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The Week in Mac Apps: Soundwaves

This week’s roundup comes with apps that know how to handle sound, a tool that helps you build puzzles, a new way to focus, and much more.

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Apple launches Back to School promo, offers gift cards with purchase

As in past years, Apple is offering a gift card to the Apple Store alongside the qualifying purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone for the upcoming school year.

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Hands-on with Tsum Tsum, Disney's Japanese Plush-Inspired Mobile Game

Is this slick match-three puzzler a worthwhile play experience, or just a marketing tie-in? It's both, really.

on techhive.com

OS X 10.9.4 update fixes Wi-Fi network issue, includes Safari 7.0.5

The latest revision of Mavericks patches a number of bugs, including one that could prevent Macs from not joining a known Wi-Fi network.

iOS 7.1.2 arrives with fixes for iBeacons, mail attachment encryption, more

A relatively small update for Apple's mobile devices patches bugs with a handful of features, and brings some security fixes as well.

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Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

With Google's own productivity apps doing almost everything that Quickoffice does, the search giant is retiring its Office-compatible mobile apps.

on pcworld.com

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iTunes U update will bring course creation, management to iPad

Beginning in July, the iTunes U app for iPad will let teachers create courses right on the device, among other improvements.

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Discounts on iPhones, Macs, and more: What's the deal?

Cheaper Macs and iPods and more frequent discounts on iPhone and iPads are great news for customers. But they also show that Apple more in control of its market than ever.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Three rings to rule them all

This week’s roundup of new iPad protection brings you a pair of pouches that are sure to satisfy every taste and budget, a case that’s pure science fiction, and several ways to bring your office with you when you travel.

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New MakerBot app lets you design, modify, and print 3D objects from your iPad

The MakerBot PrintShop app might not technically be the first 3D printing app for the iPad, but it's one specifically designed to make it simple to use with the MakerBot line.

Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor get new updates

Hot on the heels of Apple's announcement that it would be discontinuing pro photography app Aperture, the company has released updates to its other major OS X professional apps.

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Apple retires Aperture and iPhoto, to be replaced with Photos for OS X

Apple said Friday that it will cease development of its professional image tool Aperture and transition users to the new Photos app in 2015.

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The Week in iPhone Cases: Worth a thousand words

In this week’s roundup of new iPhone protection, you’ll find a case that pretends to be a camera, and one that’s quite serious about it.