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How Microsoft is using live data to redefine the Office 'document'

No more versions. No more updates. Microsoft is building a dynamic document model where content changes as data changes—and the results can be stunningly visual.

Apple expands iWork for iCloud beta to developers with free accounts

Apple has begun expanding its iWork for iCloud beta, inviting developers free accounts to start testing the in-browser versions of Apple's Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications.

13 technologies fit for the Founding Fathers

Imagine how it must have been for the Founding Fathers around this time in 1776, when they had to sit down, write, and ratify the Declaration of Independence. Let's give our forefathers a high-tech leg up with these 13 technologies, and let freedom (and even some free products) ring.

Microsoft delivers mobile app for SkyDrive Pro

Microsoft has released a SkyDrive Pro mobile application that gives SharePoint Online users access to the cloud storage service from iOS and Windows 8 devices.

Microsoft unwilling to kill one of its Internet Explorer twins

Why are there two versions of Internet Explorer within Windows 8.1? Because users want them, IE11 chief says. Plus: a slimmer SkyDrive.

Microsoft demos alpha build of touch-friendly Metro Office apps

While Microsoft was busy showing off Windows 8.1 to a crowd of journalists at an invite-only event Tuesday, it snuck in an all-too-brief preview of modern-style Office apps.

San Francisco chocolate factory gets product boost from apps

Learn how the Tcho chocolate factory uses apps and technology to enjoy the sweet taste of success.

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All your RSS feeds are belong to Feedly Cloud

Feedly's new Feedly Cloud service has gone live and, according to the company, the service will transition it from a product into a platform.

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Brent Simmons on Vesper

We catch up with Q Branch's Brent Simmons to talk about his new note-taking app for iOS.

Digg's Google Reader replacement expected to launch in beta next week

Digg Reader will hit the Web right before the unfortunate demise of Google Reader.

Office Mobile for iPhone: What you need to know

Microsoft has come out with a mobile version of its Office productivity suite for iPhone users. We answer your questions about this new mobile app, including what it can and can't do.

CloudOn CEO: Office Mobile for iPhone is 'half-baked'

CloudOn, which provides Office compatibility for Android, iPhones, and iPads, gives a withering review of Microsoft's effort.

First look: Hands-on with Office Mobile for iPhone

Microsoft's new iOS app does let you open and edit Office documents from your iPhone. But it doesn't let you do much with them.

Office Mobile for iPhone: What's really at stake for Microsoft and Apple?

Putting a cut-down version of Microsoft Office onto the iPhone won't change the world. But if more data passes back and forth between formerly incompatible platforms, what's not to love?

Gliffy goes HTML5, adds Visio support

Diagram creator and editor Gliffy has reworked its engine to be powered by HTML5, transitioning over from Flash. The shift significantly improves performance, its CEO says, while adding new features like Google Drive.