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First reported by 9to5Mac, Apple posted on its website outlining how those who purchased a Mac between October 1 and Tuesday's event can get their free copies of iLife and iWork.
The updated presentation app goes truly cross-platform, so you can create and edit your slideshows on whatever device you have handy.
Full and simple file- and feature-compatibility across three separate platforms? What's not to like?
Learn more about the people who email you without leaving Apple's default Mail app.
Joe Kissell excellently documents some of the major problems that arise when using Gmail accounts in Mail on OS X Mavericks, and one possible (though not entirely fun) solution. We're all hoping Apple fixes these issues soon; in the meantime, we suggest using Kissell's solution or managing your email from the Web.
Apple's updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps are now available, but to upgrade you'll need to first update to OS X Mavericks.
In a fast-paced event Tuesday, Apple unleashed a bunch of new products across its iPad and Mac product lines, along with updates to over 20 apps and (oh, yeah) a new version of OS X, too.
During a presentation full of new Mac hardware and software, Apple senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue unveiled new versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on both the Mac and iOS. All three apps will be available for free to anyone with a new Mac or iOS device.
Forget budgeting. This is a whole new way to watch your finances.
Microsoft has picked up iOS, Android, and Mac apps from German developer HLW Software to use as the basis for its own forthcoming remote desktop apps.
Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.
Angry Birds Star Wars II is out. Should we tell you about other apps, or do you already know how you're spending all your waking hours this week?
CloudOn, which provides a virtual copy of Microsoft Office, now offers a cloud-based version of its software, along with new sharing options for users of third-party cloud storage options.
Think Microsoft's Office suite needs to be available on tablets? Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemed to suggest he agrees with you during a meeting with Wall Street analysts Thursday.
The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.