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Ditch the PDF headaches: Three safer, speedier Adobe Reader alternatives

Yet another critical exploit has been discovered for Adobe Reader. Why deal with the constant headache? These three PDF alternatives aren't as exploit-prone as Reader—and they run leaner, too.

Researchers: Zero-day PDF exploit affects Adobe Reader 11, earlier versions

Researchers from security firm FireEye claim that attackers are actively using a remote code execution exploit that works against the latest versions of Adobe Reader 9, 10 and 11.

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Foxit Reader security flaw reportedly allows attack

Foxit Reader, a PDF viewer application often used as an alternative to the more popular Adobe Reader, contains a critical vulnerability in its browser plug-in component that can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code on computers.

How to edit PDFs in Word 2013

Finally, you can open and tweak PDFs right inside Word. Here's how to get started.

Review: Nitro Pro 8 gives Adobe Acrobat XI a run for its money

If you're looking for an application that can get most of their PDF-related tasks done without many extras, then Nitro Pro 8 is worth checking out. It costs a fraction of what the Adobe program does, too.

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What paperless office? Fax machines refuse to die

A new survey finds that we're making progress, but still have a long way to go to achieve a paperless office.

SMBs face the biggest threats from Cyber Monday shopping

Updating your browsers and clamp down on plug-ins, experts say.

Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro advances the paperless office concept, but also highlights obstacles

Trees will find a lot to like in the new Acrobat, but Adobe's implementation of a paperless workflow may not make it easy enough for businesses to change their ways.

DocAS for iPad

As a basic PDF reader and editor, this app is acceptable, provided you're not picky about your user experience. But rival apps handle the job better.

Remarks for iPad

This PDF reader and annotation app for the iPad is good for making quick notations on a PDF, and it's a decent note-taker as well. That said, a few additions would make a good app oh so much better.