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Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.

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What to do when Netflix, Google, and other browser plug-ins won't update

Lex Friedman couldn't successfully update the Google Hangouts plug-in, or the Silverlight plug-in that Netflix requires. After much trial and error, he found the fix.

Mac Gems: Swing for App.net makes it easy to share files

All App.net accounts come with free online file storage. Swing makes it simple to use that storage space to share files with other people and on social networks.

Gmail will sort your email for you with new automatic labeling

Google announces a new kind of inbox for Gmail that automatically sorts messages into categories, or “tabs.”

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Flickr's new interface emphasizes social media, but will anger long-time users

Flickr's new upgrade showcases big, bold images, but many do not like the change.

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Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

Saving a destination in Google Maps makes it easier to navigate to and also lessens the chance for error when entering or trying to remember an address.

Yahoo overhauls Flickr with one free terabyte for every user

Yahoo may have just spent more than $1 billion to add Tumblr to its portfolio, but changes to Flickr grabbed much of the focus at a Monday afternoon press briefing.

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How Google's I/O moves measure up to what Apple offers

At Google I/O, the search giant showed off a slew of updates for developers and customers alike. How do Apple's products and tools stack up?

Google Maps gets stunning makeover for Web, enhancements to mobile

Google Maps gets an eye-popping makeover for its venerable Web interface as well as bringing improvements to its mobile apps.

Backlash rises against Adobe's subscription-only Creative Suite plan

A petition on Change.org demanding that Adobe back away from its subscription-only model for its creativity software, including PhotoShop, has collected over 4,400 signatures by late Thursday.

Facebook close to acquiring navigation app Waze so it can sell you ads while you drive

Facebook is reportedly very close to buying crowdsourced navigation app Waze for anywhere between $500 million and $1 billion.

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Google Maps' new facelift will slay the sidebar, exalt the map

A rumored overhaul of the Google Maps UI will nix the

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Evernote originally wanted to make 'egg-like' hardware

Note-taking software provider Evernote originally wanted to delve into the hardware business as far back as 2007, with an egg-like device capable of recording conversations, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

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Cloud indexing software extends its reach to Box

SearchYourCloud, which provides a single search interface to find documents stored on a desktop or several cloud-based services, expanded on Tuesday to include Box.

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Gmail users can now automatically generate Calendar entries

Google has started rolling out a new feature in Gmail that lets users create Google Calendar entries from their email messages.

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