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Apple’s Microsoft Office Killer Is Free Again (If You Dare)

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the perks and perils of Microsoft Office, especially the program you begrudgingly used to write your college papers: Word. In what appears to be an unrelated move, Apple just made a whole host of productivity apps free. Get excited for Pages! (Borat voice: “Not!”) Read More >>

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Apple’s Music Memo is a Recorder App Just For Musicians

Writing music, like writing anything else, is a long process. Where full studio recording sessions are like meticulously edited novels, smartphone recordings are more akin to rough sketches, a quick and easy way to capture your melodic musings. On iPhone, Memos was the default first-party option for capturing audio — music or otherwise. Read More >>

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iLife and iWork: Better, But More Importantly Free

Along with the flurry of hardware updates, Apple announced substantial upgrades to iLife and iWork. Features run the gamut from seamless integration with iOS to powerful automation tricks like a robotic drummer. And like OS X Mavericks, everything is available immediately. Read More >>

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Garageband Going Free(mium) For iOS 7 Users

In a rare slip up by Apple's marketing teams, a brief listing on the Apple Built-in Apps page has revealed that five-minute-pop-masterpiece maker Garageband is going to be made available for free. Read More >>

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Why Soundcloud’s Marriage With GarageBand Is Only the Start

Berlin start-up Soundcloud just hit the big time with official GarageBand integration. Does this mark the first step towards a world where all audio is stored in the cloud? Read More >>

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GarageBand Brings the Rock to iPhone and iPod Touch

Apple's music creation app has broken free of its iPad-only chains and is now ready for iPhone and iPod touch-touting musicians. Just for the love of god, please keep your headphones on while you use it. Read More >>