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Apple expands collaboration, adds folders and printing to iWork for iCloud

The beauty of Web apps is that a company can add features that don't require you to download anything new. And lucky you, Apple just added some new capabilities to its iWork for iCloud beta apps.

The Week in Mac Apps: Everything, organized

In this week's Mac app roundup, we'll help you organize your time, read your news, manage your every thought, and even … learn your ABCs.

Brainshark touts PowerPoint-on-iPad success, but Microsoft circles the waters

Brainshark's SlideShark app for viewing and showing PowerPoint presentations on iOS devices has been downloaded more than 2 million times.

Flying Meat passes the VoodooPad torch to Plausible Labs

The personal wiki app for Mac and iOS has a new home and development team, and users can expect more attention devoted to the software.

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Apple promises to restore some iWork features within six months

The complaints of missing features in iWork '13 were not in vain; Apple says it plans to reintroduce many of the currently lacking capabilities in coming months.

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New ProductiveMacs bundle offers Mac Gems on the cheap

Looking for some great software? Don't want to spend a lot? The latest ProductiveMacs bundle includes a nice bunch of Mac Gems, along with a couple other quality apps, for just $30.

The Week in Mac Apps: Perspective is everything

In this week's Mac app roundup, we have apps that help you find some perspective (and correct it), organize your life (and your business), and even discover your family's ancestry.

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Power loss: Reactions to the new iWork for OS X

Reactions to Apple's first major update to its office suite in nearly four years are not necessarily kind, but there might be some good thinking behind the company's actions.

The Week in Mac Apps: Clean like a whistle

A number of titles in this week's Mac app roundup want to keep your system clean and running smoothly like the finely tuned precision machine that it's meant to be. If maintenance is not on your mind, though, we've got your artistic side covered, with a bit of organization to keep you focused.

Bought a Mac after Oct 1? Here's how to get your iLife and iWork copies

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First reported by 9to5Mac, Apple posted on its website outlining how those who purchased a Mac between October 1 and Tuesday's event can get their free copies of iLife and iWork.

First look: Keynote for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

The updated presentation app goes truly cross-platform, so you can create and edit your slideshows on whatever device you have handy.

First look: Pages for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

Full and simple file- and feature-compatibility across three separate platforms? What's not to like?

LinkedIn Intro embeds professional profiles into Mail for iOS

Learn more about the people who email you without leaving Apple's default Mail app.

Gmail, OS X Mavericks, and the problems within

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Joe Kissell excellently documents some of the major problems that arise when using Gmail accounts in Mail on OS X Mavericks, and one possible (though not entirely fun) solution. We're all hoping Apple fixes these issues soon; in the meantime, we suggest using Kissell's solution or managing your email from the Web.

Summary: Apple unveils slew of new iPads, MacBooks, Mac Pro, and apps

In a fast-paced event Tuesday, Apple unleashed a bunch of new products across its iPad and Mac product lines, along with updates to over 20 apps and (oh, yeah) a new version of OS X, too.