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Hands-on: BillGuard for iPhone watches your credit card so you don't have to

BillGuard for iPhone tracks your credit card purchases, and looks for rogue grey charges. Then it warns you about them.

Office for iPhone is a belated, ambivalent move, analysts say

Microsoft's release of an Office suite for the iPhone is too little, too late and yet another timid move aimed at protecting Windows 8 sales at the expense of customer demand for a product like this one for iPads, according to analysts.

Office Mobile for iPhone: What's really at stake for Microsoft and Apple?

Putting a cut-down version of Microsoft Office onto the iPhone won't change the world. But if more data passes back and forth between formerly incompatible platforms, what's not to love?

Introducing Macworld's The iPad Office ebook

Getting real work done on an iPad is easy--if you know how. Let us show you all the different ways you can go about it with our new iPad-exclusive ebook, the iPad Office, built using iBooks Author.

The Week in iOS Apps: Business time!

Google and Microsoft both return to iOS with upgraded apps designed to help you get your work done and save your most important files to the cloud. Plus, games, poems, and skeletons in this week's roundup.

Tax time! We name the best PC-based solutions for filing your returns

Web-based filing may tempt you, but more complex financial situations require full-fledged software.

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Intuit fixes TurboTax software after 'unacceptable' glitches affect 10,000 customers

Some U.S. taxpayers may have to wait a bit longer than usual to get their refunds, due to problems that recently cropped up with Intuit's tax-preparation software.

Innovation, apps provide winning mix at SXSW's Tech Cocktail event

A trio of startups stood out at the Tech Cocktail event during South by Southwest Interactive. And their apps and offerings will soon be coming to a mobile device near you.

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Microsoft quietly raises prices of Mac Office by up to 17 percent

Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17% and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.

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Appeals court considers software patents

U.S. companies shouldn't be able to get patents on abstract ideas when they combine those ideas with a computer process, a lawyer argued in an appeals court Friday.

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US appeals court asks whether to limit software patents

Should an abstract idea written into software and run on a computer be patentable? That's one question a U.S. appeals court will consider Friday when it hears arguments in a case with broad implications for software patents for companies as diverse as Google and Red Hat.

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Quicken Essentials users can switch with iBank update

Users frustrated with Quicken Essentials now have another option: iBank. The latest version of the Mac financial software has added the ability to import files from Intuit's offering.

Microsoft CEO calls Office for iOS unnecessary

Waiting for Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your iPhone or iPad? Steve Ballmer says you don't need it.

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