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Microsoft aims to build a better thesaurus

Borrowing techniques used in machine translation, a team of researchers in Redmond believes it has found a better way to serve up synonyms.

By February 20, 2009


Wikipedia not showing properly in Apple's Dictionary

Apple's Dictionary application is useful for grabbing information about items, either by looking them up in the dictionary or thesaurus, or by using online resources such as Wikipedia. Recently Wikipedia has undergone a few site and design changes, which has broken some of the ways items are displayed in the Dictionary application.

By May 28, 2010


Oxford Dictionary apps disappear from iTunes

Oxford's suite of dictionary apps have been quietly removed from the iTunes app store, leaving customers with unsupported premium apps.

By February 12, 2013


How to look up words while typing in OS X

Looking up a word definition or possible options for completing a partially typed word is relatively easy to do in OS X.

By September 16, 2013


8 overused buzzwords to avoid on your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has released this year's list of buzzwords used most often by members in their profiles. If any of them turn up on your profile, it may be time for a LinkedIn makeover.

By December 4, 2012


Getting started with Drafts for iOS

Recently updated, Drafts offers a simple interface for taking notes, creating lists, penning tweets, and much more, while offering a seemingly endless list of sharing options. Have a look at Drafts 2.0 for the iPhone and the new iPad app.

By August 29, 2012


Microsoft Research: 'An investment in survival'

Kicking off this year's Tech Fest, research chief Rick Rashid talks about how the unit is Microsoft's play to be a significant company for the long term.

By February 24, 2009


Text tips in OS X Lion

Quickly accessing symbols and text substitution, in addition to spell checking for entered text can be very useful when composing documents. Here are some tips for quickly accessing these features in OS X Lion.

By October 18, 2011


Livescribe announces best-apps winners

Not surprisingly, the best apps for the Pulse smart pen are tools that help users with common problems, like translation, spelling, and more.

By April 28, 2010


Apple releases, then pulls, then rereleases iPhone OS SDK 3.2 beta 3 for iPad (Updated)

Apple released an update for the iPhone SDK for the iPad, bringing the current version of that SDK to 3.2 beta 3, before pulling down the update.

By February 24, 2010