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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.
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.
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 has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company, to complement its own payments capability.
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.
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.
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 added some security heft to its popular iPad and iPhone app, in hopes of wooing businesses.
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, 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.
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.
Updated app adds collaborative annotation of documents, cross-compatibility with high-end videoconferencing systems.
Google said it has temporarily disabled the provisioning of its prepaid Google Wallet cards used in some NFC-ready phones.
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.
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.