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Quickoffice for iOS gets enterprise makeover

Quickoffice added some security heft to its popular iPad and iPhone app, in hopes of wooing businesses.

Dropbox's URL shortener abused by spammers

Spammers are abusing a Dropbox feature that lets users share a shortened link, directing people to websites selling questionable pharmaceuticals, Symantec says.

Microsoft : OnLive, cloud provider of Windows and Office, is improperly licensed

Microsoft says that OnLive, a company that recently began offering hosted Windows and Office software remotely from its servers to iPad and Android tablet users, is in violation of the software giant's licensing rules.

Be more productive with LaunchBar, Part 1

We love launcher utilities, which let you find and open files, folders, applications, and more using the keyboard. But what's the advantage over just using Spotlight? Senior editor Dan Frakes shows you some tips for using his favorite launcher, LaunchBar, to be more productive.

Summary: New iPad, new Apple TV, new iPhoto app, and more

At its press event Wednesday, Apple took the wraps off the next version of the iPad, which is slated to ship on March 16. The company also announced a new Apple TV, iPhoto for iOS, updates to GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork for iOS, and more.

Disabled Google Apps account deletion mechanism affecting admins, users

Google Apps customers are finding it hard to delete and reactivate domains in their accounts, after Google unexpectedly disabled the automated mechanism for performing these tasks earlier this year.

Apple's email services push up to German border, but no further

Apple has deactivated push email services for iCloud and MobileMe users in Germany, due to an injunction from a patent lawsuit brought by Motorola Mobility.

First Look: OnLive Desktop Plus

OnLive Desktop gives you access to a Windows desktop and Windows Office apps from your iPad. Now, OnLive Desktop Plus adds a flash-compatible browser and access to Dropbox and Box.net.

Remains of the Day: Fishy business

Microsoft dips its toes in the *coy* pond over a supposed iOS version of Office, a roundup of uninteresting iPad 3 rumors flounders, and Apple may be swimming upstream in its Chinese trademark case.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Contacts and Calendar

Many Mac users will welcome the updated versions of iCal and Address Book--renamed Calendar and Contacts, respectively--offered in Mountain Lion. While they don’t fix all issues present in their Lion counterparts, each offers a number of significant improvements. Here’s a quick look.

FuzeMeeting app turns iPad into videoconferencing host

Updated app adds collaborative annotation of documents, cross-compatibility with high-end videoconferencing systems.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders

We take a sneak peek at two iOS flavored apps that are making the move to the Mac in this summer's Mac OS X Mountain Lion update -- Notes and Reminders.

Cisco to appeal Microsoft-Skype deal in European court

Cisco will appeal the European Commission's approval of Microsoft's US$8.5 billion Skype acquisition, saying the agency should demand that the companies make service more interoperable with other platforms.

First Look: Clear embraces a simple approach for managing to-dos

Realmac Software, Milen Dzhumerov, and Impending have teamed up to produce Clear, a simple and elegant iPhone to-do app.

Yahoo ousts half its board

As part of an ongoing effort to recover from a downward spiral, Yahoo said on Tuesday that four board members, including its chairman, will step down.