What Are Your Firm’s Microsoft Alternatives?

From the May 2016 Issue. My earlier column on Microsoft strategies mentioned two other technology ecosystems to support our computing needs: Apple OS & iOS, and Linux & Android. While it is clear that the mainstream of the accounting profession in the U.market uses Windows, and should, alternativ…

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Microsoft brings Skype to businesses’ iOS and Android apps

Microsoft is further opening up Skype to businesses. On Thursday, the company launched its Skype for Business SDK – tools which allow iOS and Android developers to integrate Skype’s messaging, audio and voice capabilities into their own mobile applications. The idea is to allow Skype to power the…

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13 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Yes, this is another list of the best Google Chrome Extensions. You’ve seen it all before, right? Well, we thought we had too. But in the last few months, some incredible extensions have emerged that can drastically change the day-to-day habits of social media marketers. Plus, a few classic exten…

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Google’s mobile productivity apps bury Microsoft’s

Two years after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella cut the cord between his firm’s biggest money makers — Office and Windows — by introducing mobile productivity apps for Apple’s iPhones and iPads, the Redmond, Wash. company remains far behind rival Google in the category, a researcher said today. Acc…

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Five awesome iPad Pro apps, no Apple Pencil required [Video] — 9to5Mac

I don’t use as many third-party apps on my 12.9″ iPad Pro as I do on my iPhone, but the few that I do use I’ve grown to love. And while I appreciate what the Apple Pencil can do, I’m not an artist, and prefer typing over handwriting. With that said, I tend to use my…

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20 Top Productivity Apps For Your Mobile Device

Ever since the first smartphone hit the market, mobile devices have become an ubiquitous presence in our lives: entertaining us during idle moments, keeping us connected to our network of friends and family, and, more recently, serving as a valuable tool for work and productivity. In our recent…

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4 iPhone tricks you might not know

The iPhone has been around for almost nine years, but there are still some tricks you can do on your phone that you might not know about. We’ll be real: These aren’t the most advanced tricks of the trade — but you might be surprised as to some of the little features you can do. You can get a lot …

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Xiaomi Mi5 – Your next Android gaming phone?

Xiaomi’s stature in the world of smartphones grows with each new release, and the Chinese firm – so often referred to as “The Apple of the East” due to its enviable position in that particular market – sent out a powerful message by choosing to unveil its new Mi5 handset at this year’s MWC in Spain.

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Microsoft and SAP’s Cloud Computing Platforms to Interoperate

Microsoft Corp. and SAP SE are linking up their software products to make it easier for businesses to rent applications online and workers to manage travel and meetings.SAP’s Hana data analysis tools and S/4 Hana applications will be able to run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service by the…

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YouTube’s New Messenger Means You’ll Never Have to Leave YouTube

YouTube We’ve all had it happen: You’re talking with a friend, and the conversation turns to something that a YouTube video perfectly encapsulates. For me recently, it was the news of a dead whale washing up on a shore near San Diego. How is a town supposed to get rid of such a thing? “Not by…

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Top 15 Android Hacking Apps and Tools of 2016

Here are the 15 best Android hacking apps and tools of 2016 Hacking, which was once considered the exclusive domain of the “experts” has become very common phenomenon with the rise of technology and advancements in the mobile field. With most people relying on their smartphones and other portable…

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Electronic Ink Is Bigger Than Just Kindles. The Tech Is Getting Ready to Take Over the World

The Amazon Kindle is probably the least gadget-y gadget ever created. No one ever exclaims about its remarkable specs. It doesn’t need upgrading every two years. You just pick it up, turn it on, and read. It’s always felt that way too, even when the Kindle had a keyboard and nineteen buttons and…

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