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From The Labs: IT's Future Today

The future of IT is taking shape in the form of next-generation computing technologies under development in today's R&D labs.

Microsoft Office Web Apps: Limited, Mediocre, Dismal

Web-based editions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are underwhelming at best.

Apple's HTML5 Promotion May Backfire

Apple's latest attempt to show off the HTML5 features of its newest Safari browser does more harm than good

How to Get Rejected from the App Store

Often puzzling, always frustrating, the list of reasons why developers are denied access to Apple's iPhone App Store grows ever longer.

Twitter: Ready to Reveal All?

Analysis: Social networks are transforming their data stores into developer platforms, which will carry both risks and rewards.

Apple Locks iPhone Developers in Its Walled Garden

In Steve Jobs' world, smartphone developers play by his rules -- or risk getting shut out of the iPhone platform.

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Microsoft Chief's Battle Plan: Vaporize Google's Cloud

Microsoft's chief software architect, Ray Ozzie, has an ambitious plan to revitalize Microsoft’s software, beef up its services, and beat the tar out of Google.

Toyota Learns How Not to Handle a Bug Report

Quality control issues at the world's largest automaker are nothing new to Adobe, Microsoft, and other software vendors.

Building a Better E-Reader: A Developer's Daydream

The Kindle and the Nook may be fine for reading novels, but for reference works they fall short. Here's how to fix them.

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What Office 2010 Can Teach Us About Security

The upcoming version of Microsoft’s productivity suite rethinks how desktop applications should approach security.

Google Chrome OS: Not for Your Desktop

The newest operating system isn't for the PC, it's for Web appliances and netbooks that run only Web apps.

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Android's Speedy Release Cycle Has Backlash Potential

With rapidly developing SDKs, developers who want to write software for Android handsets are confronted with as many options as at a Jawa swap meet.

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