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The best focused-writing apps for OS X

Looking for a great app for writing articles, blog entries, and other short bits of prose? We take a look at the best focused-writing apps for the Mac.

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on the iPad, Apple TV, future products, and China

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at length during Apple's second-quarter earnings call, touching on the iPad's recent sales decline, Apple TV, and the numbers from China.

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Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Microsoft lost business by not bringing Office to the iPad earlier.

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iPhone up, iPad down as Apple reports strong second-quarter earnings

Smartphone sales rose but tablet revenues fell, but overall Apple beat expectations in its second quarter financial results.

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Live Coverage: Apple's 2Q 2014 earnings briefing

We're listening in as Apple executives discuss the company's financial performance for the January-March quarter.

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Reading List: Green machine

Whether it's the kind that grows on trees or the kind that makes the world go around, Apple's all about the green.

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Skip the gym and enjoy quick workouts with the FitStar app

There are a thousand and one fitness apps out there, but FitStar gets the gold medal by being our staff pick this week.

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Podcast: Green Day

Chris Breen and Dan Moren contemplate a refined Apple TV interface, tech we're uncomfortable with, and just how green Apple grows.

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Troubleshooting Yahoo/AT&T password issues

If you have an old email account now associated with Yahoo and AT&T you may find it difficult to change your password. Chris Breen offers a way through the mess.

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Fix This App: R.B.I. Baseball needs to correct some errors before it's a hit

Major League Baseball made a lot of nostalgic gamers very happy by reviving the classic R.B.I. Baseball franchise. But a few fixes to the mobile version would make gamers even happier.

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Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite

Marketcircle has released version 5 of its Daylite CRM application for Mac desktops and iOS devices

Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Google took over the defense of some of Samsung's case and agreed to cover some costs.

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Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users

Access to pre-release versions of OS X no longer requires a developer account. On Tuesday, Apple announced a public beta program available to interested users.

Apple releases Heartbleed fix for AirPort Base Stations

Apple on Tuesday released a fix for a bug related to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, though it cautioned that only certain models were affected and no passwords were disclosed.

Why Apple is like a movie studio

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How so? Because, Walt Mossberg says, the company releases one big blockbuster every couple of years, then a bunch of sequels. And this fall it's blockbuster time.