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Hands-on: iWork for iCloud beta almost as good as Mac, iOS versions

The new online versions of Apple's productivity-suite apps are surprisingly robust. In fact, they're good enough that you may sometimes forget you're using a Web app. Jeffery Battersby has our hands-on preview.

After Effects CC review: Adobe hits a home run

New features in After Effects CC such as a live 3D workflow with Cinema 4D Lite, now included with Creative Cloud, give motion-graphics artists and compositors much-needed integration with true 3D object animation.

Digital Reading Room: Breaking it down

An enhanced iBook that gets your ready for this weekend's return of Breaking Bad leads this installment of multimedia-rich apps for your tablet.

Take better DSLR shots using...your smartphone?

Wireless DSLR tethering gadgets let you compose and shoot remotely

Ten 'his and hers' movies on Hulu, plus one for everyone

Here are 10 'chick flicks' and 'guy movies' that are good for anyone to watch.

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Digital Reading Room: That old familiar feeling

Charlie Brown and NASA are some of the familiar faces in this installment of our regular look at content-rich apps. And even if the term "knelling" isn't immediately familiar to you, it will be after you take a look at Andrew Kim's enhanced iBook on the subject.

Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into these movies

Ten streaming films examine aging, generation gaps, and snapshots of the past.

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Review: Microsoft's Office Mobile for iPhone app will disappoint most users

Good news: Microsoft finally released an iPhone app for Office. Bad news: It's not the kind of app we were hoping for.

10 summer flicks that will thrill and chill

The long holiday weekend may be over, but there’s still plenty of summer left. Here’s a highly recommended hodgepodge of Hollywood blockbusters, thrill rides, animations, documentaries, independent movies, and silent comedies available streaming on Netflix and Hulu Plus.

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Digital Reading Room: Rock 'n read

We look at musical memoirs from Ringo Starr, Cheap Trick, and Led Zeppelin available from Apple's iBookstore. While the first two disappoint, the third shows how good an enhanced iBook can be.

Review: iBank for iPad a stellar full-featured personal financial app

If you're looking for a real alternative to Quicken on your iPad, try iBank for iPad.

9 streaming films to put you in the mood for travel

Many people are heading out on their summer vacations, while many others of us are simply dreaming about the relaxing, exotic summer vacation we'd like to take. Fortunately, there are several streaming movies on Hulu Plus to help. Not only are these movies set in other countries (no passport required) but also have a kind of easygoing, summery pace. Don't bother packing any bags or struggling through airport security. Just sit back and enjoy.

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Digital Reading Room: Word power

Our regular look at content-rich tablet apps focuses on a trio of offerings that have a way with words.

First look: Hands-on with Office Mobile for iPhone

Microsoft's new iOS app does let you open and edit Office documents from your iPhone. But it doesn't let you do much with them.

10 fun summer movie releases to stream while the weather's hot

In the world of movies, summer begins in early May, when the first superhero movie emerges. And summer usually means big entertainments, with big stars, big explosions, big chases, big laughs, and big everything. So to celebrate, here's a selection of 10 great (or at least fun) summer movies streaming on Netflix.

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