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The Week in iOS Apps: On a Carousel

This week's roundup of iOS apps features two new apps for editing and sharing your photos. Plus updates to some of our favorite productivity apps and a chance to live in M.C. Escher's universe.

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Dropbox bringing Mailbox email client to the Mac

Mail-alternative has been a hit on iOS, now it's coming to OS X.

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Microsoft does Reddit: Five cool things we learned about Office for iPad

The Office for iPad team went on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, and spilled the beans on everything from the next version of Office for OS X to Clippy's Mac alter ego.

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Office for iPad apps top 12 million downloads in one week

One week later and Office for iPad is still on top of the iTunes charts with more than 12 million downloads.

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Latest iWork update is another win for AppleScript

This week's updates to iWork significantly bolster the suite's AppleScript capabilities, which automation expert Ben Waldie says is a great thing for users.

Apple updates iWork for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

We get new versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for all three platforms, with a focus on improved Office compatibility and better collaboration tools.

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Microsoft says printing functions will come to Office for iPad soon

While the software itself has been well received, the lack of a printing function is a notable shortcoming.

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Microsoft announces Office for iPad, extending productivity to all iOS devices

Microsoft has officially ported its Office suite to the iPad, challenging Apple on its home turf.

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Will Satya Nadella launch Office for iPad next week?

Reports suggest a version of Office for Apple's tablet is finally happening.

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First look: Could Microsoft OneNote for Mac replace Evernote?

You now have another way to sync multimedia notes between Mac and iOS devices: Microsoft has brought OneNote to the Mac. Jeffery Battersby has some first impressions.

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Microsoft adds personal Office 365 subscription

Don't need a family plan? Try out Microsoft's new Office 365 Personal plan.

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Shorter iPhone returns, digital tipping, and caveat emptor

Apple shortens the iPhone return period, Starbucks prepares to add tipping to its mobile app, and in-app purchasers beware!

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The Week in iOS Apps: Gmail gets better

The latest edition of Gmail works about as well as you think it should, at last. Also, apps for paying bills, reading documents, and fighting World War II better than ever.

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Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

This new version adds background refresh capability.

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FileThis cloud filing service exits beta

FileThis, which logs into your various service accounts and downloads and organizes your statements automatically, has exited beta. It's a convenient service, though there's a leap of faith required in terms of security.