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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.

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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.

Oracle halting support for GlassFish app server

Oracle will stop offering commercial support for new versions of the open-source GlassFish application server, leaving customers who want such support with the option of licensing the more expensive and proprietary WebLogic Server.

Microsoft Word: Still fighting off challengers after 30 years

It is 30 years old and dominates the word processing market, but Microsoft Word is now more than ever fending off challenges from the cloud where less expensive and even free alternatives pose new threats, experts say.

Recur tracks what you've already done

To-do lists are so bossy. Recur is your ta-da list.

First look: Pages for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

Full and simple file- and feature-compatibility across three separate platforms? What's not to like?

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LinkedIn Intro embeds professional profiles into Mail for iOS

Learn more about the people who email you without leaving Apple's default Mail app.

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