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Haiku Deck: a painless PowerPoint alternative that's fun to use

Even novices can create slick presentations in minutes with this free, browser-based service.

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Microsoft Q1 earnings top estimates, with strong growth in Office 365 subs, Xbox sales

The company reported revenue growth in all product-related business units.

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Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Microsoft lost business by not bringing Office to the iPad earlier.

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Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite

Marketcircle has released version 5 of its Daylite CRM application for Mac desktops and iOS devices

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Hands on: Polaris Office's new cloud option wants your contacts

Polaris Office adds a cloud-based office option, but for what the suite offers, the price is simply too steep -- even for free.

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Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under 2 years

Yep, a lot of folks are using Apache OpenOffice -- despite the fact that many Linux distros now default to LibreOffice.

Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service, inspired by the now-defunct Lavabit, has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period.

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Gmail update lets you easily attach Google+ photos

You can privately share albums with family, too.

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Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat plans to incorporate advanced Linux tools such as systemd and SELinux into Docker

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Microsoft takes fight to Google’s home turf with Office Online Apps

Putting its productivity apps in the Chrome Web Store is Microsoft's latest move to make Office the suite for all platforms.

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Tibco 6.0 moves outside the data center

Tibco ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6.0 can expose back-end applications for mobile clients outside the firewall

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Printing is coming, but Microsoft's Office for iPad still requires O365

The Office for iPad team takes to the pages of Reddit to reveal, well, what you won't be able to do with Office for the iPad.

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Office for iPad apps top 12 million downloads in one week

One week later and Office for iPad is still on top of the iTunes charts with more than 12 million downloads.