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Jeff Merron is a writer and editor who wrote full-time for's Page 2 for five years and has contributed to Slate, Consumers Digest,, Information Week, Byte Magazine, and many other national outlets.

The Guitar Collection: George Harrison for iPad

A must-have for hard-core Beatles fans and guitar aficionados, this iPad guide also serves as a model for how to make a content-rich iOS app.

MagicalPad for iPad

This terrific outlining app boasts some interesting features, though it doesn't quite deliver on all the things its developer promises in MagicalPad's App Store description.

Nostalgiqa for iPhone

There's a compelling idea behind this app that aims to help you capture memories and share them in the form of photos and text. But in its early stages, Nostalgiqa proves a little baffling to use.

AVPlayer for iPhone and iPad

Both the iPhone and iPad versions of AVPlayer let you play videos on your iOS device no matter what format they're encoded in. The app performs well and offers an extra feature or two, but transferring videos can be awkward.

Rolling Stone's Beatles Album-by-Album Guide for iPad

You'll get your money's worth from this iPad adaptation of Rolling Stone's Beatles Album-by-Album Guide. But the publisher could have taken better advantage of the multimedia capabilities in Apple's tablet.