Web Applications - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1941 en Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to combat snooping http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/lavaboom-builds-encrypted-webmail-service-combat-snooping-240636?source=rss_web_applications <p>A new webmail service called <a href="http://lavaboom.com/" target="_blank">Lavaboom</a> promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys or message contents.</p> Security Data Loss Prevention Email Software Encryption Internet Privacy Web Applications Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:46:33 +0000 admin 240636 at http://www.infoworld.com Dropbox diversifies beyond storage with photos, collaboration apps http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dropbox-diversifies-beyond-storage-photos-collaboration-apps-240211?source=rss_web_applications <p>Dropbox, the cloud storage and file sharing vendor, is expanding its scope into photo management and document collaboration. The new products, announced Wednesday, are part of an ambitious effort by the company to provide its customers with productivity and organization tools.</p><p>"We're moving from one app, called Dropbox, to a family of apps," said Dropbox CEO Drew Houston during a launch event in San Francisco.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Cloud Storage Collaboration Software Content Management Mobile Apps Web Applications Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:10:53 +0000 admin 240211 at http://www.infoworld.com Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/open-xchange-adds-spreadsheet-program-its-online-app-suite-239557?source=rss_web_applications <p>Open source collaboration software vendor Open-Xchange has added a spreadsheet function to its open-source, Web-based productivity suite, allowing the online editing and sharing of Microsoft Excel documents.</p> <p>OX Spreadsheet is an extension to OX App Suite, a browser-based productivity suite that provides tools for managing email, documents, calendar and social network feeds. It will also be available as a component of online productivity suite OX Documents, the company announced Tuesday.</p> Applications Open Source Software Office Software Open Source Software Web Applications Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:49:16 +0000 admin 239557 at http://www.infoworld.com Glitch trips up Google Drive, Docs for hours http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/glitch-trips-google-drive-docs-hours-236840?source=rss_web_applications <p>A service disruption that lasted more than five hours made key Google Web apps malfunction on Thursday.</p> <p>At around 2 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, Google acknowledged on its <a href="http://www.google.com/appsstatus" target="_blank">Apps Status page</a> a problem with its Drive cloud storage service and with its Docs word processing and Sheet spreadsheet applications, and later with its Sites intranet builder.</p> Cloud Computing Google Cloud Storage Web Services Web Applications Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:10:07 +0000 admin 236840 at http://www.infoworld.com Yahoo acknowledges Yahoo Mail hack http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/yahoo-acknowledges-yahoo-mail-hack-235425?source=rss_web_applications <p>Have your friends recently texted you about spam originating from your Yahoo Mail account? If so, that may be because you (and many of your friends) were hacked.</p> Security Yahoo Cyber Crime Data Security Password Security Web Applications Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:31:50 +0000 admin 235425 at http://www.infoworld.com Apps are Apple's Achilles' heel http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/apps-are-apples-achilles-heel-232437?source=rss_web_applications <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Bad_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="Apps are Apple's Achilles' heel" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Apple has neglected its iWork suite of office productivity apps -- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote -- for half a decade. So when Apple CEO Tim Cook said in September that a new version was finally coming to the Mac, as well as to iOS, users were happy.</p> Applications Consumerization of IT Apple Mobile Apps Applications Web Applications Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 232437 at http://www.infoworld.com Google to let users download portable file with all their Gmail messages http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/google-let-users-download-portable-file-all-their-gmail-messages-232242?source=rss_web_applications <p>In a major move for data portability, Google will let users download their entire set of Gmail messages in a single file and do the same with their Google Calendar items.</p><p>This capability, announced Thursday, is aimed at people who want to create Gmail and Calendar backups or move their data to other email and calendar services. People will also be able to download part of their Gmail inbox and some of their calendar.</p> Applications Google Google Gmail Email Software Web Services Web Applications Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:26:44 +0000 ccraig 232242 at http://www.infoworld.com The HealthCare.gov rabbit hole: Where's the data going? http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-health/the-healthcaregov-rabbit-hole-wheres-the-data-going-232124?source=rss_web_applications <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/health_records.jpg" alt="The HealthCare.gov rabbit hole: Where's the data going?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> The Industry Standard E-health Web Applications Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232124 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 free Dropbox tools you're not using (but should be) http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/5-free-dropbox-tools-youre-not-using-should-be-225859?source=rss_web_applications <p>Dropbox is handy, but you can make it even easier to use with a wide range of products and services that work hand in hand with the cloud-based storage, syncing, and sharing service. Check out these five favorites for getting even more bang for your Dropbox buck.</p> <p><strong>DropItToMe</strong><br />Dropbox lets you easily share files for other people to download, but it's harder for people to upload files to your account--unless you have the free service DropItToMe.</p> Cloud Computing Storage Cloud Storage Web Applications Storage Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 225859 at http://www.infoworld.com Fast and flashy: Famo.us JavaScript framework revealed http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-applications/fast-and-flashy-famous-javascript-framework-revealed-232046?source=rss_web_applications <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/javascript_pod.jpg" alt="Fast and flashy: Famo.us JavaScript framework revealed" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The biggest problem with most HTML5 apps is that they're slow.</p> Applications Application Development HTML5 HTML5 JavaScript Web Development Web Applications Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232046 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft cuts the hassle from email encryption with Office 365 upgrade http://www.infoworld.com/t/encryption/microsoft-cuts-the-hassle-email-encryption-office-365-upgrade-231573?source=rss_web_applications <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/office_365_cloud.jpg" alt="Microsoft cuts the hassle from email encryption with Office 365 upgrade" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Two big complaints people have had about encrypted email often derail its use outside of a small circle. Complaint one: It's hard to use. Security Email Software Encryption Office Software Web Applications Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:34:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 231573 at http://www.infoworld.com Worm targeting Apache Tomcat servers, possibly for DDoS http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/worm-targeting-apache-tomcat-servers-possibly-ddos-231363?source=rss_web_applications <p>A worm-like type of malicious software has been found targeting Apache Tomcat, an open-source Web server application, according to Symantec.</p> <p>The malware, which Symantec calls "Java.Tomdep," differs from other server malware in that it's not written in the PHP scripting language, wrote Takashi Katsuki in a <a href="http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/all-your-tomcat-are-belong-bad-guys" target="_blank">blog post</a>.</p> Applications Open Source Software Security Apache Application Servers Application Security Hacking Open Source Software Malware Web Applications Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:51:11 +0000 admin 231363 at http://www.infoworld.com Dropbox lowers the wall between personal and business accounts http://www.infoworld.com/t/applications/dropbox-lowers-the-wall-between-personal-and-business-accounts-230794?source=rss_web_applications <p>Dropbox is taking another shot at the enterprise with a completely redesigned version of its service that allows end users to see separate containers for personal and work content on the same device simultaneously and gives more control to IT administrators over corporate files, including real-time monitoring of where files are traveling.</p> <p>Dropbox has had a business product since 2012, and earlier this year it <a href="http://www.citeworld.com/cloud/21418/dropbox-admin-controls-enterprise" target="_blank">rolled out some new features for administrators</a>.</p> Collaboration Software Applications Web Applications Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:45:09 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230794 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware spinoff Pivotal launches next-gen cloud dev platform http://www.infoworld.com/t/paas/vmware-spinoff-pivotal-launches-next-gen-cloud-dev-platform-230646?source=rss_web_applications <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Performance_hp.jpg" alt="VMware spinoff Pivotal launches next-gen cloud dev platform " width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Pivotal, the ambitious big data venture led by former VMware CEO <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/paul-maritz-pivotal-bridge-the-future-226327">Paul Maritz</a>, has finally pulled back the curtain on <a href= Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Open Source Software EMC VMware Big Data Hadoop PaaS Private Cloud Startups Web Applications Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:24:36 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230646 at http://www.infoworld.com What's Microsoft's Office Web Apps strategy? http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/whats-microsofts-office-web-apps-strategy-230571?source=rss_web_applications <p>Microsoft's addition of real-time collaboration to its free Office Web Apps last week was necessary in the short term to counter Google Docs, analysts agreed.</p> <p>But the company's longer-term strategy for the browser-based Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps remains less clear.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Collaboration Software Office Software Web Applications Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:43:06 +0000 admin 230571 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft Office Web Apps takes great leap toward Office equality http://www.infoworld.com/t/office-software/microsoft-office-web-apps-takes-great-leap-toward-office-equality-230424?source=rss_web_applications <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Web_Apps_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft Office Web Apps takes great leap toward Office equality" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>What are the most striking features of the new version of Office Web Apps? The ones that aren't there.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Microsoft Office Mobile Apps Office Software Web Applications Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:10:35 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230424 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft adds real-time joint editing to Office Web Apps http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-adds-real-time-joint-editing-office-web-apps-230392?source=rss_web_applications <p>Office Web Apps, the browser-based, pared-down version of the Microsoft suite, now lets people co-edit documents in real time, a capability its main rival Google Docs has had for more than two years.</p> <p>Until now, people could jointly edit Office Web Apps documents but changes had to be saved for other collaborators to see them. With the new live co-authoring feature, colleagues will see each other's modifications as they're made.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Web Applications Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:08:41 +0000 admin 230392 at http://www.infoworld.com Startup's cloud service beats NSA-style snooping http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/startups-cloud-service-beats-nsa-style-snooping-230327?source=rss_web_applications <p>Messaging luminary David Gurle has launched Perzo, a new free-to-use cloud communications and collaboration system he believes will appeal to consumers and business users looking to beat surveillance with high levels of security and confidentiality.</p> <p>Gurle's career has been defined by his work on messaging systems including for Thompson Reuters and as the founder of Microsoft's Real Time Communications division that worked on Windows Messenger and Exchange IM. He eventually served as Skype's VP and general manager.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Security Email Software Encryption Startups Instant Messaging Unified Communications Web Applications Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:00:40 +0000 admin 230327 at http://www.infoworld.com Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/google-apps-once-leader-faces-growing-cloud-app-rivals-230021?source=rss_web_applications <p>When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.</p> <p>Seven years later, complacency has diluted that innovative spirit, and Google Apps now trails competing suites from IBM, Cisco, and Microsoft in areas like enterprise social networking (ESN) and unified communications (UC).</p> Applications Cloud Computing Google Google Apps Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Software SaaS Office Software Social Networking Web Applications Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:39:53 +0000 admin 230021 at http://www.infoworld.com Outlook.com calendar maintenance enters its second week http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/outlookcom-calendar-maintenance-enters-its-second-week-229917?source=rss_web_applications <p>Maintenance work on Outlook.com's calendar application is now in its second week, and the lengthy, ongoing tune-up could be causing problems for users.</p><p>The maintenance began on Oct. 23, according to a <a href="https://status.live.com/detail/cal" target="_blank">note</a> posted on Microsoft's Live Status dashboard, where people can check on the status of the company's consumer online services.</p> Applications Microsoft Email Software Web Applications Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:38:29 +0000 ccraig 229917 at http://www.infoworld.com