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Silicon Valley's app culture eroding US ability to make serious software

[Q&A] Decidedly old school and proud of it, Pegasystems CEO Alan Trefler says the current app culture has abandoned the concept of customer-centricity with serious consequences for the US' ability to make software.

By Apr. 8, 2014


Google Groups enhances its ability to share

The service gets a shared inbox feature and better options for moderating a group. But does anyone still use Google Groups?

By Jun. 25, 2013


Pinterest adds ability to search your own pins

The social network includes a "Just my pins" filter for the site's search function.

By Jun. 4, 2013


IMDb app update adds ability to purchase movie tickets

Internet Movie Database teams up with ticket seller Fandango to allow users to find movies at local theaters and buy tickets.

By Jul. 15, 2013


Google restores ability to place voice calls from Hangouts

Users of the Web giant's messaging system can now place calls from Gmail, Google+, and the Chrome extension.

By Jul. 9, 2013


Twitter finally adds ability to e-mail tweets

The microblogging site hopes to reach more non-tweeters with a feature third-party apps have been offering for a while.

By Nov. 15, 2012


Google wants ability to 'combine' your user data

A forthcoming change to Google's privacy policy gives it the right to use information across multiple services to provide enhanced services and ads. Previously, that was only implicit.

By Jan. 24, 2012


Study to test human ability to control robotics with the mind

University researchers win DARPA funding to test a tiny, 10x10 array of electrodes implanted on the brain to help move robotic arms.

By Feb. 17, 2011


Prototype 'piercing' restores man's ability to swallow

Surgeons at UC Davis announce that the experimental device they implanted in a man's throat is working--he just has to pull on a tiny metal pen sticking out of his neck.

By Nov. 30, 2010


Ability Office 2002

In our book, Ability just doesn't have enough abilities. This $70 suite is a bargain only if you require an inexpensive Microsoft Access-compatible database.

By Mar. 26, 2002

2.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 26, 2002

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