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The Week in Mac Apps: At the desk

In this week’s roundup, you’ll find a few apps designed to help you ease back into your school days, whether being a student is your full-time job or just a part of it.

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Texting apps for business users

End-to-end encryption, forensic wiping, and other features make these texting tools ready for professional use.

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Tim Cook welcomes Beats to the Apple family

Apple's CEO took to Twitter to greet the new acquisition, and both companies have posted messages on their websites.

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Profits up, sales soft as Apple reports third-quarter earnings

Even in an era where critics complain the company has lost a step, Apple’s profits keep climbing. The company released its fiscal third-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, reporting revenue of $37.4 billion and a net profit of $7.7 billion.

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What to look for in Apple's earnings announcement

As Apple prepares for its latest quarterly conference call, Dan Moren runs down the list of what to expect in the company's results.

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Apple adds financial exec Sue Wagner to its board of directors

Wagner, a founding partner of BlackRock, replaces Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, the company's longest serving director.

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Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Times have changed since Apple's '1984' commercial bashing IBM.

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Apple, IBM launch partnership for mobile enterprise apps, services, more

Historical rivals Apple and IBM are teaming up to take on mobile enterprise computing with a combination of apps, services, and support.

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QuickBooks app for Mac review: Intuit's free app makes QuickBooks Online more friendly

If you don't like using the QuickBooks Online Web interface, you can now use the free Mac app.

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Moneydance review: Personal finance Mac app offers good tools with a few UI quirks

The Infinite Kind have enhanced and upgraded Moneydance to make managing your money much easier.