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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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    Five great free Android apps you've probably never used

    Posted July 17, 2014 - 11:55 am

    On the lookout for great Android apps? I've got five free ones that you've probably never used before.
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    Get the top 5 free Android productivity apps of all time

    Posted December 30, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Want to get the most out of your Android phone or tablet? Get these five most downloaded productivity apps of all time -- and every one of them is free.
  • Review

    6 free IPad productivity apps you can't live without

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    Tablets are eating into PC sales for a reason -- they can be big productivity boosters, at much less cost. If you've got an iPad, you don't need to spend a penny for great free productivity apps. Check out six of my favorite ones.
  • Review

    LaunchMagic is a well designed app launching utility

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2012 series. Every weekday from mid June through mid August, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a favorite free or low-cost program. Visit the Mac Gems homepage for a list of past Mac Gems.
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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.
  • Review

    The best Android and iPhone apps of 2012: alphabetical list

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:15 am

    For more information about all of the items in our 2012 "Super Apps!" list, read our package of articles.
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    Best apps of 2012: noteworthy news apps for Android and iPhone

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Why read the paper when you can get news crafted especially for you? Thanks to your smartphone, you can keep up with current events no matter where you are. Here are the apps that let you consume news your way--giving you more of what you care about, and less of what you don’t.
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    Best apps of 2012: top entertainment apps for Android and iPhone

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Who says smartphones have to be all about getting things done? With the right set of apps, your smartphone can become an unlimited source of entertainment. Whether you’re into taking and sharing snapshots or just looking for something to do nearby, these apps will help you stave off boredom while you’re on the go.
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    Your personal Wikipedia: 9 free apps and services that help you remember

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:21 am

    Computers and smartphones can store and sift through reams of data. With a bit of help, you can harness that power to manage the information you need, whether it's something hidden away in an obscure email message, a search engine result, or a tidbit that you haven't written down at all. The nine services and applications below can help you become more productive and make better use of the technology you already own. Each offers a free version, too. Thanks to these knowledge managers, your next project may be easier to finish than you might think.
  • Review

    Phone and driver: apps for your car

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:03 am

    If you're like a lot of folks, today's still-shaky economy is pushing you to live more frugally--including keeping your car on the road as long as possible. And with gas prices bouncing around $4 a gallon in many areas, the last thing you need is to get hit with pricy repairs, traffic tickets, or other unexpected auto-related expenses.
  • Review

    Launch Center Pro deserves a space in your iPhone's dock

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:25 am

    It's easy enough to navigate your Mac without any add-ons. You can maneuver around through folders to find what you're after, and use the Spotlight menu to search for files and launch apps more quickly. Power users tend to prefer third-party utilities like LaunchBar ( Macworld rated 5 out of 5 mice ) or Alfred ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ). These are keyboard-driven apps that make quick work of common actions for tech savvy users.
  • Review

    CleanMyDrive lets you monitor and clean removable drives

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 12:00 am

    I've reviewed a few apps for keeping an eye on your drives' free space and for making it easier to access and eject volumes; I've grown particularly fond of FreeSpace. I recently came across CleanMyDrive (Mac App Store link), and while it doesn't offer all of FreeSpace's functionality, it has a unique feature of its own.
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