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Adobe Reader for iOS adds signature, annotation features

Adobe is overhauling its PDF-reading app for iOS with new features that let users sign, annotate, and comment on documents directly from their iPhone or iPad.

Updated Marked improves document previewing

Marked is a great tool for previewing your web writing, whether in Markdown or HTML format. A big update adds new preview styles, change markers, syntax highlighting, Scrivener and Leanpub project support, and more.

FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release

The update to the database software line includes new themes and starter solutions aimed at helping users create eye-catching databases. Other features include new file management tools and new free versions of FileMaker's iOS apps.

Microsoft-inspired iPad app Tapose debuts

An iPad app inspired by Microsoft's Courier concept video from a few years ago, has bowed on the App Store. But is it

Box releases mobile app menu for iOS devices

File sharing and collaboration service Box announced a new menu of third-party iOS applications that work on its service and can be more easily accessed.

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.