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Radical Math Apps for Number Nerds and Finance Geeks

Radical Math Apps for Number Nerds and Finance Geeks

It’s no secret that nerds of all varieties have a safe haven in the App Store. While much attention has been given to the glamorous nerd kingdoms of comic books and science fiction, the more practical skill set of knowing how to manipulate figures, make wise investment choices, and plot coordinates on a chart has not yet had its day in the sun.

Essential iPhone Apps for Social Media Addicts

Essential iPhone Apps for Social Media Addicts

The iPhone is dangerously conducive to an incurable case of Social Media Addiction. Symptoms of SMA include the inability to enter any establishment—even a dentist’s office or a Kinko’s—without checking in on Foursquare.

Fantastic iPhone Movie Apps for Film Fanatics

Fantastic iPhone Movie Apps for Film Fanatics

Download a few iOS movies apps and the iPhone or iPad can easily become a Film Fanatic's version of a mobile home theater system. The Oscars are nearly here, and regardless of whether the award strikes you as glamorous fun or just self-congratulatory, odds are you’ll want to catch up on some of the movies that are earning buzz.

5 Ways to Make Money With iPhone Apps

5 Ways to Make Money With iPhone Apps

This list of money-making apps turns the tables on how to make money in the App Store. Instead of you paying for the app, how about letting the app pay you?

Top New Year's Resolutions ... and the Apps to Be Successful

According to the popular list-making website 43things.com, these are the Top 10 New Year's resolutions of 2011: lose weight; try something new; save money; be happy; achieve an athletic goal; fall in love; take a photo every day; get a job; read more; and quit smoking.

The Most Expensive iPhone Apps of 2010

The Most Expensive iPhone Apps of 2010

Forget, for a moment, that this article is about finding the most expensive iPhone app and complete the following sentence: For $999, you can… Pay for five laptops for third-world children; Feed and intoxicate yourself and five friends at a decent restaurant; Buy a new wide-screen HDTV Pay rent or mortgage for a month in middle America; or Download an iPhone app.

Unique iPad Cases Made for Personal Style

Unique iPad Cases Made for Personal Style

When you start looking for a case it can seem that there are more choices than there are iPad owners. There is an ocean of options: hard, soft, ultra-protection, ultra-stylish, colorful, classy, low-cost, high-dollar.

Pinball Games for iPhone: 5 HD Apps That Sure Play a Mean Pinball

Pinball Games for iPhone: 5 HD Apps That Sure Play a Mean Pinball

Pinball Apps Review — Geezer alert: I remember real pinball. I know you can still find a freestanding machine here or there in a turnpike rest-stop or an arcade. But I remember row after row of tables lining our arcades, bowling alleys, and other dens of iniquity, before the Galaga and Donkey Kong consoles stole their thunder.

The Ultimate List of Weather Apps for iPad (and iPhone)

The Ultimate List of Weather Apps for iPad (and iPhone)

I know, I know, all you want to know is whether you need an umbrella. That’s what you say now. But once you take a spin through the various approaches to weather apps available for the iPad, well, you’ll still just want to know whether you need an umbrella.

6 Drawing Apps to Make Art on the iPad

6 Drawing Apps to Make Art on the iPad

Someone either much wiser or just much snottier than me once said, “Painting is easy. Art is hard.” These apps can get you painting on your iPad. Is it art? It depends who you ask – just don’t ask that guy.

Super Snaps! 7 Unique Photo Apps That Add Image Effects to Your Pics

Super Snaps! 7 Unique Photo Apps That Add Image Effects to Your Pics

Most iPad owners own iPhones. So, it stands to reason that they also have photos that need work—and 10.7 inches of screen on which to do it. But why get elbows deep in photo editing to develop a cool effect?

6 Awesome Photo Editing Apps for iPad

6 Awesome Photo Editing Apps for iPad

Photo Editing Apps range from fully featured to simplistic, from innovative to prosaic. Fortunately, so do the needs of their users. If you crave every feature imaginable? Check. Want a fun new intuitive touchy-feely experience?

How to Print from the iPad

How to Print from the iPad

Designed to fill the gap between smartphones and laptops, the iPad is marketed as a mini computer that's fun to use when it comes time to get some work done. And, if you're using their iWork suite of iPad apps, including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers this may be true.

Top 11 Productivity Apps for the iPad

Top 11 Productivity Apps for the iPad

At it's release many heralded the iPhone as the productivity gadget that would change the world for working professionals everywhere. And yet, it only hinted at what the iPad now offers. It's hard to over estimate the difference that a larger screen and faster processor can have on one's out-of-office productivity ability.

10 Best Games for the iPad ... so far

10 Best Games for the iPad ... so far

Gamers are already going nuts for the iPad. No wonder. Multi-touch brings the tactile closer to the electronic world, the wide screen can offer breathtaking graphics, and the faster processor makes the tablet faster and slicker than its iPhone cousin.