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Hands-on: NCAA March Madness Live, a great Windows time waster

Basketball fans who owns a Windows 8 PC or Windows Phone, this is the app to run once March Madness begins.

Pat yourself on the back with Recur, the reverse to-do list

Because a list of accomplishments is so much more satisfying than a never-ending stream of tasks.

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Microsoft Office still isn't available for iPad, but now HopTo fills the void

By reskinning Microsoft Office 2010's user interface and making documents available to a variety of cloud services, startup HopTo has set a high bar for Microsoft's eventual move to the iPad.

Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

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PayPal to offer phone attachment for hands-free smartphone payments

In its bid to boost its acceptance in physical retail stores, PayPal has introduced technology that will enable people running its app on smartphones to automatically check in at stores and restaurants.

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China Telecom's YiChat takes aim at Tencent's WeChat

China Telecom is moving into the mobile instant messaging space with its own app that will compete against WeChat, the rival product from Internet giant Tencent that's become a hit in China.

There really shouldn’t be an app for that: 13 apps that don't need to exist

These apps are such horrible fails, we must question whether we—as a species—are responsible enough to use mobile devices.

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AppGyver aims to make PhoneGap developers more effective using Steroids

Developer tool company AppGyver loves the PhoneGap platform, but is convinced there is room for productivity and performance improvements and is working on products to achieve both.

Stick this in your earholes: Pocket Casts is the best podcatcher app for Android

Pocket Casts has proven itself to be the best podcatching app for Android.

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