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Calvertr: A unique calculator and conversion app

Calvertr (US$2.99) is a clever evolution of the standard calculator and conversions app. As a calculator it is pretty basic, but where it really shines is in its conversion abilities. As a currency converter, for example, it supports 157 different monetary systems around the world. Categories or...

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Tipster: it's free, basic and calculates tips

Tipster is a tip calculator for iPhone. There's no bells and whistles, it's just a simple tip calculator with one job: calculating tips. As anyone even slightly familiar with the App Store knows, developers have overwhelmingly filled it with tip calculators since they're so useful, easy to create...

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Numerical for iOS rethinks the calculator

The Apple calculator in iOS and OS X have remained pretty much unchanged since both were released. They work fine, but the Numerical calculator for iOS (free for a limited time) takes cues from the iOS 7 design language and adds some features that are terrific, but might take some getting used to. ...

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Cali is a clever gesture-based calculator for iOS

Cali (US$0.99) is a clever variation on the traditional computer calculator. Rather than aim for buttons for particular functions, the basic ones are gesture-based. Swipe up to add, down to subtract, right to multiply and left to divide. It seems like a trivial feature, but if you have a lot of numb...

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Calculating the difference: a look at calculator accuracy in iOS

Today's date is 11-12-13, so it is only fitting that we spend some time with the iPhone calculator. In an earlier post, we covered some cool calculator tricks. Now, we will take a look at how accurately the iPhone crunches its numbers. There are a series of simple math tests that can be used to a...

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Use your iPhone to impress your friends with these cool calculator tricks

The iPhone calculator is great for crunching numbers in a pinch, but you can also use it to have some fun with your friends and family. Here are some cool calculator tricks you can use to find someone's phone number, guess their age and astound them with your math wizardry. If you have any tricks ...

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iPhone 101: Deleting numbers in the iOS Calculator app

With over 9 million iPhones sold in just three days, and undoubtedly millions more since Apple first announced the impressive sales figure, there are likely many people experiencing iOS for the first time. That being the case, here's a quick Calculator app tip that maybe even seasoned iOS users wil...

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AppleScripting Dates > Elapsed Time Calculator

Since Valentine's Day is this week, I thought I would take this opportunity to share an AppleScript I wrote to calculate how long my wife and I have been married. With this baby, I'll never be accused of forgetting how long it's been when our anniversary rolls around. The script determines the ela...

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Lesser known features in iOS's built-in apps

iOS ships with a few core apps such as a calculator and a weather app, which are there for your convenience. Yes, you might have found third-party replacements for them, but they're still nice to have when you are in a pinch. And if you spend some time with these apps like Lex Friedman of Macwo...

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Taposé brings Microsoft Courier to the iPad

Want to get a taste of what the split-screen Microsoft Courier would be like if it was released? No? Me neither, but your disinterest in the Courier shouldn't stop you from checking out Taposé from Zanther, Inc, a unique and exciting split-screen productivity app that just hit the iOS Ap...

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Daily Mac App: Soulver

Soulver, which has billed itself in the past as a "plain English" calculator, has been around for the past few years as a complex calculator with a simple interface. To use Soulver, type in a math question as you would write it out on paper. Soulver provides the answer as you're typing, ra...

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Seven free iOS apps to help you out in the lab

There are apps for converting between weights, volumes and areas, for converting currency and even to calculate your split of the tip at a bar; but what about apps for scientists? An iOS device, like an iPhone, is almost constantly on your person, so why not get some apps for helping you out in...

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Final app giveaway of 2010: Digits for iOS

The clock is ticking toward midnight in the US, and in fact our colleague Chris Rawson has already begun 2011 (he's in New Zealand, on the other side of the International Date Line). To count all the ways we're thankful to have spent the past 12 months with all of you would take more time than we ha...

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Calculator's currency calculations currently kaput

OS X's built-in Calculator.app has built-in support for currency conversions. To get accurate results, you have to update the currency exchange rates from inside the application. This feature is currently broken for many users, as I discovered after it wouldn't work for me. Several threads on the Ap...

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iPad: The missing apps

As we suspected back in March, the iPad shipped without apps that are standard on the iPhone: Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather, Voice Memos, and Compass. Instead of going without, we've found the best examples of each for you to install and get your iPad on par with your iPhone. Clock Our own ...

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