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Touch-typing keyboard apps for mobile devices flood Mobile World Congress

These new apps aim to make typing on our phones and tablets easier, faster, and more comfortable.

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Third time's the charm? Adobe patches even more critical Flash vulnerabilities

Adobe releases yet another critical security update for its Flash player software after hackers begin actively exploiting flaws in the wild.

Microsoft's dilemma: Office for the iPad or a bright future for the Surface tablets?

Microsoft needs to make up its mind whether it wants to stay a software company or if it's really serious about being a hardware power as well.

Adobe releases emergency patches for Reader and Acrobat

Adobe released emergency patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11, 10, and 9 Wednesday that address two critical vulnerabilities being actively exploited by attackers.

Office 2013 pricing loophole discounts suite by as much as $40

Microsoft customers can save between $20 and $40 on a one-PC, perpetual license of Office 2013.

Cisco attacks Microsoft's Lync service

Cisco declared war on Microsoft's unified communications platform, calling it incomplete.

After Monday Twitter hack, Burger King reigns again

The fast-food chain is tweeting once more, after regaining access to its Twitter account. Burger King fell victim to a hack attack over the weekend -- the latest black eye for Twitter security.

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Microsoft quietly raises prices of Mac Office by up to 17 percent

Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17% and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.

Office 2013 retail licensing change ties suite to specific PC forever

A retail copy of Office 2013 is permanently tied to the first PC on which it's installed, preventing customers from deleting the suite from one machine they own and installing it on another.

BitTorrent targets creative pros with new file-delivery service

BitTorrent launches SoShare, a beta file-sending project, as part of its creative incubator for its new products.

Adobe confirms zero-day exploit bypasses Adobe Reader sandbox

A recently found exploit that bypasses the sandbox anti-exploitation protection in Adobe Reader 10 and 11 is highly sophisticated and is probably part of an important cyberespionage operation, Kaspersky says.

15 products we love (or the geekiest Valentines ever)

Cool gadgets. Apps that make our lives easier. Games that bring us joy. We pick the products we adore and can't live without.

Ditch the PDF headaches: Three safer, speedier Adobe Reader alternatives

Yet another critical exploit has been discovered for Adobe Reader. Why deal with the constant headache? These three PDF alternatives aren't as exploit-prone as Reader—and they run leaner, too.