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The best office apps for Android

Best office apps for Android, round 3

Microsoft's Office apps are finally available for Android smartphones and tablets. Here’s how they stack up against past favorites

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Apple fail: Lessons from the Music mess

Confusing your self-interest with your customer’s interest is not how you deliver greatness

The road warrior’s essential mobile toolkit: Summer edition

Survive vacation! A mobile toolkit for the road

Off the beaten path doesn’t mean offline, as long you take these mobile essentials with you

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3 collaboration tools vying to knock Microsoft out of the enterprise

Slack, Jive, and Symphony hope business-oriented collaboration in the Millennial style will displace Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer, and Skype

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4 fatal problems with PKI

The Web's security runs on complicated PKI deployments, few of which are implemented correctly, and all of which will soon be at the mercy of Moore's Law

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Tap your iPad to order: Restaurant automation nobody needs

Self-checkout comes to the food court, with the same mixed experience as at any self-checkout terminal

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A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action with Skype for Business Server 2015 happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing

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Why is automating simple tasks so hard?

It should be easy to configure office software to perform repetitive workgroup tasks -- but it isn't, even in the Google Apps era

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Microsoft's quiet campaign to undermine the Mac

If you thought Microsoft was finally treating the Mac as an equal citizen, you'll be disappointed in the reality

How the next Java update could make Yahoo your default search provider

Yahoo has cut a deal with Oracle to promote Yahoo alongside its Java technology

Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

The apps will run on Red Hat's new mobile application platform

IBM, Box partner on cloud analytics technologies

Box users will be able to store data on the IBM cloud and use Watson Analytics

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HP drops the hammer on unpatched IE11 vulnerability

Microsoft refuses to patch 32-bit Internet Explorer, so HP's Zero Day Initiative responds with full proof-of-concept code

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What does the future hold for Microsoft Dynamics?

The Dynamics software line isn't dead, it's moving to be a service you can build into tools to make your businesses processes work better

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Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

While Famous founder Steve Newcomb holds skeptical view of WebAssembly, the project draws praise from other quarters

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LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

Getting an open source project into the storefront of Apple's walled garden is tough. But LibreOffice has done it, thanks to hard work from community member Collabora

Microsoft gives Outlook for iOS, Android enhanced management features

The mobile email app will now allow sysadmins to control use of corporate data on mobile devices

Dropbox for Business to get mobile management boost

Applications are on the way from partners including AirWatch and MobileIron

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