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Evernote originally wanted to make 'egg-like' hardware

Note-taking software provider Evernote originally wanted to delve into the hardware business as far back as 2007, with an egg-like device capable of recording conversations, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

Hands on with Dropbox competitor SpiderOak Hive; first look at new Android app

A new Dropbox-style sync service from SpiderOak called Hive is part of the SpiderOak 5.0 desktop client for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Hive creates a folder on your desktop that you can quickly drag and drop files into and sync them across all your SpiderOak-connected computers.

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

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Skype preview starts rolling out to Outlook.com users

After months of teasing (and years of Google Voice on Gmail), Skype finally starts rolling out to Outlook.com users.

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Hands On with Chrome Office Viewer

Google is beta testing an extension called Chrome Office Viewer, which allows Windows and Mac users to view Microsoft Office files without having to download them.

Swype keyboard app sheds beta tag, lands in Google Play

Nuance finally releases the Swype keyboard for Android in Google Play. The new app features Swype’s popular drag-to-type feature and built-in Dragon dictation.

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Microsoft says Office 365 adoption accelerating, but questions remain

When Microsoft reported its third-quarter financial results last week, company officials trumpeted several metrics about sales and adoption of Office 365, the cloud subscription suite for email and collaboration.

Microsoft Q3 earnings and revenue up, as all divisions make gains

Microsoft increased revenue across all its divisions in its third fiscal quarter, achieving an almost 20 percent revenue increase year on year.

Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware

The CEO of archiving service Evernote said his company will soon release branded hardware with partners, as it moves toward creating its own devices.

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Google Apps are down for some users

Various Google apps have been hit with outages this morning.

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Serious LibreOffice update fixes 54 bugs

File import and export are improved in the new stability-focused LibreOffice 3.6.6.

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid now spans data centers

Red Hat has revised its JBoss Data Grid software package, which now offers the ability to replicate copies of data across different data centers, and also comes with a number of other new features that can limit downtime.

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Microsoft releases Office 2010 SP2 public beta

Microsoft releases a public beta of Office 2010 Service Pack 2, the first major update to the suite in almost two years.