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Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

A first beta version of the Libre Office productivity suite for Android devices is planned for March

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Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries, hack denied

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service in HipChat and Tinder as well

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Logitech expands video/audio gear for meeting rooms

New equipment merges camera, microphone, and speaker for small meeting areas known as 'huddle rooms'

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16 classic apps whose source code is now open

As these examples of well-known applications show, the source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever

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After being dumped by Firefox, Google wants users back

After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold

Spartan and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

Just months after Microsoft promised an end to duality in Windows, its new OS will include two very different browsers

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Thrown for a loss: Google Chrome fumbles Apple Handoff

The iOS Chrome browser transfers data to Safari, not Chrome, on your other devices -- raising hopes of a more inclusive Handoff implementation

One container technology does not fit all enterprises

This application-portability technology is hot for good reason, but its benefits aren't universal or guaranteed

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Microsoft announces Office 2016 suite, touch-enabled Office for Windows 10 apps

Office for Windows 10 apps will be free to use on phones and tablets -- no Office 365 subscription required

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet, and smartphone integration

The two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

Microsoft demonstrated a new Windows 10 browser on Wednesday. Whether it's the new IE12 remains an open question

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Dropbox acquires CloudOn to strengthen mobile collaboration

Dropbox is looking to move away from just sync-and-share cloud storage with the acquisition of the Israeli startup

Users get more control over data in latest Firefox browser beta

Users and website owners will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites

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‘It just works’? Not so for too many Apple users

Apple's journey from 'it just works' to 'it just needs more work' may undermine the company’s reputation for quality

Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app allowed people to store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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LibreOffice for Android takes first small steps

The first incarnation of LibreOffice for Android is little more than a document reader, but the plan all along was to start small and build up

Microsoft updates Outlook for Mac preview tease

Outlook on the Mac is still only available to Office 365 subscribers

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'Bingbooks' need free Office to compete with Chromebooks

Analysts debate the wisdom of giving Office 365 away to sell low-end laptops and tablets

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The never-ending quest to dethrone email

Pretenders to the messaging throne have been many, but email still reigns. Here’s how that might change

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