Here’s why you can now use your favourite Google Docs add-ons at work

If you've never ventured into the "Add-ons" tab in Google Docs, you're missing out. There's all sorts of extra useful capabilities there you can access for free: from making labels for your mail,

Published on: March 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Android everywhere – including the enterprise

For this year's edition of Google I/O, tech spectators everywhere were expecting an Android-heavy show - and Google Inc. delivered, bringing out announcements on how Android will be reaching into more and more

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Candice So

Toshiba’s Chromebook is OK… for a Chromebook

I get the interest in Chromebooks, I really do. In a cloud-connected world where freely available, access-anywhere software is the norm, Google's lean approach makes a lot of sense. For less than the

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Office is still heavyweight in the workplace, Forrester survey finds

Microsoft Corp.'s Office 2013 is still the top choice among workplace productivity tools, although cloud-based email is steadily gaining some ground, according to a new study from technology and market research firm Forrester

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Can’t write? Waterloo startup hopes to help

Ten technology startups will make their pitch in Waterloo, Ont.  Thursday for a chance at pocketing $25,000 and a spot in an accelerator program at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is hosting its

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Just how much cloud storage can you get for free?

The cloud isn't just getting personal. Luckily for consumers, it's also getting cheaper. Heck, a lot of it is now absolutely free.Cloud storage is becoming so ubiquitous and so cheap that Gartner Inc.researchers

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Top 4 Office editing apps for Android tablets

If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer

City chooses Exchange Online over Google Apps

The City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has never owned an Exchange server, but starting on Memorial Day it will roll out Exchange and Outlook e-mail for 2,700 of its workers.Winston-Salem - population 230,000

Published on: May 24th, 2011

Top four Firefox add-ons for business users

Many businesses have switched away from Internet Explorer in the past few years, and while Firefox is a popular tool in the corporate world, few workers exploit its full power. However, just a handful of free extensions

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Kier Thomas

Low-cost alternatives to PowerPoint

  PowerPoint has long set the standard in presentation software, ubiquitous as it is through Microsoft's Office productivity suite. Numerous alternatives have emerged in recent years, however, many of them priced far below

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

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

Stay productive on Facebook with these 4 apps

If you're like other Facebook users., you probably spend a good chunk of your online time aimlessly browsing wall posts, photo albums and playing games-seven hours a month, to be exact, according to

Published on: August 1st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Office 2010 ‘cements Microsoft’s supremacy’ in productivity suites market

Canadian businesses overwhelmingly plan to upgrade to either Microsoft Office 2010 or 2007 by the end of 2011, and some will complement licences of the office suite with less expensive or free alternatives,

Published on: May 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google exec describes workplace of the future

Google's vision of the not-so-distant future: The corporate workday will be quite different -- and a lot more social. Executives at Google say that emergingcloud-based applications will foster far more collaboration among a

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin