Tag: Cloud Computing

Microsoft Office 2011 for the Mac reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Speed is the biggest and most noticeable aspect of Microsoft Office for the Mac 2011. The older Excel 2008 spreadsheet application, for example, takes around 18 seconds to start up while the 2011 version gets up and running within 4 seconds. PowerPoint 2008 takes around 15 seconds compared to the newer version’s 5-second start up, the same goes for Word where the newer version simply leaves the previous one in the dust.

Google launches 3 million title cloud-based eBookstore for multiple devices

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad, Android devices and Sony Readers now all have access to Google’s eBookstore which has a 3 million book selection and will be an entirely cloud-based solution. Released in the US today and expected to hit Canada in the coming months, the Google eBookstore is a huge step towards the ubiquity of eBooks.

Fotobounce 3.1 plugs some big holes, but a few more tweaks needed

By Ted Kritsonis

Face recognition is fast becoming a staple of photo editing software because of the simple fact that it helps organize growing libraries of digital photos. The latest version of Fotobounce fills in some crucial gaps in organizing and sharing full resolution photos, but some extra tweaks would’ve made this update even better.

Netflix streaming video service reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The on-demand and universally accessible nature of Netflix are its strongest features. Whatever you choose to watch appears instantly, not unlike how YouTube plays back its videos. You can also scrub forward and backwards to move through video quickly.

The Tablet Wars Begin

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Galaxy Tab and BlackBerry PlayBook’s size seem to address the biggest complaint about the iPad, that it is too big and heavy to be held with one hand for prolonged periods of use. The biggest indicator of the newcomers’ competitive viability, aside from specs and features, is price. Competing tablets need to undercut the iPad to be even remotely interesting to consumers.

Mobile OS Shootout

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The modern smartphone relies on three critical components in order to be competitive in today’s market. Great hardware, a capable and stable OS and an application ecosystem powered by strong developer support and an app store.