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Must-have apps for the iPad road warrior

We're not going to tell you how to get your work done. But with good VPN, screen-sharing, and time-management apps on your iPad, you'll be prepared to tackle any task.

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Smile reacts to pricing outrage, offers lower rate for current TextExpander users

Individual users who have an earlier version of the app will see a benefit. And the company will continue the sale of TextExpander 5.

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Smile updates TextExpander and switches to subscriptions

Users will pay a monthly or yearly fee to access TextExpander snippets on the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and even a beta app for Windows.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Keep your day streamlined with LightArrow's functional Organizer

This week roundup of new Mac Apps helps you remember your appointments, keep your e-mail private, improve your working habits, and much more.

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Backblaze will send you a hard drive with your backup data for free, if you return it after

Backblaze has long offered a pricey option for its online backup subscribers to restore their data via physical drives. But now it's freeā€”if you send the drive back.

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LastPass fixes some browser-based impersonation weaknesses

The password-management company responded to a security researcher by battening down the hatches. But messages in a browser can't be trusted.

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MacKeeper hacked: 13 million account details exposed

After leaving sensitive data open on the Internet, Kromtech says the vulnerability has been fixed.

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Hands-on with Disk Utility in El Capitan: Tool for storage devices gets a facelift

A utility you hope rarely to need gets a complete overhaul, omitting familiar features and making some actions easier to carry out.