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The Week in Mac Apps: Eureka

One of the apps in this week's Mac roundup may not let you discover a killer gamma ray, but it will certainly help you explain how it works if you do.

The Macalope: Not counterintuitive, anti-intuitive

What happens when you try to think so far out of the box that you're in a universe where boxes do not exist?

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8GB iPhone 5c sees the light of day in UK, Germany, France, elsewhere

Apple quietly released an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c in several European countries as well as Australia and China.

iPad 2 bids us farewell, is replaced by fourth-generation Retina model

Apple's venerable iPad 2, first introduced in 2011, has finally ridden off into the sunset. The fourth-generation iPad with Retina display replaces it at the $399 price point.

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'Haunted Empire' sticks to its Apple-is-doomed narrative

Yukari Iwatani Kane's 'Haunted Empire' is a book that is so committed to its doomsaying about Apple that it misses a chance to properly analyze the post-Jobs era at the company.

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Five must-have apps for March Madness

Whether you want to stream games, watch your bracket, or find a local bar to watch your teams in good company, these apps have you covered.

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Will Satya Nadella launch Office for iPad next week?

Reports suggest a version of Office for Apple's tablet is finally happening.

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Does Veronica Mars success show movie theaters aren't doomed?

Veronica Mars made $2 million at the box office despite being available on home video, with videos delivered to its most devoted Kickstarter backers. So maybe home video and movie theaters can coexist?

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Jony Ive dishes on design

Time has a lengthy interview with Apple's design chief, a report claims to have a look at Apple's forthcoming software entry into the health arena, and more college sports content arrives on the Apple TV.

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Tax apps for iOS review: File your taxes on your iPad or iPhone

Using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to file your taxes is easy, thanks to apps from Intuit and H&R Block.

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Tax software for Mac review: A much-improved H&R Block still bows to Intuit TurboTax

If you want to use a dedicated Mac app to do your taxes, these two apps are the big players in the tax software market.

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First look: Could Microsoft OneNote for Mac replace Evernote?

You now have another way to sync multimedia notes between Mac and iOS devices: Microsoft has brought OneNote to the Mac. Jeffery Battersby has some first impressions.

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How to speed up a slow iPhoto library

A casual photographer finds that his 10,000-image library causes iPhoto to slow to a crawl. Chris Breen offers a way to kick it into gear.

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5 quick Mail tricks everyone should know

Swap search shortcuts, customize the Favorites bar, redirect messages (instead of forwarding them), and other smart tips for Mail.

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Tax guide 2014: The best online services for tackling your 1040

More than a dozen tax prep services promise to minimize hassles and maximize refunds. Here are our picks for every type of filer.