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Ulysses 13 review for Mac and iOS: The best Mac minimalist text editor gets even better

Ulysses has long been a dream app for writers, but new support for deadlines and coders make it even better.

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How to make hard-to-read email legible

There are a couple of things you can do if you find it difficult to read email in Apple's Mail app,

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How to recover a Mail folder from Time Machine in macOS

Sometimes Mail won’t let you bring back a missing folder. There’s another way.

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How to stop Calendars from showing holidays and birthdays

An option to hide a couple of special calendars isn’t found in Settings.

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The best calculator apps for the iPhone and iPad

You can do better than Apple's default calculator app.

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Numbers 4 for iOS review: Better tools for importing, sorting, and viewing organized data

Relatively minor changes bring Numbers in sync with its macOS counterpart as well as Pages and Keynote for iOS.

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Numbers 5 for Mac review: Inching closer to being a more full-featured spreadsheet app

Featuring a minor update for importing data that makes a big difference.

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Keynote 4 for iOS review: Modest upgrade features Apple Pencil support, new image gallery

Apple presentation app needs to be developed further along than this.

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Keynote 8 for Mac review: New image gallery, better interactivity with other iWork apps

With only one new feature, a slideshow option, this release puts keynote in sync with other apps and Keynote for iOS.

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Pages 7 for Mac review: Better workflow and tools for producing digital books

A new version adds book-related features, minor improvements, and parity with the latest iOS version.

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Pages 4 for iOS review: Update adds powerful support for book and complex document creation

With new Pencil, annotation, book, and drawing support, Pages for iOS becomes a more comprehensive document tool.

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MarsEdit 4 review: Content-creation tool for websites lets you focus on the important things

A refresh to a long-running blog-posting app gives it new life as blogging diversifies and abides.

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How to allow remote access to your Mac

Here are a few ways to set up remote access to a Mac, depending on the situation.

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Notes 4.5 High Sierra: How to create a table, add and rearrange rows and columns

You don’t need to resort to Numbers of Excel if you want to create a document and want to use rows and columns to keep your data orderly.