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Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 vs. Kindles galore

This week, Apple announced an announcement, Amazon unveiled a Kindle armada, and we covered a virtual metric ton of Mac and iOS apps. Assuming metric tons even can be virtual, which is an open question.

Nuance announces Dragon Dictate 3

Nuance on Wednesday announced the launch of Dragon Dictate for Mac 3, the latest generation of its much-loved voice transcription software.

TechHive: Join Google+ Hangouts directly from Google Calendar

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When you want to schedule a hangout with someone, you no longer have to tediously type it into your Google Calendar. Instead, you can schedule and join with a single click.

Tweetbot for Mac returns in beta form

A few days after pulling the Tweetbot for Mac alpha due to new Twitter API restrictions, developer Tapbots released a beta version of its Twitter client. But the new release won't let you add or reauthorize any accounts.

Screenwriters react to new Final Draft Writer iPad app

Screenwriters and playwrights have waited a long time for an iPad version of Final Draft. The company first hinted at an app in 2010; now, more than two years later, screenwriters have an official way to work on their Final Draft 8 screenplays from the iPad. But will the mobile app catch on?

Parallels launches Desktop 8 for Mac

Parallels on Thursday announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, the latest generation of its applications that lets users run Windows on Mac computers.

Weekly Wrap: Mountain Lion 10.8.1, tons of apps, and more

This week, Macworld solved mysteries like The Case of the Sleepless Mac, How To Stop Google From Endlessly Checking for Updates, and What to Call a Big Group of iOS Apps. The Weekly Wrap is here to catch you up on those and other stories. form the week gone by.

Drafts iPhone app gets update and iPad version

Software developer Agile Tortoise has updated its note-taking app for the iPhone and created a separate, iPad-only version at the same time.

Weekly Wrap: Fix Mountain Lion bugs, avoid scary hacks

Don't look now, but summer's kind of winding down. Now's the time to go outside with your laptop or iOS device, and catch up on both the sun's rays and Macworld's biggest stories from the past week.

Remains of the Day: Open up

A hotly-anticipated text editor is now open for business, we bid adieu to the second-generation iPhone, and turns out streaming digital music isn't bad for business.

Task-management app Things updated with cloud sync, new features

The popular task-management app Things received a long-awaited update, adding cloud sync and a number of new features.

Weekly Wrap: Mastering Mountain Lion and plenty more

Now that you and Mountain Lion have had the chance to get to know each other a bit better, the pressure's off: No more first date jitters. We're delighted you and Mac OS X 10.8 have reached this comfortable point in your relationship, so you and the big cat can curl up together, stress-free, and catch up on some of our biggest stories from the week gone by.

New iPad app Projectbook merges note-taker with task manager

Launched on the App Store Wednesday, Projectbook lets you take notes and turn the information stored in the app into to-dos and tasks. The new release works on the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad but Mac and iPhone versions are in the works.