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The Week in iOS Apps: Captain, courageous

This week's apps include an appearance by Marvel's superhero of the moment. Plus updates to Spotify, Fantastical 2, TextExpander, and other popular apps.

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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.

on pcworld.com

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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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First look: Create your own scavenger hunts with Phigital

This new social discovery app emphasizes curated guides that bring you to different locations.

on techhive.com

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New York City makes room for Breather: Airbnb for work

Breather's app lets iPhone users unlock private rooms for work and conferencing.

on pcworld.com

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Slack exits beta with its tool for information overload

Slack aims to take your emails and files, along with content from Twitter, Dropbox, and elsewhere, and plunk that into its own platform to make it more easily searchable.

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Dropbox hit by outage on Friday, denies that it was hacked

The file-sharing service says the Friday outage was caused by issues with routine internal maintenance, and says the group claiming it hacked into Dropbox is a hoax.

on pcworld.com

Huddle gives its content collaboration suite a Word and OneNote alternative

Huddle Note is designed for quick, ad-hoc taking and sharing of notes within the cloud suite’s interface.

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Filemaker 13: The database is in your browser

FileMaker, Inc. previews its new FileMaker 13 platform, which puts the emphasis on browser access and improved design tools.

Report: Apple buys Topsy for at least $200 million, gaining deep access to Twitter

Topsy analyzes social data across the Web, including all of Twitter's stream

SaneBox email filtering now offered in Boxer iOS app

Integration of two popular platforms makes powerful remedy for email overload.

on pcworld.com

Holiday travel tips: How to keep your data safe and accessible while traveling

The holidays are a great time to catch up on lingering work projects, but don’t let your data fall victim to the risks of the road.

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Updates to Mac iWork add toolbar customization

Apple issued software updates for Keynote, Numbers, and Pages that include new toolbar customization for the Mac and bug fixes.

Microsoft Office still isn't available for iPad, but now HopTo fills the void

By reskinning Microsoft Office 2010's user interface and making documents available to a variety of cloud services, startup HopTo has set a high bar for Microsoft's eventual move to the iPad.

Brainshark touts PowerPoint-on-iPad success, but Microsoft circles the waters

Brainshark's SlideShark app for viewing and showing PowerPoint presentations on iOS devices has been downloaded more than 2 million times.