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Why Office 365 Home Is A Better Buy Than Office 365 Personal

Having announced it last month, Microsoft’s cut-price edition of its Office 365 subscription suite, Office 365 Personal, went on sale yesterday. While it might be tempting to save $40 by purchasing the Personal edition, we think that’s a mistake and you’d be better off with the Home edition. This is why.


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Gmail Makes It Easier To Insert Phone Photo Uploads

Want to include a recent photo in that email you’re sending from the Gmail web client? That process has become a little easier, with Google adding a new ‘Insert photo’ button that accesses the photos most recently uploaded from your phone.


Microsoft Analytics Platform System Is 'Big Data In A Box'

Microsoft’s Analytics Platform System — a combination of its recently-released SQL Server 2014 platform with Hadoop and Power BI Excel-based tools for drilling into large data sets — went into general availability today.


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Elevator Pitch: The WOD Life

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Andrew Lee from The WOD Life.


Extreme Commuting: Long Road To Eaglehawk, Speeding To Marshall

If it’s mildly stupid to test the longest train commuter journeys in Victoria, as I’m doing this week, then it’s definitely questionable to do that twice in one day, including the most time-consuming trip you can possibly take. But that’s what I did over the past 24 hours.


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Office Updates: Word Online Improves Comments, Excel Stops Mangling VBA

The free online versions of Word and Excel don’t have all the features of the paid version, but they’re steadily coming closer. The latest batch of updates includes improved comment support in Word and the ability to correctly open spreadsheets which include VBA code in Excel.


Ask LH: If My Phone Gets Replaced Under Warranty, Will It Be Upgraded?

Hey Lifehacker, I saw yesterday’s question about warranty repairs for older iPhones, and I have a related issue. I have an iPhone 4s, and the contract doesn’t finis until April 2015. If Apple stops making the iPhone 4s when the “iPhone 6″ comes out later this year, how can I get a replacement if the phone stops working under warranty?


Developers Can Now Submit Windows Universal Apps

Earlier this month, Microsoft outlined the concept of universal apps which can run on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 developers. From today, Microsoft is accepting submissions for universal apps.


Mobile Apps Matter, But Sites Still Matter More

We’re often told that in an era where everyone uses a smartphone, having an app experience is essential to drive consumer engagement. Yet even the statistics used to support that argument often tell a more complex story.


'Manoeuvre' Is Simply A Difficult Word To Spell

Not many words in English use the vowel sequence ‘oeu’, which goes a long way to explaining why the word manoeuvre is tricky to get right. This is definitely case where a spell checker is your friend.