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Review: AwayFind lets eagerly anticipated emails find you

AwayFind notifies you via voice, text, or push notification when you receive important email messages. It's easy to use and works well, but it can't anticipate email's surprises.

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Tech For Life - Classroom Tech

These high-tech notebooks and gadgets—plus one piece of software—will help you stay on top of your study game this semester.

Hands-on: iWork for iCloud beta almost as good as Mac, iOS versions

The new online versions of Apple's productivity-suite apps are surprisingly robust. In fact, they're good enough that you may sometimes forget you're using a Web app. Jeffery Battersby has our hands-on preview.

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Google retires the classic Gmail composition interface: How to make the new one more usable

The Gmail composition interface you've used for years is officially gone, but fear not! You don't have to stare at a small box in the corner forever.

9 apps to shut up the Internet and get back to work

If silence is golden, then these apps are worth at least a few bucks.

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Feedly raises $500,000 in 8 hours selling RSS reader subscriptions

The Feedly RSS service raised half a million dollars Monday, pulling in an average of more than $62,000 in subscriptions each hour over an eight-hour span.

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Feedly experiments with pay Pro accounts while maintaining free version

Feedly, the popular Google Reader replacement has introduced a pay Pro veriosn

Push your PC's productivity with better, faster gear

A fast SSD drive, USB 3.0 ports, or real ethernet networking could be all you and your PC need to be more productive.

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13 technologies fit for the Founding Fathers

Imagine how it must have been for the Founding Fathers around this time in 1776, when they had to sit down, write, and ratify the Declaration of Independence. Let's give our forefathers a high-tech leg up with these 13 technologies, and let freedom (and even some free products) ring.

Microsoft adding collaboration, more Office to Office Web Apps

Microsoft said Thursday that it plans to bring collaborative features to Office Web Apps, a feature that Google Apps has banked on for some time.

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All your RSS feeds are belong to Feedly Cloud

Feedly's new Feedly Cloud service has gone live and, according to the company, the service will transition it from a product into a platform.

Microsoft kills linked accounts in Outlook.com

If you used your Microsoft account to manage more than one linked email account, those days will soon be over.

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Gmail will sort your email for you with new automatic labeling

Google announces a new kind of inbox for Gmail that automatically sorts messages into categories, or “tabs.”

App Invasion: Status Board

If you need to display and update data on a regular basis with a minimum of difficulty, it's unlikely that you'll find anything better at handling that task than Status Board.

Outlook.com adds Google chat integration

After months of claiming Google users were getting "Scroogled," Microsoft embraces its enemy by adding Google chat support to Outlook.com.

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Why aren’t digital calendars smarter?

Jason Snell thinks our digital calendars should be smarter than those of the paper variety.

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A week with Taptu: A Google Reader junkie's journey

Another week, another Google Reader alternative. Will Taptu live up to the promise? (Hint: no).