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Google Docs review

While Google Docs may not be a full-featured office suite, it does offer the essential functionality you need to edit documents when you're away from your computer and then share them online or invite others to view, edit, or comment on them.

Pros

Saves as you type: Whether you're online or offline, Google Docs saves your text as you type it, which is something that not all mobile office apps do. What's more, your documents get synced to Google Drive, where you can access them from different devices and operating systems.

Clean and organized interface: The app'… Read more

Google Docs review

Google Docs provides you with access to all of your saved and shared documents, and it also gives you the ability to create new ones. Editing is also supported, and you can collaborate with other users on a single document simultaneously right from your phone.

Pros

Great interface: This app's interface is fluid and intuitive. All of your documents appear in a list, and when you select one to view or edit, it opens quickly. Each document has individual settings that let you determine whether you want to store it in the cloud or on your device, so it'… Read more

Docs Viewer review

Docs Viewer is fine if all you need is to view Office documents, but it has some very bizarre design quirks. When there are other Office apps that let you edit any kind of document in addition to viewing it, it's very strange that this app doesn't offer more. It might still work for you if you're limited on space and need to view a file, though.

This app lets you view any file saved in the usual Office formats, including PowerPoints, Excel spreadsheets, and, of course, Word documents. It's limited to just those formats and … Read more

Google Docs and Sheets now include third-party add-ons

Google on Tuesday announced the launch of add-on features for Google Docs and Sheets.

The launch opens up the software to work with outside developers, who will be able to offer up integrations that can help with specific tasks, like printing labels or sending customized emails. Like an app store, the idea is to give users access to tools that other engineers have dreamed up, instead of only having to rely on what Google has built.

To add on, well, an add-on, open up a Google doc or spreadsheet, click on the "Add-on" menue, and click "Get … Read more

Great Scott! It's 'Back to the Future,' the musical

We're going back...to the future!

A full 30 years after the original "Back to the Future" film debuted, the time-traveling adventure is set to return, this time as a musical. Director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale, who created the original films, will team up with British theater director Jamie Lloyd to write the book for the new production, Variety reported on Friday.

Lloyd will direct the stage version, which will gear up to open in London in 2015, just in the nick of time for the film's 30th anniversary. Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard … Read more

UK government may draw down reliance on Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office might soon lose its position as the go-to platform for the UK government.

Speaking at an event on Wednesday centered on online services, the UK's Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said that the 200 million British pounds the government spent on Office since 2010 could be cut substantially if it moves to the open document format employed by services like Google Docs.

"I want to see a greater range of software used, so civil servants have access to the information they need and can get their work done without having to buy a particular brand of … Read more

What are the weirdest interview questions from tech companies?

Almost as if job interviews were a hazing ritual, tech companies are notorious for putting potential employees through the wringer during the interview process. There have been rumors of being told to solve insane math problems, demands to figure out riddles, and then there's the interview questions...

Company review site Glassdoor compiled its annual list of the top 25 oddball interview questions asked over the last year based on input from thousands of job candidates who shared the questions on the site. And, this year, the list is full of priceless laughs, unexpected doozies, and downright scary interrogations.

"… Read more

The 404 at CES 2014: Where your kids are gonna love it (podcast)

LAS VEGAS -- Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Christopher Lloyd arrives at CES in iconic time machine.

- Cutting board + iPad holder: What could possibly go wrong?

- Corning's bacteria-banishing antimicrobial smartphone glass appears at CES 2014.

- Antimicrobial NueVue case for iPhone, iPad kills phone germs dead (hands-on).

- Sleep Number x12 bed with sleep monitor, snore-stopper.… Read more

Christopher Lloyd arrives at CES in iconic time machine

LAS VEGAS -- Actor Christopher Lloyd arrived at CES 2014 in his iconic time-traveling vehicle from "Back to the Future," the DeLorean, as part of a celebration of the 120th year of Gibson guitars.

Despite owning a time machine, Lloyd, who was in character as Doctor Emmett Brown, was 15 minutes late to the event Tuesday. The car he pulled up in was an authentic re-creation of the vehicle from the movie, complete with flux capacitor and eco-friendly "Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor." As he emerged, he was surrounded by puffs of smoke and enthusiastic camera-people.… Read more

Kingsoft Office Suite Pro is now 40 percent off

If you're tired of paying for pricey office suites, but find that free word processors lack the tools to get real work done, Kingsoft can meet you in the middle with just the right balance of price and utility. Kingsoft Office Suite Pro is a reliable word and data processor that can help people work effectively. With a smaller system requirement, the suite is guaranteed to be compatible with almost any platform, from the older but still popular Windows XP to the modern touch-enabled Windows 8.

The latest 2013 edition presents a redesigned UI that is clean and responsive. … Read more