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Microsoft makes a progressive web app (and PWAs will eventually act like native Windows apps)

Progressive web apps are basically websites designed to act more like desktop programs than websites. They can be used when you’re offline, deliver push notifications when you’re online, and access your computer’s hardware, among other things. And since progressive web apps, or PWAs, work with just about any standards-compliant web browser, you can visit a […]

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Microsoft Outlook for iOS gets add-on support, coming soon to Android

Microsoft Outlook is a tool for managing email, contacts, and calendars. And if you use Outlook on a desktop computer or the web, you can also use add-ins to extend the functionality. Now add-ins are also available for the smartphone and tablet versions of Outlook… for iOS anyway. Microsoft says Android support is on the […]

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Microsoft launches new Outlook, Translator, Office apps and features

Microsoft is on a cross-platform app bender. This week the company has been updating apps, adding new features to Outlook, launching new services for Office 365, and bringing apps and services to wearable devices. Here’s a roundup of some of Microsoft’s newest office and productivity updates. Translator for Apple Watch and Android Wear Install the latest version of […]

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Outlook for Android exits beta, gains IMAP, customizable swipe gestures, and more

Microsoft launched a preview version of Outlook for Android about three months ago, and now the company is comfortable removing the “preview” label. Outlook for Android now supports email from providers that use IMAP as well as from Exchange servers,, Gmail, iCloud, and Yahoo. The latest version of the app also has a few other improvements. […]

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Lilbits (7-16-2013): Augmented reality apps for Google Glass

Google’s wearable computing platform is still in its infancy. Right now folks who spent $1500 on Google Glass Explorer Edition devices can basically ask for directions, look up a few things, do a little web surfing, and run a handful of apps. But eventually Google Glass could change the way we look at the world […]

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Mozilla is (nearly) ceasing development of Thunderbird email app

Thunderbird is probably the most popular open source email, calendar, and contact management app. It’s basically an open source answer to Microsoft Outlook, capable of running on Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. But desktop email clients aren’t as popular as they once were, with many email users just logging into Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail using […]