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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.

Hands-on: iWork for iCloud beta almost as good as Mac, iOS versions

The new online versions of Apple's productivity-suite apps are surprisingly robust. In fact, they're good enough that you may sometimes forget you're using a Web app. Jeffery Battersby has our hands-on preview.

Hands-on: YouTube update brings picture-in-picture to iOS

YouTube 2.0 makes searching and watching at the same time easier, and comes with a few welcome user-interface changes.

Exchange users welcomed to BusyCal with latest update

BusyMac has added support for Microsoft Exchange to its popular calendaring app, complete with tasks, push updates, and calendar sharing.

Yojimbo 4 gains sync, but eschews iCloud

Bare Bones on Wednesday released Yojimbo 4, which introduces a third-party-powered syncing option. The company spent more than a year attempting to work with iCloud, and eventually gave up.

The Week in iOS Apps: Picture perfect

We've got a whole range of new ways to help you make better images on your iPhone and iPad. And if you're looking for work? We've got suggestions there, too.

Podcast: Talking about Mac Gems

Senior editors Dan Frakes and Roman Loyola join the show to talk about our annual round-up of low-cost, high-quality Mac software.

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Feedly experiments with pay Pro accounts while maintaining free version

Feedly, the popular Google Reader replacement has introduced a pay Pro veriosn

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Hands-on: Quip, the so-called "modern word processor," is cool, but doesn't feel done

The new mobile-first collaborative productivity app has landed with a splash (and a lot of buzzwords), but Quip promises exceed the initial reality.

FileMaker files Bento database app for iOS and Mac under 'discontinued'

The database giant is shutting down its consumer-level app to focus on its main product lines.

Review: SushiReader a simple app for RSS feeds

SushiReader is a good RSS reader for readers who don't need a lot of features.