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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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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft arrives on iPad with zero compromises

When new games make the trip from PC to mobile it's usually a dumbed-down affair, but Blizzard's fantastic Warcraft-inspired collectable card game is anything but dumb in its iPad debut. In short, it's just as addictive, gorgeous, and slick as the version we played many months ago on Mac. You...

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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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Daily App: Help Me Fly challenges you to solve snap circuit-like puzzles

With its cartoonish graphics, Help Me Fly looks like a children's game, but the title bridges across generations with its challenging circuit based puzzles that even the most dedicated puzzle fan will enjoy. The premise of Help Me Fly is simple. You are the pilot of a plane that has run of out of...

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Power Grounds is punishing and playful

I love mobile games that present a streamlined way to play while not sacrificing the difficulty or nature of the experience. Power Grounds is a role-playing game that you can control with a single finger, with a roguelike one-death difficulty curve that makes it both punishing and charming at the...

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Daily App: Cinefy brings Hollywood-style FX to your iPhone or iPad at a cost

Cinefy - Special FX Studio promises to deliver over 100 Hollywood caliber special effects and animations to your iPhone. The app is easy to use, but it is crippled by in-app purchases that take the fun out of movie-making. Cinefy is very easy use, allowing you to pull a video from your camera...

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The best Nintendo DS emulator on iOS doesn't require a jailbreak

Apple has a pretty strict stance on emulators in regards to the App Store, so unless you're willing to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, the options for retro gaming are usually pretty slim. That is, unless the developers of said apps decide to ignore the App Store entirely -- that is the case with...

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Daily App: Trials Frontier comes to iOS with solid mechanics, freemium features

Ubisoft acquired game development company RedLynx in 2011 and promised to bring the company's popular Trials series of video games to the iOS platform. Platform racing video game Trials debuted in 2000 on the desktop and made a name for itself on Xbox Live Arcade with Trials HD. Now, the iOS...

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Weekend App: Follow the final rounds of The Masters Golf Tournament using these iOS apps

Instead of sitting in front of the TV to watch The Masters, bring it along with you on your iPad or iPhone while you hit the links this weekend. The tournament closes on Sunday, so don't miss those critical last holes just because you are out and about. If you want 24/7 golf-only coverage, then...

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Daily App: Skylit shows sunset and sunrise times so you are never left in the dark

Skylit is a new app from Stay Kids that falls into the weather category, even though it doesn't deliver forecast information. Instead of detailed weather statistics, the app focuses on sunrise and sunset times, which are important pieces of information for folks who like to be outdoors. There is...

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Daily App: 15 Coins challenges you to collect coins while being chased by clones

Thanks in part to the success of Flappy Bird, minimal arcade games with high difficulty are all the rage right now. One new addition to this category of games is 15 Coins from Engaging Games. You guide a ship in space, collecting coins and avoiding collisions with clones of your ship. The game...

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Daily App: WeathrClip brings the current weather conditions to your Mac's Menu Bar

What better place for a weather app than your menu bar, allowing you to see the current outside temperature with additional details available at a click. One simple, but effective weather app for your menu bar is WeathrClip by Gavin Wiggins. WeathrClip sits in your Mac's menu bar, displaying the...

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IFTTT for iPad brings service/device mashups to your favorite tablet

I have an amazing amount of love and respect for IFTTT.com, an online service that provides an easy way to connect apps, devices, and services in ways that make them much more useful. Want to get a phone call from your house telling you that your basement is flooded? Use IFTTT, a moisture sensor...

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Daily App: Rormix brings indie music videos to your iPhone and iPad

Aspiring musicians have several ways to promote their music. One tool new to the scene is Rormix, which focuses not on music but on music videos. The app recently received a major overhaul making it easier to find new artists that match your taste in music. Rormix's biggest change is a new music...

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Daily App: PiggyBot is a colorful allowance tracker for both parents and kids

PiggyBot is a new allowance app from BancVue that landed in the iOS App Store earlier this month. Unlike other piggy banks that track real money in your child's physical piggy bank, PiggyBot is a ledger sheet that tracks virtual money. The virtual currency of PiggyBot is wonderful for busy...

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