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iWork apps now available via Mac App Store, require OS X 10.9 or later

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Apple's updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps are now available, but to upgrade you'll need to first update to OS X Mavericks.

iWork apps get iOS and OS X overhauls, available now

During a presentation full of new Mac hardware and software, Apple senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue unveiled new versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on both the Mac and iOS. All three apps will be available for free to anyone with a new Mac or iOS device.

Level Money wants your wallet to turn its head and cough

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

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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.

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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.

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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.