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Think The Cassette Tape Is Dead? Then Why Did Sony Just Squeeze 185TB Of Data Onto One?

Vinyl is making a comeback, but for all intents and purposes the reign of cassette tapes is long since over, right? Perhaps not, if Sony has anything to say about it. At today’s International Magnetics Conference (Intermag) in Europe, the company is presenting a method of data storage utilizing …

13 of the Best New iOS Apps from April (2014)

From music-themed dating apps to browsers and Family Guy fun and games, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in April. Here’s our pick of the bunch for the month.<p>Carousel [From Dropbox]<p>Dropbox launched a new photo- and video-sharing gallery app called Carousel last month, combining content …

How to Avoid Waiting on Hold When Making Customer Service Phone Calls

Free apps and services that help customers avoid waiting on hold when making customer service phone calls.<p><i>Looking for a way to avoid waiting on hold</i> …

50 Must-Have iPad Apps

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Download this app right now: Vhoto adds an awesome feature to the iPhone’s camera for free

Installments in this series typically focus on paid iOS and Android apps that are available for free for a limited time, but sometimes a regularly …

Adobe Voice lets you turn audio messages into slick iPad animations

Adobe has launched an intriguing new iPad app called Adobe Voice. Designed to help users “create stunning animated videos in minutes,” the app lets you record an audio message, and then quickly and easily turn it into a slick animation. All you have to do is match your words with a library of …

Apps

Oyster, the Netflix for e-books, tops half a million titles & looks to get social

E-book subscription service Oyster just fattened up its catalog.<p>After raising a total of $17 million to bring the Netflix model to e-books, Oyster is taking a moment to bask in its early success: the startup just surpassed half a million titles and managed to win over new deals with publishing …

PBS Kids Gives Parents an App to Monitor Children's Screen Time

The app lets parents see what their kids are up to on the PBSKids.org website.<p>Managing children’s screen time has been a perennial concern for parents — even back when there was only one screen in the home to monitor.<p>PBS Kids has applied a contemporary solution to this familiar parenting challenge: …

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger

Over 20 days, MIT’s new app gives you a peek into someone’s life. Caveat: You never speak.<p>20 Day Stranger, an iPhone app by MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems group, wants to burst the sociographic bubble of our “friend” network.<p>Our social media world, after all, is highly curated–it’s filled with …

An Easy Way to Find Your Logins That Are Vulnerable to Heartbleed

Heartbleed, the massive vulnerability in the internet's infrastructure disclosed in early April, continues to be horrific in new and unexpected ways. …

Evernote May Be the Next Mobile App to Split Itself Up

They call it the "great unbundling."<p>Companies like Facebook, Foursquare, and Dropbox are separating their sweeping online services into many smaller, …

Download this app right now: OneKey Pro for iPhone will protect you from hackers for free

It’s time to be blunt: If you’re not using a password manager to help ensure that your online passwords are as secure as possible, you’re crazy. …

Best Free Apps of the Day on May 8. FileCentral, Alayer, BardBarian, Stampede Run, & More!

We have a very useful productivity app, a powerful photo app, and lots of fun games gone free today!<p>FileCentral for iPhone is an all-in-one document …