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Burner adds IFTTT-like recipes for your throwaway phone numbers

This iOS app makes your phone number smarter with Evernote, Slack, Soundcloud, and Dropbox integration.

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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-OS X El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

Microsoft has acknowledged that Office for Mac 2016 users are encountering frequent crashes and implied that it's working on a fix, but offered no timetable for when it will be delivered.

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Office 2016 for Mac users plagued by crashes after upgrading to OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

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Hands-on with Notes 4 in El Capitan

Apple's Notes app has some features that makes it more useful.

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Microsoft's new Invite app makes scheduling meetings on iPhone a breeze

The latest project from Microsoft's Garage division is an app that helps users better schedule meetings.

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Google finally brings its Keep note-taking app to iOS

Google has finally brought its note-taking app to iOS, more than two years after launching it on Android.

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iPad Pro users will need to pony up for an Office 365 subscription

The iPad Pro's screen size means that people who want to use Office on Apple's new tablet will have to pay for an Office 365 subscription.

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Todoist gives its task-managing Mac app a refresh

Intelligent date-parsing arrives on Todoist for Mac and web.

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Microsoft unveils new Office for iPad features on Apple's stage

In a surprise move, Microsoft appeared on Apple's stage to show off Office for iPad during the company's keynote Wednesday morning.

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OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

Take advantage of handwriting, scanning, and OCR features to make your favorite tablet an indispensable office tool.

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Now you can try Microsoft's Sway visual story tool on iOS, Windows 10 and the Web

Sway pulls together images, sound, and words into content for collaboration and sharing. It's a new way of communicating that's easier to try than to explain.

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Facebook gives businesses more ways to privately message users

Businesses can now respond to users' comments on Facebook via Facebook Messenger.

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Microsoft releases Office 2016 for Mac, but just for Office 365

After about half a decade of waiting for an up-to-date version of Office for the Mac, Microsoft has delivered -- even before it ships Office 2016 for Windows PCs.

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Microsoft's Sway gains legitimacy with Windows 10 plans, iPad app

Microsoft's lightweight content creation tool will be an integral part of Windows 10 when it launches this summer.

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Google finally makes Undo Send an official Gmail feature

Undo Send has been in Gmail Labs for six years and now it's finally a standard part of Google's email service.