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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.

Hands on with Outlook.com's new calendar: What Windows 8's Calendar app should be

The modern makeover of Outlook.com's calendar is packed with features that Windows 8's baked-in Calendar app just can't match.

Could Outlook alter the sorry state of email apps for Windows RT?

Great email options are few and far between for Windows RT users. But rumors suggest that a version of Outlook capable of running on Windows RT devices is in the works.

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Microsoft: No more support for you, Office for Mac 2008

Microsoft today reminded customers running Office for Mac 2008 that support for the suite ends next Tuesday.

Google puts pressure on Microsoft, launches Quickoffice for iPhone and Android

Google launched its Microsoft Office substitute, Quickoffice, for Apple's iPhone, Android smartphones and Android tablets, fulfilling a promise made in December.