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Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents

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Microsoft adds Dropbox into Office Mobile for Android

Microsoft today updated the Office app for Android smartphones, adding support for Dropbox and further integration with the company's own OneDrive cloud storage service.

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future

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Report: Cortana could appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now

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New BlackBerry, old BlackBerry: A half step forward

Online meetings, cloud IDs, and VPN tokens show the better BlackBerry; the Knox deal and two-line phones, not so much

Yahoo acquires video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 million

The deal is one of Yahoo's largest acquisitions since it bought Tumblr last year, and will make Yahoo's video ad platform the largest in the U.S.

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Nadella gives away the store with new 'Microsoft everywhere' strategy

Microsoft dangles free, improved Office apps for iPhone/iPad, previews an Android version, and leaves Windows flapping in the wind

Microsoft beefs up Office on iPhone with standalone apps

The company is also letting non-Office 365 subscribers do more with the Office apps on iOS and Android devices

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Microsoft enters smartwatch market with $200 Microsoft Band

Band isn't Microsoft exclusive: apps will allow it to work with Apple iPhones, Android, and Windows Phones

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Here’s why Rite Aid and CVS turned off Apple Pay

Retailers in the MCX consortium don’t want to pay credit card company fees on each purchase

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20 great productivity apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use

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Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions

First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The initial offerings will target banking, government, retail, and three other sectors

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11 feature-rich keyboard replacements for Android and iOS

Swipe away your stock smartphone keyboard in favor of one that’s faster, more accurate, and packed with features tailored to your needs

Microsoft weaves around Office bloat complaints with Sway authoring tool

New app, now in preview mode, meant to be simple yet powerful, and built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing

Oracle unveils Alta, a next-generation user interface

A mobile app creation tool for business users is also in the works

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source desktop and mobile software

InfoWorld's top picks in open source productivity tools, desktop utilities, and mobile apps

HP leads Microsoft in Metro app usage

Only 17 percent of Microsoft's usage was on Surface Pros, showing that people who have a choice rarely chose Metro apps

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