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The single best travel accessory you can buy

Here's a hint: It'll make your laptop a lot easier to work with.

Office 2013 heads to manufacturers: Preview of the Windows 8 RT tablet version available Oct. 26

Microsoft late Thursday announced that development of Office 2013 is finished meaning the company will now focus on distributing the new version of Office to consumers and enterprises.


How to run your business in Evernote

Evernote isn’t just for taking notes on the go. Here’s how to turn the must-have app into an essential part of your small-business workflow.

Acrobat XI simplifies PDF editing, deepens ties to Microsoft Office

The next release of Adobe's signature PDF tool will integrate with Microsoft Office as it enhances PDF-editing, e-signatures, web forms, and mobile workflows.

Now two years old, LibreOffice is going strong

With cloud and tablet versions in the works, LibreOffice has become the third largest free software project focused on a desktop app.

Google Apps drops download support for older Office formats

Google Docs users will still be able to export documents in the older Microsoft formats

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Gmail vs. Which offers the best email in the cloud?

How does Microsoft’s new webmail service stand up against longtime favorite Gmail? The answer may surprise you.

Web conferencing showdown: What's the best software for online meetings?

Web conferencing can power anything from a quick, two-person pow-wow to an all-hands assembly. We test-drive four services to find a crowd-pleaser.

When tech innovations bite users in the butt

Tech giants like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have an obligation to make technical changes tolerable for those who pay the bills.


10 award-winning open source apps to try today

Among 125 honorees in this year's InfoWorld “Bossie” awards are numerous gems for business use.

Three surprising ways iOS 6 can boost your productivity

There's more to Apple's new operating system than just a fancy new maps app. Find out how it can help you sail through your workday.

Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing

Microsoft announced pricing for the new Office 2013 suites, and the new Office 365 subscription model.

10 time management tips for IT professionals

Time-management skills for most people are learned along the way, a necessary part of getting the job done. However, like most things, the more you invest in it, the greater the reward.

Holly is a seriously simple to-do list, no accounts required

Holly is a simple and beautiful Web app for creating, managing, and sharing to-do lists. It's not for large-scale project management, but for day-to-day tasks, it works just fine.

Ultra Recall offers flexible outlining and data management

In both Standard and Professional versions, Ultra Recall is a powerful, feature-rich outlining tool.