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Weekly Wrap: New Mac reviews, email advice, and Surface thoughts

This week, Microsoft unveiled its potential iPad competitor, we put several new Macs to the test, and we offered some advice on no longer using email for everything.

Remains of the Day: Veni, vidi, vici

The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer's founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft.

Sign your PDFs electronically using Preview

Instead of mailing paper or sending faxes, these days we can email important documents. But for many people, the biggest hurdle to going all-digital is signatures: How do you sign a PDF document? In this week’s Macworld video, we show you how to electronically sign your PDF document using tools you’ve already got on your Mac.

TextExpander 4 adds features, but must leave the Mac App Store

TextExpander 4 adds numerous additional fill-in options to the popular text expansion utility. But because it can't be sandboxed, the new version of the software isn't available in the Mac App Store.

Remains of the Day: The day the music died

Apple drove the Siri to the Chevy, but the Chevy was dry; Steve Ballmer sang for the king and queen in a coat he borrowed from Steve Jobs; and a verdict is returned on Apple's latest power adapter.

WWDC 2012 session videos now available

The videos were posted Monday, just three days after the close of this year’s WWDC; in previous years, Apple posted the recorded sessions as much as four months after the conference. The speed may take some of sting out of the conference's early sell-out.

Square launches support for customer loyalty programs

Square, a startup focused on facilitating credit card transactions at small businesses, began supporting customer loyalty programs in updates of its major apps launched Tuesday.

Timeline: A brief history of email

The first emails traveled over computer systems less powerful than a modern digital watch. Since then, a lot of things have changed. Here's a look at the history of email.

New Bento 4 for iPad boasts creation tools

FileMaker on Tuesday released the newest version of its consumer database, Bento 4 for iPad.

Google promotes energy savings with Apps

Companies that turn off their local servers for email, productivity and collaboration applications and switch to the cloud-hosted Google Apps suite can save significant amounts of money in energy costs, Google said on Monday.

Stop using email for everything

If you spend hours emptying your inbox, you may wonder: it possible to do without email? To find out, Macworld surveyed Apple-savvy businesses and workers who have dramatically curtailed—or completely stopped—their use of this ubiquitous technology. Here’s how these businesses are making it happen.

Improved iWork file sharing coming in Mountain Lion

Ted Landau has often noted that sharing an iWork file between a Mac and an iOS device via iCloud doesn't work very well. Mountain Lion figures to change that.

Reported Yammer acquisition seen as beneficial for Microsoft

If Microsoft buys Yammer, as unconfirmed press reports indicate, Susan Gautsch hopes the Yammer team won't lose the qualities she has appreciated in the several...