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Google Apps Productivity

6 powerful Google Apps features you're probably not using

Don't overlook these little-known features of Docs, Sheets, and Slides. ...

Windows Store

Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps

Microsoft is clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software....

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Using Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.0

Here's why you want to use this security enforcer for your Windows apps and how to get started....

Appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

SAP is very pleased with the court's action, a spokesman says...

SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says...

Git legit in the enterprise

Originally created as a distributed code management system for open source development, Git’s popularity has skyrocketed as independent developers have adopted the tool for its speed, flexibility and powerful branch and merge...

Salesforce.com CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile

Scores of new enhancements in the upcoming Winter '15 release flesh out the Salesforce1 mobile app...

VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use

VMware Integrated OpenStack runs on VMware's vSphere...

SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

New bundles make sense, but customers need to get the fine print, one analyst says...

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do...

In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

As he steps down from Microsoft's board, here's a look back at some of his most memorable quotes...

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

'I have become very busy' since leaving Microsoft, Ballmer says in a letter to CEO Satya Nadella...

SAP plans big investment to boost its business in Africa

Industry-specific software, support for entrepreneurs and additional training programs are on tap for Africa...

17 ways to hate Microsoft Outlook 2013 less

Few software products draw such universal -- and deserved -- scorn as Outlook 2013. Here’s how to tame the beast...

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10 best Chrome apps for students

As a new school year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about being productive. Chrome offers compelling apps that help you get things done, and they're all right in your browser....

MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise...

Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply...

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Fluid: Turning Web content into OS X apps

If you've got too many browser tabs open and it's hard to find the one you want why not make the Web content into OS X apps?...

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