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Holiday travel tips: How to keep your data safe and accessible while traveling

The holidays are a great time to catch up on lingering work projects, but don’t let your data fall victim to the risks of the road.

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Microsoft preps mobile app for Office 365 admins

In addition to a Windows Phone 8 version of the new Office 365 Admin app, Microsoft also extended the document-sharing options in the suite's SharePoint Online component.

How to find everything in Windows 8.1

The new Windows is a culture shock, and it can be a challenge to figure out how to find common features and applications unless you know this one tip.

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Pinterest tackles mapping with Place Pins

Pinterest is tweaking its service to make it easier for users to plan trips and locate content with location-based pins

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LinkedIn gives businesses more ways to publish content with 'showcase' pages

The social network announced the launch of “showcase” pages—a place on the site where companies can publish information related to a specific area of their business.

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Nifty Office Remote app for Windows Phone renders PowerPoint clickers obsolete

Microsoft has unveiled a must-have app for business users with a Windows Phone: Office Remote, which allows users to control Microsoft Office presentations with their phone.

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.

Zoho adds enterprise features to its CRM software, eyes Salesforce.com

In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to Salesforce.com and others rather than showcasing truly new innovations.

Microsoft Office still isn't available for iPad, but now HopTo fills the void

By reskinning Microsoft Office 2010's user interface and making documents available to a variety of cloud services, startup HopTo has set a high bar for Microsoft's eventual move to the iPad.

China's Baidu faces lawsuit from rivals, MPAA over video piracy

Chinese search giant Baidu is facing a chorus of complaints for allegedly stealing online video content from rivals, resulting in a 300 million yuan (US$48.9 million) lawsuit against the Internet company.

Tech firms furious after denied full view of government reply to FISA court

They are objecting to the government's decision to provide them only a redacted version of its response to the FISA Court to a request by the companies that they be allowed to publish information on users' data requests from the government.

Google adds more shortcuts to Gmail

The new batch of “quick-action buttons” let users rate restaurants, change restaurant reservations, open Dropbox folders, and launch Google Docs files.

SugarCRM goes after Salesforce.com with new interface and low costs

SugarCRM is hoping to gain inroads against its much larger rival Salesforce.com with a revamped user interface.

Make meetings matter with the right tools

With these smartpens, apps, audio recorders, and transcription services, you'll always leave the conference room with the essential info.

Wall Street Beat: Does Twitter IPO signal a tech bubble?

Even a banner week like this week does not necessarily indicate a bubble.