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Microsoft CEO calls Office for iOS unnecessary

Waiting for Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your iPhone or iPad? Steve Ballmer says you don't need it.

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Expo Notes: BigDay keeps track of birthdays, gift ideas

BigDay, a new, free iOS app, can remind you of the important days in your friends' and family members' lives.

Expo Notes: Omnifocus to get an update

The Omni Group has announced version 2.0 of its flagship to-do manager, but the app won't ship for a while.

Expo Notes: FiledRight helps small law firms get organized

Mindwrap is expanding its scope beyond helping big corporations organize and sort documents with a new product called FiledRight that helps small businesses digitize their records.

Office 365: What it means to Mac users

Microsoft on Tuesday released its Office 2013 and Office 365 productivity software suites. Lost in the announcement, however, is its meaning to Mac users.

Reservations open for upcoming Mailbox for iPhone app

The developers behind the soon-to-be-released app Mailbox for iPhone is expecting a lot of interest, so it's accepting reservations for early access now.

First Look: Napkin makes fun work of image annotations

The just-released Napkin app for Mac makes it easy to assemble images and then add all sorts of annotations: callouts, text, shapes, and more. Lex Friedman goes hands on.

Remains of the Day: Measure once, cut and paste twice

Microsoft and Apple are at each other's throats over money, so it must be a day that ends in 'y.' Elsewhere, Apple may be inching closer to a TV as one of its partners looks to lay down some acreage in the U.S. and Cupertino's latest product is at least a thirty footer.

Apple, Microsoft spar over fees for SkyDrive iOS app

Apple has blocked updates to the app ever since Microsoft introduced the ability to purchase storage without giving Apple a 30 percent cut of the revenue

Remains of the Day: Mister Television

Jean-Louis Gassée puts Apple TV rumors into context while a forthcoming software update to the current set-top raises eyebrows. Elsewhere, Microsoft leaks Office for iOS's existence again, and Apple and Google tag team a big holiday purchase.

8 great free Mac gifts

If you don't have any money, these gifts might just be right up the alley of that special Mac user in your life.

Apple updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS

Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS all received major compatibility updates that make it easier to collaborate and share items with iWork for Mac and Microsoft Office.

Gmail for iOS relaunches with sleeker interface, new features

Google on Tuesday relaunched its official Gmail app for iPhone and iPad, redesigning it with a sleeker user interface and an overall increase in, well, the app’s Googleness.

Google Drive adds spreadsheet creation in mobile apps

Spreadsheet makers, rejoice: Google Drive’s mobile app has been revamped to let accountants and listmakers create and edit spreadsheets directly from their Apple and Android mobile devices.

Evernote 5 launches with revised interface, new search and collaboration features

The latest version of Evernote for Mac brings changes to the interface as well as new options for searching and sharing one’s notes.