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5 ways to search Gmail that everyone should know about

Use Gmail's advanced search operators to find anything in your inbox.

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Outlook for Mac will soon let you resize images and try new fonts

Microsoft is revamping the message editor in Outlook for Mac, giving its users new options for editing elements inside their email messages.

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Skype for Business finally makes its way to the Mac

Microsoft has launched a new beta of Skype for Business that runs on Mac, following its launch of a revamped work communication product last year.

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

A new demo shows the company's vision of files that show up on your computer but don't take up space.

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5 Gmail hacks that help you master your messages

Make Gmail better by turning emails into to-dos, tuning out distracting conversations, and more.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets new calendar integrations

Users of Outlook for iOS and Android now have new ways to get important reminders and events into their calendars, thanks to integrations that Microsoft unveiled Thursday morning.

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Smile updates TextExpander and switches to subscriptions

Users will pay a monthly or yearly fee to access TextExpander snippets on the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and even a beta app for Windows.

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Add-ins are coming to Microsoft Office for Mac

Office for Mac's forthcoming add-in support is one of a number of new add-in features coming to Microsoft's productivity suite.

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Day One 2 for Mac review: Superb journal app trades simplicity for sophistication

The new version loses some of its predecessor’s gorgeous simplicity, but compensates with powerful and useful new features.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Keep your day streamlined with LightArrow's functional Organizer

This week roundup of new Mac Apps helps you remember your appointments, keep your e-mail private, improve your working habits, and much more.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Budge lets you track your expenses

This week we found an app that helps you stick to your grocery budget, an app for listening to music on YouTube, and an app that lets your kid FaceTime with Mickey Mouse.

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Ray Tomlinson, email inventor who picked the @ sign for addresses, dies

Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, who is credited with inventing email and putting the now ubiquitous “@” sign in addresses, has died at the age of 74.

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AppleWorks and the capriciousness of nostalgia

Christopher Phin remembers the suite that came before iWork, but not with any great fondness.

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Outlook for iOS gets a calendar widget as Sunrise's sunset looms

Microsoft quietly updated Outlook for iOS on Wednesday, with support for a calendar widget that makes it easy to see your schedule at a glance.

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Box, Dropbox users can now edit Office documents together in real time

Business users who rely on cloud storage providers such as Dropbox and Box now have some improved tools in their collaboration arsenal, thanks to a set of integrations that Microsoft announced Wednesday.