Online Calendars – An Opportunity Lost?

A great piece by Joel Spolsky on calendar software, where he complains that all these online calendars don’t really offer very much, are half-baked and may just be efforts to attract buyouts from the big boys: For all the Ajax calendars that are appearing, it’s a shame I can’t find one which really meets my …

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Synchronize Outlook with Others

Collaboration is the next big thing for software. Not that people aren’t trying, but I’ve not yet come across something that really solves the problem of people working together, needing to be able to see the same information etc. Here’s a new and quite simple offering that will synchronize your Outlook folders with other internet …

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Eventful

EVDB.com, a calendaring whats-on website I mentioned a few months back in a column, has renamed and relaunched itself, as Eventful. A Letter from the CEO explains some of the changes: Among today’s changes, you’ll notice lots of new capabilities on the search front. You can now search for events, venues, calendars, and users. We’ve …

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Update: More Office Woes

 My latest column (subscription only; very sorry) was about Microsoft Office 2003 and how, despite all the upgrades, a lot of old bugs never get fixed. That and why does every new feature appear to be more of a money spinning operation than a time saver?   Anyway, I’m not the only grumbler: Chris Pirillo, of …

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Under the Wire

Under the Wire The Latest Software and Hardware Upgrades, Plug-Ins and Add-Ons from the 29 May 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Slow Upgrade Uptake Have you upgraded yet from Windows 98 to XP? If not, you’re not alone. According to a survey by on-line-statistics analyst …

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