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Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule

Months earlier than predicted by Google's head of open source, Google today announced support for the international OpenDocument Format in its Google Drive suite of apps


Microsoft throws open doors to Sway beta

Large response to the new Web-based publishing tool led Microsoft to expand its test program

The Advise & Grow app from the Apple-IBM partnership.

Apple-IBM partnership off to 'impressive' start

App and business sector choices reveal strategy of 'foundational' apps that can be customized for customers, say experts

Android apps exploit permissions to access personal info, researchers find

One Android app in three accesses users' locations, and two in three track users' identities, a study found

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Dropbox rolls out desktop Microsoft Office collaboration tool in early access

Dropbox introduced its Project Harmony solution for collaboration in the desktop Microsoft Office suite

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First look: IBM and Apple's new enterprise apps for iOS

The companies' collaboration has yielded business-focused apps for everything from social work to air travel

Microsoft acquires cross-platform mobile app power with HockeyApp

HockeyApp will provide analyze app crashes and distribute beta releases for Visual Studio Online users

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Apple, IBM deliver first fruits of mobile business app collaboration

MobileFirst for iOS apps use IBM's analytics and Apple's design polish to resolve pain points in telecom, banking, retail, travel businesses

Microsoft delivers Office mobile management in Intune update

Microsoft offers tools to manage not just devices but the apps running on them and the services they connect to

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Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac, and Linux

Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace -- with one important.caveat

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Keep out hijackers: Secure your app store dev account

Stolen credentials are blamed for a fraudulent App Store offering -- and could easily have been prevented

Google meshes multiple enterprise partner programs into one

The goal is to boost the quality and engagement of its resellers, integrators, and developers

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Fraudulent apps stalk Apple's App Store

Angry support queries fly, citing problems with mystery iOS apps -- that turn out to be scamware

Microsoft delivers the talking Dynamics CRM update

The CRM software uses Cortana to process voice commands to search for contacts, set up meetings, create records, and more

Email

With Acompli, Microsoft buys its way to truly mobile Outlook

Microsoft hopes the startup will bring its mobile magic to Outlook and Office 365

Firefox asks users about changing search providers

Update: Firefox 34 seeks user OK before changing search to Yahoo

Browser update also includes other search improvements

Microsoft buys Acompli to enhance Outlook for iOS, Android

Acompli's mobile e-mail client could power Office Outlook services on iPhones, Android devices

Mozilla will automatically switch Firefox search to Yahoo for most U.S. users

Declines to say whether it will ask for user permission when it updates the browser this month

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Dumping Microsoft Office for Google Apps? Test them first

At first glance, Google Apps is attractive in its simplicity and low cost. But dig deeper to see if you're getting what you expect

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