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Judge orders WhatsApp blocked in Brazil — again – CNET

The latest ban there is the third for the Facebook-owned app since December. The suspension will be lifted when the company turns over data related to a criminal case, says a court.
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Australian robot gets put to work, herds sheep and cows (Tomorrow Daily 393) – CNET

This robot cowboy not only herds cattle, soon it will also monitor the herd’s health and alert ranchers to any injuries or illness to livestock.
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Apple Pay says bonjour to France and nei ho to Hong Kong – CNET

The mobile payments service is now available in nine countries, with two new regions added in the past 24 hours.
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Microsoft says still on track to hit $20 billion commercial cloud run rate

Microsoft’s earnings report for its fourth fiscal 2016 quarter highlights the company’s cloud progress and downplays its non-service products.
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Bubba Watson's crazy jetpack golf cart takes clubs to new heights – CNET

Conquer the fairways in James Bond style with a golf cart crossed with a jetpack.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 release date confirmed, has PlayStation VR support – CNET

20 Year Celebration edition will have new content and all DLC.
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iPhone 7 on shopping list of just 10% of people polled – CNET

That’s assuming Apple doesn’t add any sexy, must-have features to this year’s model.
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​'Back to the Future' fan soaks in DeLorean Hot Tub Time Machine – CNET

Going back in time never looked more relaxing than it does in this creation from “Super-Fan Builds” that gives a fan and his family their own hot tub made inside a DeLorean car.
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From the horse's mouth: RNC official defends Melania Trump with…My Little Pony? – CNET

The latest political controversy is roping in plenty of pop-culture figures, and now has saddled up for Equestria.
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Hands-on review: HP DeskJet 3720 All-in-One Printer

Hands-on review: HP DeskJet 3720 All-in-One Printer

The new HP, the one called HP Development Company, hasn’t been shy when it comes to trying new things. Between the world’s thinnest laptop (the HP Spectre), a 3-in-1 smartphone (the HP Elite x3) and the world’s fastest desktop printers (the Officejet Pro range), the company has had a busy 12 months.

HP engineers have now sought to add another Guinness World Record badge to the collection with the DeskJet 3720 (J9V93B), the world’s smallest all-in-one (AIO) printer for the home and presumably also for a small office.*

And matters started off well enough – we were impressed by the dimensions and weight of the device which is about half the size of its nearest rival with a volume of under 10 litres. Some laptops we’ve tested recently actually weigh more than the 2.33kg DeskJet 3720.

HP DeskJet 3720 trays extended

Priced £59.99 at Currys (around $80, AU$105), it isn’t expensive, although you are paying a premium for going small. If you don’t mind something bigger, the HP Envy 5540, with its flat scanning mode and duplex printing, may well be a better option.

The box this MFP comes in contains a few leaflets, an installation disc, a power cable, and a USB lead – a rarity in this day and age for a cheap printer – along with the printer itself.

The printer embraces a bright blue colour scheme, perhaps to distance itself from its blander looking siblings.

HP DeskJet 3720 top

The first thing you notice is the absence of a flat scanner bed. That had to go in order to reduce the size and complexity of the all-in-one. Instead, you have a fixed sensor and a mechanism that pulls the document to be scanned from bottom to top.

The sensor module hosts all the buttons and a tiny display panel. The buttons include an information one, resume/cancel, wireless, start copy colour, start copy black, web services and Wi-Fi Direct.

The minuscule ink cartridges are located behind the front flap. As expected, two cartridges rather than four are used with HP indicating that the black cartridge has a cartridge yield of 120 pages, and the tri-colour one is good for 100 pages only. At under a tenner each, they offer moderate value for money.

HP DeskJet 3720 open

Swap them for bigger cartridges and the average cartridge yield goes up to 480 and 330 pages respectively, a far better deal for cartridges costing £16.95. The printer is one of the many models that support HP’s Instant Ink plan where which embraces a subscription model, eschewing the traditional pay-as-you-go setup.

The cheapest tier allows you to print 600 pages per year for £23.88 which is ideal if you plan to churn out full-bleed colour prints – in that case it’s an absolute no-strings-attached bargain at 4p per page.

You get a free three-month trial worth at least £5.97 (or 150 pages) with your printer. Note that you will have to create an HP Connected account to activate that offer.

The input and output trays are deployed within seconds; the former can accommodate up to 60 sheets of paper while the latter can handle 20.

The printer is not a true plug-and-play affair, so getting the DeskJet 3720 ready to print required us to power it on, connect it to our Windows 10 machine, and fire up the installation software to get the most out of the device.

HP DeskJet 3720 front

If you don’t have an optical drive, then download the software straight from HP’s website – the entire package is a nimble 110MB. The printer comes with an embedded web server that, according to HP, accesses and manages printer features over a wired/wireless connection.

Essentially, it is a website built into the printer that can be accessed by typing the printer IP address into a webserver.

We tried to find that elusive IP address but couldn’t do so. It’s also worth noting that having a webserver on your printer, one which also has access to your router’s settings, could be seen as slightly controversial, especially if vulnerabilities are found later.

Printing from a smartphone or tablet – and setting up the wireless connectivity – is easy thanks to the available web services and Wi-Fi direct complemented by HP’s own ePrint and AIO Printer Remote app solutions. Just make sure you remember to remove the USB cable when printing over Wi-Fi.

The printer can print at 1200 x 1200 dpi in black and up to 4800 x 1200 dpi on HP’s premium photo paper. Duplex printing is possible in manual mode and the 3720 has a low monthly duty cycle of 1,000 pages.

HP claims that this device can print at up to 19 pages per minute in black and 15 pages per minute in colour (draft mode) but real life testing shows that these are very optimistic numbers.

HP DeskJet 3720 UI

As for scanning, it can process only one page at a time through its document feeder, achieving 600 x 600 pixels, which is more than adequate for most tasks. Nine copies can be made of the original scan with speeds of four pages per minute (black) and 2.5 pages per minute (colour) promised by HP.

We printed a 14-page text document in just over 100 seconds which translates into approximately 8.2 pages per minute. We wouldn’t suggest using this MFP for anything but rough documents as the quality is sub-par.

Scanning a one-page leaflet (with a dash of colour) took around 50 seconds, a speed of 1.2 pages per minute. In both printing and scanning, there was visible banding in areas of solid colour as expected. What was surprising though is that the scanner lacks edge detection, which translates into ugly black lines.

Early verdict

Too many corners have been cut in order to reach a reasonable price point and the targeted physical form factor. Sure, HP’s DeskJet 3720 is light, well-designed and doesn’t take a lot of space, but the compromises that had to be made to achieve this may be seen as a bridge too far for many.

That said, it doesn’t have any competition if you’re looking for a cheap all-in-one printer that can be carried around frequently. With an appropriate inverter, you might even use it on the move, in any vehicle equipped with a cigarette lighter socket.

(*For the sake of clarity, it’s worth mentioning that HP’s claim of smallest AIO printer is for printers costing less than 223 Euros (around £190, $250, AU$325). There’s a good reason for that – if you’re ready to spend a bit more than that then the Primera Trio, at half the weight and a quarter of the size, nabs that trophy. It has the added benefit of being able to work with a battery).

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Gaming the system: Players selling Pokemon Go accounts online – CNET

Our unscientific survey shows many more sellers than buyers, and both parties could have their accounts disabled.
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Amazon serves up half-price discounts on Logitech PC accessories – CNET

The online retailer has deep discounts on some of our favorite wireless mice, solar keyboards and three-piece PC speakers.
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Dr. Zaius goes ape for interspecies kiss in original 'Planet of the Apes' – CNET

A parody video promoting the big-screen release of the classic movie features everyone’s favorite orangutan science minister.
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Fan's creepily accurate live-action 'Futurama' disturbs and delights – CNET

“Fan-o-rama” gets an eye-popping trailer featuring eerie real-life renditions of the “Futurama” cast.
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iPhone faces potential ban in Iran – CNET

Apple must register itself as an official representative in the country, or the government will put a halt to iPhone sales.
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Netflix blames us for its subscriber woes (The 3:59, Ep. 80) – CNET

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Apple tests Google graphics format to speed up websites – CNET

Beta versions of the Safari browser support Google’s WebP. It’s an alternative to more standard image files like JPEG and GIF that could make web pages easier to download.
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Netflix orders more episodes of true-crime doc series 'Making a Murderer' – CNET

The new installments will explore the post-conviction challenges mounted by Steven Avery’s investigative and legal team.
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Security software that uses 'code hooking' opens the door to hackers

Some of the intrusive techniques used by security, performance, virtualization, and other types of programs to monitor third-party processes have introduced vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.

Researchers from data exfiltration prevention company enSilo found six common security issues affecting over 15 products when they studied how software vendors use “hooking” to inject code into a process in order to intercept, monitor or modify the potentially sensitive system API (application programming interface) calls made by that process.

Most of the flaws enSilo found allow attackers to easily bypass the anti-exploit mitigations available in Windows or third-party applications, allowing attackers to exploit vulnerabilities that they couldn’t otherwise or whose exploitation would have been difficult. Other flaws allow attackers to remain undetected on victims’ computers or to inject malicious code into any process running on them, the enSilo researchers said in a report sent via email that’s scheduled to be published Tuesday.

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Review: Download review: Foxit Reader review

Review: Download review: Foxit Reader review

Foxit Reader is a PDF reader – and much more. As well as providing a way to view PDF files, the program can also be used to create this type of file, sign PDFs, and add annotations.

There are also plugins for Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) that make for easy conversion of common file types, and open up the possibility of create PDFs from pretty much any file you can open.

Download Foxit Reader freeUltimately, this is a PDF viewer with a handful of tricks up its sleeve to entice you away from the competition.

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User experience

If you’ve never created a PDF before, the prospect might be a little daunting, and Foxit Reader’s interface can seem overwhelming. While the look is not too far removed from that of Microsoft Office – there is a very familiar ribbon toolbar in place, for instance – it somehow manages to look complex in a way that will be off-putting to some.

Thankfully, it’s possible to minimize the ribbon to reduce screen clutter, freeing up the interface for the PDF you’re viewing; something that’s improved even further by the distraction-free full-screen mode. You can also minimize the entire program window to a system tray icon, which occupies less space than an entry in the Windows Taskbar.

When it comes to simply viewing PDFs, Foxit Reader is easy to get into. A second row of tabs makes it simple to work with multiple files at the same time, and another toolbar – vertical this time – allows for navigation of bookmarks, tables of contents and so on.

Foxit Reader navigation

We liked

One of our favourite Foxit features is its security toolbox. Not everyone will be interested in the handy JavaScript security feature, which prevents unauthorized scripts transmitting data, but it’s hugely useful when you’ve downloaded a PDF from the internet and aren’t certain of its provenance.

The ability to create PDF files from scanned documents is also incredibly useful, although it’s a shame that OCR support is not available in the free product.

The web browser-style plugins are a great way to extend Foxit Reader’s capabilities further still, but the free edition has pretty much all of the bases covered already.

Create PDFs using Foxit Reader

We disliked

Foxit Reader is very impressive. That said, many of the more exciting features rely on other products from Foxit Software that are not free. Features like ConnectedPDF, for instance, which is designed for teams to collaborate on the same PDF, is of most value to people with the paid-for PhantomPDF editor installed.

Coupled with the hectic interface, these limitations mean Foxit Reader isn’t for everyone. If you have very basic viewing needs, it might be overkill.

Final verdict

Foxit Reader is possible the most feature-packed free PDF reader around. As well as being powerful, it benefits from being remarkably fast. Why pay for a premium program?


Developer: Foxit Software

License: Freemium

System requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 1.3GHz
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Disk space: 1GB

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Source: Tech Radar

Review: Updated: Google Apps for Work 2016

Review: Updated: Google Apps for Work 2016

Latest news

[Editor’s Note: What immediately follows is a rundown of the latest developments and features Google has added to Apps for Work since this review was first written.]

July 2016

  • Google gave the Admin console some attention in terms of two-step verification, allowing admins to view the real-time status of where each user is in the 2SV enrolment process.
  • Apps for Work is apparently being muscled out by Microsoft’s Office 365, at least if sentiment from Redmond’s Worldwide Partner Conference is on the money.
  • Google launched the new Quizzes feature in the Forms app, designed to allow teachers to easily create and mark assessments for students.

June 2016

  • Google Springboard was announced, a search tool (currently being tested) that can be used to quickly find things across Google Apps, plus it makes proactive recommendations.
  • Google Sites got revamped with a new preview version boasting a simple drag-and-drop design which is more intuitive, and support for real-time collaboration was introduced.
  • A ‘new and notable’ section was introduced to the Google Apps Marketplace, in order to highlight the best third-party apps available to businesses.
  • The Android and iOS apps for Google Docs and Sheets gained the ability to edit content in Print layout view, and to edit existing conditional formatting rules in Sheets.
  • Google tweaked Docs, Sheets and Slides so notifications of comments made not only arrive via email, but you can also get a notification on your Android device or web browser.

May 2016

  • Google announced its new Spaces messaging app designed for small groups – but there’s no news as yet on when (or indeed whether) it will come to Apps for Work.
  • At Google I/O new APIs were introduced for Sheets, giving developers a "new level of access" to some of the most popular features in the app.
  • New APIs were also brought to Slides allowing developers to easily push data from other third-party apps into Slides for maximum convenience.
  • Google revealed that Android apps will be available for Chromebooks, and this opens up more productivity possibilities including using the Android version of Microsoft Word.
  • Google integrated its BigQuery service with Google Drive, allowing users to query files directly from Drive, and save query results from the BigQuery UI directly to Google Sheets.
  • Google Slides benefited from a new Q&A feature that lets audience members submit questions to the speaker directly from their mobile devices during a presentation.
  • The Synergyse service was fully integrated with Google Apps, a virtual assistant that helps train users in the various apps and was previously a Chrome extension.
  • Google Drive and Evernote were integrated, allowing Evernote users to seamlessly access any file on Drive.

April 2016

  • Google Apps for Work received two new certifications: ISO 27017 for cloud security and ISO 27018 for privacy.
  • A new ‘Find a Time’ feature arrived in Google Calendar for Android, allowing mobile users to find convenient times for meetings when they’re on the go.
  • Google’s scheme of providing Apps for free to medium-sized firms who want to migrate over but are locked into an Enterprise Agreement was extended until the end of 2016.
  • Reminders pitched up in the web version of Google Calendar, and said reminders will sync across browsers and mobile devices.

March 2016

  • The Google Admin app received bolstered mobile device management capabilities, allowing for admins to handle security breaches even when they’re out and about.
  • Research into the most-used business apps on the web ranked Google Apps for Work in fourth place – behind Office 365, and Box.
  • Google launched its #maketime website, which aims to help you prioritise how you spend time during work hours, and highlight how Google Apps for Work can save you time.
  • Google expanded support for its Identity Platform to cover logins for far more third-party apps in the Google Apps Marketplace, including Office 365 and Facebook at Work.
  • A whole bunch of new templates were added to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.

February 2016

  • Gmail’s existing Data Loss Prevention features got a boost with the addition of OCR for scanning attachments and additional predefined content detectors.
  • Google also gave Gmail the ability to flag email accounts that it deems ‘insecure’.
  • Google Docs was enhanced with voice typing, allowing users to dictate to their word processor, and also access editing and formatting commands.
  • Google Forms gained support for add-ons and the ability to edit Apps Scripts, plus work and education-related templates were introduced to the home screen.
  • The Gmail for Android app received support for rich text formatting, and an option for one-tap instant RSVPs was introduced.

January 2016

  • Instant comments were introduced to Google Docs, allowing users to click a simple icon to add an immediate comment to a document.
  • The ability to add comments arrived in the Sheets and Slides apps for both Android and iOS.
  • Google further bolstered the Sheets Android app with the ability to open and edit CSV and TSV files, along with additional files supported for import and export.
  • Google Calendar for Android and iOS apps was graced with smart suggestions that pop up suggested event titles, places and people.
  • Search became more powerful across Google’s productivity suite, so when users search from Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens, they get results from across all three apps.
  • Google rejigged device management in the Admin console, categorising the various settings to make everything easier to find.

Now move on to Page 2 for our full review and detailed look at what Google Apps for Work offers, including an evaluation of features, pricing, and ease-of-use.

Darren Allan contributed to this article

Introduction and pricing

For decades, the gold standard of office productivity software has been Microsoft Office – it inherited IBM’s status as the technology nobody got fired for buying. But while Office is undoubtedly powerful, many of its users don’t use many of its features. So why pay for things your organisation doesn’t use?

That’s the rationale behind Google Apps for Work, formerly Google Apps for Business. Where Office tries to do everything imaginable, Google Apps is much more basic. That said, it’s much more powerful than it was when the suite debuted in 2006, but the emphasis on simplicity and speed remains.

Apps and pricing

Google Apps for Work is organised into four categories spanning eleven products. Under Communicate you’ll find Gmail, Hangouts and Calendar; under Store there’s Google Drive; under Collaborate there’s Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides and Sites; and under Manage there’s Admin and Vault. That final one is designed to archive corporate email in organisations that have to retain data for regulatory compliance.

And as ever, the pricing is refreshingly simple. The base product is £3.30 ($5.66) per user per month, and the Premium version is £6.60 ($11.32) per user per month. If your organisation is an educational establishment, Google also has a version for you: Google Apps for Education is free.

While we’re on the subject of free apps, you can of course get Gmail, Docs, Sheets and other Google apps for free – so why spend money? The short answer is that the paid-for version gives you more storage, management, and the ability to use your own domain – so emails come from instead of

Users on the base version of Google Apps for Work get 30GB of storage, which is twice the amount of the free products, and users on the Premium version get unlimited storage, while you also get improved admin controls and the Vault email archive. Both the base and premium versions come with HD videoconferencing via Hangouts and 24/7 phone, chat and email support.


How does it compare to Office?

Google’s main rival here is of course Microsoft, and Redmond’s Office 365 comes with a number of price tags attached depending on which version you want and how many users you’re planning on giving it to.

Microsoft has cut the price of Office 365 to make it more competitive, and it now comes in four tiers: Office 365 Business Essentials, which is £3.10 per user per month; Office 365 Business, which is £7 per user per month; Office 365 Business Premium, which is £7.80 per user per month; and Office 365 Enterprise E3, which is £14.70 per user per month. The first three plans are limited to a maximum of 300 users per year.

The most basic version of Office 365 offers web-based versions of Office apps, 1TB of storage per user plus a 50GB email inbox, unlimited online meetings and HD videoconferencing, plus business-focused social networking for collaborating across departments.

The next step up, Business, offers full Office apps for desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone along with 1TB of storage, but not the extra 50GB email inboxes. If you want that and the desktop/mobile apps too, you’ll need Office 365 Business Premium. As with Google there’s 24-hour web support and phone support for "critical issues".

One deal-breaker here might be compliance: Microsoft’s compliance tools are limited to the Enterprise product, which is twice the price of Google Apps for Work Premium.



The sign-up process takes mere seconds and once you’ve created your account you’ll be taken to the Admin Console. This has eight key options: users, company profile, billing, reports, apps, device management, security and support.

It’s possible to add users in two ways – manually, or by uploading a CSV file containing multiple user details. Once you’ve done that you can then specify which apps they can use, so for example you might want to let users access email but not Google Hangouts. You can also disable unwanted apps globally.

One of the most interesting sections here is Mobile Device Management, which enables you to mandate passwords and Google Sync on user devices, to encrypt data, configure Wi-Fi and to enable or disable automatic syncing and the device’s camera.

You can also remotely wipe devices either manually or automatically if they haven’t been synchronised for a specified period.


The Admin Console also contains some additional tools: group creation, third-party apps, domain management and settings for other free Google services such as Google Analytics, AdWords, Google+ and Google App Engine.

The optional Vault, which doubles the per-user price from £3.30 ($5.66) per month to £6.60 ($11.32), is designed for organisations that need to retain email and chat data and other digital information for regulatory compliance.

You can set data retention options globally or based on particular dates, groups or search terms, search the archive using the familiar Google search field, and you can audit the data and export it for further analysis. It doesn’t store all communications, however – any chats marked off the record aren’t stored.

If you’re not sure whether you require Vault or if it isn’t currently necessary, it’s possible to upgrade to the with-Vault version from within your Google Apps for Work Admin Console.

Tools and features

Create: Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites

Google’s apps come in two forms – cross-platform, browser-based apps and mobile apps for iOS and Android. Microsoft’s mobile OS isn’t supported beyond Google Sync for mail, contacts and calendars.

It’s worth noting that the browser apps only use local storage if you’re using the Chrome browser or Chrome OS, although the standalone Google Drive desktop app keeps everything in sync if you prefer a different web browser (and of course Gmail is widely supported by desktop email software and mobile email apps). The features available offline differ from product to product and platform to platform.

Docs, Sheets and Slides are Google’s equivalents of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, although a more accurate comparison would be to Apple’s most recent iWork apps – the emphasis is on simplicity and ease of use rather than power features.

That’s particularly apparent in Slides, which also appears to prize simplicity over making presentations that don’t look absolutely awful.

We wouldn’t want to craft a massive, complicated manuscript in Docs, but then that isn’t what Docs is designed to do. It’s a fast and user-friendly way to create everyday documents and to share them with colleagues and clients. The companion Drawing app adds functions such as WordArt-style text effects, simple image creation, diagrams and flow charts.

It’s a similar story with Sheets, which covers the most common Excel functions (including pivot tables) but doesn’t have the power of Microsoft’s offering. It is improving, though, and now that it supports Google’s App Script add-ons it’s possible to automate workflows and develop custom apps – although it’s still way behind Microsoft here.

There are two additional apps for creating content: Forms, which as the name suggests is for creating and completing online forms, and Sites, which can be used to create shared pages on the intranet or public internet. Sites is a template-driven affair and while it won’t give professional web designers any nightmares, it’s an effective way to publish web content without any knowledge of web content creation.


Collaboration and compatibility

Online collaboration has been baked into Google Apps from the outset, and sharing documents with colleagues or clients is effortless. The Revision History panel tracks changes and there’s a separate panel for comments, which can be notified via email as well as in the app.

Sharing is a one-button affair, with options including public, anyone with the correct link, anyone within the organisation, or sharing only with a specified group of people. These options only apply to unpublished documents, however – anything published via the Publish to the Web option, which makes an online copy of the current document, is publicly available.

In addition to the obligatory Microsoft Office formats, Google Apps also supports documents including Open Document Format, Rich Text Format, PDF, plaintext and zipped HTML. Spreadsheets can be saved as CSV and tab-delimited files, and presentations can be output in SVG and PNG formats.

The big selling point here is importing rather than exporting, however – it’s useful to be able to bring non-Google documents into Google Apps for Work and make them editable and collaborative.

Google Apps also includes Google’s Hangouts service, which you can make available for text, voice and video calls with anybody or limit conversations to just those people who are members of the same organisation. Hangouts can be shared with up to 15 people and used for video chat, presentation sharing or screen sharing.


We liked

Google Apps for Work is very competitively priced and easy to administer. While the various apps aren’t quite as fully featured as power users might like, they’re more than adequate for most everyday office work.

We disliked

The apps may be too simple for some organisations, and not everybody loves Google’s software interface – although it’s much better than it used to be. You also might not be comfortable with the thought that your company’s communications are being scanned by Google.

Final verdict

Rather than be all things to all men and women, Google Apps for Work is content to cover the basics and to cover them well. It’s fast, lightweight and works on a wide range of devices, and it’s both easy to use and easy to administer.

If Google’s apps cover the features your users will need every day, it’s a very compelling product for SMEs – and with 30 days to put it through its paces without providing any billing details, it’s a product you can test risk-free.

Source: Tech Radar

Deezer, the French rival to Spotify, launches in the US – CNET

After it tried tiptoeing into the world’s biggest music market, Deezer is opening its gates to all in the US despite intensifying competition.
Source: CNet

Museum recreates the Great Fire of London in Minecraft – CNET

The virtual conflagration will let Minecraft players explore the historic conflagration that consumed vast swathes of the capital city in 1666.
Source: CNet

Twitter goes for hoops fans with new NBA pregame show – CNET

Exclusive pregame show will feature elements designed to stimulate conversation among Twitter users.
Source: CNet

Microsoft lays off remaining handful of Microsoft Press staff

Microsoft has laid off almost all of the company’s remaining Microsoft Press publishing staff. But Pearson is expected to keep the brand alive.
Source: Microsoft