15 December 2013

New Google Sheets (video), who needs Excel anymore?



Meet the new Google Sheets - Google Sheets has been rebuilt from the ground up. It's faster, supports larger spreadsheets, has a number of new features, and works offline. Try it out at g.co/newsheets. (Dec 11, 2013)

Google Sheets update means it can finally compete with Excel | memeburn: "Google ... can finally compete with Microsoft Excel. ... Google Sheets is free where as Microsoft’s Excel will leave a sizable dent in your wallet. You don’t need individual licenses for each employee at the office who needs access to the spreadsheets, you can all collaborate on the same file at the same time. The latest update allows Google Sheets to be used offline (a big issue thus far) as well as an array of new features which are exclusive to them. ... On top of that Google acquired Quickoffice a while back, which means you can make and edit documents from Word to PowerPoint and yes Excel via their apps — available on iOS and Android..." (read more at link above)

Galaxy Note 3 Review: Software is Painful, MIT Professor Says | BGR: "MIT professor and Internet startup pioneer Philip Greenspun seems to always have a Christmas gift in his bag for big tech companies. Last year, he ripped Windows 8 apart and called it a “Christmas gift for someone you hate.” If the decline in PC sales over the past 12 months is any indication, it looks like he was onto something. This year, Greenspun is back and this time he has set his sights on Samsung. The well-known Web entrepreneur knows a thing or two about software, and he always does a reasonably good job of assessing products from the typical consumer’s point of view. If his opinion represents that of the typical consumer in this case, Samsung might have something of a problem on its hands."

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots
New York Times
Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the ...

New York Times

Microsoft Must be Terrified by Penney Lesson, MIller Says
Bloomberg
J.C. Penney hired Johnson from Apple Inc. (AAPL), where he turned the iPad ... Microsoft, the largest software maker, has been considering outsiders for the ...

Microsoft likely to bring back Start menu in future Windows update [in 2015 - 3 years too late?]
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft will bring back the Start menu to Windows 8 and let users run "Metro" apps inside windows on the desktop, restoring traditional elements to its newest operating system, according to a report by a long-time Microsoft watcher ...

Chicago Tribune
BOSTON (Reuters) - Activist investors have asked Amazon.com Inc to review its sales of firearms accessories, concerned that the online retailer offers products ...

Economic Times

Microsoft Expands Global Startup Accelerator Program In The UK
Forbes
Microsoft Microsoft has announced the names of 12 early stage start-ups it is backing through its recently launched London-based accelerator programme next ...

Economic Times

Microsoft to Launch First Original Shows on Xbox in Early 2014
Variety
Developing original series for Microsoft has taken a little longer than veteran TV ... “We aren't Netflix, we aren't Amazon, we're a different animal,” she said.

T3

Google suspected of breaking Canada's antitrust laws
IBNLive
San Francisco: Government regulators in Canada are poised to open a formal investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance of the Internet search ...

IBNLive

Apple orders for A-series chips expected to contribute up to 10% of ...
Apple Insider
As Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC gets set to ramp up production on its 20-nanometer process fab in January, some analysts believe the company is poised to ...

Apple Insider

Google Glass to hold event in Austin to win over public
UT The Daily Texan
Glass Guides Emmanual Matthews and Laura Lim discuss Google Glass' features at the Austin Through Glass exposition on Thursday morning. The event will ...

UT The Daily Texan

Apple pulls another anti-censorship app from China's iOS App Store
Apple Insider
For the second time in three months, Apple has come under fire for its ...Because if Apple doesn't listen, they'll just ban Apple entirely, just like ifGoogle doesn't ...

Apple Insider

Microsoft times BUILD dev conference to fall outside Apple's shadow
Computerworld
BUILD 2014 will run April 2-4, and again take place in the Moscone Center, the facility Microsoft used last June and the same one Apple has planted its ...

Computerworld

Google says Android app permission manager was released by ...
Sean Buckley
Remember that "Apps Ops" feature Google snuck into Android 4.3? The company seems to have changed its mind. The feature was originally hidden, but when.
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Google talks up Chromecast in 2014 | Internet & Media - CNET News
Seth Rosenblatt
In the coming year, Google wants to take Chromecast around the world, ... Google, Microsoft offer different methods for tracking Santa · Google's quest to build ... A granted patent shows Apple'sthinking behind its own video goggle experience.
CNET News

China Lands Probe on the Moon, Report Says
New York Times
China became the third country to land a spacecraft on the moon on Saturday, after its unmanned Chang'e-3 probe settled onto the Bay of Rainbows, state television reported

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