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Level Money wants your wallet to turn its head and cough

Forget budgeting. This is a whole new way to watch your finances.

on techhive.com

Microsoft taps iTap as basis for remote desktop apps

Microsoft has picked up iOS, Android, and Mac apps from German developer HLW Software to use as the basis for its own forthcoming remote desktop apps.

Office for iPad is coming, Ballmer says... after 'Metro' Office apps for Windows

Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.

The Week in iOS Apps: May the force be with you

Angry Birds Star Wars II is out. Should we tell you about other apps, or do you already know how you're spending all your waking hours this week?

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CloudOn's virtual Office moves from the app to the browser

CloudOn, which provides a virtual copy of Microsoft Office, now offers a cloud-based version of its software, along with new sharing options for users of third-party cloud storage options.

Ballmer strongly hints at Office for iPad, Android tablets

Think Microsoft's Office suite needs to be available on tablets? Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seemed to suggest he agrees with you during a meeting with Wall Street analysts Thursday.

on pcworld.com

Google makes Quickoffice free, throws in an extra 10GB of storage

The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.

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Clear for iOS 7 review: Slick to-do-list app gets bigger, slicker

Clear for iPhone has always been a visually stunning to-do-list app. The latest version's eye candy has been tweaked, but it's also made the jump to the iPad's larger screen. Add "Check out Clear" to your to-do list.

Here's how to use Outlook.com's long-overdue IMAP support

More than a year after Microsoft unveiled its modern mail service, it finally supports the widely used IMAP protocol.

on pcworld.com

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Flash Player, Reader and Shockwave Player get critical security updates

The new updates to Adobe's Flash Player, Reader and Shockwave Player address vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise computers.

Apple to make iWork, iLife apps free to new iOS customers

Apple is mixing business with pleasure, and turning them into a great gift for buyers of its new mobile hardware.

Codependent no more: OneNote for iPad liberated from desktop app

While still afflicted with reticence over providing a native iPad version of Office, Microsoft has updated OneNote for iPad in a way that, according to the company, makes it independent from its desktop counterpart.

Hands-on: Parallels Access runs your Mac apps on your iPad

Parallels is best known for letting you run Windows on your Mac. Now, with Parallels Access, it's entering the more crowded niche letting you run your Mac's apps remotely from your iPad. Here's our first look.

Apple throttles iWork for iCloud access for new users

Users who didn't take advantage of access to iWork for iCloud last week may have to wait a bit longer. Due to the high level of demand, Apple is currently not allowing any more users.

iWork for iCloud beta now available to the public

Apple has made the Web versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote publicly available to all at iCloud.com, though the apps remain in beta.