Katherine NoyesU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

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An iPhone that can 'feel' your pain? Apple's latest acquisition could make it happen

Apple has reportedly acquired AI startup Emotient, meaning one day your iPhone may one day be able to "read" your facial expressions.

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Amazon WorkMail can now be yours for $4 per user per month

After nearly a year in preview, Amazon's WorkMail hosted email and calendar service for enterprises is now generally available.

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Is Dropbox planning a P2P option? New patent suggests it's looking beyond the cloud

Dropbox has been granted a patent on a new peer-to-peer file-sharing technology that suggests it may be planning an alternative to its existing cloud-based service.

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IBM-Apple deal reaches key milestone with 100th enterprise app

When IBM and Apple forged their partnership last year to bring new mobile apps to the corporate world, their promise of bringing 100 such apps to market by the end of 2015 was widely considered an ambitious goal. Sure enough, though, it now looks like they've hit their target right on schedule.

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Need a ride home from work? Now you can call Lyft from Slack

Back in August Slack added a new "Add to Slack" feature with launch partners including Box, and on Tuesday, it introduced another update designed to make tying in outside apps even easier.

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Overhauled Twitter taps ex-Googler Kordestani as executive chairman

Omid Kordestani, who until recently was Google’s chief business officer, is now executive chairman of Twitter.

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Salesforce showcases 5 new Apple Watch apps for businesses

Another 15 are waiting in the wings.

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IBM launches new services to help enterprises embrace Macs

Companies can order Macs and have them delivered directly to employees without the need for additional setup, imaging or configuration

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IBM rolls out 3 new iOS apps for enterprises

The latest fruits of its partnership with Apple target finance, retail, and airline industries.

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

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Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

Performance is now up to 25 percent faster thanks to a new JavaScript compiler, Mozilla says.

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Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client

Unlike Google Drive, which lacks Linux software, Canonical's cloud storage service is now fully cross-platform.

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A Halloween treat for Linux and Mac users: CrossOver is free today

Now available with 12 months of support, this software lets Windows apps run on other platforms.

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