Office Web Apps Tweaked – Excel and PowerPoint

Microsoft made a few improvements to its Office Web Apps earlier this week, brining much of the functionality of the desktop version to the Web version. The free Office Web Apps provide the ability to create and edit Office documents stored online through Microsoft’s cloud-based SkyDrive service. Excel users can…

Firewall App for Small/Mid-Size Businesses and Data Breaches

According to the Verizon 2011 Data Breach Investigations Report, hackers actively target small to mid-enterprise organizations with standardized, automated attacks because these businesses have fewer protections. A “virtual explosion” of breaches took place between 2010 and 2011 accordding to Verisign. As businesses look for protection, vendors are filling the space….

Twitter Apps for Mobile Browser

This past week Twitter rolled out a new version of Twitter.com for mobile devices. The Web app allows Twitter to provide a more consistent experience on any device. Twitter built the app itself for high-end touchscreen devices with advanced browsers that support web technologies including HTML5. The app enables users…

Mobile Shopping List

A recent Chadwick Martin Bailey study revealed that more than two-thirds of today’s estimated 75 million smartphone users in the U.S. use their devices while shopping — but a relative few use them to buy actual product. According to the report, 66 percent of mobile shoppers use their smartphones for…

Another Bite out of Apple

Android’s unprecedented rise up the list of leading smartphone operating systems has been well documented, with most analysts predicting out-and-out domination of Apple’s iOS within just a couple of years. Now at least one forecaster projects that Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS will also pass the iPhone before too long. IDC predicts…

Intuit and Salesforce

Up, Up and Away – Intuit and Salesforce

A growing trend these days is the collaboration of software providers to help small businesses move their daily operations onto the Web — or, into the cloud. A perfect example is Intuit’s new partnership with Salesforce that integrates Intuit’s small business accounting software with the automated sales software from Salesforce….