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Expo Notes: More work tools for the iPad

Two companies at Macworld | iWorld are touting products that make the iPad a more powerful tools for business.

Expo Notes: Omni Group shows off iPad version of OmniPlan

Project managers rejoice! The Omni Group has announced a full-featured iPad version of its project management software.

Expo Notes: Office 2 HD for iPad takes aim at Pages

Office 2 HD's developers say that the app offers the best document editing on the iPad, second only to Pages. But the company still thinks its own app is the better choice.

Expo Notes: More stuff for the business folks

Yet more proof that Macworld | iWorld isn't all fun and games: New tools for recording meetings, presenting on the iPad, and keeping track of your contacts.

Lawmakers question Google on its new privacy practices

Google's decision this week to share user data across its online services has caught the attention of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Expo Notes: Gather online financial statements with FileThis Fetch

FileThis hopes to make the paperless office more of a reality with FileThis Fetch, a new online service that helps gather and organize your financial statements.

Macworld | iWorld: It's about business, too

It's not all art, music, and fun at this week's Macworld | iWorld exposition: Vendors are releasing business apps for the Mac and iPad, too.

Notebook app adds iPad, Dropbox capabilities

Appigo has relaunched its Notebook iOS app, expanding it from an iPhone-only offering into an app that also works on the iPad and can sync its documents among multiple other devices.

Expo Notes: Smile introduces PDFpen for iPad, iCloud storage

Smile Software has introduced an iPad version of its PDF-editing app, along with iCloud syncing of PDFpen documents for both the iPad and Mac versions.

Google to combine users' data across its services

Google will be able to combine data from several Google services when a Google Accounts user is signed in, as part of a rewritten set of privacy policies that the company announced this week.

Flexibits releases Fantastical 1.2

Flexibits has released version 1.2 of its standout calendar app, Fantastical, adding multiple language localizations and improved event parsing.

PaperPort Notes adds Dragon Dictation to iPad app

Nuance has upgraded its new PaperPort Notes note-taking iPad app with the company's much-lauded Dragon Dictation software, making it possible for users to speak their notes and see them appear as text.

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.