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Kelly Hodgkins

App Review Editor

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A lifelong New Englander now living in rural Maine, I had a first life as a Doctoral candidate in the field of Microbiology, a second life as a multimedia developer using Macromedia Director and Adobe Flash, and a third life as a blogger where I have spent the past five years covering the field of technology, first at BGR, then IntoMobile and now at TUAW.

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Kelly Hodgkins's Latest Posts

Daily Deals for April 18, 2014, featuring the The iPhone Lens Kit For Unmatched Photography

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. Don't forget to check out our "Today in the App Store" post that singles out today's best free apps, new apps, and app...

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​Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Ski Jumping Pro [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $0.99] Go for gold...

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Apps We Actually Use: NotesTab Pro lets me sync notes from Mac to iPad

I often find that I need to record snippets of information -- the link to this new app, the name of that updated app and so on. These are small items that I need for a specific purpose and usually only for a short amount of time. I often try to remember these notes, but that fails as I forget them...

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iPhone 101: Add a useful message or contact information to your lock screen

Unlike OS X which has a native setting for adding a message to your lock screen, iOS lacks this option. You still can add a message to your lock screen -- you just have to be a bit more creative and must spend a little extra time creating a custom wallpaper with this information. The easiest way...

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What happens when an Apple fan meets an Android admirer (Humor)

What happens when an Apple fan meets an Android admirer -- a never-ending discussion over which platform is better. If only these dicussions were as amicable as this....

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​Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now...

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Daily Deals for April 17, 2014, featuring Name Your Own Price B2B Designer Bundle

It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. Don't forget to check out our "Today in the App Store" post that singles out today's best free apps, new apps, and app...

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Mac 101: Add a useful message to your OS X login screen

Did you know that recent versions of OS X (OS X 10.7 Lion or newer) allow you to add a short message to the login window that is displayed when your Mac is locked? The message can be anything -- a note appropriate to users who access the computer, a cheerful line of inspiration for yourself or...

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Daily App: Xtrapop adds pop culture to your photos as long as you pay up

Xtrapop is a whimsical app that allows you to add some flair to your photos in just a few minutes. It's not a serious image editor like VSCO Cam or Aviary, but a light-hearted app to make someone ROFL when you send them an image. Xtrapop focuses on stickers, filters and frames, which you add to...

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Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Geared for iPad [iPad; Now free, down from $0.99] "Power the blue...

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