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Hands on: Panic's Status Board makes eye-catching work of tracking data

Panic on Wednesday released its new iPad app, Status Board, which lets you assemble a customizable dashboard of information.

Microsoft: No more support for you, Office for Mac 2008

Microsoft today reminded customers running Office for Mac 2008 that support for the suite ends next Tuesday.

Google puts pressure on Microsoft, launches Quickoffice for iPhone and Android

Google launched its Microsoft Office substitute, Quickoffice, for Apple's iPhone, Android smartphones and Android tablets, fulfilling a promise made in December.

Microsoft Word export highlights PDFpen overhaul

The popular PDF-editing tools offer new features, including a revamped editing bar and the ability to export documents to Microsoft Word.

First look: Alfred 2.0 adds Workflows, customizable themes

The first version of Alfred was a launcher application with a lot of powerful capabilities: version 2.0 takes it to the new level with a brand new customization and scripting options.

Intuit fixes TurboTax software after 'unacceptable' glitches affect 10,000 customers

Some U.S. taxpayers may have to wait a bit longer than usual to get their refunds, due to problems that recently cropped up with Intuit's tax-preparation software.

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Microsoft gives away three months of Office 365 to college students

To sign up for the subscription-based Office 365 University, you'll need an .edu e-mail address. The offer includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote, and can be installed on up to two PCs or Macs.

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Evernote pushes security awareness-raising software updates after hack attack

Evernote has released software updates designed to streamline the password-changing process in the wake of a security breach.

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Adobe releases emergency patches for Reader and Acrobat

Adobe released emergency patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11, 10, and 9 Wednesday that address two critical vulnerabilities being actively exploited by attackers.

Microsoft quietly raises prices of Mac Office by up to 17 percent

Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17% and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.

BitTorrent targets creative pros with new file-delivery service

BitTorrent launches SoShare, a beta file-sending project, as part of its creative incubator for its new products.

Intuit releases QuickBooks Online for iPad

As the name implies, QuickBooks Online for iPad draws from QuickBooks Online. The main benefit of the iPad app is that it can work with the iPad’s camera, using features such as notifications and location services, and provide a user interface that’s native to the iPad.

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Appeals court considers software patents

U.S. companies shouldn't be able to get patents on abstract ideas when they combine those ideas with a computer process, a lawyer argued in an appeals court Friday.

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