Not every computer comes with a proper word processor, and this is occasionally a problem for those who do not have the disposable income to buy a yearly subscription to Office 365. While there is also the option to buy a single copy of the productivity suite, we should also explore the possibility of getting the option of not paying for anything.
The following five options are word processors and productivity suites that are free of cost, and work almost as well as having a full subscription to Office 365.
In a move that has been expected by many tech pundits throughout the world, Microsoft last year has announced its plan to acquire the Devices and Services business of Nokia which is the home to Nokia’s Smart Devices and Mobile Phones units. Apparently, Microsoft has decided to name the new division as Microsoft Mobile according to the leaked e-mails that Nokia has sent to its customers and suppliers.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and Google are attempting to entice developers to release games on their platform first. Gaming apps are a vital piece of the mobile eco-system, and both companies are preparing to escalate the competition to the next level. However, while popular games are a large draw to mobile platforms it is not easy to tell which game will draw the crowds.
Microsoft sold five million Xbox One consoles as of March 2014, which is up 60 percent over the Xbox 360 at the same point in time. Titanfall has also managed to make it to the top of the sales race for both PC and Xbox One, although those two statistics combined were not enough to overhaul the PlayStation 4′s massive lead.
Sony has announced that it is selling all 9.52 million shares it owns in Square Enix to global financial company SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. The move comes as Sony continues to streamline its portfolio and operations. The number of shares sold represents a stake of 8.2 percent of Square Enix, which will make SMBC Nikko one of the largest shareholders in Square Enix.
Troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has abandoned all plans to rebuild and will go into liquidation. The Wall Street Journal reported that the exchange is asking for permission to liquidate from a Tokyo court as it now views that its plans to exit bankruptcy protection are too complex and unrealistic.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has successfully acquired Titan Aerospace, a startup that specialises in building high altitude drones. It was earlier reported that social media giant Facebook expressed interest in purchasing the company, but it would appear that they have been beaten to the punch by Google.
One of my fondest gaming memories was playing Total Annihilation back in 1997. It was a time when Cavedog Entertainment provided new units to use every month; free of charge. These new units weren’t all that game-changing either; just nice additions to the already massive arsenal that few other games have managed to provide. Things have changed a lot since then.
As some of you might aware, Microsoft is no longer providing support for Windows XP and Office 2003 starting from yesterday onwards. This means that both software will no longer receive updates or fixes from Microsoft and that might spell trouble to companies especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) out there that have yet to move away from both software.
To benefit such organizations, Microsoft Malaysia together with TM and Intel Malaysia have launched a trade-in program called “Good Bye XP, Good Buy Windows 8” to help them migrate to Windows 8 and Office 365.
I was recently asked about the necessity of anti-virus software on a smartphone. It is was a reasonable question, but one that I didn’t quite have an answer to. Kaspersky has reported some 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware in January 2014; which certainly looks like an extremely dangerous trend. Yet, security against malware doesn’t appear to be very high on the list of priorities of smartphone users.