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9 streaming films to put you in the mood for travel

Many people are heading out on their summer vacations, while many others of us are simply dreaming about the relaxing, exotic summer vacation we'd like to take. Fortunately, there are several streaming movies on Hulu Plus to help. Not only are these movies set in other countries (no passport required) but also have a kind of easygoing, summery pace. Don't bother packing any bags or struggling through airport security. Just sit back and enjoy.

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Digital Reading Room: Word power

Our regular look at content-rich tablet apps focuses on a trio of offerings that have a way with words.

First look: Hands-on with Office Mobile for iPhone

Microsoft's new iOS app does let you open and edit Office documents from your iPhone. But it doesn't let you do much with them.

10 fun summer movie releases to stream while the weather's hot

In the world of movies, summer begins in early May, when the first superhero movie emerges. And summer usually means big entertainments, with big stars, big explosions, big chases, big laughs, and big everything. So to celebrate, here's a selection of 10 great (or at least fun) summer movies streaming on Netflix.

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Digital Reading Room: Museum piece

School may be winding down for the summer, but the learning continues year-round thanks to a trio of iPad apps that will immerse you in ancient history, wildlife, and modern design.

Digital Reading Room: Light my fire

What do a legendary '60s band, the sport of basketball, and our nation's capital have in common? They're all the subjects of great iPad apps that would be terrific additions to your tablet.

10 cult favorite movies streaming on Hulu Plus

This week I take a peek at 10 cult favorite movies now streaming on Hulu Plus.

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Review: i-FlashDrive HD a flash drive for iPads, iPhones, and laptops

PhotoFast's i-FlashDrive HD connects to both iOS devices and laptops for easy file transfers.

Digital Reading Room: Art appreciation

The highlight of our semi-regular look at content-rich apps for your tablet is highlighted by one that delivers a complete portrait of one of history’s great artists.

Review: Aegis Bio 3.0 hard drive ideal for security conscious users

Apricorn’s Aegis Bio 3.0 pairs solid performance with enhanced security features to create a nice, all-around external hard drive.

Digital Reading Room: Ready for liftoff

Space continues to be a fertile ground for tablet apps, as we profile an iPad offering that explores NASA's Space Shuttle program.

Review: iStabilizer Dolly creates smooth, stable tracking shots with your phone or camera

The iStabilizer Dolly is a compact, configurable device for taking smooth, stable tracking shots using an iPhone or small camera.

Review: Write for iPhone brings easy Markdown writing for Dropbox users

Write is a powerful text-editing app that offers shortcuts for formatting and sharing standard text files using Markdown.

Digital Reading Room: The great outdoors

As winter turns to spring, two of the apps we profile this week can take you outdoors in their own way, while a third can help boost your word power for all those term papers coming due.

Review: QuickBooks Online for iPad a limited app with potential

QuickBooks Online for iPad is an excellent start for what has the potential to be an amazing add-on to QuickBooks Online.