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Weekly Wrap: Trojans, opening day, birthdays, and Lion learning

It's the start of a new month, but we end the week as we always do -- with a look back at the major Mac and iOS news of the past seven days, courtesy of the Weekly Wrap.

Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites

A new app puts blueprints with Apple's tablet, allowing construction managers and architects to leave the thick bundles of paper behind and distribute updated plans without the hassle of reprinting.

FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release

The update to the database software line includes new themes and starter solutions aimed at helping users create eye-catching databases. Other features include new file management tools and new free versions of FileMaker's iOS apps.

Google buys payments company TxVia to boost Google Wallet

Google has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company, to complement its own payments capability.

RIM attacks Apple's nano-SIM tactics

Research In Motion has sent a letter to a standards group complaining about Apple's tactics in the battle over the upcoming nano-SIM standard, joining Nokia in trying to shed doubt over Apple's efforts.

Box releases mobile app menu for iOS devices

File sharing and collaboration service Box announced a new menu of third-party iOS applications that work on its service and can be more easily accessed.

Mobile credit card readers grow, with iOS as foundation

There's a growing market for iPhone- and iPad-based card-swiping systems, like those offered by Square. PayPal recently announced that it's launching its own card reader and app for iOS; it joins a sector that also includes big players like VeriFone’s Payware and Intuit’s GoPayment. We survey the field.

Quickoffice for iOS gets enterprise makeover

Quickoffice added some security heft to its popular iPad and iPhone app, in hopes of wooing businesses.

Microsoft : OnLive, cloud provider of Windows and Office, is improperly licensed

Microsoft says that OnLive, a company that recently began offering hosted Windows and Office software remotely from its servers to iPad and Android tablet users, is in violation of the software giant's licensing rules.

RSA teams to bolster security for Apple, Google, RIM devices

RSA, the security division of EMC, plans to collaborate with several mobile and virtualization platform vendors to integrate RSA two-factor authentication and risk-detection technologies.

First Look: OnLive Desktop Plus

OnLive Desktop gives you access to a Windows desktop and Windows Office apps from your iPad. Now, OnLive Desktop Plus adds a flash-compatible browser and access to Dropbox and Box.net.

FuzeMeeting app turns iPad into videoconferencing host

Updated app adds collaborative annotation of documents, cross-compatibility with high-end videoconferencing systems.

Google clamps down on its pre-paid Google Wallet card on smartphones

Google said it has temporarily disabled the provisioning of its prepaid Google Wallet cards used in some NFC-ready phones.

Expo Notes: The business of making apps for your business

iOS developer Kyle Richter gave a talk at Macworld | iWorld on how entrepreneurs can expand their business with a mobile app. Here are some highlights from that talk.

Expo Notes: LightSpeed's Show & Tell feature has retail appeal

One of the more noteworthy features in LightSpeed for iPad is a Show & Tell capability that lets retailers use the mobile point-of-sale app to display their inventory. Philip Michaels took a look at the recently released iPad app at Macworld | iWorld and came away impressed.