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Dropbox Paper, now in open beta, lets teams collaborate in the cloud

Ten months after Dropbox first unveiled Paper, the collaborative writing tool entered open beta on Wednesday and is getting mobile versions for iOS and Android.

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This new Outlook feature will organize your inbox for you

Microsoft is finally bringing one of the best features of its Outlook mobile app to the desktop: Focused Inbox.

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Dropbox is changing its free tier with a major update

Dropbox made some major changes to its free tier on Wednesday, including support for read-only folders and a change to automatic photo uploads that requires users to download the Dropbox desktop app.

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Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the board

Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

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Microsoft's Sharepoint app for iOS is here

Microsoft announced earlier this year that its popular SharePoint collaboration software was getting a full-featured mobile app. Starting Tuesday, iPhone users can take a crack at it.

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The top 5 productivity improvements from Apple's WWDC

Apple held its big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday morning, and it announced a metric ton of new features. Here are the top 5 most important ones for business and enterprise users.

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Must-have apps for the iPad road warrior

We're not going to tell you how to get your work done. But with good VPN, screen-sharing, and time-management apps on your iPad, you'll be prepared to tackle any task.

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Intel's Unite meeting tech comes to the iPad, and soon to Chromebooks

Intel's providing fewer excuses to miss meetings by bringing support for its Unite meeting room technology to iPads, and later, to Chromebooks.

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Slack could host your next conference call

Get ready to start fielding voice calls in Slack. The company announced Tuesday that all users of its popular chat app will be able to ring their teammates with a couple of clicks.

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Office 365 now snoops on users with a new Advanced Security Management tool

Enterprises using Microsoft's Office 365 have a new security product that they can use to better lock down their organizations -- for a price.

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Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon brings new selection tools and a retouch extension for Photos

Pixelmator Team just released a major update to our favorite image-editing app for Mac.

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Quip takes another swing at Excel with enhanced spreadsheet features

Quip, a Silicon Valley startup that's taking on the giants of the productivity software market, announced a major update to its spreadsheet capabilities Wednesday that's aimed at bringing its service more in line with Microsoft Excel.

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5 ways to search Gmail that everyone should know about

Use Gmail's advanced search operators to find anything in your inbox.

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Outlook for Mac will soon let you resize images and try new fonts

Microsoft is revamping the message editor in Outlook for Mac, giving its users new options for editing elements inside their email messages.

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Skype for Business finally makes its way to the Mac

Microsoft has launched a new beta of Skype for Business that runs on Mac, following its launch of a revamped work communication product last year.