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Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

Microsoft issues updates to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for the Apple iPad, with some handy new features.

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Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

For only $2,000 or so, you can convert the upgraded MacBook Pro to a 15.4-inch Mac tablet.

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Two Apple acquisitions aim to help improve book, radio recommendations

The company acquired services BookLamp and Swell, both of which focus on analyzing and recommending different kinds of content for readers and listeners.

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Why sapphire iPhone screens could be Apple's next big thing

Rumors have it that the next iPhone will be equipped with a sapphire screen. That's a far cry from the original iPod, in which plastic reigned supreme.

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Why you should care about CloudKit

Coming with iOS and Yosemite, CloudKit will make massive-scale data synchronization easy and inexpensive, opening the door for a whole new class of apps.

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With Stickers commercial, Apple wants us to connect with our devices

A new commercial from Cupertino shows MacBook Airs like you've never seen them--at least in an Apple commercial. Contributor Marco Tabini thinks it carries a deeper message.

Do the math: Figuring out what Apple's really worth

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The formula is pretty simple: Number of Mac users plus number of iOS users times how much money Apple makes on each one, plus what it's making from all those iTunes accounts, equals a pretty healthy company.

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including iOS and iBM, real work on an iPad, too easy in-app purchases, and unlimited lit.

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With Yosemite public beta, Apple's more open than ever

As we await the opening of OS X Yosemite's public beta program, Dan Moren thinks back to the last time Apple publicly offered a major version of the Mac OS.