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IDC: Collaboration software spending looks strong, even as offices move to reopen

Research firm IDC expects spending on collaboration software to continue to boom following the pandemic, with businesses investing to connect staff, and even clients, more effectively.

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The most important enhancement you can make to Gboard on Android

Save time and type faster than ever with this 30-second adjustment for Google's Gboard Android keyboard.

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Otter.ai expands reach of Otter Assistant for video chats

The virtual assistant, rolled out for Zoom users in May, gains support for three more platforms: Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex.

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Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.

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What is Trello? A guide to Atlassian’s collaboration and work management tool

The ‘highly visual’ work management app has more than 50M users, got a revamp in early 2021 and is seen as a viral enterprise success. Here's what it does and how much it costs.

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Cortana is AWOL in the war against COVID-19 disinfo

At a time when more people use voice assistants to retrieve the most basic information, Microsoft’s Cortana doesn’t provide even the basics about protecting against the coronavirus.

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Microsoft plots price hikes for most Office, Microsoft 365 subscriptions

The increases, which could be as high as 25%, are slated to take place March 1, 2022 and will affect most enterprise and business plans.

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How Google Tables can turn up your productivity

If you haven't taken the time to explore Google's Tables tool for teams, you're really missing out.

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Rethinking the smartphone for collaboration — or the PC for voice

How Qualcomm could create this decade’s BlackBerry.

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Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms

Virtual reality meetings have yet to live up to their potential, but Facebook says its VR environment will improve on video calls for team collaboration.

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Salesforce unveils its first Slack integrations post-acquisition

Salesforce wants to make it easier for sales, marketing, and service teams to chat and share information when using its Customer 360 platform. But integration of the two platforms remains at an early stage, says analyst.

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Microsoft preps enterprises for 8-week 'Extended Stable' version of Edge

By default, Edge is set to automatically get updates every four weeks beginning later this year. But companies who see that pace as too quick will have another option.

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How to control your Android phone with your eyes

Google's latest Android 12 beta holds a wild new superpower that's going mostly unnoticed. Could this be the future of how we interact with our phones?

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How to use iCloud Keychain to audit your passwords

Word of another big leak of customer data makes this a good time for enterprise pros to audit their passwords by any means necessary.

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Google Docs cheat sheet: How to get started

How to use Google Docs to create, edit, and collaborate on documents online.

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The focus for August's Patch Tuesday? Printing

August brought a fairly light Patch Tuesday as Microsoft pushed out just 44 patches across Windows, Office and the Microsoft development platforms.

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3 smart video collaboration features we still need

Sometimes, the loudest voice in the room (or on a video chat) dominates decision making in ways that aren't good. Technology could help stop that from happening.

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The best new Chrome OS feature you aren’t yet using

This hidden Chromebook gem is well worth your while to uncover.

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A new Google Docs shortcut you need to notice

This useful new time-saver snuck its way into Google Docs recently, and it's up to you to find it.

The best business programs for the rest of 2021—and beyond

With working at home now the norm for so many, employees need software that helps them get the most from our new remote offices. These apps and software suites should do the trick.

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