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How the iPad helps scientists do their jobs

The tablet is helping scientists do everything from recording research results and keeping up with the latest journals to photographing fish and monitoring rising sea levels.

Yahoo Axis syncs browsing between iOS and desktop

Yahoo plans to unveil Axis, a free browser extension and iOS app for syncing your Web browsing between devices.

Searches go full-screen in update to Google's iOS app

Full-screen search results highlight the changes to version 2.0.0 of Google Search. The latest update overhauls the iPhone version of the app, adding search speed improvements, an enhanced interface, and gesture tweaks for easier navigation.

Weekly Wrap: WWDC, Apple earnings, Adobe Creative, and more

Worldwide Developers Conference tickets came and went, we launched a brand new website, and Adobe unveiled Creative Suite 6. Those stories and more qualify for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap, in which we'll highlight Macworld's most significant stories from the week gone by.

The Week in iOS Apps: Making more muscles

This week's roundup apps brings you new and better ways to get in shape, watch TV, and battle alien pigs. Because in space, no one can hear you oink.

Hands on with iBooks 2

With the updated iBooks 2 -- and interactive textbooks -- now available for download, we take the iOS app out for a test drive. What we found were stunning images and impressive graphics in these iPad-optimized textbooks that make printed volumes feel out-of-date.

Apple Store app adds in-store pickup, accessory purchase

Apple has revamped its Apple Store iOS app, adding the ability to pick up items in store and even to pay for some accessories just by scanning their barcodes.

Remains of the Day: Spanish inquisition

Apple's design guru gets enmeshed in legal affairs, Cupertino loses a case en España, and South Koreans are about to have a whole lot more fun with their iPhones.

Evernote acquires Skitch, drops price

Evernote not only wants you to remember everything--the company wants you to have the option to annotate it, too. On Thursday, Evernote announced that it had acquired Mac image annotation software Skitch and its two co-founders, and eliminated its $20 price tag--the application is now free.

Follow the final space shuttle mission from your iOS device

Space shuttle Atlantis’s upcoming STS-135 mission marks the end of the space shuttle program. GoSoftWorks’s GoAtlantis app helps you track the shuttle as it orbits the earth and you can help Hunter Research & Technology map its trajectory using the company’s Theodolite apps.

Apple releases WWDC 2011 app, full events schedule

If you’re attending Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week, you’ll want to pick up the official conference app, released Thursday for both the iPhone and iPad, and check out new updated information on the WWDC Website.

Virtually drive Bay Bridge detour with iPad app

As part of this weekend's Bay Bridge detour, The Bay Bridge Public Information Office has released a universal iOS app to allow drivers to virtually go through the detour before taking it on in person.

Updated Apple Store app adds in-store, BTO options

Apple's updated its Apple Store app for iOS devices to coincide with its retail store makeover.