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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.

Packrat 2 brings deeper Backpack integration, more

A major upgrade to this client for 37signals's Web-based intranet service for businesses brings much better support for inline editing, multiple accounts, and offline media and attachments.

SyncSpace is a collaborative whiteboard for iPad

SyncSpace is a collaborative whiteboard from Infinite Kind that stands out from the pack by allowing collaboration over the Internet, not just a local Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. You can also share your creations in a variety of ways, including 37singals's Campfire business chat service.

Google enhances e-mail security in Apps

Google has taken a step to stop legitimate e-mail messages sent by its Apps customers from getting caught in spam filters.

ProVue unveils Panorama Sheets data-manipulation software

ProVue on Thursday released Panorama Sheets, available in the Mac App Store and directly from the developer. The spreadsheet/database software's focus is speed.

iLife, iWork, Aperture now available on Mac App Store

Apple made seven of its apps, including members of its iLife and iWork suites, available for download as a part of the Mac App Store.

Apple releases iWork Update 5, Keynote Remote 1.2

New additions to iWork '09 on the Mac,, and Apple's official Keynote Remote app allow you to play Keynote presentations at or embed them in other sites. A few other features and fixes for Pages and Keynote round out a worthwhile update.

Ihnatko: Comic fonts are your friend

Andy Ihnatko points out that good comic-book fonts are your friend.

Work smarter with these iOS apps

All work and no play may make for a dull existence, but the work still has to get done. Fortunately, we've found some mobile apps that will help you focus on the task at hand.

Skype slowly restoring service to users

Skype continues to recover after an outage caused by problems with its peer-to-peer interconnection system.

AccountEdge 2011 adds iOS app, Web time-tracking

Acclivity has released AccountEdge 2011, the latest version of its small business accounting software, bringing an iOS app, Web-based time-tracking, and more.

Office apps showdown: Presentations

Which program is better for business presentations: Keynote '09 or PowerPoint 2011? To find out, Joe Kissell uses them both to create the same presentation.