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Microsoft refreshes Mac Office 2016

Microsoft yesterday updated the preview of Office 2016 for the Mac, fixing bugs and improving performance and stability.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The patches keep coming

For Microsoft, the vulnerabilities appear to be surfacing more quickly than ever before.

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Your Excel formulas cheat sheet: 15 tips for calculations and common tasks

Many of us fell in love with Excel and its deep and sophisticated formula features. Here's how to get the most from the program.

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OS X: How to create and use Mail groups

If you frequently send Mail messages to specific groups of people, you should get familiar with setting up and using a Mail group.

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Acer's Revo One RL85 desktop comes to US with Broadwell chips

Acer isn't as well known as Apple for product design, but its new Revo One RL85 compact desktop looks dapper, and with Intel's latest Broadwell chip, it also has muscles.

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Microsoft rolls back commitment to Do Not Track

Microsoft today rolled back its commitment to the nearly-dead "Do Not Track" standard, saying it would no longer automatically switch on the signal in its browsers.

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Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

With the new Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft has finally brought the OS X version of its office suite up to the standards of the Windows product. We take a close look at the preview.

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OS X tip: Better PDF controls with Print

It's time to fall in love with PDFs from OS X's Print dialog all over again.

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OS X: Easy screen sharing with Messages

Screen Sharing the Mac user's way.

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

Microsoft has acquired LiveLoop and its technology for sharing PowerPoint presentations online more easily.

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

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Free tool to extract data from PDFs: Tabula

This open-source software is designed to 'liberate data locked inside PDFs.'

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Get ready for Photos for OS X

Photos for the Mac is coming; it's good, but different.

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Microsoft offers enterprises slower Office 2016 update tempo

Microsoft said it will offer businesses a slower update tempo for Office 2016, just as it has already promised for Windows 10.

Office 2016 for Windows preview not open to all O365 biz subscribers

Microsoft has limited the Office 2016 for Windows preview to customers with subscriptions to the enterprise-grade plans ProPlus, E3 and E4.

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Microsoft answers Windows device share slump with freemium strategy

Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new...

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Anything but IE: Microsoft searches for new browser's name

Microsoft has confirmed that the new default browser in Windows 10 will not be named "Internet Explorer," essentially marking the end of a 20-year reign.


What does Microsoft get out of Cortana on Android, iOS?

Microsoft will reportedly offer its Cortana intelligent assistant as Android and iOS mobile apps, a move that would sync with its strategy to offer its software and services to as many people as possible.

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