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FileMaker 13 review: Venerable database gets a style and accessibility update

For over 20 years, FileMaker has made its mark as a cross-platform database. Fortunately, the software continues to improve.

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Report: Windows Phone update to add Siri-like personal assistant

According to reports, Microsoft's "Cortana" is a go, as are notifications, which will put Windows 8.1 on par with rival mobile OSes.

Google Sheets adds offline spreadsheet editing for Chrome users

You can now tinker with Google Sheets spreadsheets away from the web. FINALLY.

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Meet Slack, a chat tool with collaboration talent to spare

Save your team from the chaotic mishmash of email, chat, and other discrete communication tools. Slack's file sharing and its ability to integrate cloud services make sharing information much easier.

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Microsoft to deliver Office 2013 SP1 in early '14

Microsoft delivered both Office 2010 SP1 and Office 2007 SP1 about 13 months after their respective original editions’ debut. Office 2013 SP1 is expected in February.

13 highly productive Android apps that play nice with your PC

These killer Android apps make it easy to get things done on the run.

Google introduces Helpouts to connect experts with advice-seekers via video

Google has launched a new tool that connects people with experts over live interactive video for free or paid advice, while adding a revenue stream for the company in the form of transaction fees from providers.