A story I wrote for the NZ Herald’s Project Auckland series on the technology that’s needed to Auckland moving.
After using the free version of Google Apps for a long time – maybe years – I decided to try the free trial of the paid version. My goal was to see what the $US5 a month buys in terms of extra features.
Apart from one support call, which Google resolved quickly and efficiently, I found I couldn’t make use of any of the extra features in the paid version of the software. I can’t see a valid reason to hand over my credit card details and pay for the service.
I’m not a fan of Google Docs. Unless I need collaboration, I find it one of the less worthwhile writing tools. Google Drive is great and I use Gmail as a Grand Central Station to marshal a dozen or so accounts. I sometimes prefer Google’s PDF reader to Acrobat. And that’s about it.
Are you using the paid version? Is there something you get from it that makes it worth the money. I’m genuinely curious and suspect I could be missing something important.
Kevin Tofel at Gigaom is right on the money writing No IDC, wearables won’t limit tablet sales growth. As he says, the research firm named wearable computers as one of the brakes on tablet sales growth. Tofel’s objection is innovative wearable devices like smart watches need to do more than offer tablet functionality with a tiny screen.
That’s part of it. Another argument is that while tablets can meet people’s computing needs for most of the time, tiny devices won’t. At least not for a long, long time.
On the other hand, if wearable sales take off, they may divert customers’ money away from other devices.
A story I wrote for the New Zealand Herald about the huge engineering effort behind Chorus’ ultrafast broadband build.
Any chance of getting Kim Dotcom to change his name to Kim DotcodotNZ?
- Michèle A’Court, NetHui 2013
Here’s an experiment I’ve wanted to try for a while: write a post using iA Writer and send it quickly to WordPress.
The trick is to learn the formatting commands – the next word should be in italic type and this in a bold face. Then you save the finished document to HTML. At least I think. Let’s see how this test post works.
If I can get this right, it should speed up my writing.