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Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live--with paid connection to Comcast

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The powerful content delivery network could help speed downloads of iOS and OS X updates--sure to be a boon when Apple releases the much-anticipated iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Jazz greats

This week's roundup of new apps includes a celebration of Blue Note, one of the greatest labels in jazz--or music--history. But if that's too heady for you, we've also got Sharknado.

PDF: What it is, when it’s used, how to convert and edit it

PDFs are everywhere, despite being notoriously difficult to edit. Ever wonder why?

Obsolete arguments

Does Apple employ planned obsolescence? Isn't this argument itself obsolete by now?

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Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

If you're still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient.

Smartwatches and activity trackers have serious abandonment issues

Some 33 percent of all wearable owners stop using their gadgets after six months. Jon Phillips tackles smartband attrition rates, the ugly Runtastic Orbit, and Android Wear's one-month report card in Episode 11 of Wearables Right or Wrong?

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Runtastic Orbit review: The activity tracker that only a Runtastic fanatic could love

It's not pretty or even cheap, but this serviceable activity-tracking wristband offers special data-syncing with the Runtastic Pro mobile app.

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Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

on pcworld.com

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Notifier Pro for Gmail review: You've got Gmail notifications on your Mac's menu bar

How do you get Gmail notifications on a Mac's menu bar/ With this $1 app.

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InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows

The latest version of Adobe's desktop publishing program features much-needed features for creating ePub documents.

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12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

These days, even brawny tasks like video editing can take place solely in your browser. Check out these great sites for productivity, creativity, security and more.

on pcworld.com

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First look: Shazam for Mac

Music recognition is no longer confined to mobile devices. Shazam is now freely available for Mac users.

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Going on a trip? Keep a travel diary with Bonjournal

This journaling app compiles your individual entries into a beautiful narrative... if you remember to use it.

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App Invasion: Going on a trip? Keep a travel diary with Bonjournal

This journaling app compiles your individual entries into a beautiful narrative... if you remember to use it.

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Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

For only $2,000 or so, you can convert the upgraded MacBook Pro to a 15.4-inch Mac tablet.