Collide, which lets multiple programmers tap into a software development project, is open-source software now that Google has cast it off. One project member hopes it'll inspire related projects.
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The software maker says that its browser-based Office Web Apps are now available in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
A new update to Microsoft's Office apps brings your iPhone up to speed with the iPad versions, and menus and other features optimized for the smaller screen make them a natural fit.
Microsoft has started limited internal testing of the browser-based versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, but the rest of us will have to bide our time until next year.
On Microsoft's Channel 10 site, a blogger notes that the forthcoming Office Web Applications will take the productivity software to places its never been, such as the iPhone and Linux.
Microsoft chief Satya Nadella pushes new services from the world's largest software maker. But his controversial comments on women in tech earlier this month remain a focus of attention.
Microsoft's "freemium" switch for Office on iOS is one of the last remaining keys to the company's biggest pricing change in years.
One of Bill Gates' all-time favorite programmers is back after pondering the hypothetical: What would people do if the phone had never been invented before the Internet came along?
Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.