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    5 great free iOS apps you've probably never used

    Posted July 22, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    On the lookout for great, free iOS apps? I've give five good ones -- and you probably haven't used a single one yet.
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    Tablet showdown: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S versus the iPad

    Posted June 27, 2014 - 10:02 am

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is an impressive tablet -- probably the best Android tablet you can buy. But how does it stack up against the iPad? I've got the rundown for you.
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    5 more free iOS productivity apps you need today

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Want to get more out of work and life with your iPhone or iPad? Then check out these great five productivity apps -- every one of them free.
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    5 great free iOS and Android apps for organizing and sharing photos

    Posted April 23, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    Got photos you want to organize and share on your Android or iOS device? There are plenty of apps out there -- here are five of my favorite free ones.
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    You need this free productivity-boosting app for iOS and Android -- now

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    How often does a great tool come along that combines collaboration with cloud access and word processing prowess? Not often. That's why you should consider downloading this great free app now.
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    Hands on with iOS 7.1: A few good improvements

    Posted March 14, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Apple's latest upgrade to its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1, adds some useful touches and fixes some of the glitches that appeared in the previous version.
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    5 great free iOS productivity apps for starting the new year

    Posted January 3, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    If one of your New Year's resolution is to be more productive, I've got help for you: Five great productivity-boosting iOS apps, every one of them free.
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    10 great free photo apps for iOS and Android

    Posted December 23, 2013 - 1:33 pm

    There's a world of great photo apps for iOS and Android beyond Instagram and Snapchat. Here are ten of the best -- and every one of them is free.
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    8 best scanner apps for iOS and Android

    Posted December 20, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Scanning documents, including converting them to text, can be a big productivity booster. If you need to do it, though, there's no need to buy a scanner and fancy OCR software. Instead, you can do it right on your iOS or Android device with these eight great apps.
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    Forget Safari: Here are the best 5 browsers for iPhones and iPads

    Posted December 11, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    If you're looking to be more productive on your iPad or iPhone, forget Safari. Instead, get any one of these three great alternative browsers.
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    Should you really dump your iPhone for Android?

    Posted November 25, 2013 - 11:25 am

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt just published a guide to help iPhone users switch to Google. If you're most interested in productivity on a smartphone is he right -- or would you be better off with an iPhone?
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    Google Nexus 5 versus the iPhone 5s: Which is better for productivity?

    Posted November 20, 2013 - 11:59 am

    Google's Nexus 5, the best pure Android phone you can buy, is trying to steal market share from the big-selling iPhone 5s. If you care about productivity, which is right for you?
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    WordPress for iOS stands out for bloggers on the go

    Posted December 1, 2012 - 8:25 am

    If you run a WordPress blog--as millions of people do--the platform's Web-based management is thorough and easy to use. However, if you want to post to your blog from an iPad or iPhone, using a browser to do so can be a bit cramped. Instead, turn to the WordPress app from Automattic. A recent update has given this free app a clean and functional interface for accessing your blog.
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    Review: Miso for iOS

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:40 am

    If you find yourself bored while watching TV, add some spice to your viewing by making a game of it. Miso brings competition to social TV through points. It also offers extra content for some shows. And while you get some social features on all iOS devices, the app only offers its full complement of tools for iPhone and iPod touch users running iOS 3.2 or later.
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    Review: TV Guide Mobile for iOS

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:20 am

    TV Guidehas earned cred in television listings--the company has produced a printed guide of TV show listings since 1953. However, the way we watch TV has changed quite a bit since then, and the app that bears the company's name attempts to keep up with the times. If you like a traditional list-type guide to find what's on, TV Guide's free app is a solid choice. The app makes it easy to find what's new and if streaming versions are available, though its social features lack in comparison to other TV companion options.
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    Review: BuddyTV for iOS

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:15 am

    BuddyTVstarted as a website that let users comment on their favorite shows. Then the company made this model more mobile with its iOS app and added some tempting features, like integrating a remote for some DVRs. Unfortunately, the flaws in the current version of the app overshadow any advantages BuddyTV offers.
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    Review: Into_Now for iOS

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Based on its concept, Into_Now is what social TV should be--a fun, innovative way to share what you're watching with others. But one thing is missing: enough people participating in the conversation.
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    Fit Tech: Track your workouts with Physique for iOS

    Posted September 29, 2012 - 7:03 am

    In my high school's strength training class, we used an old-fashioned file and folder method to keep track of our workouts: We opened up our folders, put our workout schedules on one side (complete with little boxes where we filled in how much weight we lifted and the number of reps we did on each exercise), and put a 1RM weight chart (that's one repetition maximum) on the other side. Our weight room had clipboards on the walls, so we could hang our folders while we were working out.
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    Get things done: 10 to-do apps for Android and iOS

    Posted September 1, 2012 - 7:45 am

    These 10 task managers for Android and iOS can help keep your to-do list reasonable and achievable.
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    iExplorer puts you in control of your iOS device

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    iTunes is a good way to manage your iOS mobile devices, but it's not without its limitations. Chief among those limits is how iTunes operates in its own closed environment, behind closed doors. Enter Macroplant's iExplorer 3 ($35, free feature-limited demo). This software works both with and instead of iTunes, offering you more freedom in how you manage the contents of your iPhone, iPod, or iPad from your PC.
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    Three apps for listening to streaming radio on your iOS device

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:05 am

    iTunes gives you the ability to access thousands of free streaming Internet radio stations from around the world. But what about if you want to spin the virtual radio dial on an iOS device as well? You may have found some great Internet radio stations that play just the right type of music for work or play and want to access them on the go. Or you may have a favorite radio station for news, talk, or music that’s streamed over the Internet. Luckily, you can replicate some of what iTunes offers on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with some third-party apps.
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    iOS travel guides help Olympic visitors navigate London

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 9:30 am

    The 2012 Olympics begin this week, and some might be lucky enough to have tickets to one of the many sports being contested by the 205 participating nations. With London hosting the 2012 games, seeing the Olympics in person means a trek to the United Kingdom's capital city.
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    Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Google's Chrome browser for iOS is well made and a pleasure to use, particularly if you're deeply entrenched in Google's ecosystem. But owing to a few unfortunate limitations--many of them outside of Google's control--it's tough to recommend that anyone rely on Chrome as their main iOS Web browser.
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    The best apps for Android and iPhone, 2012 edition

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:43 am

    A smartphone is only as good as the apps you have on it. We've filtered Android’s Google Play store and the Apple App Store to select the most useful and fun apps for your phone. Check out our picks for the top mobile utilities, entertainment software, news apps, productivity tools, and games available today.
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    Best apps of 2012: top business apps for Android and iPhone

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Believe it or not, you can get a lot of work done on your smartphone. With the right collection of apps, you could knock out most of your workload on your way to the office. These apps will help you manage meetings, sign contracts, keep track of your expenses, and perhaps even depart early.
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