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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.
Software developer Agile Tortoise has updated its note-taking app for the iPhone and created a separate, iPad-only version at the same time.
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.
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.
The popular task-management app Things received a long-awaited update, adding cloud sync and a number of new features.
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.
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.
Google will begin replacing Gmail's existing video chat system with a new, better one based on the Hangouts feature from its Google+ social networking.
The venerable Sticky Notes is still there in your Applications folder. But it's been joined by Notes, a much more capable note-taking tool. Christopher Breen checks it out.
Boxcar -- rumored as dead in the water mere weeks ago -- on Thursday announced it had been acquired by Kwaga.
You've been able to dictate text to your iPhone and iPad for a while. Now that capability comes to the Mac, in the form of Mountain Lion's Dictation feature. Lex Friedman gives you a tour.
Finally, OS X gets a to-do app of its own, in the form of Reminders. It's yet another feature that has migrated from iOS to the Mac. Is it good enough to manage your tasks? Lex Friedman checks it out.
Apple sent out an email on Tuesday, reminding users of iWork.com that the service will disappear for good at the end of July.