In todays economy we all find ourselves needing that extra bit of cash to survive the ever increasing living costs; some of us find ourselves on the unlucky side of loosing our job or continued out of work. Is the Internet a source of cash flow for us?
Whats the difference between Office 365 and Office 2013? Well nothing in products; you still have the same word, power point, etc. Main difference is that one is subscription based at $100 a year and they other costs around $100.
OK; there are some fundamental differences. Firstly, Office 2013 can only be installed on 1 computer and from what I’ve read you can never install on any other computer after that. So you have to buy a new copy if get a new computer.
Office 365 can be installed on up to 5 devices; including windows pc’s, tables ad a Mac. It also has addition of free skype calls each month, more cloud storage, etc.
However, you are paying that $100 a year where as with Office 2013 its only the once so that is also a big fundamental difference. Would you like to pay subscription for office?
So that all said, is the new Office suite worth it? If using a touch screen then quite possibly (especially if using surface or other Windows based tablet) as you can use touch screen interface with the new Office.
However, even with the revamped interface I would personally say that unless going to use touch screen stay with your older version OR pick up 2010 which will no doubt be cheaper with the new one now on the shelves.
If you want to learn more then go and check out the Microsoft New Center.
So, will you be updating to the new Office 2013 or 365? Or will you be sticking with your current version or using LibreOffice? Please let us know your thoughts.
I recently bought a Ainol Novo 7 Fire as an alternative to a Nexus 7; half the price, same resolution and still dual core and quad core graphics, though not as many as Nexus 7.. Still its HALF THE PRICE.
Anyhow, this Android Tablet is fantastic but there is one small thing you may need to know to make up your mind. Wandering what it is? well check out this video below we made of what that is…
There are a few good free virus scanner / Antivirus software in the public domain these days; and free doesn’t mean bad. But what free does mean that you will probably find less time dedicated to the free version over and beyond the paid for version.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I have used free virus scanner software, usually on a second computer such as my notebook. However, for my main use computer I will always use a paid for scanner because I know the virus library is much more up to date. You also generally get more extra protection from thinks like spam, firewall, etc these days.
There are a few of these I have used, but I will talk about the 3 I have used most here.
Firstly my favorite virus scanner which is ESET NOD32 AntiVirus and more recently ESET Smart Security. When I first used NOD32 Antivirus it was because it was the recommended for gamers. It had the smallest memory and CPU footprint and was the fastest virus scanner I had ever used. It caught all virus that I ever saw, although in that time I only encountered about 2. More recently I moved up to the Smart Security suite which was also amazing. It caught many a webpage trying to run malicious scripts. In fact, this is more of a worry these days from my point than virus software themselves; and this is also one area you find that the free virus scanners do not cover. As this is the quickest and certainly my best it earns first place.
Next and number two in my top is Kaspersky Antivirus and Kaspersky Internet Security, I’m infact currently using Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 myself – mainly as got deal on 2012 license and when got Window 8 they allowed me to download 2013 edition through same license.
Again, Kaspersky has caught a number of virus programs in the time I have used it (I have used it in previous years before too, for last 5 years I have alternated between NOD32 and Kaspersky) and now with the Internet Security it is also catching those malicious webpages trying again to run scripts on my computer.
Now it maybe the case that both these over compensate on the malicious scripts; I don’t know; but I do know I would rather they over compensate than under.
The last product I want to talk about is Symantics Norton Security. Now I would say this is the easiest product to pick up in store, although deals usually are better online for all these products (and links I have added have % off cost of each). One down of Norton is that it is the slowest of the 3 I talk about. However, I used Norton for a number of years as it was often bundled with the Norton Utilities.
Norton comes bundled with a number of features to protect the family such as parental controls; to name just one; and so you can see why it is one of the leading security products out there. I used it for 4 or 5 years in my time and it did very well; its only 3rd on list because other two were faster in my use.
All 3 products have regular updates tot their database of virus and malicious code and you will always feel protected in your use of PC and internet (if get security suites).
What are your top 3? Do they differ? If so why; I would love to get your views to see if I change my license come May…
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Razer from Razerzone.com are now listing what they claim to be the worlds first tablet designed for PC gamers. The Razer Edge Pro is a new tablet build using Intel chips and running Windows 8 that is really aimed at getting PC gamers onto a Tablet.
Running a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 this should give it some good processing power to handle the tasks at had, coupled with a nVidia GeForce graphics series card with Optimus technology (sie says its a nVidia GT 640M LE with 1GB DDR3). Display is a 10.1″ high definition multi-touch IPS display capable of 1366×768 – so should be able to handle 720p. But what about memory and storage, well specs say it will have 4GB of DDR3 and a 65GB SSD.
There are extras you can buy for it including keyboard, docking station where you can plug in things like joypads and an unusual gamepad controler that the entire tablet fits into with handles either side with a small joypad and buttons. This alone will make it a great tool for portable windows game playing (kind of like a portable Steam game console – see yesterday story for a reference on that console). Priced on there site at the moment at $999 or an Intel Core i7 version (comes with 8GB ram) also listed at $1299.99 its on the most expensive side of table prices. And with a note saying that accessories including Gamepad controllers Keyboard dock etc being sold separate this maybe priced too high for your average gamers?
Still, this looks very interesting; though time will tell if it sells or not.
This modular PC system is developed by Xi3 Corporation and funded by Valve. It was being show off at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.
The set-top box will allow users to access thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system, a statement said.
“Today marks the beginning of a new era for Xi3,” said Jason Sullivan, founder and chief executive of Xi3, in a statement.
“This new development stage product will allow users to take full-advantage of their large high-definition TV displays for an amazing computer game experience,” he added.
“As a result, this new system could provide access to thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system that exceeds the capabilities of leading game consoles, but can fit in the palm of your hand.”
Currently though no news of the internal hardware has been given even though currently showing this off. Other system supplied by Xi3 are based around dual core Intel CPU’s and SSD.
I’m a big fan of Valve type software as it removes the need for physical media. but I am a bit unsure about a console myself as I like using keyboard and mouse. What do you think?
For those that don’t know what Ubuntu is; its an operating system based on the Linux OS; the Debian version of Linux to be a little more precise.
Some may wander what that is and why and if will work etc. Those of us that run Android already have an introduction to Linux on our phones though as Android is based on Linux kernel so its not that alien to phones in reality.
What benefits can this give us? Well, it would seem that there is an aim to extend what the phone will be able to do. For example, one bit of info says that a user will be able to run desktop apps while your phone is plugged into a monitor doubling for a desktop PC.
So, the aim for this OS is to give you a phone that you can plug into monitors, use as a desktop then pick up and take with you.
Initial release of the Ubuntu system will be available to install on the Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone replacing the Android system.
We can only wait and see if this takes up; although in my opinion the thought is a good one if we can have enough power in the phone to run our desktop systems.
Sony have started the new year with cutting the production of its PS2. Since 2000 this has been one of Sony’s best selling consoles and has had many of the best games produced running on it (in my opinion). I can remember seeing Gran Turismo 3 and then 4 as well as many of the Need for Speed titles.
So popular was the PS2 that is still out sold the PS3 for the first 3 years of the PS3’s release; a great testament to the PS2. By ending the production it has spurred rumors that it is putting its manufacturing resources towards a PS4, although remember that at the moment this is just a rumor.
Although Sony is ending production of the PS2 console it doesn’t mean that game production will cease; as an example another installment of the Final Fantasy series is due in March 2013.
So, join me in wish a Bonn Voyage to a true classic.
Hey everyone and welcome, almost, to 2013 – well for me its still 1 hour away.
Just a quick update on site, to keep you all up with what’s going on… I have contact with the provider of the provider to me and they are now trying to get my provider to give me access to my websites. From what I understand, if this does not happen in 7 days they will grant me access. Quite fun as I needed to provide two bits of evidence that I was the owner of the domains hehe. So, keep popping back as we shall soon resume service as normal in the new year…
Thanks for you patients guys…
Some of you that visit maybe wandering what happened, site looks different, posts are old. Well to put simply.. Seems the provider we were using before has gone down; has been down for around a week. I can’t get access to the old site and backups (there are on their servers). The only backup we had on our machine was from October and doesn’t include any of plug-ins
So, we are currently in the process of rebuilding and hopefully at some point we can get hold of our old posts. But in the mean time please stick with us.