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Review: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC's electronic signatures are its killer app

Acrobat and the new Document Cloud service go far beyond what other PDF utilities do, but you now have to pay a subscription for the best features.

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Review: ShortcutFoo turns you into a keyboard hotkey ninja

Serious pros use keyboard shortcuts all the time. There are usually hard-won, the product of years of practice with an application. But here's the good news: You don't have to spend years to master all of your favorite application's most arcane shortcuts.

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Notezilla 8 review: This monster crushes other note programs likes its namesake crushes Tokyo

The desktop sticky note world is full of freeware, but Notezilla proves you can have enough in the way of useful extras to make it worth opening your wallet

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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 Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

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Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS review: Presenter View feature makes the subscription version worth it

This updated presentation tool gives Keynote a run for its money.

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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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The best calendar apps and widgets for Android

Don't miss an appointment no matter what calendar service you use with these options.

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Presenting the 6 absolute best gaming mice of 2014

Up your game by finding a better mouse. Our in-depth guide shows you what to look for and how to analyze your needs.

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Snagit 12 review: The premier screen capture tool for Windows

Snagit remains essential for graphic designers, developers, and anyone else who works with image and video captures.

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Toshiba Encore 2 review: This Windows 8 tablet goes easy on your wallet

Keep your performance expectations in line with its price tag, and Toshiba’s 10-incher will do right by you.

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Asana review: a full-featured task manager for iOS devices

The new mobile app for Asana's popular task management service lets iPhone and iPad users run their collaborative undertakings on the go.