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Microsoft Office 2013 is here: Hands-on impressions and buying advice

Office 2013—as both software and a service—is going on sale, but some new features don’t work perfectly.

Report: Microsoft Office will launch January 29

The launch of Microsoft's flagship Office 2013 software could be just a day away, according to one report.

Google adds offline editing, viewing capabilities to Slides presentation software

Google is trying to play a spoiler role ahead of the official releases of Microsoft Office 2013 and the home user version of Office 365

Amazon rolls out in-app purchase option for PC, Mac, and Web games

Amazon eschews Android exclusivity to offer its in-app purchase API for use in traditional computer games. One-click broadsword orders, here we come.

Windows 8 Pro upgrade price rises to $199.99 after Jan. 31

The price for upgrading to Windows 8 Pro will shoot up after special offers lapse.

10 superb free tools for all of your basic business needs

If your small business has a comparably small software budget, these 10 free software tools can get your company up and running for no cost whatsoever.

Whitman says HP '100 percent committed' to Autonomy products

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has moved to reassure customers that the future of its Autonomy product line is safe, a day after HP disclosed an alleged accounting scandal at the company it acquired last year.

Bloomberg opens platform for third-party apps

A new app portal lets Bloomberg subscribers get additional functionality, and even contribute their own apps.

Yawns may greet Microsoft Office move to iOS and Android

Microsoft Office will finally reach iOS and Android early next year. But how much of a difference will it make?

Intuit ties QuickBooks to Demandforce marketing software

Small businesses now have a way to make closer connections with customers

Isis mobile payment system for Android finally launches

After months of delays, the tap-to-pay mobile payment system owned by AT&T, T-mobile, and Verizon Wireless goes live in Austin and Salt Lake City.

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Adobe bolsters security in Reader, Acrobat XI with added features

Adobe provides a closer look a the improved sandbox in the recently launched Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat XI aimed at making the products harder to attack and exploit.

Adobe ships Acrobat XI featuring new cloud services

New version of Acrobat touts increased integration with cloud services such as Adobe EchoSign for electronic signatures and FormsCentral for forms creation and data collection.