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Top Earth Day Apps

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

Google Maps Power Tips & Tricks

With the help of some plug-ins and knowledge of some commands that aren't always obvious, Google Maps can yield a wealth of information.

Google 'Assistant' Reportedly Will Surpass Siri

The feature will apparently be personalized and make use of Google's data collection regarding how people behave online.


Microsoft Extends Operator Billing Platform for Windows Phones Apps

Microsoft has struck a deal which will make it easier for more Windows Phone users to pay for Marketplace apps via their phone bill.

Android Tablet Productivity Pack

Check out these 28 great apps for getting the most out of your Android tablet.


Google Wallet May become Battleground

Verizon is the first -- but perhaps not the sole -- carrier to decline Google's service as the jockeying for mobile real estate accelerates.

Amazon Price Check Discount Has Competitors Crying Foul

If you use Amazon's Price Check mobile app on Saturday to compare Amazon's price with that of a brick-and-mortar store, Amazon will give you a 5% break for your trouble.


Amazon Will Pay Customers to Skip Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Planning on shopping Saturday? Amazon will pay you up to $5 to buy online instead.

Shoppers on iPads Spend More

Record numbers of consumers are already shifting their shopping from PCs to mobile devices, and the bigger spenders are using iPads, research reveals.

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.


Google Offers App for Android: Just in Time for Holiday Bargain Hunting

Google releases its Google Offers app for Android phones making deals easier to find and take advantage of.


New Kindle with Special Offers E-book Feature: Remove Ads for $30

Those who purchased the Kindle with Special Offers version of Amazon's e-reader can now expunge the ads for a one-time fee of $30.


Google Wallet Prepares to Launch: What You Need to Know

Google's mobile payment system could launch as soon as today. Here's a primer.