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Master the English language on your iDevice with PhraseWit

Properly turning a phrase doesn’t come naturally to all people, and if you’re someone who struggles with English grammar and fundamentals, misusing common phrases can exacerbate your frustrations. PhraseWit, the universal app for iDevice, can give your language skills a boost in explaining the c ... Full Article »

January 3, 2012 6:00am

Encyclopaedia Britannica enters the app game

Although Wikipedia may be the go-to web-based encyclopedia for many a college student, a prestigious competitor – Encyclopaedia Britannica – is finally launching a low-priced mobile app for those seeking information with more backing than the community-written Wikipedia. The Britannica has long ... Full Article »

October 8, 2011 9:00am

Four free iPhone apps for cyber-dating sleuths

Whether you’ve been in a trusting relationship for years or about to embark on your first date with a potential Mr. Right, the requisite pre-wedding or pre-date Google check is a must. No matter how upstanding a citizen your significant other or date may seem, an inner-psychopath could be waiting ... Full Article »

July 20, 2011 3:00pm

Learn fonts beautifully with teaching tool Typography Insight iPad app

I’m no graphic designer, but I love typefaces. I even get an e-newsletter from a font website and I actually view its contents, which I can’t say is true for the other 97 percent of my inbox. And now what I love just as much as Archer (is that font passé? I don’t care.) is the new iPad app Ty ... Full Article »

June 22, 2011 1:30pm

NYPL Biblion: World's Fair presents an in-depth educational experience

The New York Public Library houses more than 50 million items in its vast collection, and now the content housed within the research institution is making its way to iPad via the new NYPL Biblion: The Boundless Library app series. First up, is the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. The first thing you' ... Full Article »

June 15, 2011 12:30pm

Step back in time in San Francisco with Time Shutter iPhone app

I traveled to San Francisco earlier this month to run the 100th Bay to Breakers 12K, so while I was making personal history I decided to brush up on my San Francisco history, too. While wandering the hilly streets of the Bay City, I equipped my iPhone with app Time Shutter — San Francisco Deluxe ( ... Full Article »

May 23, 2011 12:30pm

Learn some new words each day with Vocabology iPhone app

It is shamefully easy to get into a rut with your vocabulary. Without really trying, you could communicate exactly what you need to by using the same handful of phrases you've been relying on for years. Vocabology does a great job challenging users to not only learn several new words each day, but ... Full Article »

May 15, 2011 6:00pm

Audio and encyclopedic knowledge combine in Qwiki iPad app

There's no doubt that Qwiki, a new reference app for iPad, is outstanding in its design and function, but I'm not convinced that Qwiki, as a service anyway, will resonate with users. The product of $8 million venture funding, Qwiki offers presentations on more than 3 million topics, pulling its inf ... Full Article »

May 5, 2011 12:30pm

Hitpad — See What's Up: more reference tool than news app

One of the latest apps to enter the news-curation market for iPad is Hitpad — See What's Up. Hitpad aims to give users the news they need, seeking out trending topics and analyzing sources, without requiring any effort on the user's part. Users willing to relinquish control of the news they see sh ... Full Article »

May 1, 2011 7:15pm

iPad App Video Review: Qwiki

Instead of providing the whole information, Qwiki gives users a small summary about the topic and puts it in a small presentation using videos and pictures found from a variety of sources. The app has the versatility of Wikipedia, but won’t overwhelm you with details you may not be interested in. ... Full Article »

April 25, 2011 5:00am

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