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Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own.

App to make women better leaders

Do you want another pay rise this financial year? Download this app to fulfil your ambition. The French government has launched an app to teach leadership skills to women.

Apps that stops people texting while driving

A pair of entrepreneurial brothers in Florida have created an app called TXTShield that they claim will get people to put down their phones when they are behind the wheel.

Review: Office for iPad is pretty and functional

Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface.

Microsoft's CEO may unveil Office for iPad on March 27: source

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella may unveil an iPad version of the company's Office software suite on March 27, a source familiar with the event told Reuters, and use his first big press appearance to launch the company's most profitable product in a version compatible with Apple Inc's popular tablet.

Review: Apple's iWork brings simplicity to docs

Microsoft's Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google's Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what's often overlooked is Apple's iWork.

Review: Lots of innovations beyond iOS and Android

The impression you get stepping into most phone carriers' showrooms is that the programmers behind Apple's iOS and Google's Android are driving most of the innovation in smartphones. You'll find few phones on display that run other software systems.

New app lets you add movie-like visual effects to mobile videos

A new app for iOS devices gives users access to visual effects that have been used in movies and TV shows over the last 15 years for editing videos.

A mobile way to safety

Women’s safety was one of the most talked-about issues of 2013; we list some mobile apps that can help you stay clear of trouble.

Google launches Android device manger app

It’s taken four months but Google’s smartphone and tablet tracking app is finally available to download from Google Play

Viber to offer cheap worldwide voice calls

The global launch of Viber Out could see the messaging app out-muscling its growing competition in what is set to become a hugely crowded market in 2014.

Now, an app to help you stop spending money

A smartphone app has been reportedly developed that lets users keep track of their expenditure and also provide insights based on their spending.

Apps to help you diet

Did you put on a lot of weight gorging on sweets and food this festive season? Maybe you should chalk out a plan for losing some of it. Here is how. Gagandeep Singh Sapra writes.

Microsoft rolls out IE 11 for Win 7 users

Microsoft has reportedly rolled out its latest Internet Explorer 11, web browser to the users of its Windows 7 OS.

Windows 8.1 gets new Skype

Internet calling and messaging service Skype has been reportedly rolled out for Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1, allowing it to match with the operating system's multitasking feature.
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