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Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

The company has seen a surge in use of its customizable spreadsheet platform during the pandemic, said CEO and co-founder Howie Liu; this week, Airtable announced $185 million in funding.

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How IBM’s Watson could boost productivity during the New Normal

Here's an idea: Have Watson serve as a stand-in for you in some of those meetings you don't have time for.

Android 11 Features

How to get Android 11's best features on any phone today

Bring Android 11's most practical touches onto any phone this minute with these crafty and easily implemented workarounds.

Google Lens App

12 ways Google Lens can make you more productive on Android

Google Lens can turn you into a mobile-tech magician, but it's up to you to find it — and figure out how to put it to use.

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How to save time with advanced Gmail templates

Stop typing the same stuff over and over and start letting smart technology do the work for you.

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Q&A: Mural CEO talks up remote collaboration, details plans for $118M funding

Mural, which offers a visual approach to collaboration, has seen steady growth in recent years – spurred on lately by the needs of remote workers. The company just announced a major influx of cash, for which CEO and co-founder Mariano...

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How to use Slack’s best new business features

Slack has rolled out a host of improvements to help business users be more productive and collaborate more easily.

Gmail Calendar Scheduling

A super-handy new Calendar scheduling feature for Gmail

This clever new setup lets you connect Google Calendar to Gmail and then schedule meetings right from your inbox — without any hassle.

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Google Sheets vs. Microsoft Excel: Which works better for business?

As Google has added more sophisticated features to Sheets, Microsoft has been beefing up Excel’s collaboration abilities. See which spreadsheet app wins in today’s multiplatform environment.

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Slack, Atlassian deepen ties with app integrations and account ‘passport’

The two collaboration vendors are intertwining their services in a bid to bolster productivity for users.

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Slack talks up security with new encryption options, FedRAMP certification

Looking to show it can keep communication data secure and meet compliance demands, Slack unveiled several updates for its popular team chat app.

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Q&A: CBT Architects CIO sees a ‘hybrid’ remote-work plan as harder than WFH

While the rush to work from home (WFH) upended many corporate plans as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, returning to work might be even harder, according to Nirva Fereshetian. "There’s no going back to where we were," she says.

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Redefining productivity and compensation in an AI age

Artificial intelligence offers the promise of boosting productivity by automating mundane tasks. Here are some of the areas it might soon gain a foothold.

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The best office apps for Android

Create an optimal Android office app power-pack with these thoroughly researched recommendations.

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Which is better for collaboration – Yammer or Microsoft Teams?

Fundamentally, both Yammer and Teams (and email) are about conversation – but they support different types of communication and are for different audiences. The choice about which app to use depends on both.

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The creator of Inbox is ready to save Google from itself

A former Googler who helped shape Gmail and then came up with Inbox has a plan for fixing the company's design sins in a totally different way.

Microsoft Teams vs. Slack

Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

The team chat software maker argues that Microsoft is forcing millions of customers to install Teams – and hopes to kill Slack in the process.

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Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Teams Rooms Premium is a new a 24/7 management and monitoring service available from Microsoft and its partners; it costs $50 per device monthly.

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