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Friday 5: A sleek new pinball game, an app for quickly accessing photo metadata, and more [Video]

Need a few apps to keep you occupied this weekend? You’ll definitely want to check out the latest edition of Friday 5. Inside you’ll find a stylish new Pinball game, a writing app that’s great for putting together long-form projects, and a multi-platform podcast app that helps keep you up to date …

This Is Satya Nadella's Favorite New Microsoft App

These apps demonstrate Nadella's vision to create all kinds of new "productivity software." Gone is the laser-like focus on Windows. Nadella is instead focused on cloud computing and creating Microsoft software that runs on any operating system and device.<p>But among all the new apps, from Office for …

Review: Pixelmator for iPad out now, a desktop-class photo editor for a mobile device

<b>Note</b>: The app is still rolling out worldwide. Check back soon if the links don’t work for you!<p>Announced during Apple’s October event, Pixelmator for iPad ($4.99) is an important stepping stone in the iPad’s history. The Mac app is regularly featured by Apple as an exemplar app in the Mac App Store …

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Education technology startup Tynker is expanding to Android, after attracting more than 8.8 million children to computer programming courses through its website and iPad app.<p>The company has launched its Android tablet app on the Google Play app store, including a new mode – also available in the …

Best deals of the week: Adobe training, Loot Crate, EverDock, and more! [Deals]

<b><br>Lifetime Access To Over 5,000 Adobe Authorized Training Videos</b><p>Get Lifetime Access To Over 5000 Adobe Authorized Training Videos that are designed to teach beginners to advanced users how to navigate software titles such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and more.<p>Plus, you get video training in …

Review: Hitman GO for iPad

Hitman GO is a brilliant and surprisingly charming adaptation of the Hitman concept. Hitman games have always been played from a third-person perspective, and required precise timing and thorough knowledge of your surroundings to successfully assassinate your targets. Hitman GO, on the other hand, …

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Top Apple Analyst Horace Dediu Calls ‘Jony Ive’ The Best Apple Book Yet

Jony Ive takes extra pains to keep his personal life private, but Leander’s book Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products shines a light in corners of Jony’s life and at Apple HQ that few have ever seen, especially when it comes to Apple’s design processes.<p>The book garnered praise from …

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The Slide Stand And The AluPen Stylus For iPad Is Style Personified #BlackFriday [Deals]

If the new iPad Air or Mini with Retina display is on your or a loved one’s list this holiday season – this bundle from the award-winning designers at Just Mobile is a deal that’s too good to pass up.<p><b>The Slide iPad stand and the AluPen stylus</b> are winners of nearly a dozen prestigious awards, …

How to get your free iWork apps for Macs purchased after Oct. 1

When Apple unveiled its updated iWork suite during its iPad Air event earlier this week, it also confirmed that it would be making the apps free for all new Mac purchases. That means new Macs shipping with Mavericks would allow users to download Pages, Keynote, and Numbers– previously $20 each– for …

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a long-term contract, then paying huge fees month after month in order to keep the thing running. Systems weren't flexible, false alarms were frequent, and if you …

Microsoft launches iOS, Android apps for remote PC access

<b>On the same day that Windows 8.1 dropped, Microsoft also launched Remote Desktop: an app for iOS and Android that allows you full access to your</b> …

Textbooks rolling out to Google Play Books iOS app

Google announced back in July during its Google I/O keynote that it would be rolling out textbooks to Google Play Books sometime in August, and today the listings for textbooks have finally arrived in the store via an update to the iOS app. The textbooks get their own section in the Google Play …

Whatsapp adds easy to use push-to-talk voice messaging

Popular chat app whatsapp now allows iPhone users to exchange voice messages with a push-to-talk style function. The feature is also being pushed out simultaneously on the app’s other platforms: Android, Blackberry, Nokia and Windows Phone.<p>We spend a lot of time at WhatsApp thinking how we can make …

NoteSuite for iPad and Mac is your all-in-one digital notebook [Review]

While there is no shortage of to-do lists or note taking apps on the App Store, it isn’t always easy to jump from one app to another and still stay productive. NoteSuite features note taking, task management, PDF viewing and annotation, and Office document management all in a single app, creating …

Write for Dropbox goes free on iPhone to celebrate launch of iPad edition

Write for Dropbox is a pretty fantastic text editor for the iPhone. When we first reviewed it, we loved the UI, the gesture control, the vast sharing …

Beautiful, Elegant To-Do App Clear Is Free Today, Get It Here!

We’re big fans of Clear, a simple and elegant to-do app by Realmac Software that has set entire new design standards across iOS apps thanks to its intuitive, easy-to-use swiping system.<p>The app itself is only $2, and worth every penny, but Realmac Software has teamed up with Starbucks this month to …

Google Keep now available for Chrome Web Store

Google Keep, the Evernote-like content storing app for Android, is now available for the desktop as well as a Chrome web app, keeping with its web app initiative.<p>Google typically releases its services for iOS as well, so this could be a sign that we can expect its arrival soon.<p>Read the full story …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Manage Your iTunes Match Settings [OS X Tips]

iTunes Match lets you access your music library from any Mac and any iOS device, as long as you are authenticated to each one. It uses the power of iCloud to see what music tracks you own, so you don’t have to sync each individual track to each device like the olden days. With iTunes Match enabled, …

Review: Belkin Wemo Switch & Motion – home automation for the rest of us

Anyone who grew up reading Sci-Fi will know that by now we’re all supposed to be driving hover-cars and living in fully-automated homes, with Star Trek-style swishy doors and cookers we can talk to.<p>Home automation hasn’t really happened, unless you are either very wealthy, very geeky or both. What …

Apple Updates ‘Find My Friends,’ Version 2.1 Includes Customizable Geofencing

- Mar 29, 2013<p>Apple has released an update to its iOS app, Find My Friends. A slightly tweaked user interface for searches and notifications based on …