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A Clippy feature may be heading back to Microsoft Office. Will it be a winner this time?

Clippy may be the most reviled feature in the history of Microsoft, but the company may be adding a Clippy-like feature to the next version of Office. Will it be useful this time around?

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Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Qlik Sense does not replace Qlik's flagship QlikView and is aimed at a more general user base

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iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

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Apple releases ban-Bono tool after customers complain of free music

Apple today provided a tool to customers who want to delete the free U2 album, Songs of Innocence, that the company automatically downloaded to their iPhones and other devices.

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Windows 9 leaks show the desktop rules again

Desktop users, rejoice. A new batch of leaked screenshots from Windows 9 shows an operating system designed for desktop users, not just for those with tablets.

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5 time-saving Excel macros for common data tasks

Here are some ideas for recording keystrokes to save you time and spare you headaches.

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

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Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices.

Apple reveals new iCloud storage prices

With little fanfare Apple yesterday published monthly prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday thwarts nosey malware

Cyberattackers curious about the contents of users' hard drives will have a tougher time finding that information because of the latest patch Microsoft issued Tuesday.

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Adobe fixes critical flaws in Flash Player, delays Reader and Acrobat updates

Adobe Systems released a critical security update for Flash Player that fixes 12 security vulnerabilities, but pushed back its planned patches for Reader and Acrobat by a week.

Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365

Microsoft has begun a months-long rollout of Delve, the first Office 365 app that taps into the suite's Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents and information.

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Crisis comm expert applauds Apple's Cook for stepping up, talking about photo scandal

Apple's CEO yesterday took the unusual step of publicly commenting on the theft of hundreds of intimate photographs from celebrities' iPhones.

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Adobe slates critical Reader security update for Tuesday

Adobe plans to issue security updates for its PDF viewer Reader and for Acrobat to fix critical flaws in the software on Windows and Apple's OS X

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The Fappening: iCloud users, beware!

The event dubbed by the internet as “the Fappening” is the largest celebrity nude photo leak in history. But don't blame Apple for the breach.

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Apple to webcast iPhone event on Sept. 9

Apple will offer a live webcast of its Sept. 9 event, where the company is expected to unveil one or more new iPhones and perhaps show the long-rumored 'iWatch' -- a generic name for a line of wearable devices

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Apple, iCloud take reputation hits after photo scandal

Apple has denied that hackers breached its iCloud service to steal celebrities' intimate photos, but the wave of stories and blogs about the hacks have damaged the company' reputation.

Apple blames 'targeted attack' for leaked nude celebrity photos

A targeted attack focused on user names, passwords and security questions of Apple accounts allowed hackers to access nude celebrity photos and leak them over the Internet, Apple said Tuesday.

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