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Update: Google Apps users are clamoring for Inbox

Demand for Google's new email app is very high among customers of the Apps suite

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Mozilla toys with Firefox on iPhone after years of snubbing iOS

A Mozilla manager said that the open-source developer would create a browser for Apple's iOS.

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Snapchat to ask users to stop using unauthorized apps

Snapchat will ask users to stop using unauthorized apps after the compromise of an app that offered to save snaps led to questions about the security of the photo and video messaging application itself.

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Microsoft unveils de-cluttering option for Office 365 mailboxes

Microsoft today launched Clutter, an email filtering option for Office 365 business customers.

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Facebook gives users more ways to filter their feeds

Facebook is giving users more options to control what content they see in their feeds.

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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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Google updates Calendar with closer tie-in to Gmail

Google today rolled out a new version of its Calendar app, connecting it more closely with Gmail and designing it to work more like a personal assistant.

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Google includes traditional official data for tracking flu

Finding that aggregate Web searches alone cannot provide an accurate assessment of where the flu has struck and its severity, Google will take into account data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its Google...

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Microsoft teases Office for Mac with Outlook-only release

Microsoft today took the unusual move of releasing a new version of Outlook for the Mac months before the rest of the Office suite will be ready.

Update: Microsoft slates Office 16 for second half of 2015

Microsoft will launch its next version of Office for Windows in the second half of 2015, according to an online report.

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Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, cloud computing to businesses

Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform.

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Office 365 consumer revenue lags behind subscription growth

Microsoft's Office 365 "rent-not-buy" consumer software service gained 1.5 million subscribers in the September quarter, but revenues failed to follow suit.

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Why Google wants to replace Gmail

Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.

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Facebook, Yahoo prevent use of recycled email addresses to hijack accounts

A new mechanism helps email servers determine if a message was intended for a recycled account's previous owner

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One missed email and Google Inbox will be in trouble

People may feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email arriving in their inboxes, but will they trust Google to show them the most important messages?

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Facebook hopes to get people talking with Rooms app

Facebook is going old school, with a stand-alone app for discussion boards aimed at letting users talk about shared interests without having to use their real names.

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Hands on with Inbox, Google's new way to experience Gmail

Google's Inbox is a fresh and modern approach to email -- but does it make managing your messages easier or more complex?

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Google rethinks webmail with Inbox

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

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