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Free spreadsheet apps can show you the money, but paid versions spare you from ads

If you must look at a spreadsheet on a smartphone (prepare to squint!), these four free apps could work. Note that paid upgrades offer useful perks, and a fifth app we tried is well worth its small price.

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Dropbox adds 'export files to SD card' option to Android app

Take your files from the cloud directly to device storage with new update.

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Google Play Newsstand gets a Material Design makeover

One by one, Google's apps are getting fresh coats of paint ahead of Android L's launch.

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TiVo's Android app now lets you stream recorded TV shows

You can now watch your backlog of programming on your Android phone or tablet.

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Bye, Bing: Microsoft's Windows apps rebranded as MSN

The future of Microsoft's online services is here---and it's MSN. Say goodbye to Bing unless you're using Cortana or doing a search.

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PSA: Amazon's giving over $135 in paid Android apps away for free

There are some gems in there, too, like OfficeSuite Professional 7, Autodesk's SketchBook Pro, and Threes!

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Score one for useful Google Glass apps: This one serves as light meter for cameras

Google Glass becomes more useful than creepy in professional settings. The new Light Meter app could be a boon to photographers, assuming they’ve already ponied up for Glass.

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Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying third-party app launches

The iOS 8 feature plays a key role in Apple's health tracking ambitions

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Pandora for Android gets a flatter, cleaner looking interface

The popular music app has been long overdue for a UI makeover.

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Microsoft makes an Android Wear app for OneNote

Android Wear users can now log their thoughts in Microsoft's cloud

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Shazam for Android adds Google Play Music streaming, purchasing

Now when you hear that killer track you can buy or stream it from Google's service.

Privacy lapses riddle majority of mobile apps, data protection authorities find

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found