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Hands on: Evomail offers a small twist on Gmail for iPad

The new Evomail app launched Thursday morning in the App Store. It's very similar to Gmail's own iOS client, but with some small differences that users may find appealing.

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Senator introduces legislation targeting patent trolls

A U.S. senator has introduced legislation allowing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to review and invalidate controversial patents challenged by technology startups in an effort to discourage so-called patent trolls.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Holy iPhone, Batman!

This week's roundup of iOS apps includes immersion in the world of DC Comics, help with your cooking, and a great new way to track your package deliveries.

Arment sells majority of Instapaper to Betaworks

Founder sells the original "read it later" service for long-form reading on the Internet.

Hands on: Osito is your personal concierge for iPhone

The new Osito app for iPhone uses "predictive intelligence" to alert you to meetings, and give you the best options for getting there.

Pocket unveils new 'Send To Friend' features

The new 'Send To Friend' feature was introduced for all of the service’s platforms: iOS, Android, Mac, and the Chrome and Safari Web browsers.

Aperture, iPhoto lead parade of Apple software updates

The company also released updates for Java and Safari, as well as many printer driver updates.

The Week in iOS Apps: Crazy for cupcakes!

Do you love cupcakes? Trick question! Of course you do! This week's roundup of iOS apps includes a new way to enter the world of tiny, fist-sized pastries.

Despite layoffs, Ambrosia says it's still in business

The maker of popular utilities and games for the Mac confirmed layoffs, but said it was still alive and supporting its products.

The Week in iOS Apps: Business time!

Google and Microsoft both return to iOS with upgraded apps designed to help you get your work done and save your most important files to the cloud. Plus, games, poems, and skeletons in this week's roundup.

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Adobe shows off Flash Pro 'CS7'—codenamed Hellcat

Adobe's next version of Flash Pro features a redesigned interface and should run much faster too.

Lodsys sues developers large and small over in-app purchasing patents

Lodsys, the patent-holding company that first made waves a couple years ago, filed suit this week against a slew of iOS developers.

Take Apple out of your iPhone

While Apple's preloaded iOS apps are great, sometimes they don't quite fit the bill for your needs. Try these apps instead of the Apple standbys for a different approach.

SlideShark unveils 'broadcast' feature for remote PowerPoint presentations

SlideShark on Tuesday updated its popular productivity app for iPhone and iPad, introducing a feature that lets users broadcast live PowerPoint presentations to clients, colleagues, and other viewers at remote locations.

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Apple buys indoor mapping app startup WiFiSlam

Apple has acquired mapping startup WiFiSlam, which is developing an indoor location service for smartphones, Apple said Monday.