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Personal database roundup: Bento is dead, long live Bento

FileMaker discontinued the consumer-level Bento personal database, so what are Bento users to do? Here's a look at four alternatives.

Calca review: A text editor that's also a math wiz

When you need to work in text and perform calculations, Calca is a powerful tool.

16 secrets of Google Drive

Google Drive is a souped-up productivity machine with lots of features you may not have even noticed. Here are 16 you shouldn't miss.

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Updates to Mac iWork add toolbar customization

Apple issued software updates for Keynote, Numbers, and Pages that include new toolbar customization for the Mac and bug fixes.

The Macalope: In nomine dumb

You will be shocked by this shocking revelation about Apple, yeah, it's a religion.

Can't trust this: Inconsistencies shake faith in Apple

As much as senior contributor Lex Friedman would like to trust Apple, there are times when the company doesn't exactly inspire trust. And that's a problem for both Apple and its customers.

Symphytum 1.1 review: Bento-like database app a work in progress

As a personal database, Symphytum has potential, but it still needs many improvements to serve as a Bento replacement.

Numbers 2.0 for iOS review: Screen size does matter with Apple's spreadsheet app

Apple's new spreadsheet app for the iPad and iPhone is great if you rely on the built-in templates or you want to perform basic tasks. However, the screen real estate makes Numbers difficult to use for complex spreadsheets.

Drafts 3.5 for iOS review: Note-taking app lets you focus on writing first

Stop fussing with what app to use when you want to write something down. Write it in Drafts first, and then send it to the app you want.

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Make iPhone actions easier with Launch Center Pro

Launch Center Pro helps you get more out of, and do stuff more efficiently with, your iPhone or iPod touch. This week's video shows you how.