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Google revamps Docs comments feature

Google has upgraded the ability to post comments and respond to them in its Docs office productivity applications.

VMware's management client for iPad awaits Apple approval

VMware is waiting for Apple to approve a software client for iPads that will allow IT staff to manage their virtualized environments.

FileMaker updates Bento for Mac, iPhone, iPad

Bento 4 for the Mac adds a number of new features, including label printing, improvements to form printing, the ability to export data in templates, and more. FileMaker also updated both mobile versions of its personal database app, adding a built-in recorder for voice memos, automatic location tagging, and support for iCal tasks.

Intuit glitch leads to mistaken mega-tax refunds

A bug in the process by which taxpayers submit requests for a direct deposit of their refunds led to some TurboTax users in Ohio receiving notifications of eye-popping refunds.

VMware unleashes virtual desktops for iPad

The VMware View client for iPad is now available from the App Store.

SAS Institute pushes Business Intelligence to Apple's iPad, iPhones

In a move that further cements Apple's iOS devices as key tools for enterprise software vendors, SAS Institute will team with business intelligence vendor Mellmo to bring analytic apps to the iOS platform.

Free iPad app offers software training

A new iPad app from Infinite Skills provides easy access to hundreds of free lessons covering many popular and up-to-date programs for the Mac.

Mariner upgrades Paperless document management software

Mariner Software has released Paperless 2.0, the latest upgrade to its comprehensive digital document management software for home and business, adding extended support for scanners and the ability to create expense reports, pie-charts, and more.

Ex-Microsoft exec becomes CEO at Parallels

Six months after leaving Microsoft to join desktop virtualization vendor Parallels, executive Birger Steen has been promoted to CEO.

Box.net adds video out, AirPrint, and more to iPad app

A big update to this cloud storage and collaboration service for businesses brings support for video out, AirPrint, and some new security and authentication options.

Reader X spoils new PDF attack

Adobe's Reader X, last year's upgrade that features a "sandbox" designed to protect users from PDF exploits, stymied a recent attack campaign, researchers say.

The iPad at work: Editing Office docs

You can import documents in Microsoft Office formats to your iPad. But how much can you do to them?

LightSpeed retail system gets iPhone-to-Mac handoff

This POS (point of sale) system for retailers allows employees to move an in-progress transaction from an iPhone to a Mac, offering flexibility for alternative payments or incorporating other processing options.

IntelliScanner unveils tiny SOHO Black barcode scanner

This new ultra-portable handheld barcode scanner from IntelliScanner can hold 6000 scans and download into a variety of popular apps including Excel and FileMaker Pro.

Expo Notes: Quickoffice Connect for iPad shows off new features, previews collaboration services integration

The Quickoffice office productivity suite for iPad offers numerous text refinements and PowerPoint controls, plus has some cool upcoming features.