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iBooks Author offers free e-textbook creation

Apple on Thursday launched iBooks Author, a free Mac app designed to let authors and publishers easily create multimedia-rich e-textbooks for the company's new iBooks 2 iPad app.

Adobe offers CS6 upgrade pricing for CS3, CS4 users

Adobe plans to restore traditional upgrade pricing for users of Creative Suite versions 3 and 4 who want to buy the upcoming CS6 and Creative Cloud.

Text-analysis tools highlight Phraseology iOS text editor

Phraseology is a new text editor for iPad that provides unique text-analysis and paragraph-arranging features.

LogMeIn offers free remote control of your computer

LogMeIn has long provided iOS users with remote access to their computer desktops, and now it's doing so for free with a new app.

Skitch offers image annotation on iPad

iPad users looking to annotate and share pictures, maps, and webpages from their tablet now have Skitch, a new tool from Evernote.

Vocal app uses your iPhone 4S to control your Mac

A new $2 app for the iPhone 4S lets you use your phone to dictate to and control your Mac.

Nuance buys voice-recognition app maker Vlingo

Both companies make voice-driven search and dictation tools, particularly in the mobile market. The president of Nuance tells Macworld the acquisition should "accelerate the pace of innovation" both companies have brought to voice-enabled products.

2011 App Gems

We've announced our App Gems Awards for 2011. Now get the inside scoop on which iOS apps captured our attention in the past year.

YouSendIt launches iOS, Mac apps

YouSendIt on Tuesday launched new file transfer and sharing apps for the Mac and iOS.

Microsoft releases OneNote app for iPad

Microsoft today released an update to its OneNote application for iOS that it said has been tweaked for the iPad.

Our Editors' Choice Award winners

Earlier this week, Macworld unveiled the winners of its 27th annual Editors' Choice Awards. In this podcast, we explain the reasoning behind some of our Eddy selections.

Alfred launcher app hits version 1.0

Running with Crayons has released version 1.0 of its launcher utility, Alfred.

Google adds 24-7 phone support for all Apps business customers

Addressing a major source of complaints with its Apps suite, Google has announced that it will now offer around-the-clock phone support for the core components in the Apps for Business version of the hosted collaboration and communication suite.

Cortado to bolster device management offering with HTML 5 version

Before the end of the year, Cortado's Corporate Server product will feature an HTML5 version that will let Macs and PCs integrate into enterprise IT setups. Cortado Corporate Server already supports mobile device management for the iPhone and iPad, among other smartphones and tablets.

Google releases, pulls Gmail iOS app

Hours after releasing its highly anticipated Gmail app for iOS devices on Wednesday, Google pulled the app, citing a bug involving notifications.