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IRS2Go tracks your tax returns

Wondering when -- if ever -- the federal government is going to get your tax refund back to you? IRS2Go, a new iPhone app from the Internal Revenue Service, means the days of checking your bank balance every 10 minutes is over.

With Skype 5.0 out of beta, group video chat becomes a premium feature

Skype 5.0 comes out of beta with a few user-interface tweaks and the introduction of a fee for its group video chat feature.

Expo: Recosoft announces InDesign-to-Office conversion tool

ID2Office converts files from InDesign CS4 and CS5 into Microsoft Word and PowerPoint file types, preserving the layout of the original.

Expo Notes: Industry Forum offers bite-sized insights

Before Macworld Expo officially opened its doors this week, the annual Mac conference featured a new format of rapid-fire presentations from seasoned industry professionals and analysts. Apple's lack of a presence this year seemed to enable more candid talks, setting the stage for an interesting event for just about anyone.

FormEntry creates paperwork for iOS devices

Widget Press Inc. has updated its line of FormEntry software products that help inexperienced developers create and use form-based apps for Apple computers and mobile devices.

Brainshark app gives iPad, iPhone access to presentations

A new free app from Brainshark for the iPad and iPhone allows users to easily navigate Brainshark business sales and training presentations on those devices.

Microsoft offers free trial download of Office 2011

If you've been on the fence about buying Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft now has a free trial with your name on it.

MicroStrategy ramps up its BI strategy for iPad, iPhone

MicroStrategy will announce a series of new BI (business intelligence) products for Apple mobile devices, transactional data systems and on-demand deployments at its annual user conference this week.

Fill out returns on your iPad with Taxsoftware.com app

If it's spring, it's tax season--and iPad owners have a growing list of apps that can save them a trip to the accountant's office. Taxsoftware.com has joined the fray with its Taxsoftware.com for iPad 2010.

Social networking security threats taken too lightly

There's a gap between reports of malware generated from social networking sites and the potential threat businesses perceive, according to results of Sophos' latest report.

Apimac releases updated iDatabase for Mac, iPhone

In the market for a streamlined database app with both Mac and iPhone clients? Apimac just released major upgrades to iDatabase with improved interfaces, more visual editing tools, and improved syncing between the platforms.

Microsoft introduces OneNote iPhone app

For the first time, an Office app hits the iPhone: OneNote lets you create and save notes to the cloud.

Google tightens Apps' uptime guarantee

Google is modifying its Apps service level agreement in ways that increase the company's accountability whenever the hosted collaboration and communication experiences downtime.

TurboTax takes iPhone filing nationwide

The TurboTax program that lets iPhone users file their taxes directly from their iPhone has gone nationwide in time for this year's tax season.

Theme makers unleash templates for Keynote, iWeb

If you're a fan of themes for Apple's iApplications, then Thursday was your lucky day, as three different theme makers introduced new offerings for Keynote and iWeb.