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Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/29/2014
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Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/29/2014
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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Commentary
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 10/29/2014
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Amazon's Fire TV Stick Challenges Google Chromecast
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Amazon offers its latest streaming device for just $19 to Amazon Prime members for a two-day period.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/27/2014
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Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/27/2014
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Microsoft, Facebook Support Services A Scam, FTC Says
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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FTC shutters company that allegedly duped consumers out of $2.5 million by falsely detecting computer viruses and selling bogus software.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/27/2014
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Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/27/2014
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Facebook Rooms: 5 Privacy Facts
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Facebook's new Rooms app lets you post pictures, videos, and messages anonymously. Here's a look at the data it collects, the privacy of your posts, and more.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/25/2014
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Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/24/2014
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Google Inbox Won't Fix CYA
Grumpy IT Guy, IT Guy
Commentary
Google Inbox: Because, if we use yet another tool, people won't BLANKET THE PLANET WITH CYA EMAIL.
By Grumpy IT Guy IT Guy, 10/24/2014
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Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/24/2014
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Google Inbox: 5 Things To Know
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox. Here's a peek inside the invitation-only app, plus tips for using it.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/23/2014
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Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/23/2014
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Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/22/2014
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Jive Improves Its Cloud Apps Game
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Jive's Fall cloud releases include connectors for Google Docs and Outlook Online, plus collaboration tools for mobile devices and new features for community managers.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/22/2014
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Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/21/2014
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Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/18/2014
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Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/17/2014
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Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
MeWe offers free, secure, and private communications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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