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Keynote 6.0 for OS X review: Apple's presentation tool wins some, loses some

New features will please some users and infuriate others.

Apple Mail 7 review: Small updates don't offset big headaches

The latest version of the Mail.app feels dated, and it can be problematic if you use Gmail.

Pages 5.0 for Mac review: Apple writes a new chapter for its word processing app

Apple closes the chapter on the old Pages. The new version is a major rewrite of the app that goes in a completely new direction.

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Fantastical 2 for iPhone review: Calendar app gets more fantastic for iOS 7

Outstanding calendar app maintains intuitive interface and natural-language-event-creation capabilities, gains reminder management and an overhauled interface.

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Calendars 5 for iOS review: Better than Calendar on all your devices

Calendars 5 is an impressive calendar app for iOS that looks terrific, offers easy-to-use features, and works equally well on iPhone and iPad.

Parallels 9 and Fusion 6 run neck and neck in virtualization contest

Both Fusion 6 and Parallels 9 do an amazing job of turning your Mac into a multi-OS powerhouse.

Editorial for iPad review: Text editor ideal for building custom workflows

Editorial is a text editor with an intuitive Workflow feature that helps you be more productive with your written content.

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Yojimbo 4 review: Stellar information manager adds better sync (for a fee)

Yojimbo 4 adds a revamped sync feature, as well as full-screen and Retina-display support, to the venerable data manager, though if you don't need sync, Yojimbo 3 will still do fine.

Launch Center Pro 2 review: iOS utility automates everyday app actions

Contrast's app launcher gets iOS 7 facelift, lets you initiate everyday smartphone tasks with just one tap.

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CargoLifter review: Automatically send email attachments via the cloud

CargoLifter slims down your email messages by automatically uploading attachments to your favorite cloud-storage service.

Tap Forms review: Promising personal database is feature-filled

It has its limitations, but Tap Forms 1.5 has useful tools for a personal database.

iDatabase 2.3 review: A no-frills database for the Mac

This basic flatfile database application that offers 22 templates and 14 different field data options for handling a variety of data types.

5 free Web tools to organize your thoughts

Web-based text outliners range from Notepad-like simplicity to sophisticated, searchable, collapsible idea wranglers.