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The Week in iOS Apps: The Force is with you

This week brings an iOS version of a Star Wars movie as a game-driven storybook. Plus: apps for foodies, game players, weather bugs, and more.

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Scheduling success: Four tech tricks for planning meetings

We all have to schedule and attend meetings, but for some reason they can still be a pain in the neck. Here are some techniques that'll make herding the cats a little easier.

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How to search smarter in Mail

You've likely searched for messages in Mail, but chances are you aren't taking full advantage of all the ways that Mail lets you find exactly what you're looking for.

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Office for iPad shoots to the top of Apple's free app chart

So much for Office for iPad arriving too late.

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Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

Microsoft’s Office is now available for the iPad as a collection of three apps: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Microsoft made the announcement at a press conference in San Francisco hosted by Satya Nadella, his first since being appointed CEO.

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Fleksy launches public SDK, ups the ante on smart keyboards for iOS

With another big third-party keyboard launch, Apple could finally feel some pressure to consider integrating other keyboards with iOS.

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How Mac experts manage their calendars

Managing your schedule so events and appointments are synced between multiple devices (and, for some people, visible to multiple users) is anything but simple. Here's how three power-users get it done.

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Realmac to unify Clear and Clear+

New Clear app will be offered free twice in coming weeks, to migrate users of the expiring Clear+ app over to the permanent version.

Shred it all: Putting paper shredders to the test

Which paper shredder provides the most pulverizing power?

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Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature

One of OS X's most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week's video shows you some nifty ways to get more out of this feature.