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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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Microsoft beefs up Office 365's Delve, aims to complete its rollout by May

Microsoft has boosted the functionality of the Office 365 enterprise search and discovery application Delve, and expects to finish its rollout to commercial Office 365 customers by mid-May.

Microsoft previews Office 2016 on Windows

Microsoft today released a preview of Office 2016 for Windows, making the sneak peak available to subscribers of its business-grade Office 365 plans.

Docker scoops up Kitematic for smoother Mac compatibility

Docker has acquired Canadian startup Kitematic, maker of an open-source tool by the same name that makes it easier for developers to install and run Docker on Macs.

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First look: Office 2016 for the Mac closes the gap

After a five-year hiatus, Microsoft finally brings a worthwhile version of Office to the Mac.

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Microsoft unwraps Mac Office 2016 preview

Microsoft today released a preview of Office 2016 for Mac, the successor to the four-year-old Office 2011, for any Mac owner running OS X Yosemite.

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9 sweet Mac OS X secrets you’ll want to use

Here's a small but sweet collection of Mac OS X tricks you can use.

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Microsoft's universal app platform is play for mobile, but can it deliver?

If Windows 10 is key to Microsoft's move toward mobile, then the universal app platform is the technology that could make it a success.

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An essential Mac OS X Keychain guide

If Apple’s password management system, Keychain Access, has a problem, don’t panic -- we’ve got you covered.

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Mozilla previews 64-bit Firefox for Windows, tentatively slates stable release for mid-May

Mozilla on Monday announced its first developer preview of a 64-bit Windows version of Firefox

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