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.
If you ever wish to go back in time to see how the world has changed before your very eye, here’s your chance. Google has just announced a new feature on its Google Maps Street View, bringing you back to yesteryear and allowing you to see what places used to look like all the way back to the year 2007.
It’s 23 April 2014 and if you’ve been waiting to see what Xiaomi has got to offer in its product launch, here it is. The Chinese company has just taken the curtains off three brand new products namely the Mi Router, Mi Router Mini and an enhanced Mi Box that is 3 times more powerful than before and supports 4K.
A couple of weeks ago, an app called Virus Shield was released into the Play Store and almost immediately jumped to the top of the paid app list with over 10,000 downloads. The app boasts the ability to “prevent harmful apps from being installed on your device”, can “scan apps, settings, files and media in real time” and “protects your personal information”, with “low impact on battery life”, all for a price of USD$3.99. Sounds good doesn’t it? That was what those 10,000 users who downloaded it thought but unfortunately, it is a fake app that does absolutely nothing at all.
Google was informed about the problem and on top of refunding back users the $3.99 they spent on the app, the company is also offering an extra $5 dollar credit to affected users.
Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the largest media group in Germany, has published an open letter to Google chairman Eric Schmidt outlining all the reasons for the public to distrust the company. Döpfner’s explanation paints a picture of the innovation and technological progress that the internet giant has achieved that is very different from the usual news stories.
If you haven’t heard of it before, the Eye-Fi SD card allows users to directly transfer photos to other devices such as PC, smartphones, and tablets without the need to take the card out of your camera. Instead, the photos are transferred wirelessly via Eye-Fi’s built-in Wi-Fi capability which is rather convenient especially when you are too occupied to transfer those images manually.
Now, the company has decided to go slightly further by announcing the availability of Eyefi Cloud.
Do you remember a time where you could only turn off your computer when it told you it was safe? How about when you needed to type in a command prompt to boot your OS when you started up your computer? If you’re feeling extra nostalgic, head on over to to The Restart Page. With every OS you can imagine from NeXT to Mac OS 9 right down to Windows 3.1 you get to experience the reboot and startup sequence, you know, for old times sake.
This week on Kickstarter, we look at something we don’t really think anything of but we could all somehow find some use of from time to time: Playing Cards. I know paying copious amounts of money for something you can get at just about 7-eleven is counter intuitive, but these are some of the most beautiful playing cards I’ve seen! If you’re a magician or maybe entertain regular poker nights or even just a person who likes to flourish cards, these may be for you.