If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a malware attack, you’ll know that it can be frustrating and time consuming to remove the infection and repair your system. Manual removal requires downloading a removal tool and booting into Safe Mode, and in extreme situations can require you to completely reinstall…
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Microsoft Word ruled the roost when it came to word processing. If you wanted to type your love letters or book manuscript, then you used Word. Then along came OpenOffice and LibreOffice to knock Microsoft off their perch a little.
But now we are entering the era of the Cloud, and online solutions are gradually becoming the norm. The main player in this area is Google Docs which resides in Google Drive, and it’s good for basic stuff like letters and reports. But how good is it when you are a student or a researcher, and you need to write an academic research paper?
I decided to see how Microsoft Word stacks up against Google Docs. Which one will do the better research paper?
It seems there’s no escaping Google. What started out as two students’ research project has transformed into a multi-billion dollar corporation that offers a wide variety of services while also trying to find a foothold in nearly every aspect of our lives. In the year 2015, Google is no longer just a search engine.
This day and age it’s pretty uncommon to not see someone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop in a public place like a library. We’ve become quite reliant on them, wouldn’t you say? So reliant, we often say we “couldn’t live without them”. In my experience, I have never owned a smartphone or tablet. And there have been occasions where I’ve been without a laptop for weeks at a time, usually due to it being repaired.
Spend enough time in the IT department of any college, and you’ll likely hear several conversations about Internet browsers: whether to use Chrome or Safari, why Firefox is under-appreciated and whether Internet Explorer is really finally dead. Arguments about the pros and cons of browsers are entertaining. However, at the end of the day, all you really need to do is work on assignments, peruse Facebook and study, so what difference does it make which one you use?I’d like to posit that the important question isn’t which browser you use, but how you use it. The following are some tips tailored to Google Chrome, but similar techniques can be implemented on most modern browsers.
It’s always good to think outside the box, and that certainly applies for something as mundane as Microsoft PowerPoint. What if presentations weren’t its main feature? Could it be used as a document editor? Or as data storage software? What if it could be used as a handy swipe file? Forget about how PowerPoint is supposed to…