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Microsoft Office Update Emphasizes Collaboration

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has released a major update for Office, one of its most successful software products, with new features that reflect the company’s effort to adapt to shifts in how people use computers and software. The updated versions of Microsoft’s popular word-processing, spreadsheet and email programs are heavy on […]

Google Unveils Nexus Phones With ‘Marshmallow’ Flavor

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is countering the release of Apple’s latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android software designed to steer and document even more of its users’ lives. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X unveiled in September are the first smartphones sold with an Android […]

Now Arriving: Airport Control Towers With No Humans Inside

By Scott Mayerowitz NEW YORK (AP) — Passengers landing at remote Ornskoldsvik Airport in northern Sweden might catch a glimpse of the control tower — likely unaware there is nobody inside. The dozen commercial planes landing there each day are instead watched by cameras, guided in by controllers viewing the video at another airport 90 […]

Google Debuts Mobile-Pay Service in 2nd Try

By Anick Jesdanun SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s answer to the Apple Pay mobile-payment service is debuting in the U.S., marking a do-over by the company behind the world’s most- used operating system for smartphones. Android Pay will be similar to Apple Pay, except it works on Android phones rather than Apple’s iPhones. On some […]

Two Jumbo Phones From Samsung Ahead of Expected New iPhone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year. Samsung said that the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus would start shipping Aug. 21 in the U.S. and Canada. […]