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The Week in Mac Apps: At school with Fido in the cloud

This week’s Mac app roundup is an eclectic collection of software that can help you learn new words, type them more quickly, keep an eye on your best friend, and even get you in the cloud--without worrying about privacy storms.

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PlainTextMenu review: Takes the fuss and muss out of cut-and-paste

This little utility can strip the formatting out of copied text that you want to paste into documents.

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How to free up space on a packed hard drive

Solid state drives bring speed, but lower capacity and this can result in chockfull hard drives. Chris Breen offers some slimming tips.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Digital factotum

In this week’s roundup, you’ll find apps that turn your Mac into a surveillance camera, batch image editor, backup system, video player, and worldwide postal code directory.