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LibreOffice Updates, Doesn't Look Like Crap Anymore

Windows/Mac/Linux: LibreOffice has always been powerful enough to stand up against Microsoft Office, but it’s also been a bit ugly and clunky to use. A new update the overhauls the user interface and makes it a lot more useable.


Microsoft Sway Adds Embed And Import Features

Microsoft has added some new features to the web version of Sway, its presentation builder that isn’t PowerPoint. The big additions in this version are the ability to use embed codes from other sites and an enhanced range of import options.


Twitter Now Has A Built-In Video Editor

iOS/Android: Twitter users can now shoot, edit and upload videos natively within the mobile apps for iOS and Android.


iOS Updates Will No Longer Require So Much Free Space On Your Phone

Apple has just released an update to iOS that addresses the common complaint that updates themselves require too much free space to download and install. The update, 8.1.3, also fixes some other bugs, and is available to download now.


Cloud Patches: AWS Virtual Machines, Google Private Docker, Where's Azure?

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Google Introduces History For Voice And Mobile Search, Opt Out Here

Google tracks a lot of information about what you’ve done, which it uses to make suggestions for products like Google Now and autocomplete. Google recently updated its Account History page with the ability to view or pause or voice search history, as well as other information from your mobile devices.


Simplenote For iOS And Android Updates With Dark Mode And Font Sizes

Android/iOS: Simplenote, our favourite syncing note-taker on the iPhone, got a minor but nice update today that includes a new dark mode and the ability to adjust font sizes.


Google Docs Adds Real-Time Spell Check On Mobile

This probably isn’t coincidental: the same day Microsoft announced a stack of mobile improvements for Office, Google has started rolling out a bunch of new features for Docs, Slides and Sheets on mobile devices.


Cloud Patches: Workplace Join Adds Android, Google Cloud Monitoring

Our weekly roundup of developments on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.


Why Google Stopped Securing Older Versions Of Android

Google’s announcement that it will not provide security updates for older versions of its Android mobile operating system means that more than a billion users face growing security risks to their phones or tablets.