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Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

Microsoft

Tech Q&A: Ello, Wi-Fi safety, Windows 10, and more

<b>What is the “anti-Facebook”?</b><p><b>Q.</b> What is this "anti-Facebook" I'm hearing about?<p><b>A.</b> The latest site to challenge Facebook on the social network scene is called Ello. It has a very clean – almost sparse – look, it doesn't show you ads and it claims to keep your information private. That's about as …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

Apps

How to prepare for the iOS 8 upgrade

<b>Follow-up</b>: Apple’s iOS 8 is now available for download<p>Apple’s next version of iOS arrives Wednesday, and that means gadget geeks will be rushing to …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

iStick Let’s You Stream Ryan Gosling Vids on Your Phone Sans WiFi

It’s no secret that we love our phones. We decorate them, make them more techy and we even try to control power tools with them. But they aren’t without their pitfalls. The biggest problem most of us face? Free space. Sure, you can store your files in a cloud but c’mon. Clouds can disappear or get …

Gear & Gadgets

LinkedIn Will No Longer Let You to Run Polls From May 15

There’s bad news if you use LinkedIn to run polls, as the professional-focused social network is removing the ability for you to do so from next month. The company says its LinkedIn Polls in Groups feature will be retired on May 15, and all data related to polls will be removed.<p>Polls were …

Bullying Books Empower Students, Parents and School Personnel

<i>New book helps educators and parents deal with bullying</i><p>Nancy Willard has been writing and speaking about cyberbullying since practically before the term was coined. But, like most cyberbullying experts, she knows that cyberbullying -- for the most part -- is bullying. And that -- plus a lot of …

Findery: Caterina Fake Launches New App for iOS

After more than a year as a Web app, Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake is today unveiling the iOS incarnation of her latest startup – Findery.<p>Though the app has been available previously in Australia as a test-bed of sorts, this heralds the official launch of the native app internationally, and it …

Otter: The iOS App User Feedback Visualizer

While it’s not exactly something you’d call a consumer product, Otter App Ratings Visualizer from Mutual Mobile isn’t meant to be. But this neat little Web app <i>could</i> still give reporters, marketers and developers some interesting insights into reviews on the App Store.<p>Otter was created initially as …

Rbutr Makes it Easier to Flag Online Misinformation

Rbutr has been working away for a number of years already, serving as a ‘peer review’ system for the Internet, letting users follow rebuttals for information contained within certain Web pages.<p>In a nutshell, Rbutr lets you follow inter-website disagreements. Found great evidence or …

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

Bill Gates

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Has BYOD Changed The Way You Hire? Here Are Some Things to Consider

<i>Ziv Eliraz is the Founder and CEO of Zao, social employee referral management platform. Connect with Ziv and Zao on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.</i><p>BYOD: A workplace phenomenon that makes processes easier, streamlines communication, and helps to connect employees around the globe. Short for Bring …

In Detroit, Volkswagen Dune sifts the sands of time

Volkswagen of America’s product pipeline is sucking air at the moment, as the company awaits the US arrival of the seventh-generation Golf, leaving the company to show off a Beetle R-Line model wearing an off-road-inspired paint job.<p>The Golf R also made its US debut, along with a concept edition of …

Volkswagen

With XC Coupé, Volvo plants a burly boot in Detroit

Having brought a muscular, high-riding crossover coupe to the 2014 Detroit auto show, Volvo has stepped up – and over – recent efforts to capture the youth vote.<p>When Volvo announced in October 2013 that its C30 hatchback, which never found substantial love among North American buyers, would be …

Volvo

"Morality & Dicipline" Digital Illustrations

These are two amazing digital illustrations by Mexican-Cuban-American illustrator Orlando Arocena. The amount of details that you will see and the …

Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider

This morning, Bill and Melinda Gates published their foundation’s annual letter, which attempts to debunk commonly held beliefs in development economics.<p>Quartz caught up with Mr. Gates to talk about the letter, how he’s juggling his work at the Gates Foundation with his work at Microsoft, and what …

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Native Union's Jump charging cable can juice up your devices on the go

It only took a little over 24 hours for Native Union's Jump, a charging cable with a built-in battery pack for juicing up on the go, to reach its funding on Kickstarter. Still, the company hasn't abandoned its booth here at CES to go out and celebrate, so we dropped in and laid some paws on the …

Sony's Core isn't a wearable, it's a sensor (hands-on)

The Core is tiny. Thick as two sticks of gum, but twice as smart, this is Sony's renewed effort for wearables and it really couldn't look more different from the SmartWatch we saw in 2013. It's a different device to begin with: an activity tracker with no screen. Sony's still keeping it all pretty …

Intel’s Vision: Wearables Everywhere In A Post-Windows World

At its CES-opening keynote, Intel laid bare its vision for computing in the future. If Microsoft is remembered for the once quixotic goal of ‘a computer on every desk,’ Intel has taken up the mantle of ‘a computer in every thing.’<p>Touting new hardware, new computing chips, and operating system …

How social media amplifies – for better or worse

Social media's power to amplify a message is a marketer's dream – except when it all goes wrong<p>"The amplification is extraordinary and very cost-effective," said IBM marketing VP Caroline Taylor when The Guardian asked her how her company uses social media.<p>She is right, but the same community that …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

Sustainable Human

Restaurant offers 50 percent discount for turning off phone

A restaurant owner in Israel has had enough of cell phone chatter and mute couples staring into their phones during dinner. So he's offering an incentive.<p>Look your lover in the face. Tell him or her why they're the best, most gorgeous, most intelligent, inspiring person you've ever met.<p>Then dig …

PulseOn, A Wearable Tech Startup Spun Out Of Nokia, Says It Has The Most Accurate Heart Monitor In The World

During Tero Mennader's five-year stint at Nokia, he worked on developing a piece of now-patented technology for incredibly accurate, "beat-to-beat" heart rate measurement.<p>Just last year, Mennader spun out the idea from Nokia to create PulseOn.<p>PulseOn is a heart rate monitor that you wear on your …

Wearable Tech

iOS Email App Swizzle Will Clean up All Your Offers into One Digest

Promises to clean your email inbox of junk and endless offers seem to come along pretty frequently around here, and one of the newest to take on this particular challenge is the Swizzle Inbox Organizer by Keep Holdings.<p>As someone that signs up for <i>a lot</i> of different products and services, <i></i>I decided …

Smart Assistant App Donna Refreshed for iOS 7 And Gets New Meeting Tools

Incredible Labs, the creators behind the smart assistant app Donna, has released an update that not only includes a refresh for iOS 7, but also new features to help coordinate meetings and more. The latest update comes five months after its launch.<p>Functioning like your a real personal assistant, …