Techworld

Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

Complaints that Mac OS X Yosemite disrupts or entirely disables Wi-Fi have been flowing into social media sites and discussion forums since the release of the OS last Thursday, but Apple has yet to acknowledge there's a problem.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 04:51

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 10:38

Tags: Smartsheet, spreadsheets, applications, software, project management, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Office Mix now lets PowerPoint users create on the fly

Microsoft wants to deliver a new wave of apps that are intuitive, intelligent, and mobile- and cloud-friendly -- and its latest move is with Office Mix, a PowerPoint add-on aimed at teachers, for recording presentations and making them more interactive.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 07:01

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

Apple desktop and laptop computers will play better with iPads and iPhones via new Continuity integration features on iOS 8.1 and MacOS X Yosemite, available free, starting Monday for iOS 8.1 and today for Yosemite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Google wastes no time refining Classroom

Making clear that it's serious about its foray into education software, Google has pushed out a set of enhancements for its Classroom app, barely two months after its release.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 16 October, 2014 06:45

Tags: Google, education, internet, industry verticals, cloud computing, Software as a service

Google adds online chat to Apps support options

Apps admins will be able to communicate with Google tech support staffers via online chat, complementing other existing options, including phone calls.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 October, 2014 03:10

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Office suites

Box buys medical image viewing vendor to boost vertical industry push

Box has acquired a medical image viewing startup as part of its strategy to beef up its cloud storage and document management capabilities for health-care companies.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 October, 2014 06:57

Tags: storage, internet, Box.net

Quip mashes up documents and spreadsheets

Quip is pushing ahead with its plan to turn the mobile and cloud productivity software market on its head, adding spreadsheet capabilities to its namesake app, which until now had been limited to documents.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 October, 2014 03:49

Tags: spreadsheets, applications, Quip, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Word processors

Enterprise mobile messaging market gets more crowded with launch of Avaamo

Another startup wants to offer mobile messaging to enterprises, even though it's questionable whether such a narrow service can sustain a company and even though it's likely that larger enterprise collaboration vendors will jump into this market.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 October, 2014 11:34

Tags: Avaamo, applications, e-mail, software

Microsoft tightens integration between Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business

Microsoft wants to promote the use of OneDrive for Business among Office 365 customers, so it's building links between the work cloud storage service and Outlook Web App (OWA), the suite's browser-based email interface.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 October, 2014 03:20

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, e-mail, software, Office suites

Microsoft follows Google to education sector with Office 365 app for teachers

Microsoft has created a classroom assistance application for OneNote and SharePoint Online in Office 365, soon after Google released a similar one for its Apps email and collaboration suite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 08 October, 2014 09:23

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Will Windows 10 TP's spooky data collection carry over to final version?

Windows 10 Technical Preview stealthily collects lots of user data and transmits the information to Microsoft, leading some to wonder whether or not the OS will shed these practices once the testing period ends.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 07 October, 2014 08:06

Tags: Microsoft, software

Microsoft takes the hassle out of Office 365 email encryption

When Microsoft announced message encryption for Office 365 in November, it came with a potentially annoying requirement: People receiving the encrypted messages had to be logged into a Microsoft account to view them.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 04 October, 2014 07:59

Tags: applications, security, Microsoft, e-mail, encryption, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Trying Windows 10 Tech Preview? Keep these 7 things in mind

Microsoft has kicked off the Windows 10 public testing period, but the company wants the fearless enthusiasts willing to participate in the Insider Program to be aware of a number of things before they jump in.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 02 October, 2014 09:47

Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, software, Windows desktop, operating systems

Microsoft weaves around Office bloat complaints with Sway authoring tool

Reacting to chronic complaints that Office applications have become unwieldy with endless menus and features, Microsoft is developing a streamlined presentation application built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 02 October, 2014 02:05

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Top Whitepapers

Twitter Feed

Featured Whitepapers