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The Week in iOS Apps: Gmail gets better

The latest edition of Gmail works about as well as you think it should, at last. Also, apps for paying bills, reading documents, and fighting World War II better than ever.

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Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

This new version adds background refresh capability.

on pcworld.com

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FileThis cloud filing service exits beta

FileThis, which logs into your various service accounts and downloads and organizes your statements automatically, has exited beta. It's a convenient service, though there's a leap of faith required in terms of security.

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Slideshow building app Haiku Deck launches for iPhone

This new companion app lets you control a slideshow displayed from your iPad with your iPhone.

on techhive.com

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Slack exits beta with its tool for information overload

Slack aims to take your emails and files, along with content from Twitter, Dropbox, and elsewhere, and plunk that into its own platform to make it more easily searchable.

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Chrome beta users get an assist from Google Now

The virtual assistant already available to Android and iOS users is making its way to the desktop via the beta version of Google's browser.

on pcworld.com

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iWork updates for Mac, iOS return missing features

A number of features that were MIA in the recent revamps of iWork on the Mac and iOS have returned in the latest updates for the suites.

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9 great apps for brand new iPhone owners

If the holiday season meant a new iPhone 5c or 5s for you, we can help you get started with nine terrific downloads from the App Store.

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Macworld Editors' Choice Awards: The best products of 2013

The editors of Macworld see hundreds of product each year. These products are the one that made the most impact in 2013.

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Filemaker 13: The database is in your browser

FileMaker, Inc. previews its new FileMaker 13 platform, which puts the emphasis on browser access and improved design tools.

The Week in Mac Apps: A formula for success

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find a bit of science mixed with art, a way to write out all those complex equations that always swirl around in your head, and a great way to keep tabs on everything your business does.

The Week in Mac Apps: Where no flare has gone before

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find software destined to explore new worlds, fix your photos, help you build some forms, and even find out everything you could possibly ever want to know about your Mac.

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Updates to Mac iWork add toolbar customization

Apple issued software updates for Keynote, Numbers, and Pages that include new toolbar customization for the Mac and bug fixes.