Blair Hanley FrankU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Blair Hanley Frank is primarily focused on Microsoft and its competitors in the desktop OS, office suite and browser business for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Office for iOS update adds new document collaboration tools

Word, PowerPoint and Excel for Apple mobile devices also get better Outlook integration.

Apple loses e-book antitrust appeal

The federal appeals court ruling is another setback in the company's attempt to justify its e-book sales practices.

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AppleCare+ offers easier battery replacements for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and more

Apple device owners can get their iPhone, iPad or Watch replaced if it stays below 80 percent battery capacity.

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Apple takes a greater role in Bluetooth development

The company has been named to a permanent seat on the board of directors for the wireless standard.

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Microsoft OneNote's new to-do list feature debuts on iOS first

Microsoft is continuing the cross-platform push for its OneNote note-taking app with new features on iOS.

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Online password locker LastPass hacked

Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach.

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Uber launches iPhone game to attract new drivers

UberDrive teaches players to navigate the streets of San Francisco and recruits them to drive for the company.

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With iOS 9, developers will be able to limit their apps to newer devices

New functionality means that devices like the iPad 2 and iPad mini will be blocked from installing certain apps

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Apple improves support for right-to-left languages with iOS 9

The iPhone and iPad user interface has been overhauled for readers of languages like Arabic and Hebrew

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Apple creates 'Move to iOS' app to pull Android users away from Google

The new app will let Android switchers transfer all kinds of data and media from their old phone to a new iPhone.

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New iCloud Drive app will let iOS 9 users more easily manage files

The storage app will let users view and manage what they have stored in Apple's cloud.

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Apple frees casual iOS developers of membership requirement

Pro developers only have to pay $99 a year to develop for OS X, iOS and Apple Watch

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Reading service Pocket built into Firefox, replacing Reading List feature

The latest update also brings a distraction-free Reader View and changes to Firefox Hello.

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Popular to-do app Wunderlist plans new features under Microsoft

For now, the service will keep running as normal.

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Report: Microsoft acquires startup behind Wunderlist to-do app

6Wunderkinder, the makers of Wunderlist, was sold for between $100 and 200 million.