Calligra Office 2.6 released
February 6, 2013 – 07:52 | Comments Off on Calligra Office 2.6 released
Calligra Office 2.6 released

The Calligra team has announced the release of version 2.6 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine, a versatile Linux-based productivity suite.
The big news in this suite is the addition of …

Document Metadata Cleaner quickly scans Word, Excel and PowerPoint files for unwanted information
November 28, 2012 – 11:22 | Comments Off on Document Metadata Cleaner quickly scans Word, Excel and PowerPoint files for unwanted information
Document Metadata Cleaner quickly scans Word, Excel and PowerPoint files for unwanted information

Create a document in Microsoft Office and you’ll usually find it includes metadata, information you might not realise was there: your name, company name, some computer details, version information, comments and more.
Windows makes it easy …

LibreOffice 3.6.2 fixes bugs and improves stability
October 4, 2012 – 12:18 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 3.6.2 fixes bugs and improves stability
LibreOffice 3.6.2 fixes bugs and improves stability

With more and more computer users counting the pennies, the move to lower cost and free software is gaining momentum. Microsoft Office may still be the world’s most popular office suite, but there is a …

LibreOffice 3.6 debuts a stack of major new features
August 8, 2012 – 10:32 | Comments Off on LibreOffice 3.6 debuts a stack of major new features
LibreOffice 3.6 debuts a stack of major new features

The Document Foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 3.6, a major upgrade which introduces a host of important and very welcome new features.
If document sharing is top of your priority list, for instance, you’ll …

Software roundup – 36 of the most exciting software downloads from the past week
July 21, 2012 – 06:58 | Comments Off on Software roundup – 36 of the most exciting software downloads from the past week
Software roundup – 36 of the most exciting software downloads from the past week

This has been another action-packed week for software releases, but it is one that has be dominated by one name – Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview. The latest version of Microsoft’s office suite has received …

ASF hopes Apache OpenOffice 3.4 release jump starts stalled development on office suite
May 9, 2012 – 07:39 | Comments Off on ASF hopes Apache OpenOffice 3.4 release jump starts stalled development on office suite
ASF hopes Apache OpenOffice 3.4 release jump starts stalled development on office suite

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4, the first new build of OpenOffice since it was handed to the ASF by Oracle after development stalled when many contributors defected across …

Review: LibreOffice Productivity Suite 3.5.0
February 20, 2012 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Review: LibreOffice Productivity Suite 3.5.0
Review: LibreOffice Productivity Suite 3.5.0

There aren’t many things in life that you can say are completely free. In the case of free software, you often find that you are having to make some sort of compromise whether it be …

Quick Review: Kingsoft Office 4.3 for Android
January 24, 2012 – 13:18 | One Comment
Quick Review: Kingsoft Office 4.3 for Android

There are a number of tools which computer users will install by default on their Mac or PC – an email client, web browser, media player and an office suite. Make the move to a …

Quick Review: CloudOn for iPad
January 23, 2012 – 16:11 | Comments Off on Quick Review: CloudOn for iPad
Quick Review: CloudOn for iPad

The iPad has been touted as a replacement for the laptop, but if this is to happen a serious office suite is needed to allow every tasks such as word processing and number crunching to …

Roundup: 17 essential downloads you may have missed from the last week
January 20, 2012 – 19:01 | Comments Off on Roundup: 17 essential downloads you may have missed from the last week
Roundup: 17 essential downloads you may have missed from the last week

This has been another busy week for software releases, so it would not b surprising if some gems had escaped your attention. This is exactly why we put together these weekly roundups, bringing you a …

OnLive Desktop brings remote computing with a twist to iPad users
January 13, 2012 – 08:22 | Comments Off on OnLive Desktop brings remote computing with a twist to iPad users
OnLive Desktop brings remote computing with a twist to iPad users

While there are a lot of claims made about how tablet computers such as the iPad could be used as complete replacement for desktop computers, there are a number of obstacles that get in the …