News tagged with word processing

Review: Google, Apple decent contenders to Office

Over the years, as I've added laptops, smartphones and tablet computers to the collection of desktop machines I use at home and work, it's become a chore to keep track of which files are where. Once I bring ...

Aug 28, 2013
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Our ambiguous world of words

(Phys.org) —Ambiguity in language poses the greatest challenge when it comes to training a computer to understand the written word. Now, new research aims to help computers find meaning.

May 31, 2013
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Review: Microsoft Office pricey, but good value

As much as I like Google Docs for word processing and spreadsheets, I find the online software clunky at times. So I was skeptical when I heard Microsoft is trying to sell its new version of Office as an ...

Jan 30, 2013
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Q&A: Google to dig deeper into users' lives

If you're amazed - and maybe even a little alarmed - about how much Google seems to know about you, brace yourself. Beginning Thursday, Google will operate under a streamlined privacy policy that enables the Internet's most ...

Feb 29, 2012
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Review: Google all the time on the Chromebook

(AP) -- New laptops running Google's Chrome operating system offer a new approach in portable computing: Games, productivity tools and anything else you might need are handled by distant computers connected ...

Jul 13, 2011
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Computer learns language by playing games

Computers are great at treating words as data: Word-processing programs let you rearrange and format text however you like, and search engines can quickly find a word anywhere on the Web. But what would it ...

Jul 12, 2011
4.9 / 5 (10) 3 | with audio podcast

Court bans sale of Word; Microsoft promises fix

(AP) -- A federal appeals court ordered Microsoft Corp. to stop selling its Word program in January and pay a Canadian software company $290 million for violating a patent, upholding the judgment of a lower ...

Dec 22, 2009
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