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VIPorbit Mac

VIPorbit now offering VIPsync and Backup My Stuff services for free

VIPorbit makes it easier to keep all of your contact and calendar data in sync.

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Nginx woos the enterprise with new commercial release

Nginx Plus offers more ways to route traffic among multiple Java components

Outlook.com aims to ease the switch from Gmail

If you want to jump from Gmail to Outlook.com, Microsoft has a new import tool.

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Apache frees Kafka messaging app from LinkedIn

The Kafka Pub/Sub messaging platform is faster than RabbitMQ, LinkedIn engineers say

FileMaker 13

Filemaker 13: The database is in your browser

FileMaker, Inc. previews its new FileMaker 13 platform, which puts the emphasis on browser access and improved design tools.

Google brings automatic voice search to computers running Chrome

The downloadable extension works on both desktop and laptop computers.

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Microsoft preps mobile app for Office 365 admins

In addition to a Windows Phone 8 version of the new Office 365 Admin app, Microsoft also extended the document-sharing options in the suite's SharePoint Online component.

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Microsoft to deliver Office 2013 SP1 in early '14

Microsoft delivered both Office 2010 SP1 and Office 2007 SP1 about 13 months after their respective original editions’ debut. Office 2013 SP1 is expected in February.

13 highly productive Android apps that play nice with your PC

These killer Android apps make it easy to get things done on the run.

Pat yourself on the back with Recur, the reverse to-do list

Because a list of accomplishments is so much more satisfying than a never-ending stream of tasks.

on techhive.com

Apple expands collaboration, adds folders and printing to iWork for iCloud

The beauty of Web apps is that a company can add features that don't require you to download anything new. And lucky you, Apple just added some new capabilities to its iWork for iCloud beta apps.

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Microsoft's task: Sorting, tossing Office features

What Microsoft puts in its upcoming touch-based Office suite will be a huge test for the company, analysts said.

Brainshark touts PowerPoint-on-iPad success, but Microsoft circles the waters

Brainshark's SlideShark app for viewing and showing PowerPoint presentations on iOS devices has been downloaded more than 2 million times.