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Office updates fix vulnerabilities in Word, Excel

A trio of updates released on Tuesday fix vulnerabilities in the 2004 and 2008 versions of Microsoft Word and Excel that could have let an attacker execute code remotely. The Office 2008 update also features stability and reliability improvements for Excel and Entourage.

MacJournal writing software arrives on the iPad

Mariner Software has brought MacJournal, its unique writing, journaling, and blogging tool, to the iPad, allowing wordsmiths to write on-the-go and keep their journals in sync with the Mac version.

Hog Bay releases PlainText for iPhone, iPad

Hog Bay Software has released PlainText 1.0, a slimmed down text editor with Dropbox support, for the iPhone and iPad.

Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Update to Microsoft’s flagship word processing application levels the playing field for Macs in business.

Elements 1.1 update brings file management, search

A 1.1 update to iOS text editor Elements adds much requested features such as file deleting and renaming, sorting options, and search.

Writer for iPad wants to focus on your writing

This new writing app has some unique features, such as a text focus mode and custom keyboard extensions for navigating text more quickly.

MacJournal for iPhone 1.1 gets organization, interface improvements

This writing and blogging client for iPhone and iPod touch gains new organization tools, easy bullet list formatting, a more streamlined sync process, iOS 4 support, and other perks.

Elements text editor for iPhone and iPad

This basic text editor has its share of foibles, but overall, it's a top-notch editing app with true support for Dropbox syncing.

Scrivener 2.0 preview shows off syncing, ePub export

The forthcoming 2.0 version of Literature and Latte's Scrivener writing software will add a number of new features and enhancements, including ePub export, sync with Simplenote, and a much-tweaked interface.

Microsoft previews more of Office 2011

Microsoft has posted a third behind-the-scenes video of its forthcoming Office for Mac 2011, showing off collaboration features, Web apps, a new scheduling assistant, and a presentation broadcast feature.