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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.

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Microsoft demos touch-focused Office apps at Build

Modern Office apps will be touch-first yet intimately familiar - and they'll scale across devices as part of Microsoft's new universal app initiative.

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Microsoft launches Outlook app for Android, declutters your inbox

Microsoft unveiled a number of rather useful additions to the Outlook Web app, including a tool that gets rid of all that useless info your coworkers send you.

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Microsoft says printing functions will come to Office for iPad soon

While the software itself has been well received, the lack of a printing function is a notable shortcoming.

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With Office for iPad, Microsoft makes all mobile platforms free, but creation will cost you

Looking’s free, but if you want to do more than view Office documents on your phone or tablet, you’ll need a subscription to Office 365.

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Office for iPad establishes the tablet as a true PC

With its own version of the productivity suite, the iPad looks more like the latest stage in the PC's evolution.

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Microsoft announces Office for iPad, extending productivity to all iOS devices

Microsoft has officially ported its Office suite to the iPad, challenging Apple on its home turf.