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Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

Issues include terminals that are out of order and transactions that take too long to complete

Google Cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year


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Microsoft updates Windows 10, debuts Project Spartan browser

Microsoft starts to set stage for the overthrow of Internet Explorer

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First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

Microsoft’s new browser combines a minimalist look and feel with a rendering engine designed to keep pace with a rapidly evolving Web

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Office 365's hidden agenda: Dump your MDM provider for Microsoft

Microsoft has designed Office 365 so that it can be managed by Microsoft's Intune mobile manager only

Microsoft wants to make PowerPoint more Web-friendly, buys LiveLoop

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

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4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service

Trying to prevail where three proprietary companies failed, the LibreOffice project has announced an online version. Here's what it needs to succeed

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

Google for Work and Office 365 offer many similar services, making choosing between them a significant challenge

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More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months

The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline that Microsoft unexpectedly announced last August

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Facebook pushes Messenger as future of business communication

Facebook sees Business on Messenger replacing the telephone as people's go-to for communicating with enterprises

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Internet Explorer 11 won't use Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser engine in Windows 10

IE is the past and Project Spartan is the future: Microsoft says IE11 will not use Project Spartan's Edge rendering engine

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LibreOffice's next big version is in the cloud

A key LibreOffice developer is preparing to turn the productivity site into a competitor for Google Apps and Microsoft Office Online

Zero day, Web browser vulnerabilities spike in 2014

The good news: More than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

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Microsoft: Office will be free for devices under 10 inches

Microsoft's definition of 'professional' doesn't include anything under 10 inches, so the Surface Pro mini is probably dead

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Marketers can't keep up on updating their mobile apps

Forrester report finds that app enhancements are a challenge for developers due to complicating factors like OS upgrades and special features

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Microsoft pursues Android users, preloading Office on Samsung, Dell tablets

The company's eager to extend its services beyond Windows, but some users may see this freebie as bloatware

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Microsoft offers enterprises slower Office 2016 update tempo

Office 365 subscribers will be able to slow down feature updates to 3 times yearly

Uber sued for false advertising by California taxi companies

The taxi companies claim some of their potential customers choose Uber because of its allegedly false claims

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

FireEye's findings highlight how even serious software flaws can take a long time to get fixed

Red Hat formulates a plan for building enterprise mobile apps

The FeedHenry acquisition last year now gives Red Hat an integrated mobile platform

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