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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2016 Preview with Retina graphics and cloud integration

Microsoft’s Office team has been on a roll. In the few past months, it’s been busy creating the upcoming Office 2016 for Windows, as well as new universal apps for Windows 10 that work on mobile devices just as well as the desktop. It turns out Mac users, however, will be the first to see what the …

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Microsoft's New Keyboard Works on Any Device, Anywhere

How often does it happen that you need to blast out a quick email or jot down an idea, but it's too long to tap out on your phone's tiny keyboard, and you left your laptop at home or don't want to deal with getting it out and booting it up? Microsoft hopes it's quite often. The company's new …

Google selling wireless plans to get more people online

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider?Google wants more people to …

Lyft Announces a Frequent-Driver Rewards Program

Life can be tough for car-hailing app drivers. They’re not really employees of the companies they drive for and when their cars need maintenance, it’s up to them to pay for it out of their own pocket.<p>To make life on the road a bit easier for its drivers, Lyft has announced a driver rewards program …

Apple orders 5-6 million Watches for first run

Apple may have sold 10 million+ handsets in the first weekend of the iPhone 6 going on sale, but don’t expect those kind of numbers for the Apple Watch.<p>Despite being eagerly-anticipated by both fans and the press, Apple has reportedly asked its suppliers in Asia to manufacture a total of 5-6 …

Read thousands of comic books with a Scribd subscription

Scribd's monthly subscription includes unlimited access to its library of audio and e-books, and as of today, you can add comics to that list. The service announced that it added over 10,000 comic books for leisurely reading, and the more visually striking reading material will be included in the …

Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Forget the so-called "miracle" diet pills that claim to rev up metabolism.<p>Slowly but surely, we're entering a new era of clinically tested drugs to combat obesity; most of the newest ones try to do that by suppressing appetite. And while no one's giving up on old-fashioned diet and exercise to help …

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Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million

Software giant Microsoft is in the process of trying to reinvent itself, and part of that reinvention evidently involves acquiring startups that have created products that compete with its own. The latest acquisition is calendar app maker Sunrise, which Microsoft shelled out at least $100 million …

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Here's how one CEO makes hiring decisions in 7 minutes

In an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Beck said she was the "queen of the seven-minute interview."<p>She told Bryant: "I interview for only seven to 10 minutes, and I have a framework — it's skill, will, and fit."<p>She said she could ascertain skill in about two minutes, based only on …

Better Battery Life And Faster Charging: 11 Tricks For The iPhone 6

So you’ve bought your iPhone 6 and your wallet is looking depressingly slim, but now what? The iPhone 6, together with iOS 8.1, comes with a range of new features that you might yet not be aware of.<p><b>READ: iPhone 6: The 5 Best Reasons To Buy One</b><p>Did you know that you can share your location with …

5 Tricks That Boost Your iPhone 6's Camera

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras comfortably rank as two of the best in the smartphone industry, according to analysts – as well as Forbes’ review team. But they’re limited if you want to consider doing something out of the ordinary – say, for example, printing out your favourite pictures …

Mobile Photography

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Meet the Startup That Wants to Deliver Your Deliveries (Video)

Parcel is Uber for missed deliveries before you miss them.<p>If you live in a big city these days, there’s a delivery startup for everything: groceries; weed; and even meals from restaurants that don’t offer their own delivery.<p>Now there’s a startup called Parcel that — wait for it — wants to deliver …

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Google and PayPal join Crimea sanctions efforts

In the latest move by a U.S. tech firm to abide by sanctions on Crimea, Google will stop Android users on the peninsula from downloading apps from …

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HoloLens: The hands-on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

A Mexican Executive And A Chinese Worker Totally Misread Each Other In This Conversation

Toward the implicit/high-context extreme you've got the Chinese.<p>Somewhere in the middle you've got the Mexicans.<p>(On the explicit/low-context extreme you've got Americans.)<p>Meyer got the perfect example of a communication gap from consultant Elizabeth Shen, who interviewed foreign managers working in …

Microsoft finally delivers the Windows we really wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …

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Magzter Gold offers unlimited digital copies of 2,000 magazines

The all-you-can-consume model of content distribution on the Internet made popular by Netflix and<p>Spotifyis set to infiltrate the magazine industry.<p>For $9.99 a month, readers can now access unlimited digital copies of<p>ESPNthe Magazine, Maxim, New York and 2,000 more magazine titles worldwide through …

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

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Hands-on: Google Translate Is Now a Way Better Travel Companion

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Facebook launches Facebook At Work… but you probably won’t be able to try it yet

Opening up your social media accounts at work is generally taboo, but Facebook is now fighting against that notion.<p>The company is today launching a new product dubbed Facebook at Work, reports TechCrunch, which would allow businesses to create their own self-contained social network among their …

This 4K TV is thinner than a smartphone

Thin is in, and Sony's newly-announced ultra thin 4K TV is as "in" as it gets. This thing is downright silly when it comes to thickness, and that's no exaggeration. From the front it's huge, sharp, and gorgeous, and from the side it's barely even there. Seriously.<p>It's called the Sony Bravia X900C, …

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You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

PlayStation 4 sales surpass 18.5M after huge holiday

Sony got exactly what it wanted for the gift-giving holidays: a bunch of people buying the PlayStation 4.<p>Sales for Sony’s console have now surpassed 18.5 million worldwide, according to a post on PlayStation’s Japanese website. That number got a huge boost thanks to Christmas and other …

New ZenFones and the Transformer Book Chi from Asus

LAS VEGAS -- At the company's CES 2015 press conference, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled new products in two categories, hybrid Windows PCs and photo-friendly smartphones.<p>The Transformer Book Chi series is a collection of hybrid Windows devices that act as both laptop and tablet. These are …

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Luxe in the air - Here is what its like to fly Etihad's The Residence which comes with an in-flight butler -

Who says spending money is all about Swarovski jewels and Louis Vuitton totes; if you are flying from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi and need to …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …