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WiFi Map uses community power to share network passwords

WiFi Map is a crowdsourced tool for finding all of the Wi-Fi hotspots in your area as well as the passwords to certain security-protected networks. Anyone in the area is able to comment on a WiFi network and leave the password for others to use, plus WiFi Map lets you save these in a collection s...

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Pzizz, now free and on the iPad, helps you get to sleep

Pzizz is an app designed to help you get in a good power nap or get to sleep. For years, it's actually been two apps, one called Energizer (for power naps) and one for Sleep (for, well I think you can guess). The apps use a combination of a soothing voice with binaural tones to help you get to s...

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Alfred Remote is here and it's interesting

Alfred Remote (US$5) is here, it's really well-designed, easy to use, and I'm not sure how I'm going to use it yet. I can't even remember how long ago I first spotted the "Remote" icon in Alfred 2, but it has been there for so long I've kind of grown blind to it. There wasn't anything there, just a...

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Twelve South ParcSlope stand for MacBook provides style and comfort

One of our favorite accessory design shops here at TUAW is Twelve South, and they're our heroes for a couple of reasons. First, they design and manufacture useful and stylish accessories for Apple products only. The second reason? Everything they make is top quality. The latest product to emerge...

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iFixit gives you thousands of repair manuals in your pocket

The iFixit app (free) is a handy little app that gives your Do-It-Yourself repairs a big boost. This app comes from the teardown experts at iFixit, who delight in exploring the inner secrets of your favorite tech (or not-so-techie) hardware. The iFixit app helps you repair just about anything from t...

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Location-sharing Waldo takes different approach from Swarm

Many have tried pushing location-sharing services to the mainstream and pretty much all attempts have failed. Almost on the brink of true success, Foursquare and Swarm arguably has yet to capture the interest of the masses. Even Apple tried with Find My Friends and didn't get very far with it. Ar...

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iFilebox is a nice improvement on Apple's notes app

iFilebox (US$0.99) is a well thought-out addition to your iOS bag of tricks. It lets you create folders, and write notes so you can get organized, and is a nice alternative to Apple's own Notes app. The app supports passwords on folders, keeping them extra private. Notes can be shared via email a...

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RAVPower 15W Solar Charger, Savior battery pack keep your gadgets going

We're in the midst of winter in the Northern Hemisphere right now, but that doesn't mean that you can't start making plans for summer fun in the great outdoors. Today I'm reviewing two products that will keep your gizmos going. The first is designed to let you charge up anywhere, as long as the ...

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Rock your workout with RockMyRun

Almost everyone uses a favorite playlist when they workout. The music helps the time pass more quickly and should help produce more energy. Now with RockMyRun you can listen to music lists prepared scientifically to improve your workouts by up to 30%. The free universal app requires iOS 7.0 or l...

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Get the weather and a joke thanks to Funny or Die Weather app

And now for something completely different. It's a nicely performing weather app, with weather sourced from Weather Underground, and along with the weather you get a joke or funny anecdote. The app, Funny Or Die Weather (free) has the usual stuff you want from a weather app, like current weathe...

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Seidio OBEX Combo rugged case for iPhone 6: Review and giveaway

It's so nice to see the flood of new cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, especially in the special genre of rugged cases. While some manufacturers are still trying to figure out how they're going to keep the big iPhones dry and protected, Seidio has jumped out with the OBEX Combo for iPhone 6 ...

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Bowling Central adds twists, surprises to classic bowling

Bowling Central is a new bowling app for iOS that includes both swipe controls and motion gestures reminiscent of the Nintendo Wii. Plus, the gestures pair with Apple TV mirroring so it's easy to play with friends using the big screen. The game has a standard classic bowling mode as well as a uni...

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Cree Connected LED bulbs: Inexpensive, compatible home automation solution

When people decide to get into home automation, they usually start simple with just an iOS app-controlled switch or a controllable LED bulb. But the problem with the LED bulbs is that they can tie a homeowner into a specific home automation ecosystem or require multiple apps to control different...

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RiLAXapp let's you relax from the stresses of the day

RiLAXapp is a US$0.99 app with one mission: to provide an audio and visual experience to help you unwind. The app features three different scenes -- one with water, another with a crackling flame, and a third with the aurora borealis over some mountains. There are animated visuals and ambient out...

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TapBoom! game literally keeps you tapping and booming

TapBoom is a rare game in that the title pretty much explains the entire story. You have a square and you have a line. The line moves quickly toward the square and then past it. When the line is at all touching the square, tap the screen. If you're too early or too late, you lose. Otherwise, tapp...

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