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15 Shopping Apps That Can Save You Big Bucks

Whether you're in the market for a carton of eggs or a big-screen TV, these apps will make sure you find your way to the best deal.

Free Downloads to Make Use of PC Idle Time

Stepping away from your PC? Don't let it stop working for you--or for a lofty purpose. These eight freebies do everything from backup to scientific research, all while you're not looking.

HP Readies Pivot to Bolster TouchPad

WebOS Pivot is HP's effort to encourage developers to flock to its platform and write cool apps for the TouchPad.


Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps of 2011 (So Far)

They're new, they're fun, they're useful and best of all, they're free -- Here are 20 iOS apps for work and play.


Seven Cool Apps at SXSW

The best apps at Austin's South by Southwest show are the ones that have obvious utility outside Nerdville. Here are seven we liked.


The Best Black Friday Apps For Android

These five free Android apps will make your Black Friday shopping experience easier and more productive than ever.


10 Free Android Apps for Staying Informed

Owning an Android smartphone means never having to say "I don't know" -- especially with this selection of references in your hand.


Slate Wars: 15 Tablets That Could Rival Apple's iPad

The iPad has captured many hearts and minds, but a fleet of rival tablets led by a separatist Android army is about to attack, armed with HD Flash video, multitouch screens, front-facing cameras, multitasking...even Windows 7. Let's take a look.


Verizon's Droid: 10 Apps to Get You Started

So, you've got your spiffy new Motorola Droid phone from Verizon. Now what? Try these 10 top-notch Android apps to get started.


Wikipedia App Brings Mobile Knowledge To Your iPhone

Official Wikipedia app brings knowledge to the app store.


Dictionary App Endures Approval Nightmare Over Dirty Words

George Carlin listed the seven words you can't say on public airwaves; now, you can't put 'em on an iPhone.

Apple Changes Its Mind, Accepts Eucalyptus App

Recently, Apple rejected the iPhone app Eucalyptus entry into the company's App Store. The reason: the e-book reader, which can search the 20,000-plus item...


Apple and Cartier Resolve Legal Tussle Over iPhone App

Apple's mobile App Store came under fire again for the sale and distribution of software that violated watchmaker's Cartier copyrights.