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Highlights from Apple's developers conference

Anick Jesdanun (via AP/ SMH) | June 11, 2013
The software running Apple's iPhones and iPads is getting a new look and several new features.

Apple unveiled a streaming music service, iTunes Radio. The service will personalize listeners' music based on what they've listened to and what they've purchased on iTunes. If you like a song, you can buy it through iTunes with one click.

The service will be built into iOS 7 and work on Apple's mobile devices. It will also work with Apple's iTunes software on Mac and Windows computers. Apple said it will be free with ads, though subscribers of Apple's $25-a-year iTunes Match service will get it ad-free. It will be available this fall in the U.S.

Apple also announced a long-overdue upgrade to its iWork suite of productivity software. The new version will tap iCloud and let you run the programs from a Web browser, similar to Google Docs. The suite includes Pages for word processing and Numbers for spreadsheets.

The iWork package is cheaper than Microsoft's Office, but has worked only on Apple devices. Because the new version works on a Web browser, you'll be able to use it on a Windows computer, too. The last major upgrade to iWork came in 2009. The new edition is called iWork for iCloud and will be available this fall. Apple didn't provide details on pricing.


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