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Sign your PDFs electronically using Preview

Instead of mailing paper or sending faxes, these days we can email important documents. But for many people, the biggest hurdle to going all-digital is signatures: How do you sign a PDF document? In this week’s Macworld video, we show you how to electronically sign your PDF document using tools you’ve already got on your Mac.

TextExpander 4 adds features, but must leave the Mac App Store

TextExpander 4 adds numerous additional fill-in options to the popular text expansion utility. But because it can't be sandboxed, the new version of the software isn't available in the Mac App Store.

EuroSmartz updates Print n Share, AltaMail apps

Version 4.7 of Print n Share now offers compatibility with Brother's portable RJ4040 printer -- aimed at helping mobile workers with printing needs. AltaMail 3.0 adds bulk mail features, including the ability to perform mass mail merges.

New Bento 4 for iPad boasts creation tools

FileMaker on Tuesday released the newest version of its consumer database, Bento 4 for iPad.

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.