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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

A free preview is available to try, and surprise, it provides a seamless experience with Office on other platforms.

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Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

Zuru analyzes your notes and turns them into a slide-based presentation on Haiku Deck’s platform, so you'll never have to use PowerPoint again.

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5 apps for signing documents with your iPhone and iPad

Put your John Hancock on that PDF.

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Microsoft OneNote gets handwriting support on the iPad, OCR everywhere

If you've got a stylus and an iPad, OneNote will now let you jot down notes or make a sketch in Microsoft's popular note-taking app.

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Office integrates more cloud storage services, starting with iCloud and Box

Microsoft opens Office to any cloud storage service that wants in, though the execution's half-baked.

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No hardware? No problem: Apple's Web-based iWork goes free for everyone

Now that anyone can create an iCloud account, the doors to Apple's online iWork suite are wide open.

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How to access all the power of Apple's Fonts window, and when to step up to PopChar instead

Apple's own Fonts window has a lot of semi-hidden features, but PopChar 7 offers even more font finesse.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Square Cash's latest update, Under Armour's new fitness app, and more

This week's roundup brings you apps for all kinds of activities—spooky sci-fi games, staying in touch with the outside world, and getting into shape.

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11 of the very best apps for working from an iPad

Armed with these apps, your trusty iPad just might become your go-to computer.

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How to open your ClarisWorks files for a stroll down memory lane

The dream of the '90s is alive in your old brochures and research papers. How to get a blast from the past courtesy of the suite that was ahead of its time.

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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.