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Microsoft launches Bing apps for Office 2013

www.electronista.com
Microsoft has launched five Bing apps for the just-released Office 2013. Each of the new apps integrates tightly with Office in order to add a range of useful functions to each of Microsoftís core Office apps. The new Bing apps for Office includes Image Search, Finance, Maps, Dictionary, and News...
Microsoft launches Bing apps for Office 2013

Review: PhraseExpress 9 adds application-specific macro features

www.pcworld.com
PhraseExpress, now in its ninth version, is a powerful macro and text expansion tool that automates entering commonly used phrases, in addition to several other useful functions. By using PhraseExpress, you can link commonly typed pieces of text, such as "You know that 'news' story is from The Onion,...
Review: PhraseExpress 9 adds application-specific macro features

Shortcuts without arrows (and with names that don't include the word 'shortcut')

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Mike Littman doesn't like those "pesky little arrows" that Windows displays on shortcuts, and asked how to remove them. [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] You can remove those arrows by changing a Registry setting, but that's the hard way to...
Shortcuts without arrows (and with names that don't include the word 'shortcut')

Nanotubes sniff out rotting fruit, your dorm room might be next

www.engadget.com
Our favorite ultra-skinny molecules have performed a lot of useful functions over the years, but keeping fruit flies away was never one of them. Now MIT scientists, with US Army funding, have discovered a way to give these nanotubes the canine-like sense of smell needed to stop produce spoilage...
Nanotubes sniff out rotting fruit, your dorm room might be next

Windows 8 Is 'A Christmas Gift For Someone You Hate,' Says A Typically Anti-Apple Blogger (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
According to Apple blogger John Gruber, Philip Greensup is so anti-Apple "that he gives credit for the desktop interface to the Xerox Alto, not the Mac." And yet, Greensup has come out with a blog post that tears a hole into Microsoft's latest effort, Windows 8, which he runs on...
Windows 8 Is 'A Christmas Gift For Someone You Hate,' Says A Typically Anti-Apple Blogger (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)
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Soluto: self-serve PC tech support, done right.

thenextweb.com
Would you pay $50,000 to end your PC frustrations?  Luckily, you don’t have to because TechCrunch already did. Meet Soluto. Israel-based Soluto, as we covered yesterday, just won the TechCrunch Disrupt competition, and 50 grand along with it.  The company’s  innovative “Anti-Frustration” software is and works like a dream for...
Soluto: self-serve PC tech support, done right.

Email Newsletter Design: Guidelines And Examples

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  The email newsletter is a powerful marketing and communication tool that has various useful functions. It reminds your users about you; it informs users about your products; it tells them what you have been up to; and it helps you build a unique relationship with them. Users like email...
Email Newsletter Design: Guidelines And Examples

Smartwatch race is on as Samsung confirms it's in the game

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Samsung has confirmed to Bloomberg the rumors that it’s working on a smartwatch to rival the widely-speculated Apple iWatch. Known for being a ‘fast follower’, a company that, er, watches what others do and aims to quickly launch a competitive product, the company appears to be following Apple’s lead in...
Smartwatch race is on as Samsung confirms it's in the game
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