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Office For iPad Has Been Downloaded 27 Million Times, Doubled In A Month, Microsoft Says

The app has been downloaded about 27 million times, Microsoft's Julia White told the crowd during Monday's keynote at its TechEd customer conference in Houston. White is general manager of Microsoft's Office Division.<p>That's more than double the number of downloads Microsoft reported just over a …

Software

Future Technology Trends

Video Walkthrough of iOS 7.1 Visual Tweaks and Improvements

iOS 7.1, released this morning, includes several notable features, like support for CarPlay, a fix that improves the reliability of Touch ID, and a fix for a bug that caused crashes to the home screen.<p>Along with those major enhancements, the update also offers a slew of minor visual tweaks and …

Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook Replacement

Facebook’s new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it’s more than just a content reader. Paper has messages, notifications, search, and a completely redesigned profile.<p>When I asked the team leaders behind Paper if they still used the old one, product …

Microsoft OneDrive to debut with Dropbox-like bonus storage and folder sharing

Microsoft announced its OneDrive rebranding of SkyDrive recently, and it appears the service will soon debut with some new additions. <i>LiveSide</i> reports that OneDrive will offer up to 8GB of additional cloud storage, similar to how Dropbox entices users to share referral links with friends. Microsoft …

Microsoft

Hey, business users, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro could be your next tablet

With its Galaxy TabPro 12.2, Samsung targets productivity users and represents a sizable challenge for Microsoft's Surface 2.<p>With its Galaxy TabPro 12.2, Samsung takes direct aim at Microsoft, the Surface 2, and the productivity tablet market. Thanks to its huge bounty of business apps, the TabPro …

Chromebox for meetings uses Hangouts to make meetings easier

As if to prove that Chrome and Hangouts are more powerful than we give them credit for, Google today introduced the Chromebox for meetings, a system that uses powerful Chromeboxes to replace expensive teleconferencing solutions.<p>The new Chromebox for meetings is a $999 system that comes with a Core …

Google Apps

How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile [9 Ways]

Most of us are on networking platforms such as LinkedIn, Xing, Ecademy, Experteer to name but a few. These networks have quickly become a directory …

How to get the most value out of social media in 2014

Delivering and measuring social media value is not a simple math exercise. It's a discipline which starts with setting channel-based objectives, building strategic maps and executing flawlessly. It takes courage and expertise. Here are the steps to take to ensure you are ready to get the most value …

Public Relations

How to Craft the Perfect Email Subject Line

<i>Dmitri Leonov is the VP of Growth at Sanebox, where he leads business development, sales and marketing efforts.</i><p>According to some estimates, more than 144 billion emails are sent every day, and sometimes, it seems like every one of them lands in your inbox. Even those of us who are tasked with …

5 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Email Signature

Don’t be stale. Your email signature should have some fun! (But not too much fun.)<p>If your subject line is lame, your email doesn’t get read. The average person receives more than 50 emails a day and a quarter of us receive more than 100, according to a 2012 study by the software company Varonis …

How Millennials Are Shaping The Future Of Business Travel

A new generation of business travelers is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Millennials, the generation of tech savvy digital natives currently in their twenties and early thirties, will account for nearly half of the workforce by 2020, bringing with them vastly different travel habits …

Q4 2013 Referral Traffic: Facebook Up, Pinterest Up, Twitter Down

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released a report covering referral traffic data from the eight largest social media sites in Q4 2013. In short, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Google+ all gained, while Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, and LinkedIn lost.<p>Taking a closer look …

The 10 Most Anticipated Smartphones of 2014

By Lisa Eadicicco, LAPTOP Staff Writer<p>2013 saw the rise of the phablet, Motorola’s rebirth under Google with the Moto X and Apple’s …

Google+ Android app may soon get Chromecast support, purported leak shows

Google may bring another app to the Chromecast in the near future, a purportedly leaked screenshot seems to suggest, and that’s its own Google+ Android app.<p><i>Phandroid</i> reports that the latest Google+ APK seems to include Chromecast support (see following image,) which would allow users to share …

Android News

Mileage Log+ Review

Keeping track of one's mileage and regular journeys can be quite a convoluted process for the frequent commuter. Given the importance of accurate …

Lenovo launches ThinkPad 8 business tablet

Lenovo's first 8-inch business tablet also happens to be its thinnest and lightest ThinkPad. The new ThinkPad 8 features a high resolution IPS …

Gear & Gadgets

Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid

We all saw this coming. On Thursday, Google introduced deeper Google+ integration into its email service to allow any Google+ user to send each other Gmail.<p>It’s the search giant’s latest push to make Google+ the glue that holds together all Google services. This writing has been on the wall for a …

Toshiba's New 4K Laptop Will Turn Heads, Shrink Icons

Laptops are not in the best of places in the current computer market. Tablets are rapidly overtaking their place as the most popular format for …

Facebook Is Testing A News Feed That Looks More Like A Newspaper

The change is subtle, but its message is clear: Facebook has entered the news business.<p>It’s no secret that Facebook is changing what appears in your feed dramatically. Whereas memes used to rule supreme–making basically anything shared by George Takei go viral–Facebook has reweighted its algorithms …

4K desktop PC monitors now start at $699

4K is a theme at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and the ultra-high-definition resolution is nearly within reach. Vizio and Polaroid will sell 50-inch 4K televisions for $999, and the entry-level price of a 4K desktop PC monitor has also dropped to just $699 this week.<p>Dell is the company …

Fitbit Force adding caller ID feature next month

The Fitbit Force is about to become a little bit smarter than your typical fitness tracker. This February, an update to Fitbit's software will allow the band to notify iPhone owners of incoming calls, vibrating to alert them and displaying the caller's name right on its tiny display. You might not …

15 best antivirus Android apps and anti-malware Android apps

Antivirus Android apps remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Generally, you don’t need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep your security settings enabled. However, there are those who like to take a walk on the wild side …

Apps

Just-Released iPad Mini with Retina Display Benchmarked at 1.29 GHz, Slower than the iPad Air

The iPad Mini with Retina Display is finally upon us—albeit it in an unexpectedly restricted manner due to the combination of alleged supply …

Mophie’s New Space Pack For The iPhone 5/5s Combines A Battery Case With Built-In Storage

Mophie’s new Space Pack case for the iPhone 5/5s does a lot more than just double the battery life of your handset. Unveiled at CES, the product also …

Razer Nabu Smartband Combines Smartwatch And Fitness Tracker (video)

Razer has unveiled a number of new products at this years CES 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as well as their new gaming system concept …

Razer

10 best office apps for Android

Office apps have been a valuable center of productivity for many years. We use them for a variety of purposes, including drafting documents, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and keep track of what’s going on. No productivity suite is complete without them and virtually everybody uses them, …

Apps

Google Helpouts to provide expert consultations over video chat

Google has announced a new service called Helpouts to help people connect with experts over video chat to solve their problems.<p>A ‘Helpout’ is like a Hangout video chat, but instead of speaking with a friend the user is connected with a purported expert in whatever field they need help with. Google …

Apps

Smartwatches Will Be Huge By 2017: Report

Prepare for a world of cyborgs.<p>Wearable technology, which includes camera-equipped smartwatches like the Galaxy Gear and Internet-connected eyewear like Google Glass, is set to explode over the next few years, according to a report released Friday.<p>The report, from Swedish telecom market researcher …