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First look: Microsoft Outlook 2015 promises few new features but better performance

The new version for Office 365 subscribers includes maps in your email, weather in your calendar, and more importantly, and all-new database under the hood.

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

on pcworld.com

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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Messaging apps are multiplying and mutating rapidly. With Skype Qik, Microsoft's joining the trend, featuring self-destructing video messages that can be shared and reacted to.

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Hands-on: Mailbox for Mac Beta swipes, snoozes its way onto OS X

Dropbox has officially launched the public beta for the Mac version of its popular mail client for iOS and Android.

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

on techhive.com

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Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

In general, Microsoft is keeping the same Office plans as before, but at lower prices.

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Google adds 13 more languages to Gmail

The languages change Gmail's display, not individual messages

on pcworld.com

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Increased Messages security leaves iChat, third-party IM clients by the wayside

Third-party IM apps and older versions of iChat will no longer be able to log in with Mac.com or Me.com screennames.

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with unlimited cloud storage

It's called Drive for Work, costs twice as much as Apps for Business, and includes unlimited cloud storage for all users. Sorry, Microsoft.

on pcworld.com

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Stupidly simple app phenomenon Yo got hacked, and hacked, and hacked again

A popular app that took eight hours to make has a few security flaws. Who'd have thunk it?

on techhive.com

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Hands on with Facebook’s Slingshot, yet another messaging app: Meh

Snapchat won’t be losing any sleep over Facebook’s latest attempt at ephemeral messaging.

on techhive.com

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Hands-on with Skype 5.0 for iPhone, an old favorite remastered

With better device-to-device syncing, smooth group messaging features, and a brand new design, Skype for iPhone finally catches up to competitors.

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Stream Web for iOS actually makes mobile web browsing fun

This browser app is refreshingly mobile-first.

on techhive.com