Microsoft is to make it possible to edit Office Web Apps from Android tablets, matching the capabilities it already provides to Windows 8 tablets and iPads. The move is part of its broad cross-platform browser support, an element of its plan to develop the cloud services that revolve around Office 365. In an Office 365 blogpost Amanda Lefebvre, Technical Product Marketing...
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Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) said it had bolstered its fastest-growing unit, Amazon Web Services, or AWS, by adding AWS OpsWorks, design software tools that allow developers to manage all tasks required to model and manage their applications. The Seattle-based e-retailer and content provider said the new functions provide more sophisticated development and management tools.
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I’m all in with Microsoft. I’ve got Windows 8 running on my primary work machine, I subscribe to Office 365 Home Premium , and I use almost every online consumer service that the company offers. So when it comes time to create a document using Web apps, there is of course only one choice: Google Docs. Despite Microsoft’s wide array of great software, Office Web Apps simply...
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One of the best things about the web is that anyone can build a website, without much technical prowess or a huge financial investment. But mobile apps? They haven’t been like that at all. Enter new York startup Kleverbeast. It says that its mission is to let non-geeks create rich, attractive apps in much the same way that blog services such as WordPress and Squarespace make...
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Microsoft has released a collection of tools that will help Visual Studio 2012 users more easily write add-on applications for Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft’s Office 365 hosted service. The packages could be handy for longtime Visual Studio users, given the number of new technologies Microsoft is supporting in these office products. The new releases of...
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Google's move to make it easier for Chrome browser users to find "packaged apps," Chrome OS's souped-up Web apps, is part of its strategy to turn any Internet-capable device into a Chromebook wannabe loyal to the company's ecosystem, an analyst says. In a Wednesday announcement, Google said that users of Chrome 28 on Windows, currently in the "Dev" channel, and thus the...
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Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate.
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Ah, tax season. Just the thought of it gives some of us headaches. The good news is there are lots of free and inexpensive apps and tools that can greatly simplify this awful process, from getting organized to filing your return. Here's what we recommend.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Amazon is often talked about for its massive presence in online shopping, and rightly so. The company accounted for one-third of online shopping revenue as of mid-2012 according to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, to the tune of $48.08 billion in revenue. Amazon holds even more of the market when looking at online book sales -- it has 75% of...
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Late Thursday afternoon, in a 63-to-30 procedural vote, the Senate cleared the way for passage of a bill to effectively end tax-free shopping online.
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