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iCloud-hosted data inaccessible for some users

For the past week, and counting, some iCloud subscribers have been unable to access their iCloud-hosted app data, and their apps have been unable to sync with the service.

Be wary of the dubious 'iMessage chat' Android app

A new, non-Apple-sanctioned Android app claims to let you chat with iOS users via iMessage, but there are too many questions swirling around to trust it.

BlackBerry messaging service rolls out to Android and iPhone this weekend

While layoff rumors fly, BlackBerry is moving ahead with plans to roll out its popular BBM messaging service to Android and iPhone devices.

on techhive.com

Get to Know iOS 7: Safari

Safari in iOS 7 has a noticeable new look. And the mobile browser gains some slick new features, too.

Get to Know iOS 7: Mail

Even minor improvements to iOS's Mail app can boost your productivity. We highlight our four favorite Mail improvements in iOS 7.

Google buys Bump for smoother file sharing

Google's Bump buy could mean seamless cross-device sharing is coming to iPhones, laptops, and other hardware that doesn't support NFC.

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.

on pcworld.com

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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.

Adobe debuts open source Generator in new Photoshop update

New plug-in platform automates image asset production and management for Websites, mobile apps, and games

Hands-on: Hype 2's ten new features

On Tuesday, Tumult released the second version of its HTML5 WYSIWYG animation program, Hype. Associate editor Serenity Caldwell goes hands on to explore ten of the app's new features.

Adobe tries to simplify mobile viewing of Connect Web meetings

Adobe's Connect Web conferencing product now has a fee-based MP4 conversion service.

Hands-on: Unibox is a 'people-centric' Mac email client

Eightloops released a private beta of its new Mac email client. Here's a hands-on look at the new app.

Apple's app pricing, ad skipping, and Google's iOS moves

In this week's episode of the Macworld podcast, Dan Moren and Lex Friedman discuss the three big Apple stories of the week.

Microsoft fills Office Mobile hole with iOS Outlook app

Microsoft has launched a version of its Outlook Web App for the Apple iPad and iPhone that is actually a native app, complementing the app suite it released last month as Office Mobile.

The Week in Mac Apps

The Week in Mac Apps: It's elemental

In this week's roundup of significant Mac app updates and releases, we've got solutions for managing money and files, browsing the Web, geocoding your photos, and even printing (yes, printing). And a standout iOS app makes its way to the Mac.