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A closer look at Microsoft's Office 15 Technical Preview

Microsoft job post hints at Web-based Skype

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This is quite important. Microsoft, fresh off its enormous Skype acquisition, appears set to drive the platform onto the Web itself, potentially greatly expanding its reach and functionality. This leak comes, as many do, from a rather bluntly worded job posting. The specific listing, which you can find in is entirety...
Microsoft job post hints at Web-based Skype

The 10 most glaring Windows Store no-shows

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After grinding to a standstill earlier in the year, Microsoft's Windows Store is finally starting to pick up steam, with recent additions such as Nokia Music,Twitter, and MLB.TV bringing big-name clout to the fledgling platform. Nevertheless, spending a week of self-imposed exile in Windows 8's modern UI made it...
The 10 most glaring Windows Store no-shows

Microsoft Extends Visual Studio Express 2012 to Desktop Apps

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Developers were unhappy with the lack of desktop application support....
Microsoft Extends Visual Studio Express 2012 to Desktop Apps

15 Startups Invade Fab's Old Headquarters And Gear Up For DreamIt's Summer Accelerator Program

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DreamIt Ventures, which has produced startups like ShowMe and Adaptly, has selected 15 companies selected for its summer accelerator program. They will be demoing on August 8 in New York City. Until then, the startups are working out of the old Fab office on 330 West 38th Street. Here's the...
15 Startups Invade Fab's Old Headquarters And Gear Up For DreamIt's Summer Accelerator Program

Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

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While Skype’s Windows and Mac desktop apps are well-known, the VoIP service also exists on Linux. And today, Skype is rolling out version 4.1 for the free, open sourced operating system. The new launch enables Skype users to sign in with their Microsoft account, after which your existing contacts from...
Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops

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Microsoft had hinted that there were big things in store for its update to the Kinect for Windows SDK on October 8th. It wasn't bluffing; developers can now tap a much wider range of input than the usual frantic arm-waving. Gadgets that move the Kinect itself can use the...
Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops

10 award-winning open source apps to try today

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The world of open source software offers free alternatives to just about any expensive commercial package you might care to name, but there's no denying that some of them are better than others. Firefox, LibreOffice, and GIMP are a few of the better-known examples with a reputation for quality...
10 award-winning open source apps to try today

13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software

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When Tim Berners-Lee invented the first Web browser in 1990, it was just an application made to read HTML pages passively. Fast-forward to today, and the modern Web browser has become a powerful platform in itself--almost a miniature operating system, capable of running complex JavaScript code and interacting with Flash...
13 killer Chrome apps to replace your desktop software

Mozilla: Look ma, no plug-in for video, apps

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The makers of Firefox team up with the 3D graphics gurus at OTOY to show off a new codec that can run high-end video and desktop apps in the browser. [Read more]...
Mozilla: Look ma, no plug-in for video, apps
Twitter continues to be the anti-Facebook with Do Not Track support
Facebook announces App Center for all platforms and devices

Viber releases Mac app for its messaging and VoIP platform, now 200 million users strong

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Viber, the company behind the extremely popular free messaging and VoIP mobile apps for iOS and Android, today took another step towards offering a true Skype alternative by releasing native desktop apps for both Mac and PC. Not only do the new desktop apps sync and integrate seamlessly with...
Viber releases Mac app for its messaging and VoIP platform, now 200 million users strong
Rdio rolls out new notification system and custom artwork for playlists

Twitter narrows TweetDeck AIR and mobile app shutdowns to May 7th

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Twitter has been warning for weeks that it would shut down TweetDeck's AIR and mobile apps sometime in early May, but it didn't say exactly when loyalists would finally have to move on. The company now has a firm date: May 7th. In just over two weeks, Twitter will...
Twitter narrows TweetDeck AIR and mobile app shutdowns to May 7th

Microsoft Office 15 preview: details, screenshots and impressions

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More Info Microsoft begins Office 15 technical preview, fills up before you knew it existed Microsoft Office 15 leaks suggest Office 2013 name, show off Metro logo and Web Apps UI Office Next blog is here to answer all your burning questions about the future of spreadsheets It's been...
Microsoft Office 15 preview: details, screenshots and impressions

Wolfram Alpha Launches Its First Desktop App

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Wolfram Alpha, the “computational knowledge engine,” just launched a desktop app for Windows 7 PCs through Intel’s AppUp store. After launching numerous iOS and Android apps (including for the B&N Nook and Amazon’s Kindle Fire), this is the first time Wolfram Alpha is introducing a dedicated desktop app for its...
Wolfram Alpha Launches Its First Desktop App

Rdio promises 'up to' six months of free streaming in more countries

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What's better than free music? Lots of stuff, probably -- but it's still on the top of our list. Rdio is hoping to get you hooked into its vowel-agnostic music streaming ways with the promise of "up to six months of free music" without ads or credit card numbers....
Rdio promises 'up to' six months of free streaming in more countries

Introducing: New Rdio

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Welcome to new Rdio. We built it for you — it’s faster, simpler, and more social. New Rdio is a visually beautiful and dynamic way to play Rdio’s massive catalogue of 15 million songs. New features include the oft requested drag and drop playlist creation, a more personalized Heavy...
Introducing: New Rdio

Microsoft pulling free development tools for Windows 8 desktop apps, only lets you ride the Metro for free

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Microsoft has instituted a big change with its free Visual Studio 11 Express suite that's leaving some current- and soon-to-be Windows 8 developers up in arms: it's pulling support for creating anything but Metro-native apps. After 11 becomes the norm, desktop developers will need to either cling to Visual...
Microsoft pulling free development tools for Windows 8 desktop apps, only lets you ride the Metro for free

Rdio updates iPhone app with attractive album and playlist views and social integration

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Rdio has refreshed its iPhone app with an attractive new look for its song list view and also implemented new social integration that lets users see what their friends have been listening to from the list view. The new look continues Rdio’s ongoing redesign of its app to give it...
Rdio updates iPhone app with attractive album and playlist views and social integration

Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem

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Microsoft has given its users an unprecedented view into the development of Windows 8 but nothing matches the scope of the latest unveil. Steven Sinofksy himself has descended from his lofty throne and taken up pen and paper to describe Windows on ARM (WOA) in great detail. The full article...
Windows 8 on ARM kills the Windows software ecosystem

66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

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66 percent of mobile developers believe that it is “likely to very likely” Facebook will be disrupted by a mobile-first social media startup. It doesn’t surprise me whatsoever that mobile developers think their work is the Second Coming of Christ, but taking on Facebook? Well, good luck! The latest data...
66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

Microsoft Does an About-Face on Visual Studio and Open Source

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With the new, free Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop, due this fall, developers will be able to create open source desktop apps for Windows 8 after all....
Microsoft Does an About-Face on Visual Studio and Open Source

Rdio rolls out redesigned website and desktop apps, promises to make things more social

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If you've checked into Rdio's website this afternoon (and are a web or unlimited subscriber) you've probably noticed a message prompting you to try out the "new Rdio." Clicking on it will take you to the redesigned website that the music streaming service has rolled out today -- something...
Rdio rolls out redesigned website and desktop apps, promises to make things more social

5 Ways To Share What You Love Online

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These days you can share just about anything online. Sharing your personal taste with the world might seem a little egocentric, but it’s also a great way of getting recommendations from others too.From TV shows to mobile apps, here’s our guide to sharing what you love online.TV shows and moviesMiso...
5 Ways To Share What You Love Online

Ditch Desktop Apps for Webapps, Free Up RAM, and Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds [Webapps]

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Ditch Desktop Apps for Webapps, Free Up RAM, and Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds [Webapps]

Evidence of extended Microsoft SkyDrive plans, apps for Mac and Windows

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Microsoft has been making huge improvements to its cloud storage service SkyDrive lately. Over the past year it has integrated it into Windows Phone Mango, improved its capabilities significantly with HTML5 video support and released apps for Windows Phone and iOS. Now, a report from Brazilian site Gemind indicates that...
Evidence of extended Microsoft SkyDrive plans, apps for Mac and Windows
Rdio’s Major Redesign Gives Listeners A Unified View, Enhanced Sharing, Private Playlists & More

Amazon’s new CloudDrive app still leans heavily on web

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One of the nice things about storage services Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive is the ability to upload, browse and access files stored in the cloud from the Mac OS X Finder or Windows Explorer, as if they were files on your hard drive. Attempting to keep up, Amazon...
Amazon’s new CloudDrive app still leans heavily on web
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