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Office for iPad: Big deal, or big yawn?

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

It looks like Microsoft Office really is coming to the Apple iPad. Well, actually, it will most likely be a version of Office 365, but why quibble? That’s great, right? At long last, the world’s most popular office suite will be available on the most popular tablet! Microsoft will get more customers, life will be […]

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Tags: Apple · Applications · Business · Infrastructure · Microsoft · Office Software · Tablet

Microsoft brings Office 365 data to Android apps

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just the other day, I gave five reasons why Microsoft should embrace Android for its smartphone operating system. Little did I know that on that same day Microsoft Open Technologies would open source the Office 365 Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android. With this SDK, developers will be able to let their Android applications access […]

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Tags: Applications · Business · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Microsoft · Office Software · Open Source · Operating System · SmartPhone · Tablet

Lies, damned lies, and Android benchmarks

October 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

I’ve been making, evaluating, and using benchmarks for decades. Along the way I’ve seen vendor after vendor try to play games with them so that their products would look better than the competition. So, I wasn’t surprised when the news broke that Samsung had fudged recent Galaxy Note 3 benchmarks to make its hot new smartphone […]

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · SmartPhone · Tablet

8 Apps to improve your Android smartphone or tablet’s battery life (Slideshow)

October 4th, 2013 · Comments Off

If you agree with me that little is as miserable as having your Android smartphone or tablet die of premature battery exhaustion, then you’ll want to check these applications out. 8 Apps to improve your Android smartphone or tablet’s battery life (Slideshow). More>

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Tags: Business · Google · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · SmartPhone · Tablet

Ubuntu 13.10 final beta: Ubuntu for smartphones is almost here

September 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ubuntu 13.10, aka Saucy Salamander, is almost here. The popular Linux desktop just when into final beta and it’s on schedule to go final on October 17. While Ubuntu desktop users will be happy to see the latest and greatest from Canonical, the important news for Ubuntu‘s corporate backer will be the release of its […]

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Tags: Business · Canonical · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System · SmartPhone · Tablet