Items tagged with Productivity

On April 1, 2004, Google announced that it would be rolling out its e-mail service. The e-mail service was aptly named GMail. The web-driven mail client initially brought a new style of e-mail management. Developed initially by engineer Paul T. Buchheit, GMail skirted a typical e-mail norm which often built its... Read more...
LibreOffice is perhaps the most popular open source alternative to Microsoft's Office productivity suite, and most importantly, it's completely free. The latest version, LibreOffice 6.2, brings even more parity between it and Microsoft's paid productivity software, namely with a new Notebook bar that is LibreOffice's... Read more...
Dell has a long history of producing high-quality displays, and the recently released Dell UltraSharp 27 Premier Color UltraHD 4K monitor (model UP2718Q) we will be showing you here -- the company’s first to support HDR10 -- is no exception. Though this display demands a premium price, it is also chock... Read more...
Any health expert will tell you that sitting on your rump for hours on end each day is detrimental to your well being. Yet, that's what many of us do, sitting tethered to our PCs as we toil for the fat cats in charge. The wiser (and more fit) among us have adopted standing desks, and the truly health conscious have... Read more...
The coding and testing phase of Microsoft's next generation Office productivity suite -- Office 2013 -- is complete, with the focus now shifting to distribution. It starts with pushing the software out to RTM, or Release to Manufacturing, which means it's available to OEMs and business partners. "This is the most ambitious release of Office... Read more...
Get ready to view Steam in a whole new light, folks. Valve's uber-popular digital distribution platform has been all about games up to this point, but moving forward, it's also going to serve up other kinds of software, from creative applications to productivity programs, Valve announced today. Valve described the... Read more...
Get ready to say your goodbyes to Office Starter 2010, because Microsoft is already starting to do so. The Redmond software maker has reportedly begun letting its OEM partners known that it's phasing out the feature-thin version of Office that they've been pre-loading on new PCs, which was originally designed to give users a taste of the Office... Read more...
Everyone's been kvelling over Siri since the iPhone 4GS was released a month ago. But Apple's "virtual personal assistant" is just the natural evolution of technology being built around our needs, wants and desires. That's exactly why so much popular science fiction has been written around the idea that one day robots... Read more...
Microsoft's Office for Mac portal has been a little wonky for us today, which might be the result of increased traffic and downloads. Why, you ask? The Redmond outfit is now offering a free trial of its Office for Mac 2011 software. The trial lets Mac users test out full versions of the software, albeit for 30 days (Windows users can play... Read more...
Companies that allow employees to sign into Facebook on the clock are losing 1.5 percent of total employee productivity.So says a survey by Nucleus Research Inc., which interviewed 237 randomly selected office workers about their Facebook use. Admittedly, that's not the most scientific sample, but it does give a snapshot.Of those interviewed:•... Read more...
In today's uncertain economic climate, many are looking over their shoulders, wondering if they're next on the list to get sacked as their employers continue to downsize. So not only are workers typically on their best behavior at work these days, but they're also looking for an edge that can make them even more productive, and therefore that... Read more...
The results of a recently published study of workers' instant messaging (IM) use shows that IM can actually improve workplace productivity. This contradicts a widely held belief that IM in the workplace is a hindrance to productivity. IM is often perceived as an interruption, and as such, "it can significantly hinder productivity by disrupting... Read more...