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Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

Microsoft revenue leaped 25 per cent in the first quarter but profit dropped, dragged down by expenses tied to its ongoing wave of layoffs and to the integration of Nokia's phone business.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 24 October, 2014 07:55

Tags: Microsoft, software, internet, mobile

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

Google is taking another crack at email overload, but this time around it's resorting to drastic measures, developing a new product apparently built from scratch without relying on Gmail.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:33

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

Microsoft is continuing its crusade to get CIOs interested in Windows 10, touting new security features that include two-factor authentication built directly into the OS.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:25

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

As it fights to remain a leader in enterprise social networking (ESN) among giant rivals, pure-play vendor Jive Software has been furiously integrating its suite with the most popular business software, now adding the Google Docs productivity applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 03:11

Tags: Jive Software, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration

New Windows 10 TP build adds Windows Phone Action Center

Windows 10 Technical Preview testers are getting a new build of the OS with almost 7,000 changes, including the addition of the Action Center console already available in Windows Phone.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 07:51

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

Complaints that Mac OS X Yosemite disrupts or entirely disables Wi-Fi have been flowing into social media sites and discussion forums since the release of the OS last Thursday, but Apple has yet to acknowledge there's a problem.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 04:51

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 10:38

Tags: Smartsheet, spreadsheets, applications, software, project management, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Office Mix now lets PowerPoint users create on the fly

Microsoft wants to deliver a new wave of apps that are intuitive, intelligent, and mobile- and cloud-friendly -- and its latest move is with Office Mix, a PowerPoint add-on aimed at teachers, for recording presentations and making them more interactive.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 October, 2014 07:01

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

Apple desktop and laptop computers will play better with iPads and iPhones via new Continuity integration features on iOS 8.1 and MacOS X Yosemite, available free, starting Monday for iOS 8.1 and today for Yosemite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Google wastes no time refining Classroom

Making clear that it's serious about its foray into education software, Google has pushed out a set of enhancements for its Classroom app, barely two months after its release.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 16 October, 2014 06:45

Tags: Google, education, internet, industry verticals, cloud computing, Software as a service

Google adds online chat to Apps support options

Apps admins will be able to communicate with Google tech support staffers via online chat, complementing other existing options, including phone calls.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 October, 2014 03:10

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Office suites

Box buys medical image viewing vendor to boost vertical industry push

Box has acquired a medical image viewing startup as part of its strategy to beef up its cloud storage and document management capabilities for health-care companies.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 October, 2014 06:57

Tags: storage, internet, Box.net

Quip mashes up documents and spreadsheets

Quip is pushing ahead with its plan to turn the mobile and cloud productivity software market on its head, adding spreadsheet capabilities to its namesake app, which until now had been limited to documents.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 October, 2014 03:49

Tags: spreadsheets, applications, Quip, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Word processors

Enterprise mobile messaging market gets more crowded with launch of Avaamo

Another startup wants to offer mobile messaging to enterprises, even though it's questionable whether such a narrow service can sustain a company and even though it's likely that larger enterprise collaboration vendors will jump into this market.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 October, 2014 11:34

Tags: Avaamo, applications, e-mail, software

Microsoft tightens integration between Outlook Web App and OneDrive for Business

Microsoft wants to promote the use of OneDrive for Business among Office 365 customers, so it's building links between the work cloud storage service and Outlook Web App (OWA), the suite's browser-based email interface.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 October, 2014 03:20

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, e-mail, software, Office suites

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