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| January 23, 2014
Apple Updates iWork For iCloud Apps With Flat Design And Other Improvements
Apple has just rolled out an update to its trio of iWork for iCloud apps – Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The biggest change in all three apps is the flatter look in both the document library and template selection screens. That’s where the changes stop, though, as the actual editing screens still show the older iOS 6 design. In all three apps, collaboration has taken a big step forward as users can now create and share password-protected documents. Users can also take a look at documents shared by others. On the editing side, users can take advantage of keyboard shortcuts for precise rotating, resizing, and repositioning of objects. VoiceOver support has also been improved for the body text and presentation manager. All three apps can be accessed for free at www.icloud.com. Changes to any documents on the site will automatically appear on the iOS and Mac versions of the software. The last major update to the online suite came in November. All three apps still are tagged with "beta" status. For other news today, see: Report Says Upcoming Apple TV Update Will Finally Add Games, The Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller For iOS Launches At A Lower Price, and WSJ: Two Bigger iPhones Are Coming.