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Jeffery Battersby is an Apple Certified Trainer, (very) smalltime actor, and regular contributor to Macworld. He writes about Macs and more at his blog,

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Online tax software roundup: H&R Block, TaxAct, and TurboTax compared

It's tax season. Which online tax app should you use? You might be surprised with our pick.

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Proper device management could have prevented the whole FBI-Apple fight

Even without a comprehensive policy, just enrolling the device in an MDM system would have been enough.

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

A free preview is available to try, and surprise, it provides a seamless experience with Office on other platforms.


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Microsoft Office for iOS reviews: The ultimate in iPad and iPhone productivity

Microsoft's flagship products now have a unified interface across all iOS devices, and most creating and editing features are available without an Office 365 subscription.

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Microsoft Word for iOS review: This classic word processor shines on every device

Microsoft's most recent update offers free editing for all, adds Dropbox integration, and now includes an app for your iPhone that you can use to create and edit documents.

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Microsoft Office for iOS goes free and full-featured on your iPhone

This latest update syncs your work between your iPhone and iPad and lets anyone create or edit documents — no Office 365 account required.

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Livescribe 3 review: Turns your handwritten paper notes into digital text in real time

The Livescribe 3 works with your iOS device to make digital input of your note seamless.

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Word for iPad review: The new standard for Microsoft's word processor

Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.

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PDFpen 1.7 for iPhone and iPad review: App loaded with extensive PDF tools

PDFpen has the features you need to work on PDFs on your iOS device, but it has a few quirks.


Top Choice: Our favorite online-based business accounting apps

If you turn to the Web for your business accounting needs, you'll find that the offerings aren't perfect. But you will find apps that have the basic tools to track your finances.

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PDFpen Scan+ review: Scanning app for iOS is very good at OCR

You can use PDFpen Scan+ on your iPad or iPhone to scan documents and images, as well as perform optical character recognition.

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Receptionist review: App replaces your human receptionist with an iPad

There's a trend in business towards no longer using a full-time receptionist to meet visitors to an office.'s Receptionist allows you to use an iPad, instead.

Pages 2.0 for iOS review: iPad version mirrors Mac version in ease of use, features

Pages 2.0 is a definite improvement over its predecessor, offering all the features you need to make great-looking documents on your iPad or iPhone,.

First look: Pages for Mac, iOS, and iCloud

Full and simple file- and feature-compatibility across three separate platforms? What's not to like?

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.