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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.

Recur tracks what you've already done

To-do lists are so bossy. Recur is your ta-da list.

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.