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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.

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Microsoft publishes MS-DOS, Word for Windows source code

Microsoft publishes the source code for two of the programs upon which its business was founded.

13 awesome science apps to express your inner nerd

From geology to astronomy to meteorology to botany, these apps turn your phone into a virtual tricorder.

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Tech For Life: Apps and gear for enjoying the great outdoors

Just because you're unplugging for a little bit doesn't mean you want to leave all your technology behind. We've got gadgets and apps that can make the great outdoors even better.

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Tech For Life: Gear for the great outdoors

Don't unplug entirely before you get away from it all. We've found apps and accessories that can come to your aid on your next walk in the woods.

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How Microsoft is using live data to redefine the Office 'document'

No more versions. No more updates. Microsoft is building a dynamic document model where content changes as data changes—and the results can be stunningly visual.

Take a walk with Pegman: Street View strolls on to Google Earth for iOS and Android

With the addition of Street View, the mobile versions of Google Earth now lets you see the planet with your own eyes.

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Walmart Experiments With iPhone App Checkout System

The iPhone app would streamline the process of using self-checkout terminals for in-store shoppers and takes another step toward the MCX mobile-payments network.

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25 Essential Android Business Apps

Mobile devices handle business tasks that go far beyond e-mail. Here's a selection covering communications, presentations, number-crunching, and other office apps.

Google's Graveyard: 15 Products Google Has Killed

Missing your favorite Google app? Here are 15 products that Google has killed or has announced plans to kill.

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eBay Now Escalates Same-Day Shipping Wars

The auction site offers same-day retail delivery in a limited geographic area to rival similar and expanding services.

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The Greatest Tech Battles Ever

In honor of the patent war heating up between Apple and Samsung, we look back at some epic tech battles.

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Become a Cat Master With This New Cat-Only Wolfram Alpha App

A new iOS app by Wolfram Alpha tells you everything you ever wanted to know about cats. It's purrfect for cat lovers, and gives headline writers an excuse to use bad puns.

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Google Expands Indoor Maps Selection

The map app that includes public sites has broadened its resources to include a number of venues in the UK.