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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

Keyboard apps for Android and iOS

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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Ray Ozzie's Talko app stores calls in cloud, lets you search them

So far the free app and associated for-pay cloud-storage service is just for iPhone, but the goal is to support corporate work groups

Free app outs iPhone and Android phone energy hogs

Researchers at UC Berkeley, University of Helsinki sniff out troublesome iPhone, Android apps via Carat

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

In an unusual, controversial move, the Document Foundation is taking bids for paid development of LibreOffice for Android

WatchKit tools pave the way for Apple Watch app developers

Key developer says Apple Watch will be important in Apple ecosystem, but Watch-only apps won't likely be big hits

SAP, Ericsson team up for management of mobile devices and apps

Ericsson will help mobile operators offer cloud-based services to enterprise users and customers

5 things the Apple Watch can and can't do

There's fitness tracking and shopping tools, but no built-in GPS or Wi-Fi

Dell's 'virtual smartphone': Too much, too late

Dell shows off clever ideas for enterprise mobile device management, but system may be too top-heavy and Dell-centric

FireChat's developer wants to give IoT a mesh-network boost

The Open Garden Network could link many small, power-sipping devices for broader Internet access

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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