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Microsoft offers Office 365 refunds to iPad users after launching free version

If you recently forked over $70 or more to edit Office documents on an iPad, you can now switch to the free version and get a partial refund.

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Office goes free on phones and tablets: What you get, and what you don't

The free version of Office for iOS and Android should be good enough for a lot of people, but power users may still need an Office 365 subscription. Here's what lies behind the paywall.

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Microsoft says new Office for Mac due in 2015, unveils new Outlook app

At long last, Microsoft is readying the new version of Office for the Mac, which will ship...late next year. But you can get a sneak peek at it with a new version of Outlook.

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Evernote everywhere? New collaboration tools hope to take over your workday with Work Chat, Context

Evernote, with its new Work Chat messaging app and Context research tool, hopes to turn plain old chat into an enhanced communication medium. Whether these new features will woo workers away from established competition is a very open question.

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Meet the first crop of third-party keyboards for iOS 8

Interested in taking a replacement keyboard for a spin? Here's a first look at some popular early options for iOS 8.

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The Week in Mac Apps: 9 tools for productivity

In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find a tool that keeps your files in place, a beautiful photo editor, and a program that tells you where all your storage has gone.

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VMware releases Fusion 7, ready for OS X Yosemite

Latest version of virtualization app sports streamlined interface, compatibility with latest Macs.

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The best apps for taking notes

With so many awesome apps at your disposal, using a pen and paper just doesn't make much sense.

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Virtual TimeClock review: Keep track of your employees' work hours

Virtual TimeClock has an excellent set of tools for tracking the time put in by your company's employees.

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Slides for iOS completes Google's productivity suite on iOS

In addition to the presentation app, Google's entire suite of productivity apps can now open, edit, and save their Microsoft Office equivalents.

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Intuit's Quicken 2015 for Mac revamps interface, expands investment features

The long-running finance software has been updated for 2015, complete with a new Mac-specific interface, mobile app integration, and more.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Get organized

This week's roundup of cool new (and updated) iOS apps includes at least three different ways to set your calendar and track your progress. If you aren't organized after today, it's not our fault.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Grab bag

From keeping your files safe to making sure that your servers are doing their jobs, this week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you a veritable cornucopia of goodies for your Mac.