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Online gaming power Steam disses Windows 8, pushes Linux

Microsoft to launch new 256GB Surface Pro with Office 2013 and arty Touch Covers in Japan on June 7

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Microsoft is launching a new version of the Surface Pro, its intriguing tablet-laptop hybrid, in Japan with 256GB of internal storage and some exclusive Touch Covers for users to type on next month. The fresh hardware, spotted by The Verge, is the first time that Microsoft has offered the Surface...
Microsoft to launch new 256GB Surface Pro with Office 2013 and arty Touch Covers in Japan on June 7

Weekly Wrap-Up: Many Millennials Don't Have More Than Basic Computer Skills and More

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Despite a strong grasp of social media, many millennials lack real computer skills. Richard contrasts three types of social media users. Klint explains how to find out which programming language is the most popular. Learn about these stories and many more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-Up. After the jump you'll...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Many Millennials Don't Have More Than Basic Computer Skills and More

Apps Raise the iPad's Aptitude for Real Work

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[ See post to watch video ] There’s a popular myth that Apple’s iPad and other tablets are simply media-consumption devices, unsuitable for productivity applications. That’s just not so, and this week I tested a variety of office suites for the iPad for mini-reviews of their capabilities. In fact, I...
Apps Raise the iPad's Aptitude for Real Work
Technological deathmatch: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft face off
Going to work with Windows 8 Enterprise

Valve Software makes hardware move

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Valve Software, the hot gaming company behind such titles the Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike, is looking to get into hardware, according to a job post seeking an industrial designer. According to the job description — also posted on the Coroflot job board and first spotted by website Nowgamer – Valve seeks talent to help the...
Valve Software makes hardware move

Surprise! There may be a business in Google Apps after all!

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There’s no doubt that Google Apps has traction. Lots of startups and even larger companies are aboard. What’s in question is how many of those people are paying for the Google Apps for Business version (as opposed to the freebie) and whether there’s enough action there to support third-party service...
Surprise! There may be a business in Google Apps after all!

Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

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Our readers know ReadWriteWeb as the blog that's ahead of the technology curve. Our sponsors know us as that, too, which is why we occasionally like to introduce our sponsors to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You can...
Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

Meet Clover Trail, Intel's chip for mid-range Windows 8 tablets and hybrids

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SAN FRANCISCO -- If you're looking for a single computing device that marries the easy-breezy touch control of a tablet with the meat-and-potatoes productivity of a laptop, look no further than Intel's new Clover Trail CPU platform. That was the lofty messaging Intel shared at a press event Thursday...
Meet Clover Trail, Intel's chip for mid-range Windows 8 tablets and hybrids
Collaboration tools are like jeans: One size does NOT fit all
Box Adds Social Workflow Features To Improve Mobile Collaboration

Google Acquires Quickoffice, A Mobile Productivity Software Company

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Google on Tuesday announced it had acquired Quickoffice, the mobile productivity software suite most popularly known for its Android and iOS document editing applications. “Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience,”...
Google Acquires Quickoffice, A Mobile Productivity Software Company

Google Launches CloudBoard – A Powerful Clipboard For Docs

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Docs, the cloud based office suite from Google, has just launched Cloudboard, a baked in clipboard for Docs that will allow users to pass copied content around the suite much more easily. Google is technically calling it “a web clipboard,” but all images in their blog post are labeled ”cloudboard1″, “cloudboard2,” etc....
Google Launches CloudBoard – A Powerful Clipboard For Docs

Documents is a free, powerful, cloud-integrated document and media manager for iPad

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Readdle, the developer of several popular productivity applications for iOS, has launched a new app: Documents for iPad. Documents is an intuitive application that allows users to easily manage document files and media such as video, audio, and photos. While, at its core, Documents is a great way to...
Documents is a free, powerful, cloud-integrated document and media manager for iPad

Review: Razer Edge Pro tablet--insane performance that's completely impractical

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PC gaming is poised to break free from the desktop--it just needs a device that delivers fast frame rates and lush graphics in an affordable, portable package. Enter the Razer Edge Pro, a Windows 8 tablet built expressly for playing PC games on the go. The hardware even comes with...
Review: Razer Edge Pro tablet--insane performance that's completely impractical

Box OneCloud Brings 30-Plus Enterprise Applications To New Mobile, Cloud-Based Storage Platform

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Cloud storage platform Box has long offered a web-based app directory that includes apps for services like Salesforce, and others that enhance the storage platform’s capabilities. And last year the company launched a platform for developers building off of the Box platform, called the Box Innovation Network (/bin). Today, Box...
Box OneCloud Brings 30-Plus Enterprise Applications To New Mobile, Cloud-Based Storage Platform

Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly

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Some of the tablet makers at a launch event for Intel's "Clover Trail" processor emphasized the business smarts of their products as a way to distinguish them from Apple's market-leading iPad. Dell, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Acer and other vendors are all banking on the new version of Intel's Atom chip,...
Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly

Switched On: Hail to the hybrids

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the world according to Apple, there are OS X-based Macs and iOS-based iPads and, as it stands now in the era of disparate kitchen appliances, never the twain shall meet, even if they tend to borrow...
Switched On: Hail to the hybrids
Hey, new-and-improved Google, please fix your apps
Blowing away bloatware: a guide to reinstalling Windows on a new PC

Boss signing in to your Facebook account? There’s a law for that

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Legislatures, state and federal, are starting to react to the trend of employers — at least the creepy employers — requiring job applicants and employees to turn over usernames and passwords for personal social media accounts. Here’s a post from the Goodwin Procter law firm about a new law passed...
Boss signing in to your Facebook account? There’s a law for that

Zoho Adds A Social Layer To Productivity Suite With Facebook Connect

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Online productivity suite Zoho has been open to allowing users to use their Google, Google Apps and Yahoo accounts to log-in to Zoho Apps. Zoho says that most of its users are using their log-ins for other applications to use Zoho’s offerings. Today, the productivity suite is adding a...
Zoho Adds A Social Layer To Productivity Suite With Facebook Connect

Zoho's Office suite gets Google Drive integration, keeps its freemium status

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Zoho's been offering its handy Office suite for quite some time on the web, but now the company's making it even better by integrating its productivity applications with Google's cloudy Drive. Naturally, this includes the full set of internet-based apps, such as Zoho Writer for word processing, Zoho Sheet...
Zoho's Office suite gets Google Drive integration, keeps its freemium status

Millennials: They Aren’t So Tech Savvy After All

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Conventional wisdom has it that kids and young adults now coming of age have been so steeped in everything from video games to social networking that they bring amazing new technology skills to the workforce. The truth may not be so rosy. Even as millennials (those born and raised...
Millennials: They Aren’t So Tech Savvy After All

Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

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  The future of the Web is everywhere. The future of the Web is not at your desk. It’s not necessarily in your pocket, either. It’s everywhere. With each new technological innovation, we continue to become more and more immersed in the Web, connecting the ever-growing layer of information in...
Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

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Almost as an afterthought, Apple on Monday announced it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth....
Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

CloudOn gets $16 Million to Mobilize Applications Across All Devices and Platforms

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CloudOn cracked the mobile productivity holy grail by providing iOS and Android tablet users with native access to Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader. Now, with $16 million dollars in Series B funding announced today, the company is planning to make productivity applications ubiquitous across all devices and platforms. The financing was...
CloudOn gets $16 Million to Mobilize Applications Across All Devices and Platforms

14 Essential iPhone Apps for Small Business Users

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.Apple’s iPhone wasn’t originally conceived as a business-focused device; however, the advent of the App Store and the rapid rise in usage and adoption has really...
14 Essential iPhone Apps for Small Business Users

Microsoft Office 365 hits pothole

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It’s Microsoft’s turn to have a bad day at the office. On Friday morning, Microsoft Office 365 users reported the cloud-based service is down in part or as a whole over the past few hours, according to the Office 365 community forum. The timing may be due to the broad...
Microsoft Office 365 hits pothole
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