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  • News: Power Up Microsoft Office With These Add-Ins

    Like most people who own PCs, you probably rely on Microsoft Office to get a lot of your work done. And you probably wish that you could get more out of the suite. Wouldn't your life be easier if you could use the interface more effectively? Or Sync Outlook contacts with your Google account? Or combine the power of Office with the power of Google Docs?

  • News: Cost of mobile broadband up to 1333 times fixed services

    The growing price gap between fixed and mobile broadband is emerging as a major telecommunications issue according to Market Clarity, which claims that mobile broadband can now be as much as 1333 times more expensive than fixed broadband on a per GB basis.

  • Opinion: Unite Microsoft Office With Google Docs

    Wouldn't it be great if you could combine the best of Microsoft Office and Google Docs? Imagine the feature set and usability of Office with the ability of Google Docs to store documents in the cloud and share them. With Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, that's exactly what you get. This free add-in for Microsoft Office, which hails from Google, lets you save your Office documents to Google Docs, where you can use them as you would normally.

  • News: Happy Geek Pride Day!

    Happy Geek Pride Day! That's right; today (May 25) is an actual holiday of sorts celebrating one of nature's finest creatures--the geek. And as you might expect, we here at PCWorld's GeekTech blog have a couple fun stories up our sleeves to observe the occasion (we had to do something--we have "Geek" in out name!).

  • Opinion: Day 24: Google Docs Drawing vs. Microsoft Visio

    There is another tool buried in Google Docs that we haven't yet looked at during our 30 Days With...Google Docs--Drawing. The Microsoft Office equivalent, or counterpart, would be Visio, although Visio is an additional purchase that is not part of the Microsoft Office bundles.

  • How-Tos: Add lyrics to your iTunes tracks

    Music and lyrics—there’s a reason you hear those two items discussed together, because they are equally important parts in the composition of a song. While you can tap your foot or strum along with a tune on your air guitar, you can’t sing along if you don’t know the words. And how frustrating is that?

  • News: EU countries ignore new law on Internet privacy

    New European Union rules to ensure citizens’ privacy have been ignored by the vast majority of E.U. member states.

  • News: Google's Mobile Payment Platform to Launch, Report Says

    Google, not to be outdone by Square's recent announcement of its Card Case app that attempts to turn smartphones into credit cards, is rumored to be ready to show off a new mobile payment platform that works with near field communication technology, or NFC.

  • Opinion: Mobile Minecraft to Hit Sony Xperia Play First

    If you couldn't think of a reason to own an Xperia Play, now you have one: Minecraft for Android isn't just in the offing, it's happening to Sony's "PlayStation Phone" exclusively.

  • News: Opera for iPad Tries to Conquer Safari

    Opera has released a version of its mobile browser for the iPad, rivaling Apple's built-in browser, Safari. Opera Mini 6, which brings an updated design to the third-party iOS browser as well as support for the iPhone 4 retina display, is available now for free from the App Store.

  • News: Read Final Draft files on the iPad with FDX Reader

    If you're in the film industry, you rely on scripts. Whether you're an agent, actor, director, writer, compositor, artist, reader, or producer, chances are that whatever project you're working on will involve a script (or ten) that you need to keep close at hand.

  • News: Russian company cracks iOS 4 hardware encryption

    Having cracked Apple iPhone backups last year, Russian security company ElcomSoft appears to have found a reliable way to beat the layered encryption system used to secure data held on the smartphone itself.

  • News: Skype kills integration with open source PBX Asterisk

    Skype has decided not to renew an agreement that allows open-source telephony system Asterisk to be integrated with the service using software developed with Digium.

  • News: JNBridge links Java, .Net in clouds

    Developers can build services and APIs accommodating both platforms

  • How-Tos: How to stop a Facebook app posting to your wall

    Third-party apps for Facebook can give the social network plenty of extra functionality. However, many apps insist of posting content, such as gaming updates , on your wall, which can get a little annoying. However, you can remove the app's right to post on your wall.

  • News: Governments illegally specify brands in IT tenders - study

    More than 10 percent of government IT tenders in the European Union illegally specify brands according to a new report.

  • News: City Link attempting to deliver major IT turnaround

    Rentokil Initial's troubled courier business City Link is attempting to turn around its fortunes with a technology overhaul.

  • News: Opera Mini 6 for iOS launched

    Opera has announced the launch of the latest version of the Opera Mini browser for the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: iOS 5 won't run on the iPhone 3GS - rumour

    Owners of the iPhone 3GS could be left in the lurch by Apple when the company announces the next version of iOS later this year, it has been suggested.

  • Feature: Five downloads to help you express your creative side

    No doubt you spend plenty of time working on your PC, but what about having fun? Of course you can play games on a computer but what can you do to express your creative side? Here's five free downloads that make it easy to get creative in a digital fashion, from painting on your PC to helping plan new interior décor for your home.



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