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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 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 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 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.


Android Love: 12 Free Apps for Valentine's Day

Check out these free Android apps designed to help you find the best flowers, chocolates, rom-coms, love poems, dinner reservations, mood music, more. (All apps are Cupid approved.)


Gadgets for the Health-Conscious

The plethora of health gadgets and platforms shown at CES include body monitors, sleep-trackers, exercise recorders, a site to determine insurance needs, and other health care helpers.


10 Great Tools to Get in Shape

Sticking to your New Year’s resolution can be tough. We have several great diet apps and workout websites that will help you stay on track.


The Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps of 2011

Many useful, innovative, or just plain fun apps can be found for iPhone and iPad with the perfect price tag: free. Check out our roundup.


Apple iPad App Spotlight: CardioTeach

Boston Scientific has announced an iPad app that helps clinicians educate patients and caregivers about cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, arrhythmias, heart rhythm disorders, as well as therapy options.


Facebook Announces Timeline, Other Major Changes

Facebook has announced two major new features for its social network: Timeline and real-time media sharing.