Stories by Loek Essers

Wanted: developers to make outdated documents readable again

The Document Foundation is looking for developers who want to help make documents locked in old, outdated and inaccessible file formats readable again.

Open-Xchange adds spreadsheet program to its online app suite

Open source collaboration software vendor Open-Xchange has added a spreadsheet function to its open-source, web-based productivity suite, allowing the online editing and sharing of Microsoft Excel documents.

EU institutions accused of doing nothing to free themselves from dependence on Microsoft

The European Commission and European Parliament are doing nothing to rid themselves of their dependance on Microsoft, two lobby groups said Wednesday, Document Freedom Day.

Apple settles Belgian guarantee dispute

Apple has settled a legal dispute with Belgian consumer organisation Test-Aankoop over its warranty practices, the consumer organization said Monday.

Don't upload health care data to Google cloud, UK groups say

Using Google's cloud services to process health care records is a serious violation of the U.K.'s data protection act, privacy groups said in a complaint filed with the country's data protection authority.

Dutch intelligence illegally shared data with foreign services, says report

The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) illegally shared data with foreign services and hacked Web forums without ministerial approval, according to a report made at the request of the Dutch House of Representatives.

Class action suit filed against Google over children's in-app purchases

Google is facing a lawsuit over unauthorized in-app purchases on Android devices by children.

Samsung removes standard-essential patent claims from US Apple suit

Samsung Electronics removed three standard-essential patents claims from its dispute with Apple in a California federal court.

Samsung removes standard-essential patent claims from US Apple suit

Samsung Electronics removed three standard-essential patents claims from its dispute with Apple in a California federal court.

NSA created 'European bazaar' to spy on EU citizens, Snowden tells European Parliament

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has turned the European Union into a tapping "bazaar" in order to spy on as many EU citizens as possible, NSA leaker Edward Snowden said.

Getty makes 35 million images embeddable to gather data, monetize usage

Media company Getty Images had made about 35 million of its images embeddable in order to start gathering data and better monetize usage of its material, the company said on Thursday.

Apple again denied permanent US sales ban against Samsung products

Apple has again been denied a permanent U.S. sales ban on 23 Samsung Electronics products that infringe on Apple patents.

Adobe's Revel photo-editing app comes to Android

Adobe has made its Revel photo-app available for Android, allowing users to share and edit photos on their Android devices.

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Apple teams with car makers to roll out hands-free iPhone controls

Apple has teamed with car manufacturers to let drivers use their iPhones to make calls, access music, get directions and send and receive messages with a touch or a voice command using the car's display and controls.

Slideshow: Amsterdam architects start printing a 3D canal house

Amsterdam firm, DUS Architects, has started printing the first building blocks of a 3D-printed canal house.

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