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Stop using email for everything

If you spend hours emptying your inbox, you may wonder: it possible to do without email? To find out, Macworld surveyed Apple-savvy businesses and workers who have dramatically curtailed—or completely stopped—their use of this ubiquitous technology. Here’s how these businesses are making it happen.

Improved iWork file sharing coming in Mountain Lion

Ted Landau has often noted that sharing an iWork file between a Mac and an iOS device via iCloud doesn't work very well. Mountain Lion figures to change that.

Dropbox adds video upload features to iOS app

Faced with growing competition from new video-centric rivals, Dropbox on Thursday unveiled a revamped iOS app that lets users automatically upload their photos and videos to the company’s cloud-based storage service.

Weekly Wrap: Virgin Mobile gets the iPhone, USB 3 on the Mac, and more

You might think that the week before Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it's expected to unveil iOS 6 and potentially reveal a few surprises along the way, would be a quiet one. You'd be wrong, as our densely packed Weekly Wrap proves.

OmniPlan project manager launches as an iPad app

OmniPlan project management application moves from desktop to iPad.

Google warns users of 'state-sponsored' hacks

Google says it will warn users of its Gmail online email services when it suspects they may be targets of "state-sponsored" attacks.

Google buys QuickOffice: what it means to you

Google has bought mobile office-suite maker QuickOffice. That'll give iPad users a pretty compelling way to edit Office documents on the tablet, and give iWork some pretty stiff competition.

Remains of the Day: Right here, right now

Microsoft Office for iPad may appear this fall, and a new dock-connector port might appear on iPhones and iPads some day, but you can download several of Steve Jobs's appearances right now.

Doxo updates mobile app to add bill paying feature

The online storage service unveiled its new doxoPay feature, available through the Doxo Mobile app, that allows iPhone users to pay bills from their mobile device.

Bug bounty hunters reveal eight vulnerabilities in Google services

Security researchers unveiled eight vulnerabilities in Google services during the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam on Thursday.

Yahoo Axis syncs browsing between iOS and desktop

Yahoo plans to unveil Axis, a free browser extension and iOS app for syncing your Web browsing between devices.

Remains of the Day: Losers, weepers

Samsung and Apple can't find a compromise, IBM employees lose out on Siri, and Jony Ive tears up about Apple's next great product.

Hands-on with Google Docs's new research tool

Google Docs has unveiled a new 'research tool' meant to help writers streamline their browser-based research, making it easier for them to find and cite the information they need while composing text.

Evernote launches China-based service to tap country's market

Evernote launched a Chinese version of its popular note-taking service on Thursday, marking the U.S. company's entrance into a key country.

Google rolls out automatic translation for all Gmail users

Over the next few days, Google plans to bring Gmail's Labs translation service to all Gmail users. The service enables users to automatically translate email in other languages into their own language. The company is also retiring eight Gmail Labs features.