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By Justin Smith | Apple devices and apps to enhance your lifestyle

Best Free iPad App of the Week: History

Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s great stuff. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent free iPad app here every Saturday.

This week’s pick is History, the official app for the History Channel. It brings all the most …

Field Trip: Discover Your City

We’re often admonished to be tourists in our own cities, and with money tight for a lot of people, a vacation in your own town isn’t such bad advice. …

Google Maps

Cruise Control App Matches Music to Your Footsteps

A lot of people find exercise to be more enjoyable when they’re also listening to music, and there’s the argument that a good song can even boost …

Cruise Control

Why and when the iPad is the best e-reader

Cablevision's iPad app lets users stream some channels away from home Wi-Fi

Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) will let users stream some video channels to their iPad even when they are away from their home Wi-Fi network. According to …

How to quickly navigate through the iOS Calendar app

Last week we showed you how to delete individual digits from the iOS Calculator app by swiping. It wasn’t a major revelation, by any means, but a lot …

iOS

Solar Weather App Now Available For Free – Download Now!

Apple fans, now we are going to show you an amazing weather app, Solar. It’s a well known weather app for iPhone users, now available for free on the …

Meet Swirl It, A Location-Focused iOS App For Wine Drinking And Discovery [TCTV]

Amidst all this coverage of snazzy new products from big established companies, it’s always a huge breath of fresh air to talk to the little guys — budding independent entrepreneurs passionately making clever new apps and services. In many ways, these are the people that actually keep the tech …

iPhone

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Cablevision's Optimum for iPad app adds streaming even when users are away from home

It's been about two years since Cablevision introduced its Optimum for iPad app that brought its live TV channels streaming to the tablet, and now it's finally ready to offer the feature even when users are away from their home WiFi network. That ability is coming in an update rolling out tonight, …