarantino, others star in 10 weirdest tech ad videos

When it comes to technology advertising, there are two time-honored schools of thought. p>The first touts the many virtues of the featured product in an attempt to show that it's superior to competitors.

Published on: November 29th, 2010 David Daw

Google inflates search rankings of own pages: researcher

Google appears to be backing away from a pledge that its search engine delivers unbiased results following new research that indicates the company gives itself top billing in many kinds of searches.Ben Edelman,

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Bitstrips brings comic relief to Canadian classrooms

Some people aspire to make their own movie, and a few others might like to write a book. A whole lot of people want to make their own comic strips. That's what Jacob

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Lessons learned from dealing with an angry Internet mob

If you've checked out the blogosphere and/or mainstream media recently, you're probably aware of the Cooks Source scandal. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a quick recap for you:

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Measure your cool factor with Twitter Analytics

Twitter is like a high school popularity contest. How many followers do you have? Do they really care what you're tweeting? Feeding into that mentality, the micro-blogging service is slowly giving select users

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Brennon Slattery

Lync squeezes gap between Microsoft and UC rivals

Small and medium-sized businesses can dramatically cut down communication expenses by deploying Lync 2010, a unified communications and collaboration system capable of both cloud and on-premise functionality released Tuesday by Microsoft, according to

Published on: November 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Free DNS services worth business consideration

It's been almost a year since Google announced its free DNS service known as Google Public DNS, promising a speedier, safer way to surf the Web and sparking concern that Google would become

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Canadians need help creating ‘VIP lists’ for computer data

Whitelisting – or putting computer applications and e-mail messages on a virtual VIP list – is an effective security approach that Canadian small businesses and consumers need help with, according to the Public

Published on: November 16th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Four tiny desktop PCs that pack a performance punch

The next time you're in a library, Internet cafe or hotel lobby, look around: There's a good chance you'll see more than a few people using ultra-small form factor PCs -- computers that

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Nadel