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LibreOffice 4.4 tidies up, inside and out

The open source productivity suite sheds bugs and streamlines its UI in its latest update

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Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

Also releases a two-in-one iOS app for accessing both personal and business files

Microsoft continues cross-platform tear, releases Outlook for iOS, Android

Renames acquisition Acompli Email as Outlook, shoves them out the door to replace Outlook Web App for Office 365 user

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

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Microsoft confirms: Spartan browser will have extensions, unlike Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer never trafficked in plugins, but Spartan will take the opposite tack

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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Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

GitHub-like version control startup Pixelapse adds another arrow to Dropbox's competitive quiver.

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

Word for Windows 10

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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‘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

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