Making business sense with Macs

In the world of business, with the notable exception of “creative” industries, IT is dominated by Microsoft Windows. Apple’s Mac enjoys niche success in art and media related circles, but hasn’t been able to crack into mainstream business use. This is not for lack of trying. Apple’s website has a section devoted to how some […]

Hosting my neilmcintyre.ca email with Google

A little while back I realized that it might be worthwhile to direct all my blog-related email through an @neilmcintyre.ca address, and leave my regular Gmail for personal correspondence. I set up neil@neilmcintyre.ca and began using it for blog business. But I’ve never liked using standalone email clients like Thunderbird or Outlook. I prefer web-based […]

Google continues to improve Spreadsheet

Last week Google released an update for their Spreadsheet web app, and it shows they’re continuing to improve the product. This is a good thing, as I previously wasn’t too impressed. Now you can right-click on cells and select basic options from a context menu such as cut, copy and paste, and insert and delete […]

Online whiteboard perfect for collaboration

GE has designed a free web-based whiteboard you can use without any registration and can invite others to join your session via email or instant messenger. The service offers more advanced drawing tools than just scribbling around freestyle, too. You can create shapes, type text, create straight lines, change the background colour, and stamp various […]

Now that’s a severance package!

Departing Senior VP and General Counsel Timothy Stevens of Borland Software has worked a deal whereby he gets to keep the “Company-issued laptop computer, monitor, printer and docking station used by Executive prior to the Separation Date together with the related loaded software, accessories and power cords.” If I left my firm I wouldn’t want […]