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Pinterest drives more than window shopping

We all know that Pinterest generates a ton of referral traffic, but a new survey suggests that Pinterest motivates users to shop--far more so than Facebook does.

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CloudOn expands app to build on 'Office as a platform'

While the world waits for dedicated Microsoft Office for tablets, CloudOn is providing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint via fresh iPad and Android apps.

Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire

Citrix Systems has released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet, including Amazon's Kindle Fire family, to access their Internet-connected Mac or PC over a mobile network.

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Adobe ships Acrobat XI featuring new cloud services

New version of Acrobat touts increased integration with cloud services such as Adobe EchoSign for electronic signatures and FormsCentral for forms creation and data collection.

Microsoft terms talk of Office on iPad 'inaccurate'

Microsoft today disavowed comments made by its Czech subsidiary that the company will roll out iOS and Android apps of its Office suite early next year.

Acrobat XI simplifies PDF editing, deepens ties to Microsoft Office

The next release of Adobe's signature PDF tool will integrate with Microsoft Office as it enhances PDF-editing, e-signatures, web forms, and mobile workflows.

University of California sues Facebook for patent infringement

The University of California is suing Facebook, alleging infringment on four patents that enable Internet browsers to host embedded interactive applications.

Zuckerberg says IPO has been 'disappointing,' eyes search opportunity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his first interview Tuesday since the company's troubled initial public offering earlier this year at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.

Apple confirms iCloud mail outage for some users

An update on Apple's iCloud system status page says that 1.1 percent of subscribers are unable to access their iCloud mail on Tuesday.

TechHive: Google Drive gets iOS update

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Google has unveiled updates to its Google Drive app for iOS (as well as for Android), a revamp that makes the service a richer competitor to other online storage offerings.

Ergonis unveils PopChar X 6.0

PopChar X, a popular app that lets users select and type unusual font characters, has been updated with all-new features.

Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 vs. Kindles galore

This week, Apple announced an announcement, Amazon unveiled a Kindle armada, and we covered a virtual metric ton of Mac and iOS apps. Assuming metric tons even can be virtual, which is an open question.

Twitter officially unveils more-restrictive API

As promised, Twitter on Wednesday released more details about version 1.1 of its API, outlining the specifics of the increasingly restricted access it will offer third-party developers to its service.