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Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The geeky foodie

Here are the six best free tools for the geeky foodie.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The augmented health nut

Here are the five best free tools for the augmented health nut.

Wal-Mart to send automated shopping lists to its mobile app

Wal-Mart plans to use big data about a customer's usual shopping to automatically create shopping lists for them on its mobile app.

National Park apps aid your trek from sea to shining sea

Visiting the national parks this summer? If you’re carrying your smartphone in your pocket, you’ll have all the guidance you’ll need to get around rough terrain with apps from the Apple App Store and Google Play.


Developers unveil new mobile apps for shopping, restaurant reviews at Demo Mobile

Snaptiva wants to add a bit more color to the experience of shopping for home design and fashion products, literally.

Google plugs Nexus 4 and Google Now in Grammys ad

Google aired its first prime-time commercial for the Nexus 4 during the Grammy Awards show on Sunday, featuring its Google Now service along with the smartphone.


Meet Flower Power, the gizmo that prevents a house-plant apocalypse (video)

There's no release date or price yet, but people with thumbs that are less than green may appreciate Flower Power, a device from Parrot that monitors your flora's vital signs.


The Best Free Stuff of 2012: Alphabetical List

Here's the complete list of all 59 programs, mobile apps, and Web services in our 17th annual roundup of the best free stuff available online.


The 6 Best Free Shopping Apps, Web Services, and Tools of 2012

Eager to find bargains online, but worried about missing deals or protecting your payment information? Look to ScoutMob, Dashlane, and other no-cost tools.

The 5 Best Free Social Media and Communication Tools of 2012

If you need to manage your Facebook or Twitter account more effectively, or if you want to gather your pals in face-to-face video chats, check out HootSuite, AV by AOL, and other free utilities and services.

The Best Free Software, Mobile Apps, and Web Services, 2012 Edition

59 terrific tools for getting your work done, finding great deals, planning a trip, keeping yourself entertained, and more.


Top Earth Day Apps

Here are 15 apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 to help you live a greener, more sustainable life.

Top Smartphone Apps for Pet Lovers

Use these 12 apps to treat, manage, photograph, or even save the life of your cat or dog. There are some for both Apple iPhone and Google Android smartphone users.