Protecting your Mac from theft in public places might seem like a pain, but taking a few steps can save you a lot of hassle down the road, as Ben Boychuk learned firsthand.
This simple but reasonably sophisticated rhyming dictionary app fits the bill for those times when you're stuck on a word.
QuickVoice2Text is an excellent recorder capable of capturing high-quality sound for long periods of time. But its chief selling point -- the ability to translate your recordings into text which you can e-mail -- is distressingly hit-and-miss.
Ben Boychuk looks at a trio of apps for the iPhone and iPod touch that will help you organize your worldly possessions and perhaps save you some time in the long run. The three home inventory apps serve the same purpose and share similar drawbacks, but My Stuff emerges as the most user-friendly offering of this lot.
iVideoCamera gives iPhone users the video capability they wouldn't otherwise have, but certainly not the quality of video they could expect from an iPhone 3GS. If something is better than nothing, then iVideoCamera at least meets that minimum standard.
This app -- which converts your speech into text that you can e-mail, send via SMS or copy and paste to the clipboard of your iPhone or iPod touch -- is shaping up to be an essential addition to Apple's mobile devices.
This frustrating and buggy app will turn you into an anti-social misanthrope.
What makes this free mobile Wikipedia browser worth the download over simply navigating to Wikipedia from Safari is the app's easy-to-read interface and the search history.
A pair of job search apps for the iPhone and iPod touch offer mobile listings but little else that will interest mobile users on the lookout for work.
The mobile version of Microsoft's search tool is head in the right direction -- particularly when it comes to maps and directions. But for searches, Google Mobile App is still Ben Boychuk's choice.
Both versions of this news app are capable aggregators. Now if only News Rush's developer would add ways to separate the useful sources from the less useful ones.
In our round-up of mobile bill tracking apps, both BillMinder and BillTracker are very good options with features that some users may find more appealing than others. But in Ben Boychuk's estimation, BillMinder enjoys an edge over the competition.
MarketWatch has the kind of features you'd expect from a financial news app. But it stands out thanks to its Cruise Control feature, which lets readers click on headlines to hear complete stories read by a voice that's almost lifelike
If you're looking to relive the last 10 years, Open Door Networks has just the app for you. Decade Review lets you browse dozens of events by year, supports portrait or landscape view, and lets you zoom in and out of images with a tap.
In our round-up of time trackers, Ben Boychuk finds that pro users should give On The Clock a look, while anyone who needs a simple, user-friendly task timer would do well to check out ClockedIn. The similarly named ClockIn has a few too many quirks, thought it might find favor with independent contractors who have a fairly small pool of clients and jobs with a consistent rate scale.
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