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App downloads to hit 102 billion in 2013, spurred by an avalanche of freebies

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, but there's a veritable avalanche of free apps.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Famous food

Want to know how Neil Patrick Harris makes his cocktails? Care to show your friends that you can duplicate Jamie Oliver's recipes? We've got you covered.

Apple to make iWork, iLife apps free to new iOS customers

Apple is mixing business with pleasure, and turning them into a great gift for buyers of its new mobile hardware.

The Week in iOS Apps: Just for kicks

This week's roundup includes apps that let users take the best possible pictures, or mix pics and video to create a social network masterpiece. Read on.

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The Week in Mac apps: Better, faster, stronger

In this edition of Mac-app updates and releases, we've got solutions for faster typing, quicker finding, better coding, easier listening, and Visio Viewing. And that's just the first five new apps.

You gonna eat that? The sharing economy's worst offenders

Your parking space, half-eaten burrito, and luxury yacht could be huge moneymakers if you’d give them a chance.

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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.

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Apple is the company most targeted by patent trolls

All but two of the top 30 companies targeted by "patent trolls" seeking licensing fees are in the technology sector, with Apple leading the way.

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Siri-ously?! Siri makes fun of Google Glass

Apple's wise cracking digital assistant has a few choice words about Google Glass.

The Week in iOS Apps: Disneyfied

This week's roundup of new apps lets users put Disney characters in their home movies. Also: Offerings in comics, games, travel, and search.

Tech legal news site Groklaw shuts down because email privacy 'is impossible'

Technology legal news website Groklaw is shutting down due to concerns over the continued availability of secure email in the wake of revelations about U.S. government surveillance.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Caffeine-powered

This week's roundup of apps brings all the benefits of working in a coffee shop to your home office. Well, except for the coffee.

Microsoft updates Skype with HD for iPhone and iPad, adds mobile BI app

Microsoft upgrades its Skype app to add HD video, while offering mobile users a chance to tap into its "live data" business intelligence app for Excel.

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