Google Drive v Dropbox v OneDrive

Monday 16th May, 2016 Access to decent online file storage is practically a necessity these days, whether it’s for work or home, and everyone seems to have an opinion on which option is best. Here is a review of three of the most popular file syncing services out there – have a read of yet another opinion on which is most suitable for your needs… … Read More

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Compare Cloud Storage Options – 2016

The online file storage landscape has evolved over the past couple of years. While most providers offer a free storage option, their paid plans have gradually increased in storage capacity while reducing in cost. Here is an an update of what is currently available with the popular options… From an historical perspective, here is a similar comparison from 2013….

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Cloud Data Policies

Monday 24th August 2015 How private is your staff and students’ data when it is stored with a commercial cloud provider? Will students and teachers be targeted with advertising, based on the content of their emails and documents stored in the cloud? Who owns ‘your’ data, once it is stored on a remote server, possibly in another country? Can you retrieve … Read More

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Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office

Wednesday 22nd July 2015 Using this new Google Drive plug-in, people using Microsoft Office for Windows can now open their Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents stored in Drive, then save any changes back to Drive once they’re done. (Windows only) Read more >>>

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Time to ditch Flash?

Wednesday 15th July 2015 The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software’s demise. Flash has been particularly popular for use on animated web sites used by K-12 schools. Adobe has patched more than twenty Flash vulnerabilities in the last week — some of them days after … Read More

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Box now includes Microsoft Office Online

Tuesday 14th July 2015 Box have announced that you can now create a Word doc, PowerPoint presentation or Excel spreadsheet, directly from your online Box account (no Microsoft account required)…..

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Powerpoint should be banned!

Monday 1st June 2015 “Invented in 1987, the Microsoft presentation software PowerPoint is reportedly installed on more than 1 billion computers around the world. It is estimated that more than 30 million PowerPoint presentations are given every day. “But as PowerPoint conquered the world, critics have piled on. And justifiably so. Its slides are oversimplified, and bullet points omit the … Read More

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Microsoft scrapping IE

Wednesday 18th March 2015 Microsoft has confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at a Microsoft event yesterday, Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name and brand. Read more at The Verge >>>

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Windows 10 a free upgrade from Windows 7 & 8

Thursday 29th January 2015 Microsoft have taken a leaf from Apple’s book and will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, in an effort to encourage adoption of the new OS. Can Windows remain relevant in the new mobile-driven consumer market? Read more (and watch the video) at CNET >>>

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Google signs student data privacy pledge

Friday 23rd January 2015 Google has joined Apple, Microsoft, and 90 other education-technology companies to sign the Student Data Privacy Pledge, according to an announcement on Monday from the Future of Privacy Forum, a non-profit group which created the pledge last year. Read more about this story at WSJ >>> Visit the Student Data Privacy Pledge site >>> More info about … Read More

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Google Apps v Office 365 – For your school

The expectation by teachers and students of ‘anytime, anywhere, any device’ access to online services has resulted a rethink of software and file-server provisioning in schools. Many schools are now enabling student and teacher access to collaborative cloud apps and file storage services, which are accessible from school and home, on shared school computers and personal laptops and tablet devices. Which cloud service is … Read More

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Behind the famous Windows XP wallpaper

Tuesday 20th January 2015 Charles O’Rear, now 73, says he wishes he had negotiated a better deal with Microsoft when he licensed his photo of the green hills and blue sky (taken north of San Francisco) to accompany the launch of the XP operating system more than 13 years ago. Read more info about the famous photo at SMH >>>

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No more clip art in Microsoft Office

Wednesday 10th December 2014 The end of an era…. Microsoft has announced it has done away with the expansive Clip Art library long associated with its Office suite of software, marking the end of an era for fans of the abstract, fuzzy cartoons used in desktop publishing, documents, invitations, greeting cards and presentations since the 90s. Read more at SMH … Read More

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