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The Macworld staff's very favorite iOS apps of 2014

The best iOS apps of the year made us happier, healthier, and more productive.

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Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking retailers

Apple now supports the cards that account for 90 percent of all U.S. credit card transactions. But will more people start using the new payment solution?

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Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for our post-PC devices

With a style and simplicity all its own, Workflow brings desktop-level automation to the iPhone and iPad.

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You Should Play: Challenging platformer Bean Dreams forces you to think strategically

Don't let this game's super-adorable protagonist fool you into thinking it will be an easy win.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Play music from Notification Center, order takeout, and more

This week's roundup of apps includes great new ways to order food—or just think about it—and new options for playing your tunes. Plus, games and project organizing apps, as well.

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Google for iOS updated with Material Design, better search tools, and more

Google's catch-all search and info app for iOS gets a major design overhaul to make it look more in sync with other Google apps.

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Five apps to help with your holiday shopping

Take these apps with you to the mall to save big.

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Apple drops iOS 8.1.2 to bring back vanished ringtones

This iOS update fixes the missing ringtone problem along with general bugs.

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Bop.fm delivers almost ad-free, a la carte music streaming on the go

It may sound too good to be true, but startup Bop.fm says their music aggregation service for Apple iOS can pull in the best of what other paid services have to offer.

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Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

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Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS review: Presenter View feature makes the subscription version worth it

This updated presentation tool gives Keynote a run for its money.

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Microsoft Word for iOS review: This classic word processor shines on every device

Microsoft's most recent update offers free editing for all, adds Dropbox integration, and now includes an app for your iPhone that you can use to create and edit documents.

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You Should Play: The Banner Saga delivers epic role-playing in a bleak-but-beautiful fantasy world

Recent Mac favorite from ex-BioWare vets makes the leap to iPad and iPhone for engrossing on-the-go action.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Keep things organized, from your Amazon list to your Camera Roll

This week's roundup includes apps to help your organize your life, buy cool stuff, read good books, and go see the latest movies.

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Are the recent free Star Wars games worth your time (and money)?

Disney and DeNA explore different styles of strategy gameplay with their latest licensed freemium games. We explore both.