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Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 October, 2014 07:03

The cries for help from frazzled Mac owners whose Wi-Fi connections went haywire after upgrading to OS X Yosemite are being met by Apple with stone-faced silence.

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

By Juan Carlos Perez | 24 October, 2014 07:55

Microsoft revenue leaped 25 per cent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia's phone business.

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:33

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:25

Microsoft is continuing its crusade to get CIOs interested in Windows 10, touting new security features that include two-factor authentication built directly into the OS.

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 03:11

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

New Windows 10 TP build adds Windows Phone Action Center

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 07:51

Windows 10 Technical Preview testers are getting a new build of the OS with almost 7,000 changes, including the addition of the Action Center console already available in Windows Phone.

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 04:51

Complaints that Mac OS X Yosemite disrupts or entirely disables Wi-Fi have been flowing into social media sites and discussion forums since the release of the OS last Thursday, but Apple has yet to acknowledge there's a problem.

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 10:38

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

Office Mix now lets PowerPoint users create on the fly

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 07:01

Microsoft wants to deliver a new wave of apps that are intuitive, intelligent, and mobile- and cloud-friendly -- and its latest move is with Office Mix, a PowerPoint add-on aimed at teachers, for recording presentations and making them more interactive.

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Apple desktop and laptop computers will play better with iPads and iPhones via new Continuity integration features on iOS 8.1 and MacOS X Yosemite, available free, starting Monday for iOS 8.1 and today for Yosemite.

Google wastes no time refining Classroom

By Juan Carlos Perez | 16 October, 2014 06:45

Making clear that it's serious about its foray into education software, Google has pushed out a set of enhancements for its Classroom app, barely two months after its release.

Google adds online chat to Apps support options

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 October, 2014 03:10

Apps admins will be able to communicate with Google tech support staffers via online chat, complementing other existing options, including phone calls.

Box buys medical image viewing vendor to boost vertical industry push

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 October, 2014 06:57

Box has acquired a medical image viewing startup as part of its strategy to beef up its cloud storage and document management capabilities for health-care companies.

Quip mashes up documents and spreadsheets

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 October, 2014 03:49

Quip is pushing ahead with its plan to turn the mobile and cloud productivity software market on its head, adding spreadsheet capabilities to its namesake app, which until now had been limited to documents.

Enterprise mobile messaging market gets more crowded with launch of Avaamo

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 October, 2014 11:34

Another startup wants to offer mobile messaging to enterprises, even though it's questionable whether such a narrow service can sustain a company and even though it's likely that larger enterprise collaboration vendors will jump into this market.